Infosys Halts Hiring, Hikes, Promotions Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Publish On: 21 Apr, 2020 11:24 AM | Updated   |   Shivalik  

COVID-hit global software major Infosys has halted hiring, hikes and promotions, an official said on Monday.

"We have stopped hiring temporarily, frozen salary hikes (and) have also temporarily suspended all promotions. These, we believe, are no regret moves," said Infosys Chief treasurer Nilanjan Roy at the announcement of the company's Q4 and FY2019-20 results.

Roy also said the corporate has ‘tremendous' other cost levers which can be seen in the due course.

U.B. Pravin Rao, Infosys' Chief Operating Officer, said the software major will honour all the commitments already made in terms of hiring, both from academic campuses and lateral entries.

"In terms of hiring, we will honour all the commitments we have made. Both on campus side as well as laterals," said Rao.

He highlighted that Infosys isn't watching any COVID-induced layoffs.

Similarly, the corporate is additionally not during a hurry to return all the workforce to work from the office.

"Not in a hurry to come to back to work. Phase one, less than 5 per cent employees will come back to work. Want to do this in a very gradual manner," Rao said.

Amid the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, Infosys will maintain physical distancing, sanitation and also explore testing facilities in offices when techies starting returning to the office.

"In the future, we will always have a percentage of people working from home," observed Rao.

Despite the lockdown, the corporate has onboarded a couple of lateral hires remotely.

Interestingly, 6,000 trainees were sent back home from the company's Mysuru training centre who are currently getting trained remotely from their homes.

In Q4, 1,083 employees left the corporate.