Wipro continues to downsize staff

Unlike its competitors - TCS and Infosys, which have increased their headcount - Wipro has once again witnessed reduction in its headcount by 1,206 (1%), to 1,62,553 during the third quarter of FY18.

The company, which had 1,63,759 people working at the end of the June quarter, saw its workforce drop by 1,206 (1.8%) to 1,62,553 as on December 30, 2017.

India's third largest IT company had reduced its headcount by over 3,031 in the second quarter. The maximum reduction in the headcount of the company came from the its core sector, as its sales and support staff has increased marginally to 14,881 employees.

The quarterly voluntary attrition in the company has come down by 20 basis points to 16.2% on the quarterly basis, the requlatory filing of the company revealed.

In the last six months, Wipro has witnessed reduction in its staff by 4,237 people (2.5%).

Although most of the IT services companies seem to be coming out of the automation impact on the jobs, Wipro continues to be impacted from it.

According to Wipro President and Chief HR Officer Saurabh Govil, there are many factors that are leading to this downsizing, automation being one of them.

"We have been hiring across the globe and on campus throughout the year, including this quarter. Our campus hiring programme continues and have been robust. We continue to hire in all the areas. There's a significant amount of gross hiring happening across the globe," Govil said.

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