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Press Release

July 17, 2014

Virtusa Wins Accolade for Employee Engagement Practices at National HR Conference 2014

Colombo, 17 July 2014 – Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ GS: VRTU), a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer experience, was awarded the “Employee Engagement Special Category Award” at the recently held National HR Conference 2014 Sri Lanka. Virtusa received this award, one of the only three special category awards handed out at the event, for exceptional contribution towards driving organizational performance though positive engagement.

Accepting the award, Chandi Dharmaratne, director – HR at Virtusa said, “It’s an honor to receive this award from IPM in recognition of our employee engagement initiatives. With over 86% of our global workforce comprising of millennials, we are focused on understanding them and proactively building a millennial conducive environment of engagement where they can constructively interact with one another. Accepting the fact that millennials are critical for the organizations’ growth, we brought in expertise from all over the company to develop tools that attract and engage this group. And this resulted in the in-house creation of our social business eco system, V+.”

Madu Ratnayake, head of digital and senior vice president at Virtusa elaborating on the V+ platform, said, “V+ offers an engaging environment akin to Web 2.0 solutions such as YouTube, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Wikipedia. It provides social collaboration, document management, video services, enterprise services, innovation management, social performance management, and gamification to the organization, thus enabling effective business transformation. Bringing together systems of records such as ERP, CRM, IPM, etc. and systems of engagement such as messaging, search, portals, etc., V+ has helped core business processes embrace the age of social and digital.”

Billed as South Asia’s largest HR event, the National HR Conference 2014 is the flagship learning conference organized by the Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) Sri Lanka. Featuring an impressive line-up of the region’s most succesful entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics, and HR practitioners, the forum is designed to provide a platform for the HR community to gain knowledge, exchange views, share best practices, and to build professional connections.

Over the recent past, Virtusa has been recognized all over the globe for its world class people initiatives and practices including its effective use of social technologies to drive employee engagement. Some of the recent global recognitions include Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in the US, the International Business Award (Stevies) for Best People Practices (for the second consecutive year), the Asia Best Employers Brand Award for HR Excellence, and the Golden Peacock Award for HR Excellence, among others.


About Virtusa

Virtusa Corporation is a global provider of digital business strategy, digital engineering, and information technology (IT) services and solutions that help clients change, disrupt, and unlock new value through innovative engineering. Virtusa serves Global 2000 companies in Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare, Communications, Media, Entertainment, Travel, Manufacturing, and Technology industries.

Virtusa helps clients grow their business with innovative products and services that create operational efficiency using digital labor, future-proof operational and IT platforms, and rationalization and modernization of IT applications infrastructure. This is achieved through a unique approach blending deep contextual expertise, empowered agile teams, and measurably better engineering to create holistic solutions that drive the business forward at unparalleled velocity enabled by a culture of cooperative disruption.

Virtusa is a registered trademark of Virtusa Corporation.  All other company and brand names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective holders.


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