Infosys Opens 4 New Offices In Tier 2 Cities: Can This Stop Attrition?
The Bengaluru based Indian IT giant Infosys will set up new offices at four locations in tier II cities to be closer to the huge volumes of employees flocking from such locations.
The organization has announced that going forward, it will continue to invest more in such talent hubs across different tier-II cities in the country.
Currently, it will set up new offices in Noida, Coimbatore, Kolkata and Vizag. This is not the first time Infosys will be building up offices in tier II city locations in India, as smaller work centres of the company are already present in Nagpur and Indore.
Infosys Will Now Open New Offices in Noida & 3 Other Tier-II Locations
In a bid to remain closer to the talent pool in tier-II cities of India, the domestic IT major Infosys will set up 4 new offices in Noida, Coimbatore, Kolkata and Vizag.
The new offices will not be as big in size as the ones in Tier I cities like Bengaluru and Delhi, but it will also not be a mere satellite office, informed the organization’s group head of human resource Krishnamurthy Shankar.
Most young crowd pool in the IT sector come from tier II cities, and since the onset of pandemic in 2020, such employees have not been able to return to their office locations after going back to their hometowns. This has opened up an opportunity to attract talent from across the country, stated Infosys’ HR group head.
“A large number of our people are working from home, and we want to ensure that they have opportunities to work closer home. Such offices will be at least 1,000 seaters and we will expand them as we go forward,” said Krishnamurthy.
The offices will be ready to use by the end of the next quarter.
Women Base in Infy Has Risen in a Year
In a year, the base of women employees in the IT giant Infosys has increased from 38.6% to 39.6%, with the total female headcount now standing at 3.15 lakh, which is a huge number, notes Krishnamurthy.
There is a greater focus on diversity and sensitivity to the issues and challenges that women have faced through Covid-19.
He further added, “Some people like the flexibility that they can work and manage and be at home. Others found that they not only had to do work from home, but also manage children and caregiving responsibilities. For those people I think it has been a stretch.”