Globally recognized for our people practices
#1 in the world in professional services sector in Forbes’ “World’s Best Employers” list 2021
Top 5 among multinationals headquartered in India, across all sectors
Among Global Top 100 for the second consecutive year
Ranked a Top Employer in 17 countries
Great Place to work-certified across the globe
Part of 2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
Founding member of World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Parity Alliance on DEI
Apprenticeship Program for high school graduates recognized as ground-breaking by leading analyst firm Technology Business Research (TBR)
Employees celebrating HCL Technologies’ ‘Great Place to Work’ certification.
Early career and higher education programs
Getting started on the right track
HCL Technologies’ early career programs train the next generation of technology talent and offer them a gateway to fast-track their careers with one of the world’s leading employers. We offer a range of entry-level programs across the globe:
TechBee Scholarship/Apprenticeship and Higher Education Program
The Program offers high school (Class XII) graduates an opportunity to start their career directly out of school, with access to industry-leading training, on-the-job learning, and funded higher education with HCL’s network of academic partners. In FY22, HCL onboarded 4,000+ students and offered career pathways in several business areas, such as digital, engineering, cloud, software development, and analytics.
HCL’s internship program offers students eight to 12 weeks of work experience in the areas of business analysis, digital technologies, finance, HR, marketing, and project management. In FY22, the Company employed approximately 600 interns across the globe.
Graduate Engagement Managers and Management Trainees Graduate
Engagement Manager is HCL’s campus hiring program where top candidates are hired from accredited universities/colleges. They are inducted as managers and are deployed on global projects, working with senior leaders and clients. MTs are hired from other reputable colleges in Tier 1 or 2 locations. Candidates with high learning aptitude and potential are hired as MTs to start careers in IT, finance, HR, marketing or project management.
Full-Time Entry-Level Careers
Each year, thousands of college graduates join HCL Technologies as full-time entry-level professionals to get a head start in their careers in tech. In FY22 alone, we hired almost 23,000 graduates from leading educational institutions around the world.
HCL Technologies apprentices in Frisco, Texas.
TechBee, HCL Technologies Vijayawada, India
Gianina Maria Ciriaco
HR Business Partner HCL Technologies, Philippines
Sri Lanka employees celebrating new office inauguration.
Scaling new frontiers with New Vistas
Our new delivery centers create local employment opportunities and deliver technology solutions to global Fortune 2000 organizations.
pool of local talent
- High school/Class XIl students
- College and university graduates and under- graduates
- Off campus willing to restart or relaunch their careers (returning moms, veterans)
Research-backend target cities
- US (Sacramento, Frisco, San Antonio, Cary, Troy, Horsham, Hartford, Cincinnati)
- India (Lucknow, Madurai, Nagpur, and Vijayawada)
- Other countries (Canada, Costa Rica, Romania, Sri Lanka, Vietnam
Higher education partnerships
- BITS Pilani, India
- SASTRA University, India
- Amity University, India
- Southern New Hampshire University, US
- McQuarrie University, Australia
- Horizon Campus, Sri Lanka
- IIIT, Sri Lanka
Learning and professional development
HCL Technologies offers a wide range of talent development programs via online learning resources, workshops, interactive learning experiences, and classroom trainings. The Company takes pride in its association with leading learning and training partners across the globe, who help deliver effective, virtual, and collaborative learning to our 209,000 Ideapreneurs. HCL has formal academic partnerships with leading global institutes for higher education opportunities.
FY22 saw a continued uptake of digitally-enabled employee learning tools. The FY22 learning program enrolments on Generic skills further increased by 7% as compared to FY21 with a strong jump of 24% in the overall Learning hours. There was an increase of 44% in Digital skills programs enrolment with 32% employee certifications. ‘Application of Learning’ effectiveness improved by 60 basis points as compared to FY21. These increases reflect the determination and drive of our people to constantly improve and progress, individually and collectively, to support their ambitions and goals.
