Accenture is on a hiring spree and has recruited 1.62 lakh employees (net) in the last one year globally — the highest reported by any IT services company in a year. Of this, nearly 40% will be in India, which is the company’s largest center, followed by the Philippines and the US, said analysts tracking the industry. Its current global headcount is around 6,99,000, of which over 2,50,000 are in India.
“Accenture has had a phenomenal year and its growth numbers this quarter would scare Indian-based peers. Despite Accenture being almost double the size of the largest Indian heritage peer, it is growing much faster,” said Yugal Joshi, Partner at Everest Group, a global research firm. “This does put immense pressure on Indian heritage peers from a hiring perspective,” he added.