Indias fourth largest IT services company, Wipro is moving towards online assessments for fresher hiring. The company is moving away from the cumbersome process of visiting engineering campuses for campus placements.
The trend was started by TCS through its National Qualifier Test (NQT) where students were . The National Level Talent Hunt (NLTH) exam by Wipro is an idea to democratize fresher hiring. The 140-minute long assessment tests candidate’s aptitude, written and communication skills, as well as online programming capabilities. The coding test covers programming languages such as Java, C, C++, and Python.
Wipro visits a large number of campuses each year and wanted to take a different approach to meet its talent requirements. In a media interaction, Wipro’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Bhanumurthy B M said, “While we continue to visit a good number of campuses, we also wanted to take a wider look at the talent pool available across. To be able to address and attract those people, we chose this nationwide test as an alternative hiring channel. The idea is to increase our catchment area and also build a digital skills repository.”
The National Qualifier Test would be followed by a video interview or in-person interview. Depending upon the candidate’s location of residence, the company will take decision regarding the interview process. The process will help in shortening the recruitment time. The company is also focusing on finding talent in emerging technologies.
Technologies including cloud computing, automation, and AI are part of Wipro’s focus for the next few years. The company wants to grow and expand its reach in IT services delivery landscape. While company has preferences for certain programming languages, it is not restricting to only those languages while making the hiring decision.
Wipro has recently increased its basic fresher salary to Rs 3.5 lakh per annum. The same was Rs 3.2 lakh earlier. The sharp differentiation in fresher salaries are based on skill sets.
Source - Techgig