A global company must reflect the diversity of the world it serves. Our employees represent the widest possible variety of nationalities, cultures, gender identities, employment histories, and levels of physical ability. We recruit employees from global talent pools and provide paths for professional growth to all members of society.
Within such a diverse company, people bring to the workplace contrasting opinions and worldviews. As these people interact, they develop new ideas, methods and perspectives. Infosys recognizes and promotes this power of diversity to drive innovation.
Infosys actively fosters inclusivity across business units and company offices. We encourage employees to focus on their commonalities and de-emphasize differences. Inclusivity ultimately makes for more informed and sensitive teams that can serve customers better.
Infosys was the first Indian IT company to establish an office for diversity and inclusivity. Our workforce comprises people from 89 nationalities working from 32 countries, with 34.7% women on board and a multi-generational representation. Talent diversity is the key to propel our business growth engines and sustain momentum.
Employee resource groups
We work towards increasing employee motivation, their ability to collaborate and innovate with internal as well as external stakeholders and to have a positive business impact on our business success through various diversity and inclusivity programs.
Some of our flagship programs in 2011-12 are:
Creating Common Ground
Highlights and educates employees about the values and cultural ethos. The program employs innovative approaches and communication campaigns channeled through live events, our intranet, our corporate TV channel, mailers and posters.
Family Matters promotes work-life balance among young parents. It also offers family enrichment programs and workshops, networking opportunities to employees for support and information sharing.
Infosys Gay Lesbian employees and You (IGLU) creates a safe and respectful work environment for employees from the LGBT community. Awareness programs and exclusive events are held to create awareness and foster inclusion.
Infyability creates a sensitive and inclusive workplace for differently-abled employees. Regular accessibility audits are conducted to ensure that our infrastructure is accessible to differently-abled employees. The World Disability Day is celebrated on all our campuses and policies are enhanced/ changed keeping in mind the special needs of differently-abled employees.
The Infosys Women's Inclusivity Network (IWIN), works towards creating a gender-sensitive and inclusive work environment for women employees and develop them for managerial and leadership roles. IWIN partners with gender networks and forums across the globe to benchmark.
Volunteers trained in barefoot counseling listen, empathize, support and counsel fellow employees and help them cope with life's challenges, mostly personal in nature. This initiative is a first-of-its-kind in India and is active on our seven campuses and had positive outcomes for over 638 employees.