Wipro has embarked on a globalisation initiative to groom a new set of leaders overseas. Under its ‘Gateway of India’ programme, the Bangalore-based IT firm Wipro is making its foreign hires in the US, Europe and South Africa undergo a stint in India with an aim of expanding its global talent pool, Financial Express reported. Wipro is now planning to extend this programme to other countries such as France, Germany and Nordics region, it added.
Wipro has already provided intensive training programmes to local hires and interns from countries such as South Africa and UK along with a three to six months training in India to familiarise with the company’s culture and work. The report quoted Wipro senior VP (HR) Saurabh Govil as saying, “Globalisation is not about physical presence in different countries. The idea is to build local leadership. We are going to hire locals and get these people come to India to understand Wipro and its culture and groom them to become future leaders in their respective countries.”
These initiatives are expected to help foreign hires get a better understanding of India and its different cultures.
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