TCS Will Hire 20,000 Freshers Via Online Exam, Directly From Campus; December 2020 Deadline
Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic effects, India’s largest IT services firm, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) mentioned continuing with their campus-hiring programme this year.
Fresh Graduate Recruitment Plan
The IT major still plans to continue with the plan to recruit fresh graduates when its employee attrition rate hit an all-time low of 8.9 per cent at the end of September-quarter.
So far, TCS has started its placement drives a little later than its usual schedule this year.
Although, the IT firm is planning to replicate its last year’s hiring strategy this year as well.
According to Milind Lakkad, TCS’ Chief Human Resource Officer and Executive Vice President, the details of the exact campus hiring numbers for this year are being worked out, but it will be more or less the same as the past years.
What Is The Plan?
TCS is planning to use its National Qualifier Test (NQT) for hiring techies, which is the test most sought after and advanced recruiting tool.
The TCS NQT which covers 1,800 technical institutes, was last year used to hire 40,000 candidates.
Now this year also plans to hire the same number of candidates as the company briefed about lateral hiring during Q4 FY20 results.
TCS will hire 17,000-20,000 freshers from 2019-20 batch by December and the remaining number of candidates will join from Q4FY21 and Q1FY22 according to Mr. Lakkad.
“TNQT this year will start in October (instead of September), and the volume will be similar to last year. We don’t see any change in the requirement. The delay this year has largely been due to exams across the country being held up,” said Mr Lakkad.
Positive Environment For Hiring
The company also noted that there is a strong demand for lateral hiring front as well due to the job losses happening with pandemic.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a strong demand for skilled techies according to the company.
The good news is that the hiring sentiments among tech hiring managers are positive this year and they are confident about hiring fresh graduates through campus recruitment drives.