People are at the core of a knowledge-based organization like ours. We firmly believe that we cannot build a great business without nurturing talent from within. We are committed to partnering with employees and strengthening our talent pool by providing them with growth and career enhancement opportunities. Today we have a large and diverse workforce (150,000+ employees in 58 countries as on 31st March 2016) and we continuously design and implement processes and programs to foster people development, leadership development and skill enhancements among our global team.
The dynamic business landscape shapes our talent management approach and is geared to deliver transformation, change and growth. The strategy is built on the foundation of our values and informed by globally recognized principles of business responsibility.
Some key trends that are shaping our people strategy are
- Complex marketplace, characterized by rapid transformation of business models and technology landscape. The high demand for automation and digitization has reduced technology cycles and skills are becoming commoditized more rapidly than before.
- The IT services marketplace is also a highly competitive one, with an ever-increasing focus on talent and innovation. Meeting rapidly evolving customer requirements requires a high level of competence, expertise and learning agility. Co-innovation, collaborative working and crowd sourcing are capabilities which are fast becoming the norm.
- Changes in workforce patterns and legal regulations: Our employees are located globally, at Wipro offices and across client locations. A significant portion of our management focus is invested in engaging with our employees; thus creating the need to build managerial and leadership capabilities in the context of an increasingly virtual work environment. In the recent past, changes to immigration laws & regulations and risks to offshore business models have also made an impact on our people strategy, particularly in our approach to attract local talent.
We strongly believe that in order to prepare for this dynamic business environment, we need to continue building a best-in-class organizational culture to attract, build and retain talent across levels, globally.