WESTBOROUGH, Mass., – (June 4, 2015) – 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, today announced that it has been recognized as one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America. This annual award honors top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their employees. In addition to the Achievers 50 award, Virtusa was also recognized as an elite eight winner for its remarkable and innovative use of social and gamification technology to help boost millennial employee engagement.
The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Awards panel of judges evaluated each applicant based on the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement™: Communication, Leadership, Culture, Rewards & Recognition, Professional & Personal Growth, Accountability & Performance, Vision & Values and Corporate Social Responsibility.
“It is truly an honor to be recognized as an Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplace for the second consecutive year,” said Sundararajan Narayanan, senior vice president and global head of HR, Virtusa. “At Virtusa we follow three basic principles to promote employee engagement. We provide a homegrown platform that makes communicating across our company easy, we promote the theme that there is no bad ideas to encourage active participation from everyone, and we empower our executive team to pave the way for equality across our company by setting strong examples of leadership.”
As a company that is 86 percent Millennial, Virtusa has made it a top priority to create an environment that not only retains Millennials, but also engages and empowers them to do their best work. Virtusa regularly solicits feedback from team members, uses a proprietary Communications Framework platform to improve communication between team members and its leadership team, and has built custom internal social networks where Virtusans can interact and collaborate. The company also holds interactive “YamJam” sessions using Yammer and leverages gamification, rewarding team members for their dedication and hard work.
“This marks our fifth year recognizing incredible, employee-focused companies that are changing the way the world works, and we’re excited to honor them with this award,” said Cheryl Kerrigan, Vice President of Employee Success at Achievers. “These companies are setting the benchmark for standards in employee engagement by making engaging, aligning, and recognizing employees a top priority, which sets them apart from their competition.”
Virtusa was honored alongside other recipients of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Award at their awards gala held in March 2015 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
Achievers delivers an Employee Success Platform™ that enables social recognition, which dramatically increases employee engagement and drives business success. Designed specifically to meet the needs of today’s workplace, it empowers employees to recognize each other in real time and aligns them to the goals of the company. With more than 5,000,000 annual recognitions, the Platform inspires brilliant performance in 110 countries. Visit us at www.achievers.com