Global giant Capgemini is looking to expand its employee base in India by 30,000, from its existing base of nearly 1.15 lakh workers. The goal of the major upsizing is to derive the maximum value from its presence in India. As per country chief executive Ashwin Yardi, the company plans to split the hiring evenly between freshers, experienced professionals, and laterals.
At present, the focus is on re-skilling employees for the technologies of the future, he said, adding that this has now become a continuous process.
At a time when other tech giants are laying a lot of stress on research and development activities and are filing for patents, the company has taken a call not to do 'blue-sky thinking' and adopt the "applied innovation" concept to come up with client-specific improvements, as per Yardi.
The company has acquired sufficient space at Airoli (near Mumbai), its biggest development center, and has also created capacity at other centers over the last two years which can accommodate the new joinees, said Yardi. They have also hired a chief innovation officer from a startup recently.