London, UK – (March 11, 2015)– 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 certified as a Top Employer UK for the fifth time in as many years.
“We are really excited to be certified as a Top Employer for the fifth time,” said Sundararajan Narayanan, senior vice president and global head of HR at Virtusa. “With such a large and diverse workforce, we recognise at Virtusa the need to create a collaborative, stimulating and exciting workplace that attracts and nurtures the next generation of business leaders. We are proud of our social business engagement platform, built on gamification principles, that provides an inspiring work experience for our team members, especially millennials and advanced digital users.”
With over 9,000 global employees, Virtusa is an HR innovator across its worldwide operations; in particular, using technology solutions to ensure all staff, at all levels, are able to contribute to the running of the business. To deliver this aim, Virtusa designed its proprietary social business platform, V+, which has been in use since 2010. With close to 86% of global team members being millennials, Virtusa recognised the need to use technology that would enable the businesses’ digital natives to work productively with familiar social tools.
Being named as one of the UK’s Top Employers also caps a great 2014 for Virtusa, in which its HR department was recognised with several accolades; including a Stevie Award for 'Best HR Department in the U.S', an award for ‘Asia’s Best Employer’ and the ‘Employee Engagement’ award in Sri Lanka. Virtusa’s HR excellence has also been praised with several high profile media articles featuring its HR expertise; including in The Guardian, HRZone andHR Magazine.
“We continue to build on the outstanding team that we have. Our innovative and millennial-focused people strategy not only allows us to attract the best, but also groom talent from within the company,” said Sameet Gupte, Virtusa’s senior vice president and managing director for Europe. “Being named again as a Top Employer in the UK underlines the success of our appeal to a new generation of skilled professionals, and we will continue to assess how we can best meet their needs. I am extremely proud to be part of such a dynamic and inspirational team.”
The Top Employers Institute globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people. Now in its 15th year, Top Employers uses international standards and independent research to identify those companies excelling in HR management. Companies were assessed based on key HR-related areas, including; talent strategy, workforce planning, on-boarding, learning and development, performance management, leadership development, career and succession management, compensation and benefits, and culture.
Eleanor Nickerson, Director of UK Operations for the Top Employers Institute said, “Optimal employee conditions ensure that people can develop themselves personally and professionally. Our comprehensive research concluded that Virtusa provides an outstanding employment environment, and offers a wide range of creative initiatives, from secondary benefits and working conditions, to performance-management programmes that are well thought out, and truly aligned with the culture of their company.”
Top Employers UK celebrated alongside this year’s certified companies at an awards dinner on February 26 2015. The Top Employers Institute’s complete list of certified companies for 2015 is available here: http://www.top-employers.com/Certified-Top-Employers/.