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Infosys scraps salary increment for low-performers
Posted on Mon, 12 Jun 2017

The development is a part of a new strategy that will make yearly increments contingent on performance. The news comes just a week after Infosys had announced hiring plans for 20,000 new employees this year. While the IT sector is witnessing turbulence amid slowing growth rate, sweeping changes in the skill requirement, unfavourable global policies, and advent of automation, Infosys had assured that it was smooth sailing for the company.

The organisation, however, confirmed that high-performers will get better salary hikes, which might as well go into double digits. Infosys also maintained that a majority of the employees will receive a single digit hike at least. The company has already postponed the annual salary hike from April to July, deviating from its own norm, states the report. Emphasising that the scrutiny on performance isn’t going to go down any time soon, Lobo said, “We need to make more number of our employees billable faster... there is a high focus on retaining the high performers in the company and the attrition rate in this category has come down to single digits.” Overall, Infosys saw its attrition rate coming down from 14.9% in the third fiscal of last year to 13.5% in the last fiscal, the report explains.
Overall, Infosys saw its attrition rate coming down from 14.9% in the third fiscal of last year to 13.5% in the last fiscal, the report explains.

The development shows that major IT players are under severe stress. With over 2,00,000 employees on its rolls, Infosys has clearly said that a hike will have to be earned, and will not be granted de facto. It wouldn’t be surprising if other IT players follow suit, and introduce policies to encourage efficiency in performance and cut costs.

 
 
 
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