Infrastructure giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) plans to hire 1,500 people this year, the same as in previous years, a top company official said.
“The company’s manpower strength stood at 42,924 as on March 31, 2018 as compared to 41,466 as at March 31, 2017. On an average, we hire close to 1,500 people across functions every year and we see no discontinuity in this practice unless business dynamics change drastically,” Yogi Sriram, Senior Vice President – Corporate HR, Larsen & Toubro, told PTI.
Sriram added that L&T’s employee attrition rate of around 5 per cent was among the lowest in the industry.
L&T recently made a hostile takeover bid for mid-sized IT services firm Mindtree. However, the company’s founders have resisted the unsolicited acquisition bid, citing differences in corporate culture and other factors.
Elaborating on L&T’s HR practices, Sriram said: “We are putting a greater emphasis on ensuring wider participation of women and frame policies to …