Infosys will roll out an incentive scheme this year for employees equipped with digital skills and will aggressively re-deploy staff on projects offering opportunities to work on new technologies as it looks to stem rising attrition in the face of stricter visa rules, a top executive has said. Infosys COO Pravin Rao, during a recent investor call, said Infosys’ localisation efforts have helped its business become “much more resilient and less susceptible to the visa regime than in the past”. “This is an effort we need to continue till we get to the 50 per cent mark,” he said.
In January, Infosys had said it has already hired over 7,600 staff in the US – more than three-fourths of its target of recruiting 10,000 American workers. It had also spoken about making recruitment from local schools a “sustained effort” in the region.