Infosys Fires 600 Freshers For Failing in Test. Indian IT Gaint fires newly hired freshers after they fail in internal assessment.
Infosys fires 600 Freshers
As per the Report Business Today (BT), 600 employees have been terminated after failing the internal test. “Two weeks ago, 208 freshers were fired after failing the FA test. In total, around 600 freshers have been fired after failing the FA test in the past few months.”
Separately, fresher who was onboarded by Infosys in August 2022 told Business Today, “I was given training for SAP ABAP stream. Out of 150 in my team, only 60 people passed the FA exam. Rest all of us were terminated two weeks ago. From the previous batch (freshers who were onboarded in July 2022 ), nearly 85 freshers were terminated out of 150 after failing the test.”
In total, around 600 freshers have been fired after failing the FA test in the past few months.” Notably, the IT company hasn’t released any official statement on firing employees yet.
A techie awaiting onboarding told Business Today, “Even though I have a job offer from India’s top IT company Infosys, I am still staring at a grim future. I already have a gap in my resume because of all the waiting and no income from past several months. On top of that Infosys has not given any clarity on timeline of onboarding. And now some of my friends who got on boarded are fired, that makes me feel scared about my prospects as it was always thought that IT sector is mass recruiter and there are always opportunities, but it is changing.”
Just a few weeks ago, another IT company, Wipro, terminated over 400 fresher employees on the grounds of performance. Commenting on the layoffs, a Wipro spokesperson said, “We had to let go of 452 freshers after they performed poorly in assessments repeatedly, even after training. At Wipro, we take pride in holding ourselves to the highest standards. In line with the standards we aim to set for ourselves, we expect every entry-level employee to have a certain level of proficiency in their designated area of work.” “This systematic and comprehensive performance evaluation process triggers a series of actions such as mentoring and retraining and in some cases separation of certain employees from the company,” Wipro further explained.