IT firms to continue hiring freshers despite coronavirus pandemic

IT services firms in India are likely to continue with their campus recruitment plans this year despite the Covid-19 crisis impacting their business.However, the hiring of experienced people will be done on ‘need basis.

While companies are looking at optimising cost by limiting lateral hiring, at the same time, they don’t want to miss out on the demand, which is expected to come back after the pandemic is contained. The implication of not having enough resources when the demand picks up is not seen as a good strategy. So, all big IT firms are reorienting their strategy to have enough freshers on a roll to meet any surge in demand,” said Aditya Narayan Mishra, director and chief executive officer, CIEL HR Services.

Last year, TCS has made around 40,000 offers to fresh graduates, while Infosys has made 18,000 offers. Wipro has issued around 20,000 offer letters during this period.

Similarly, IT firms are expected to explore the option of replacing many mid-level positions with junior level employees or fresh engineering graduates by dividing the job role into pieces.

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