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Infosys Accused Of Delaying Onboarding For 2,000 Campus Recruits

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An IT union in India has filed a complaint against Infosys for reportedly delaying onboarding almost 2,000 campus recruits.

The Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate (NITES) claims these delays have continued for over two years.

In its complaint with the Ministry of Labour and Employment, the union says the delays have caused hardships for those affected.

As a result, NITES has called on the ministry to investigate the matter thoroughly.

Infosys did not respond before the deadline.

NITES said: "Many had turned down other job offers in good faith, relying on Infosys' offer letters. 

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“Now, they face financial hardship and uncertainty due to the lack of income and a clear onboarding timeline. 

“Infosys' actions constitute a serious breach of trust with these young professionals. 

“They trusted Infosys to provide a smooth transition into their careers, but instead, they've been left in limbo.”

It added: "We believe Infosys has a moral and ethical obligation to provide these recruits with the necessary support." 

The union has requested that Infosys provide full salary payments for the duration of the onboarding delays.

“Infosys' actions constitute a serious breach of trust with these young professionals"

It also sought to ensure the recruits have expedited access to the company's employee assistance program to address the mental and emotional strain caused by the situation.

If immediate onboarding is not possible, NITES insists that Infosys should actively assist these recruits in finding alternative employment opportunities within the organization.

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This isn't the first time NITES has made similar allegations against IT firms. 

Last October, the Maharashtra Ministry of Labour and Employment issued a notice to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

It followed a complaint from NITES, which alleged that TCS had delayed onboarding 200 lateral recruits.

Domestic IT services companies have been reducing campus visits and slowing down the hiring of fresh graduates. 

Consequently, the pyramid structure of these companies is becoming skewed, with fewer young and less expensive employees at the base. 

In the 2023-24, TCS and Infosys reported the lowest share of young employees in their total headcounts in five years and a decade, respectively.

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