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In our continuing mission to expand and enrich our employee-centric culture, HCL Technologies has long understood this fundamental truth: our people are the key to our progress. Through a culture of innovation and “Ideapreneurship”, we empower our people to lead value-driven ideas in an inclusive and flexible work environment.

Our people strategy is focused on building the skills and capabilities that the industry needs, attracting and retaining the right talent across the globe, and creating a supportive culture for them to do their best work.


Ideapreneurs across the globe, but that’s not the only number that matters.

Truly diverse


nationalities represented




Ideapreneurs are women

Glocalization (employees hired locally in global markets)


Next-gen Solutions & IPs




Innovation Labs Across the Globe


US apprentices recruited from under-represented communities

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.

Focus Areas


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.

HCL TechBee is a real innovation in helping budding technocrats experience a new, innovative way of learning, graduating from top universities... alongside a full-time job at an early age.”

Bhanu Teja

TechBee, HCL Technologies Vijayawada, India

HCL Technologies enables me to grow and foster my leadership skills, unlock my potential, and provide exceptional service to all stakeholders.”

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.

Expand global presence with new global delivery centers/NEW Vista locations
Create local jobs. Hire and train high school/Class XII students, undergrades, and recent grades to create alternate talent pool
Invest in training and upskilling for next-gen skills across all stages of career cycle
Collaborate with government and clients for new job creation/hiring and to encourage diversity and inclustion

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 allows me to balance work and personal life, and encourages me to give my best every day.”

Rolando Narvaez

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.


Work-life integration

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.


of female employees return after their maternity leave

HCL Technologies lets me work in a productive and flexible environment.”

Dana Marsh

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.

Talent attraction

  • 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%

Talent growth

  • 1000 different technical and behavioral trainings offered to employees
  • Programs such as ASCEND, Steppingstones, DECODE, Senior Hire Integration Program for women employees

Talent retention

  • 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

One of the great things about working for HCL is the diversity in the workplace.”

Chris Phillips

Associate Director HCL Technologies, New Zealand

I’ve been consistently impressed with the amount of collaboration that teams and our departments do despite our differences, our geographic locations.”

Meleata Pinto

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.


Employee engagement

Celebrating passion

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

Employee passion

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.

I am especially proud of HCL Poland’s participation in Poland Business Run and support for people with mobility disabilities, and finally our partnership and support for Krakow Food Bank’s fight with hunger – zero waste campaigns.”

Aneta Dziedzic

HR Business Partner
Group Manager, Poland