The software company Infosys is hiring Liberal Arts majors. In fact 20-30% of its future workforce are Liberal Arts majors. Why? Because their technology solutions are built on user experiences, and, “user experience is key to solving the business problems of clients and the skills needed for this are as much arts as they are science.” Their head of global services, data and analytics, Satish HC, explained their investment in more broad-based thinkers by stating that,
“…to reimagine (solutions), you need design skills. We are making some of those investments as a company in our workforce. You also need people from different backgrounds with design skills, people with liberal arts and everybody cannot be with engineering or MBA backgroun
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Analysts said Infosys’ approach was in line with the shifts in the industry.
‘When you are doing more business services, you have to cater to varied industries. That necessitates the need for diverse skill sets. It also shows the changing model of business,’ said Sanchit Vir Gogia, chief executive of Greyhound Research.”