LONDON, UK, February 24, 2016 – 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 one of UK’s Top Employers for the sixth consecutive year. The annual international research, undertaken by the Top Employers Institute, recognises leading employers around the world; those that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation, and which strive to continuously optimise employment practices.
“To be certified as one of the UK’s top employers for the sixth consecutive year is a real achievement,” said Sundararajan Narayanan, senior vice president and global head of HR at Virtusa. “With team members spread across the globe, retaining a sense of shared culture and commitment among staff is one of Virtusa’s highest priorities. Being awarded this certification for the sixth year running shows that our work in creating a collaborative, stimulating and exciting workplace has made Virtusa a perennially attractive option for the best and the brightest in the UK.”
The majority of Virtusa’s employee base are millennials, as such, Virtusa has sought to create an engaging environment that empowers them to do their best work and reach their full potential. The company’s employee-focused policies have also been recognised globally. Being named as one of the UK’s Top Employers also rounds off a successful 2015 for Virtusa, in which its HR department was recognised with several accolades; including as one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America, ‘Gold Stevie Award for Excellence in Human Resources’, Best College Recruiting Program at the National Talent Management Leadership awards, India; and an award for being one of Sri Lanka’s ‘Best Companies to Work For’.
“Digital innovation is at the heart of everything we do,” said Sameet Gupte, executive vice president, global head of Banking and Financial Services and managing director, Europe. “This applies not just to our clients, but also forms the basis of what we do for our team members. Given London’s emergence as the world’s FinTech capital, attracting the best talent is more competitive than ever. As such, 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.”
The Top Employers Institute globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people. Now in its 25th year, the Top Employers Institute uses international standards and independent research to identify those companies excelling in HR management. Companies are 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: “The Top Employers Institute examines the HR practices and offerings that each participating company puts in place for its people, to create and maintain optimal employee conditions. Our in-depth examination concluded that Virtusa provides an outstanding employee experience, with high quality initiatives that engage, reward and motivate employees, ensuring that people can develop themselves personally and professionally, and build a rewarding career.”
Top Employers UK celebrated with this year’s certified companies at an awards dinner in February 2016. The Top Employers Institute’s complete list of certified companies for 2015 is available here: http://www.top-employers.com/Certified-Top-Employers/.
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.
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