Company honored for creating best people engagement practices
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., – (April 24, 2014) – Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU), a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer experience, today announced that it has been named one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ by Achievers, the leader in Employee Success™ software. This award recognizes the top employers in the U.S. and Canada that display leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces.
“We are honored to be named one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in the U.S.,” said Kris Canekeratne, chairman and CEO of Virtusa. “This is directly attributable to the premium we place on innovation, now embodied in V+, our social business engagement platform that provides Virtusans with a distinctive Millennial experience. V+ combined with the dedication and hard work of our team members provides an inspiring work environment that transforms the way we work, learn, share and connect.”
Virtusa firmly believes that creating an engaged workplace starts at the top. The company’s leadership team was honored for creating best people engagement practices and clear communication channels that have helped to drive employee engagement, happiness and retention. The company was measured across eight key engagement parameters including leadership, communication, culture, rewards and recognition, professional and personal growth, accountability and performance, vision and values and corporate social responsibility.
“It’s no secret that engaged team members go the extra mile for the company they work for,” said Sundararajan Narayanan, senior vice president and global head of HR at Virtusa. “More than 86 percent of our employees are in the Millennial generation, and creating an environment that not only retains Millennials, but also engages and empowers them to do their best work is no easy feat. We are proud to have successfully created an engaging workplace where all of our team members can thrive, and are honored to receive recognition for our accomplishments.”
“The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces understand that employee engagement is not just a buzz word, but that engaged employees provide businesses with a unique competitive advantage. Companies that focus on employee success have better engagement and alignment with business objectives and company values,” said Patrick D. Quirk, CEO of Achievers. “These companies serve as role models for other businesses to engage their own employees and build success.”
Over the past two years, Virtusa has been recognized all over the globe with numerous HR-related awards including the International Business Award (Stevies) for Best People Practices for the 2nd consecutive year, the Asia Best Employer Brand Award for HR Excellence and the Golden Peacock Award for HR Excellence. Virtusa has also been ranked as the Top 5th IT Best Employers in India, according to the 2012 DQ-CMR survey.
U.S. companies recognized on the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces list were honored at a special ceremony on April 2 in San Francisco. To see a full list of winners, please visit http://www.achievers.com/engaged/winners-2013.php . Follow the conversation on Twitter at @Achievers or use #Achievers50.