This Indore-based company is taking employee performance recognition to new heights

InfoBeans Technologies places its top-performing employees on a par with celebrities by erecting hoardings for them

April 20, 2022 11:33 am | Updated April 21, 2022 10:01 am IST

Stars from the cubicle

Stars from the cubicle

Twelve employees of InfoBeans Technologies have one of the unmistakable trappings of stardom — they get to smile from giant-sized hoardings. The Indore-based public-listed digital transformation and product engineering company picked them for this rare honour for the “WOW factor” they bring to work.

The company with 1500 employees cherry-picked the twelve employees, across verticals, and dubbed them #theWOWsquad.

“Eight hoardings are already up across Indore,” says Kanupriya Manchanda, vice-president, People, InfoBeans Technologies. “These twelve have been recognised for creating a WOW experience continually for a long time for the stakeholders they are working for,” says Kanupriya, clarifying that the recognition is not based on the results of one appraisal cycle.

The hoardings are expected to be up and standing for at least three to six months.

Kanupriya reveals that each hoarding is placed where the respective employee lives, just to up their popularity quotient among their neighbours. The hoarding mentions the employee’s role in the organisation.

Selection process

To select the WOW employees, a four-member committee was created. The committee spelt out the criteria and invited nominations from business unit heads.

Kanupriya explains that extraordinary contribution, sustained over a period of time, would amount to a WOW experience.

For every employee chosen for this honour, wouldn’t there be ten others who would be disappointed that they were bypassed?

Kanupriya agrees there would be heartburn, and notes that this is not a one-off exercise, but would be an ongoing effort to honour many more deserving employees in the same manner.

“We are planning to implement this initiative in Pune, which is our second largest base after Indore,” she says.

In the past, the company has rewarded its top performers by gifting them cars and high-end mobiles.

She notes “flexibility” in terms of work is an intangible but valued reward that the company has been extending to its workforce.

Top News Today

Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.