Karnataka-based IT company CEO Vishal Sikka selected the top performers from the company for the year 2014 and gifted them an Apple iPhone 6S as a token of appreciation.
After dull market share and going through high staff attrition rate in the last few quarters, Dr Sikka was brought in last year to chart out a new strategy for a company that was once a trendsetter.
However, after the appointment of new CEO Infosys got a profit of Rs 3,250 crore on sales of Rs 13,800 crore in the quarter ended December 31. As per Times Of India, this unusual gesture from the company is perhaps part of an effort to stem the high attrition rate. Along with the iPhone 6, there was a letter written Sikka by himself, addressing employees as ‘friend'.
The letter read, "Thinking back on 2014 feels good, doesn't it? There was so much you wanted to accomplish with seemingly so little time to do it all. Now, as you stand on the brink of the New Year and look back, there is the satisfying realization that a great part of it actually got done. This feeling is not unlike the one Kahlil Gibran evokes in his lyrical commentary on work - When you work, you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music'. And I believe it's not enough that we simply recognize it, we must celebrate it. That's why I am so happy that we are presenting you with a Holiday Bonus - the cool new Apple iPhone 6. A gift that'll always remind you and your teammates of the exceptional value you delivered for Infosys."
Apart from the iPhone 6, the company has also announced a 100 percent bonus to all employees for the December quarter.
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