LONDON, UK, April 13, 2017 – VirtusaPolaris, the market-facing brand of Virtusa Corporation and Polaris Consulting & Services, Ltd., and a leading worldwide provider of information technology (IT) consulting and outsourcing services, today announced that it has been certified as one of the UK’s Top Employers.The seventh consecutive year for Virtusa, the first as VirtusaPolaris since the acquisition. The annual, international research from 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 those which strive to continuously improve employment practices.
“To be recognised as one of Britain’s best employers not once, but seven times, is a real honour,” commented Sundararajan Narayanan, chief people officer at VirtusaPolaris. “Since last year’s acquisition of Polaris Consulting & Services Ltd., we have strengthened our workforce in to one global team. Retaining a sense of shared culture and teamwork among the team members during this time of change was one of our highest priorities, which makes this award feel like even more of an achievement. We’re delighted that the Top Employer’s Institute has recognised this and we’re proud to be able to offer a collaborative, stimulating and exciting workplace that is consistently one of the UK’s best.”
“Innovation is our mantra, and is at the centre of everything our team members work on,” commented Tom Holler, EVP and chief strategy officer at VirtusaPolaris. “As we enter the era of the fourth industrial revolution, and fields such as robotics and Artificial Intelligence begin to grow, attracting the best talent is more competitive than ever. Being named again as a Top Employer in the UK, underlines the success of our appeal to a new generation of creative and skilled professionals. We will continue to invest in creating an environment where the millennial generation workforce can thrive and excel.”
Following the Polaris Consulting & Services acquisition, VirtusaPolaris extended its innovative HR approach to its multigenerational, multinational expanded workforce. This centres on its accredited V+ social business platform; a proprietary, fully gamified tool that fosters a collaborative and engaged environment for staff to operate in. With a large proportion of its global team members falling into the millennial and Generation Z age brackets, VirtusaPolaris is expert at enabling team members to work productively with familiar social tools.
Being named as one of the UK’s Top Employers rounds off a successful 2016 for VirtusaPolaris, during which the company was recognised with several accolades; including recognition for ‘Excellence in HR practices’ at the SLASSCOM Awards in Sri Lanka, and winning three Stevie Awards for its technologies and investor relations excellence.
The Top Employers Institute globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people. Established in 1991, the Top Employers Institute 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.
James Gooding, UK Country Manager for the Top Employers Institute commented, “Optimal employee conditions ensure that people can develop themselves personally and professionally. Our comprehensive research concluded that VirtusaPolaris 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 in February 2017. The Top Employers Institute’s complete list of certified companies is available here: http://www.top-employers.com/Certified-Top-Employers/.