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Dec 13, 2007, 05.43 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Infosys BPO announces Infosys BPO Idol 2007

Infosys BPO has launched Infosys BPO Idol - a nationwide campus talent search for the voice of Infosys BPO.

So the hills came alive with the sound of music as Prashant Tamang and Amit Paul serenaded a whole country with their crooning skills in this year’s Indian Idol, but if that is where you thought the search for budding talent stops, then think again! This time around it is the vast, serene campus of Infosys that is swinging to popular numbers and raw talent. In a unique drive to bolster company morale and to establish a culture of bonhomie, camaraderie and team spirit, Infosys BPO has launched Infosys BPO Idol - a nationwide campus talent search for the voice of Infosys BPO.

If we have heard about BPO’s allowing their staff to watch cricket matches during the World Cup to enhance team spirit, this concept surely beats them all. Infosys BPO has always maintained that engaging employees in activities showcasing talent is a sure motivator. It is seldom that employees get a chance to pursue passion and hobbies at work spaces. When an organization makes the choice and effort of allowing employees to be involved in activities other than business related roles, they are creating a social fabric that is both stimulating and personally gratifying. Organizations like Infosys BPO take pride in this culture that they have built. When sustained, these efforts translate into the social environment of the organization and make it a “Great Place to Work For”. The philosophy is simple:  “When people are not having fun they seldom produce good work. Create a vibrant, passionate and culturally stimulating workplace for motivated, energized and productive people.”

The Infosys BPO Idol kicked off on 12th October with more than a hundred participants from Bangalore alone.  The national finals will be held on 21st December at the Infosys BPO campus in Bangalore and will witness competition between the Bangalore, Pune and Jaipur finalists. 

Participating employees will be judged on the basis of their vocal talent and overall performing ability.  The format for the contest involves elimination rounds leading up to the finals and an internal SMS voting system.  The national finals will involve competition between the top seven finalists from Bangalore, Pune and Jaipur. Celebrity judge Kavita Krishnamurthy will preside over the finals on 21st December. The grand prize is a trip for two to Singapore.

“Infosys BPO Idol provides employees an opportunity to showcase their talent and helps to establish camaraderie and team spirit on campus.  We would like our employees to come together to commemorate the spirit that is Infosys BPO,” said Nandita Gurjar, Group Head, HR, Infosys Technologies . “We believe in celebrating employee talent on campus and Infosys BPO Idol is our attempt to provide employees a platform to showcase this talent,” she added.

The competition so far has witnessed 200 participants from Bangalore, Pune and Jaipur respectively. 

 

Sourced From: Corporate Voice|Weber Shandwick

Infosys stock price

On October 22, 2014, Infosys closed at Rs 3794.70, up Rs 20.50, or 0.54 percent. The 52-week high of the share was Rs 3986.00 and the 52-week low was Rs 2894.00.


The company's trailing 12-month (TTM) EPS was at Rs 203.80 per share as per the quarter ended June 2014. The stock's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio was 18.62. The latest book value of the company is Rs 733.03 per share. At current value, the price-to-book value of the company is 5.18.

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