Infosys introduces paternity leaves: Gujjar

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Mumbai, May 21 (UNI) The newly appointed Senior Vice President (HR) and Group Head, Nandita Gujjar today said Infosys has introduced several HR schemes for its staff, which includes paternity leaves in addition to maternity leaves.

In her first interaction with the media here, after becoming the Group Head and SVP HR, Ms Gujjar said HR policies are very important for any organisation's development.

''Infosys has spent over than Rs 400 crore on educating its employees through campus connect, where they are taught in institutions, which teach students and the increment has been to the extent of 11-13 per cent,'' said Ms Gujjar.

Infosys has started a new initiative, wherein people from the US and Europe will be recruited for working in India and since Americans are reluctant to work in India, they will be recruited for one year each in India and China.

''The one year stint will make the Americans and Europeans get accustomed to the working conditions in India and China,'' Ms Gujjar underlined.

Infosys had also started conducting exams for its employees as a part of its HR initiatives and will consider if people are interested in other profiles.

Infosys has also started another HR initiative, wherein a lady employee will be allowed to work from home if she has a small child to look after, for which she will be provided with a laptop and can work from office once the child completes one year.

Ms Gujjar added the depreciation of the rupee will help the business in the long run and that there is a talent crunch in the market for which the company has introduced many HR initiatives.

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