The attrition rate of leading firms in India is now at an all-time high and companies are facing issues in executing large projects. Several industries may see a double-digit attrition rate (22-23 per cent) in 2021, which in total will be over 1 million resignations. THE GREAT RESIGNATION is what they are calling it in the US.
Several companies are already reporting a steep rise in voluntary attrition in the July-September quarter, which in turn is leading to a severe talent crunch. Infosys, Wipro and HCL Tech saw their numbers touching new highs of 20.1%, 20.5% and 15.7%, respectively. Nasdaq-listed Cognizant, which has a majority of its 300,000 employees based in India, witnessed an attrition rate of 31%.
What are companies doing to tackle their high attrition levels?
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