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  • TCS to set up 100 COVID-19 vaccination centres for employees across India May 21, 2021 12:13 PM IST

    TCS to set up 100 COVID-19 vaccination centres for employees across India

    Peers Infosys, Wipro, and HCL Tech have also started vaccination drive for their employees. The top four IT firms employ over 10 lakh people and will be covering the cost of vaccination for all their employees.

  • IT, tech firms gearing up for hyperlocal workplaces May 18, 2021 04:53 PM IST

    IT, tech firms gearing up for hyperlocal workplaces

    Whether you prefer working from a nearby office or a few days from home and a few days from office, IT firms are making it all possible. That’s what the future of work is going to look like, say many CEOs.

  • COVID-19 second wave | IT firms might look at shifting work onsite, delay in project commencement Apr 28, 2021 04:02 PM IST

    COVID-19 second wave | IT firms might look at shifting work onsite, delay in project commencement

    Most companies feel that the impact will be short-term. However, analysts say if the pandemic persists and human resources capacity in India is affected by over 30 per cent, companies may shift some work onshore.

  • TCS sets up COVID-19 care centres in 11 cities for employees, their families Apr 28, 2021 11:34 AM IST

    TCS sets up COVID-19 care centres in 11 cities for employees, their families

    As IT firms like Infosys, HCL Tech and Tech Mahindra also step up the care, the government has also allowed the IT/ITeS in SEZ units to increase the beds from 10 to 50.

  • From vaccination to COVID-care centres, IT firms step up employee support amidst deadly second wave Apr 27, 2021 01:45 PM IST

    From vaccination to COVID-care centres, IT firms step up employee support amidst deadly second wave

    As people struggle to find ICU beds and oxygen supply, Infosys, HCL Tech and Tech Mahindra are setting up COVID-19 care centres for employees, where they and their families can get medical care beyond home quarantine; companies pledge vaccination drive

  • TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL Tech together will hire close to 1 lakh freshers this year Apr 16, 2021 04:19 PM IST

    TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL Tech together will hire close to 1 lakh freshers this year

    It is boom time for Indian IT professionals and fresh graduates as tech majors are offering generous salary hikes, attractive bonuses and going on a hiring binge as digitization across the corporate sector has fueled a huge demand for IT services and created robust deal pipelines.

  • About 80% companies think Haryana's new labour bill will negatively impact them: NASSCOM report Mar 15, 2021 10:50 PM IST

    About 80% companies think Haryana's new labour bill will negatively impact them: NASSCOM report

    The NASSCOM report was based on the response by the 73 member organisations that employ close to 1.44 lakh people in the State. Around 500 IT-ITeS firms employ about 4 lakh people in Haryana.

  • French IT firm Capgemini to cover vaccination costs of India employees, their dependents Mar 04, 2021 01:28 PM IST

    French IT firm Capgemini to cover vaccination costs of India employees, their dependents

    Between Capgemini, TCS, Infosys and Accenture more than a million employees and their families will likely have their cost covered for vaccination.

  • Haryana's new labour bill could make Gurugram less attractive for tech firms Mar 03, 2021 05:12 PM IST

    Haryana's new labour bill could make Gurugram less attractive for tech firms

    A law that mandates 75 percent reservation for local people in private sector jobs, where the salary is less than Rs 50,000 a month may force companies and potential employees to move out to less restrictive territory.

  • Post COVID-19, IT firms pilot gig working models, plan dedicated WFH policies Feb 05, 2021 02:35 PM IST

    Post COVID-19, IT firms pilot gig working models, plan dedicated WFH policies

    The pandemic has revealed that freelancers and remote workers are here to stay, and that earlier data security concerns were a trifle misplaced  

  • Budget 2021 | No clarity on SEZ rules for WFH, but IT firms could gain from digital projects Feb 01, 2021 06:48 PM IST

    Budget 2021 | No clarity on SEZ rules for WFH, but IT firms could gain from digital projects

    The Union Budget 2021 earmarked Rs 3,768 crore for first ever digital census. Revamp of Ministry of Corporate Affairs website leveraging new-age technologies is planned in 2021-22.

  • How did mid-tier IT firms perform in Q3 FY21? Jan 27, 2021 05:00 PM IST

    How did mid-tier IT firms perform in Q3 FY21?

    Just like top IT firms, tier II IT firms too have been among the biggest gainers during the pandemic as their stock prices more than doubled since April 2020.

