COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, – (March 11, 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,received a Gold award at the HRM Awards 2014 held in Colombo recently. This is the fourth consecutive time that Virtusa has received an award for its millennial friendly HR practices at this biennial event organized by the Association of Human Resource Professionals (AHRP).
“It is an honor to receive a prestigious Gold award at the HRM Awards 2014 and to be acknowledged as one of Sri Lanka’s best employers,” said Chandi Dharmaratne, director (HR) at Virtusa. “Engaging our millennial talent is an enterprise wide focus at Virtusa, especially since they account for over 86% of our global workforce. Through gamification of core business processes, V+, our indigenous social business platform, encourages and enables a high level of interaction between Virtusans across different functions and geographies. This goes a long way in nurturing talent and helping us build an ecosystem of employee engagement excellence.”
Virtusa continues to win accolades for its commitment to employee excellence, hiring and HR practices around the world. Some of the recent awards and recognitions the company has received include the prestigious Stevie awards for ‘HR Department of the Year’, UK’s Top Employer, the Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award, Asia’s Best Employer, Best Places to Work by The Albany Business Review, and Achiever’s Top 50 Most Engaged Work Places Award. Virtusa was also one of the top three finalists in the 2014 Monster HR® award.
Sundararajan Narayanan, senior vice president and global head of HR at Virtusa said, “We recognize the need to create a collaborative, stimulating and exciting workplace that attracts and nurtures the next generation of business leaders. We are committed to leveraging our social business engagement platform, V+, built on gamification principles, to provide an inspiring work experience for our team members, especially millennials and advanced digital users.”
The HRM Awards seek to provide a platform for public and private sector companies in Sri Lanka to assess the effectiveness of their HRM practices. This year, HRP has partnered with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), which is an entirely owned subsidiary and is the largest non-profit HR organization in the world, with over 275,000 members in 160 countries and a history of 66 years.