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Running Head: Case Analysis Of Infosys 1 Case Analysis of Infosys: Strategic or Traditional Human Resources Jeanne Tarrant Kaplan University GB520 Strategic Human Resources Management June 5, 2010
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Case Analysis Of Infosys 2 Summary This paper will examine the different styles of human resources implemented by Infosys Technologies, Inc. since its inception in 1981 until the present time. The company went public in 1993, and has gradually grown to be one of the largest Information Technology companies in India today. Over the years it has taken several different tactics in developing its human resources strategies. This case study will examine the treatment of employees in the company’s early days, its lay off strategies, the development of the “people philosophy” of Infosys, and why these have contributed to making it one of the top performing global outsourcing companies in 2009 and 2010.
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Case Analysis Of Infosys 3 Case Analysis of Infosys: Strategic or Traditional Human Resources Traditional Human Resources can be categorized as the side of HR that deals with hiring, job analysis, and recruitment. In general, traditional system focuses on “fixing the employees”, and the solution was either training or firing and layoffs. Strategic Human Resources takes into account not only the employees shortcomings, but also shortcomings of the system itself. A traditional approach is to lay off employees at every economic downturn, while strategic human resources makes plans to retain quality employees, and to anticipate economic conditions as well as changes in corporate culture and customer wants and needs. Simply put, a traditional approach is to sacrifice the employees at every downturn or slip in employee performance, and a strategic approach is improve the company itself by taking into account all market factors, including the need for employee training and retention rather than firing. Infosys was formed in July 1981 by a small company of seven young and relatively
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