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Wipro Tech to leverage new workforce streams

By Staff
Google Oneindia News

Chennai, Jan 30: Wipro Technologies, the IT services business ofWipro was planning to sustain its aggressive hiring to increase andleverage new workforce streams in Chennai.

Talking to newspersons here today, Chandrasekar Dharuman,Vice-President and Location Head of the company said to ensure highretention, Wipro focuses on building leaders by providing earlyopportunities and the option for cross cultural growth.

Dr Chandrasekar said the company has a systematic and rubustprocess for planning, implementing, reviewing and evaluatingperformance for employees.

Key strategic HR practices, such as, the scalability enablers thatWipro use to managing large-scale employee process, as well as theirvarious innovative HR practices to enable Wipro to continue to buildtheir global brand and reach the customers around the globe, he added.

The company's HR and Executive Vice-President Pratik Kumar saidall employees of the company were given an opportunity to become aleader. The company has a number of women-friendly policies and was thefirst Indian IT company to offer telecommuting and was also one of thefirst IT companies to extended maternity, he claimed.

Mr Kumar said with over 13,000 women employees around, the company has one of the largest employees of women in the industry.

He said currently the company has four operating centres in andaround Chennai with a head-count of 7000-plus employees servicing allbusinesses represented here. The company's facility at suburbanSholinganallur would be the single largest facility on 102 acres with7500 seats to be made available this year in two phases, he added.

He said the 95 acres land in Mahendra city and seven acre land inCoimbatore were also on the radar for future expansion this year.

He claimed that their company was recently ranked six in theAmerican Society for Training and Development's 2006 best awardsprogramme. The company was among 39 organisations from India, SouthAfrica and the United States to receive the ASTD best award and theonly Indian IT organisation to win the award three years in a row, headded.

To a question, he said they visited 35 engineering colleges thisyear in Tamil Nadu and about 1000 engineering graduates were recruitedfrom the State in 2006-07.


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