BENGALURU: Infosys is putting new programmes in place to identify and develop the company’s next batch of top leaders.
The move comes at a time when the former sector bellwether has been hit by a spate of top-level exits in the past few weeks.
In an interview with ET, Infosys EVP Krishnamurthy Shankar said the new leadership programmes that the company is putting in place will look to groom and develop leaders across various levels of the company.
“We are also starting various other programmes that are helping build the leadership part. What we’ve done is we’ve tried to identify the people who’ve started with the top 25 people and we’ve tried to figure out what should be the development each of them should go through as we look for them to achieve their own potential. We’ve been working with each of them – it’s a process that will take time,” said Shankar, a former Bharti Airtel executive who joined Infosys late last year.
He clarified the new programmes would be separate from the current tie-up that Infosys has with Stanford University on executive leadership development. ET reported in July last year that a batch of 50 employees has been put through the first level of training at Stanford.
“We’ve been working closely with the leadership team. It’s not just about putting a programme in place. The programme has to achieve some goals,” said Shankar. “We want to look 3-5 years down the line and figure out what kind of leaders we want. That’s the area on which we’re focussing on internally.”
Shankar said Infosys has also developed predictive algorithmic tools that can help the company control attrition, even while it prepares to roll out several other HR initiatives – including its new iCount app which will have a feedback feature.
“We’ve developed a predictive analytics tool or rather an algorithm which identifies who are the people who are at risk of leaving.”