  • IT services companies’ subcontracting costs rise as demand picks up Jan 22, 2021 02:42 PM IST

    IT services companies’ subcontracting costs rise as demand picks up

    Most contract staffing firms have seen demand go back to 80-90 percent of pre-pandemic levels. According to contract hiring executives, the share of subcontracting will increase due to rising demand and increasing acceptance of the work-from-home model

  • As demand picks up, top 4 Indian IT services firms double hiring in Q3 Jan 18, 2021 01:29 PM IST

    As demand picks up, top 4 Indian IT services firms double hiring in Q3

    The spurt is being driven by clients cutting costs, migrating to the cloud, going in for a digital transformation and the IT services companies hiring more in anticipation of an increase in attrition

  • Indian IT sector to see strong Q3 on back of large deals, client spends: Reports Jan 05, 2021 04:03 PM IST

    Indian IT sector to see strong Q3 on back of large deals, client spends: Reports

    Brokerage firm Motilal Oswal estimated an average 3 percent quarter-on-quarter growth for top IT firms, whereas HDFC Institutional Research note has pegged a 3.7 percent for the sector.

  • Can IT firms expect the large deal momentum to continue in coming months? Dec 28, 2020 05:48 PM IST

    Can IT firms expect the large deal momentum to continue in coming months?

    Top IT majors recorded one of their largest pipelines, most of them in digital, amid the pandemic than in the previous year.

  • H1-B blues: Here's why some techies are looking to join GICs Dec 09, 2020 01:24 PM IST

    H1-B blues: Here's why some techies are looking to join GICs

    The challenging economic environment, US visa curbs and the disruption caused by Covid are pushing many a techie to look for work in the captive centres of multinational corporations. They may not get to travel overseas but the pay is good, as are the benefits and work projects

  • Covid-19: Over eight months on, IT firms take a relook at their real estate Dec 01, 2020 03:48 PM IST

    Covid-19: Over eight months on, IT firms take a relook at their real estate

    Companies looking at WFH, shared workspaces and setting up centres in Tier-2 and -3 cities

  • COVID-19 impact: IT firms tighten the screws to measure employee productivity Nov 30, 2020 03:55 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact: IT firms tighten the screws to measure employee productivity

    Performance measurements are going to be outcome-based. For example, Karthikeyan Natarajan, COO, Cyient, says instead of saying we have done number of hours of spent on software testing, the focus now would be on efficiency.

  • Client payments coming in thick and fast in IT industry; for TCS it has never been so quick Nov 04, 2020 02:15 PM IST

    Client payments coming in thick and fast in IT industry; for TCS it has never been so quick

    Day Sales outstanding (DSO) of TCS, Wipro, HCL Tech and Tech Mahindra are far less compared to the last few quarters. TCS reports an all-time low figure of 65 in dollar terms. Company executives attribute this to the willing of clients to spend on software even during pandemic.

  • How much of an impact will the lack of a US fiscal stimulus have on the IT sector? Oct 28, 2020 12:24 PM IST

    How much of an impact will the lack of a US fiscal stimulus have on the IT sector?

    Most Indian IT firms are hopeful that the rebound seen in the second quarter will continue in the coming months, with or without the fiscal stimulus. Top executives say this is because long-term technology transformation investments will continue as clients gear up for the future

  • Q2 report: As IT companies get back their hiring mojo, it's good news for both students and experienced Oct 19, 2020 04:27 PM IST

    Q2 report: As IT companies get back their hiring mojo, it's good news for both students and experienced

    Headcount in top four IT firms – TCS, Infosys, Wipro and HCL Tech – increased by 17,079 in September 2020 quarter. These were a mixture of freshers and laterals. The number declined by 9,000 in Q1.

  • New H-1B visa rules likely to put pressure on margins for Indian IT firms as wages, restrictions increase Oct 07, 2020 05:08 PM IST

    New H-1B visa rules likely to put pressure on margins for Indian IT firms as wages, restrictions increase

    IT firms may now have to change their hiring and internal management practices. Increase in H-1B wages will bring downward pressure on margins as companies will not be able to pass on the higher cost to client visas. The US accounts for about 50-60 percent revenue for Indian IT firms.

  • 3 Point Analysis | Proposed changes in H-1B visa wages: What does it mean for IT companies' salary costs? Sep 22, 2020 01:07 PM IST

    3 Point Analysis | Proposed changes in H-1B visa wages: What does it mean for IT companies' salary costs?

    Watch our 3 point analysis on how the proposed revisions to H-1B visa wages will affect Indian IT companies

  • Scrum masters are in great demand. Here is how you can get yourself certified Aug 11, 2020 02:01 PM IST

    Scrum masters are in great demand. Here is how you can get yourself certified

    In IT companies, they play a critical role in project completion. A scrum master certification costs about Rs 30,000. In India alone, more than 10,000 jobs were posted by Naukri.com as of August 11.

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