Company Analysis : Infosys Enterprise

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1 INTRODUCTION HCL enterprise was founded in 1976 by Shiv Nadar and today it comprises of three companies in India – HCL Technologies, HCL Infosystems and HCL Healthcare.
HCL Technologies (HCLT) , a $5.5 billion global company, is a leading IT and engineering service provider across different industries with its presence in 31 countries and employee strength of 95000 (Annual Report, 2013). The real strength of the group lies in the entrepreneurial spirit of the employees and impeccable knowledge skills, which enabled them to handle rapid changes in environments and technologies (Kak 2002).
But in year 2005, HCL was struggling to make pace with competition. Then like other world’s best known companies, HCL had to endure transformational change under the leadership of CEO Vineet Nayar, to become more entrepreneurial. These changes, like with other firms, had altered the identity and culture of the firm, instilling a new entrepreneurial spirit throughout the organisation (Zahra et al. 1999). Today, HCLT is known as one of the fastest companies in the world and featured as one of the most innovative and disruptive companies globally. At HCLT, this successful journey is better known as the “Employees-First Effect”.
This paper (coursework) focusses on the philosophy of “Employees First, Customer Second” practiced at HCLT and discusses the question on “How style of leadership influences HRM practices and the strategies used by HCLT to generate Human Capital Advantage…
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