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Infosys launches social media platform for its employees ‘Infosys Bubble’

Infosys (formerly Infosys Technologies) has launched a
social media platform for its employees. Said to be an equivalent of Facebook,
the social networking platform ‘Infosys Bubble’ allows an employee to share
his/her views, pictures, moods and blogs among 1,33,560 fellow Infoscions. According
to the company, an employee can post general comments on the management using
the platform, but have to maintain discipline. They are not allowed to post

Infosys (formerly Infosys Technologies) has launched a
social media platform for its employees. Said to be an equivalent of Facebook,
the social networking platform ‘Infosys Bubble’ allows an employee to share
his/her views, pictures, moods and blogs among 1,33,560 fellow Infoscions. According
to the company, an employee can post general comments on the management using
the platform, but have to maintain discipline. They are not allowed to post
personal comments on any individual or senior officials.

 “We understood the
need of communication among Infosicons. Two years ago, during our strategy
meeting, members of our Rs Voice of Youth’ team gave a proposal and our technology
team designed it. It resulted in Infosys Bubble,” said Nandita Gurjar, Senior
VP and Group head, HR of Infosys.

The social platform launched one-and-a-half months ago, has
around 2,61,030 connections and has created around 74,376 profiles. Infosys is
also planning to launch its own radio station called ‘Infy radio’, exclusively
for its employees. The radio station is expected to be launched in a couple of
months. To enjoy Infy Radio, employees need to download an application on their
iPod and other handheld devices and listen to music on demand, said Gurjar.

Infosys is also creating a proposal to launch
another ‘Green Channel’ initiative, to hire ex-Infoscion from various
B-schools. The company believes that Green Channel hiring is faster than normal
hiring. The company said it was planning to hire around 12,000 people in the
second quarter of FY12 and had revised hiring guidance for the year 2012 to
45,000 from earlier 36,000.

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