Average training days per employee, we recognize that the metric is becoming increasingly less relevant as in a knowledge based organization, a significant part of the learning takes place outside classrooms through on-job trainings, peer learning, online courses, webinar participation, mentoring and experiential learning and hence not used.
One key metric is Utilization - which can get impacted by how quickly we can reskill/upskill our talent in line with the customer /market dynamics and deploy them on billable projects. In FY 16-17, our gross utilization was at 71.5 %. In order to ensure we have optimum utilization of our talent, there are initiatives such as Train to Bill, wherein employees whose projects are nearing end or are between projects to be deployed to new projects, are imparted just in time training to suit the needs of the new project. The L& D team works with the business teams to identify the gap in the skills of the employee. Just In Time training is provided to address skill gaps so that the employee can then be deployed in new project opportunities. This initiative aligns training to the business demand and helps in rapidly fulfilling customer requirements.
Learning and Development Awards 2016-17: Wipro won the prestigious ATD (Association for Talent Development) BEST* Award for 2016. This is the 10th time that we are winning this award. The BEST Awards recognizes the learning and development initiatives of our organization.