Global business consultancy firm, Deloitte, plans to almost double its India workforce to 24,500 over the next 30 months, a top company official said. “We will hire around 12,000 people in every sector, including IT, CAs, financial services. The process has started and 40 per cent of the total hires will be freshers,” Deloitte India’s Managing Director Hari Kumar told PTI on the sidelines of the Nasscom Summit here today.
The recruitments would be across the 13 offices Deloitte has in India, Kumar said.
He, however, added that the firm was not very keen on expanding its operations (in terms of offices) in the country.
The firm, whose business grew by 3 per cent even during the downturn when others witnessed flat results, said it expected a similar growth this year also.
When asked if the company had laid-off any employees or slashed salaries, Kumar said, “we do not believe in a hire and fire policy. When everybody else was firing, we had hired at least 2,000 people last year.”
“We have also given a 120 per cent bonus to the top performers and 100 per cent to all our employees. We have also doubled our referral bonus to 140 per cent,” he said.
On his expectations from the forthcoming budget, Kumar said, “the Government should provide Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) concession for at least the next three years.”
The budget should be “industry friendly, making more jobs for the people,” he added.