War of Attrition in Startups

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Times of India reports that Infosys has relaunched its employee stock option plan (ESOP) for junior to middle-level management staff as it looks to rein in rising attrition that stood at 21% in the April-June 2016 quarter. However, the company is not "unduly concerned" about the jump in attrition, which read 17.3% in the March quarter and 19.2% in the year-ago period.

"Today, we relaunched our ESOP programme after a gap of 10-years plus, after about 13 years. We are rewarding about 7,500 of our employees from junior to middle level management with restricted stock options and we will extend it to middle management to senior leaders and title holders subsequently," Infosys chief operating officer UB Pravin Rao said. He added that the company continues to focus on reskilling employees and has also revamped its leadership development programmes. ESOPs allow employees to own equity in the company, which is seen as a morale booster for them.

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