HCL Technologies, Mexico
Ideapreneurs in Vietnam.
HCL Technologies employees in a training session in Cary, North Carolina, US.
HCL Technologies apprentices successfully completing a training module.
Creating the right balance
HCL Technologies’ work-life integration initiatives and programs focus on creating synergies at the intersection of home, family, community, and health and well-being.
Virtual-first work environment: The Company continues to embrace a hybrid working model that prioritizes its people and their needs. It is committed to creating an inclusive, flexible work environment and benefits that work for all. Every employee of HCL Technologies whose role can be carried out independently of delivery center, client location, and everyday personal interaction on-site is eligible to work in a virtual-first mode.
Parental leave and returnship: At HCL, parental leave policies provide employees with advice early on and options for return to work, taking into consideration flexible working hours and work locations. 99.2% of HCL’s female employees return after their maternity leave, proving this approach is beneficial to the business and to the families who are part of the wider HCL community. The Company also offers a returnship program to women, military veterans, and all eligible candidates who wish to return to corporate life after a long career break.
Childcare: In addition to providing flexible working opportunities, the Company provides childcare facilities and programs for its employees.
HCL Technologies, USA
Rewarding and recognizing our people
The Company rewards the passion of its people with compensation, benefits and incentive programs that are inclusive and competitive in the marketplace. These include non-monetary rewards such as performance recognition platforms like Achievers League, O-Infinity, Hall of Fame, Ultimate Ideaprenuer, and Red Ladder Awards, among a few others.
Driven by teamwork in Frisco, Texas.
HCL Technologies apprentices engaged in a group discussion.
Diversity, equity and inclusion
Creating a safe and inclusive space for all
HCL Technologies continues to strengthen initiatives on DEI. It strongly believes that DEI are key to the success of the Company. The Employees Resource Groups, Multi-Cultural Groups, and Diversity Council help us deliver on our DEI charter. The Company also focuses on dimensions including people of color, women, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, neurodiversity, and mental health.
- 49% of female students in the total campus hiring
- Gender diversity at senior leadership level saw a 5.3% increase over the last four years, an increment of 189%
- 1000 different technical and behavioral trainings offered to employees
- Programs such as ASCEND, Steppingstones, DECODE, Senior Hire Integration Program for women employees
- 27% of senior women employees in revenue generating roles
- HCL’s inclusion Lab covers 23,000 employees
- Momtastic program resulted in 99.2% of women returning to work post maternity leave
Associate Director HCL Technologies, New Zealand
Sr. Director, Digital Solutions, HCL Technologies, USA
HCL Technologies team after a roundtable discussion with state influencers in Frisco, Texas.
New joiners in Cary, North Carolina, US.
HCL TechBee Scholars with HCL Technologies Chairperson, Roshni Nadar Malhotra and CHRO Apparao V.
At HCL Technologies, employee engagement and well-being are regularly measured through a variety of surveys and “check-ins”. Last year, the overall employee engagement remained at the same level while many of the indices saw an improvement. Employee feedback also reiterates the positive impact of effective employee communication, virtual-first approach and stable leadership.
The Company strives to strengthen employee experience through the collection of – and action on – employee feedback. This is reflected in the approach to hybrid working and health and well-being campaigns focused on wellness, family, employee passion, and celebrations.
At HCL, people also actively engage with numerous volunteering opportunities. Last year, HCL volunteers reached 37,000 direct beneficiaries and 70,000 indirect beneficiaries, including family members and communities, through outreach programs across the globe. 8,000 volunteers spent more than 45,000 person-hours on community work. The numbers exemplify HCL employees’ commitment and passion toward communities they serve.
Initiatives that check on employee wellness quotient
Initiatives that connect employees virtually to pursue their passions
Connections with employees and their families through multiple initiatives
Encouraging employees to spread positivity by co-creating celebrations
Sri Lanka employees celebrating new office inauguration.
HR Business Partner
Group Manager, Poland