Wipro asks employees to work 2 days a week

By siliconindia   |   Friday, 24 April 2009, 22:18 IST   |    13 Comments
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Bangalore: Wipro, the third largest Indian IT service giant has introduced a scheme under which employees in the bench has to come for two days in a week. "We found value in people being given flexibility instead of asking them to come to work when there is no work," said Girish Paranjpe, Joint CEO-IT, Wipro. The scheme named 'Project Enrich' has also given an alternative to the employees that allows them to work 10 days a month, with a pay that is 50 percent of their cost to company (CTC). They will be absorbed back into projects once deployment opportunities come up. The scheme has already enrolled 1000 of their employees, reports Mint. The company has also introduced Project Rejuvenate, which is though primarily aimed at benched staff, will also be open to some senior employees. The scheme will allow them to take a leave for one to one-and-a-half years, while they will be offered 25 percent of their CTC. Currently, the company has 10-12 percent of overall employees in the bench which will surge as it plans to recruit more 6,000 employees. "They are good resources and we don�t want to lose them. We don't want to do anything drastic as well," said Pratik Kumar, Head of Human Resources (HR) at Wipro.