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By Saradha | Jun 18, 2020 03:39 PM

Coronavirus lockdowns have not only forced employees to adopt online workplaces but has also caused a paradigm shift in employee’s perception of work. IT giants are now trying to focus on utilizing the lockdown to their benefit by making effective usage of this time for reskilling their employees and for providing them training. 

TCS, Infosys, Wipro, ITCompanies employees get new Digital Training

Infosys, one of the leading IT firms in the country is providing provision for employees to learn new digital skills through certification courses.  “This feat to essentially conduct digital transformation for businesses, can be attained by reskilling and upskilling employees so that they are equipped to take up new engagements, without any assistance,” Krish Shankar, Executive Vice President & group Human Resource head at Infosys told the Business World. 

The company has introduced a new learning app called ‘Lex’. According to the statistics provided by the company, almost 1000 employees are partaking in video-based certification courses and lessons on a daily basis. It’s student platform InfyTQ has also seen a rise in number of users ever since the lockdown was imposed.

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) too is now focusing on empowering employees as well as students through digital training platforms and programmes. "It is our endeavor to empower training partners with all the necessary digital platforms so that they can open more training centers across the country and enable a larger set of students with the skills needed for the future workplace," TCS iON Global Head Venguswamy Ramaswamy told the Economic Times. 

As per the company’s FY2017 annual report, the company has trained almost two lakh employees on six lakh competencies through the digital competency development programme.

“The company’s Q1 earnings call that the company has invested significantly in restructuring training infrastructure, which is completely digital now. The large hirings come on the back of this digital training infrastructure that is highly scalable and train employees on project basis digitally,” Money Control cited Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO, TCS’s statement in its report.

IT firm Wipro is known for its work in the field of digital training and employee reskilling. The Wipro school of Decision Sciences aims at data science transformation providing tech- stack enabled programmes for employees so that they can train on a variety of skills. It is a six- month progamme that will help employees to equip themselves with skills such as data, algorithms, modeling, visualisation and more.

Wipro recently published a report called ‘State of IT Infrastructure 2020’ where it elucidates the need for IT companies to focus on reskilling their employees through technological advancement. The report advices companies to adopt a variable and semi-variable cost model, undertake self-funding projects as there will be an urgency to execute projects that build new capabilities, substitute capex-heavy investments to a utility-based model, permit operationality anywhere and at any time, and elevate security to operate in higher risk environments.  

“A range of new technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Blockchain, are on course to be fully exploited by digital businesses. By leveraging multi-cloud, Edge, Software-Defined Infrastructure, Artificial Intelligence and automation we will be able to realize the full potential of these new technologies and present a truly ‘invisible infrastructure’ to applications,” Wipro’s Senior Vice President and Global Head of Cloud and Infrastructure Services told The News Minute

All the reports and industry trends indicate that adopting a multi-pronged approach to focus exclusively on employee reskilling through digital resources and technological advancement is the need of the hour.

அரசியல், விளையாட்டு, நாட்டுநடப்பு, குற்ற சம்பவங்கள், வர்த்தகம், தொழில்நுட்பம், சினிமா, வாழ்க்கை முறை என பலதரப்பட்ட சுவாரஸ்யமான செய்திகளை தமிழில் படிக்க இங்கு கிளிக் செய்யவும்      



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