NEW DELHI: Ability to handle millennials and being digitally savvy are two of the newest traits that Indian industry is increasingly looking for in top executives, as both workforce and customers are getting younger. This is driving demand for CEOs in their 30s and 40s.
BANGALORE, INDIA: Infosys Technologies Chairman NR Narayana Murthy at a press conference in Bangalore, 08 April 2004. Infosys Technologies with listing of its stock on the US-based NASDAQ stock exchange since 1999 is India's second largest software exporter with more than 19,000 employees in more than 30 offices worldwide.
Some industry insiders said the timing of the Infosys founder's comments was 'terrible' given the discontent in the US against alleged misuse of H-1B visas for skilled workers.
A 2015 Gallup Poll found that Millennials are the least engaged cohort in the workplace, with only 28.9% saying that they are engaged at work.