HCL Perot Hires 250 Non-IT Professionals

by Swapna Khanna    Nov 13, 2003

To address the functional requirements of clients across different verticals like health, insurance, banking etc, HCL Perot systems is hiring non-IT professionals.

C.P Gurnani, chief operating officer, HCL Perot Systems Ltd., said, “IT infrastructure has become the mainstay of organizations spanning across verticals. Be it healthcare, insurance, finance or banking, IT solutions have become an integral part in helping organizations achieve their bottom lines. The complexity and vastness of IT solutions have further led organizations across verticals to outsource their IT related work to specialized IT companies.’

Gurnani added, “This trend has led HCL Perot systems to hire specialist, Non-IT professionals like doctors, bankers, insurance advisors etc, to understand, design and serve their clients better.”

Explaining the need to hire Non-IT professionals, Gurnani said, “For example, the role of the doctor in an IT company is that he understands the problems occurring in hospitals better. He is well aware of the healthcare standards, which an IT professional specializing in JAVA might not be able to understand. Doctors can make the IT specialists understand the concept better, hence helping him deliver more relevant IT solutions. Hiring non-IT professionals has helped our organization address 20 percent more business across different verticals, than what it would have gathered otherwise.”

At present the company has recruited around 250 non-IT professionals and intends to increase the number by 2004.

Regarding future plans, Gurnani said, “In India, we have been focusing on verticals like insurance, telecom and travel. Health is another vertical where a lot of focus is emphasized. By around 2004 the government sector will be another additional vertical that HCL Perot systems will eye.”

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