TCS named UK's �Top Employer�
Thursday, 12th May 2011
Tata Consultancy Services announced that it has been certified as one of Britain�s Top Employers for 2011, by The CRF Institute.
The certification, based on independent research done by the CRF Institute and audited by Grant Thornton, demonstrated that TCS performed exceptionally well across all 11 key areas of HR practice. In particular, the survey recognized that the company has outstanding policies, a �make it happen� culture, is dedicated to the long term development of its staff in the UK and offers excellent working conditions. This performance culminated with TCS being ranked as one of the five highest ranked large organisations in the country along with Thomson Reuters, G4S plc., Centrica Plc. and MacDonald�s UK.
Elaborating the rationale of the awards, Mr. Steven Veenendaal, CEO of the CRF Institute noted, �The combination of an aging workforce, the economic recovery, and staff shortage in certain industries are making employers increasingly aware of the importance of selecting and retaining the right people and making sure they come into work motivated and engaged,� He further added, �CRF certified top employer organisations like TCS have put the welfare of their employees at the top of their list of priorities and are doing exceptionally well in offering their employees the best working conditions. We believe that its benefits will be translated in the long-term sustainability of these companies.�
Previously certified as a UK �Investors in people�, TCS contributes towards the future of the UK workforce through partnerships with leading UK academic institutions including London Business School, Said Business School and King�s College amongst others. TCS� UK workforce has grown by over 120% over five years since 2006 and the company currently employs over 2500 locally hired staff, including its UK subsidiary - Diligenta.
TCS� Vice President & Head of Europe, Mr. Lakshminarayanan is on the board of eSkills Council IT and Telecoms Board, working with UK government to prepare for the challenges of the global marketplace.
�Our employees are our foremost strength. We have always believed that knowledge, skills and talent development are key ingredients for strengthening and growing an economy. In this regard, we have been committed to bridging the knowledge and skill experience gap in the UK through apprenticeship, partnership and entrepreneurship programmes that help young people develop their IT and business skills, achieve recognised qualifications, and help raise the competitiveness of the UK in the global economy." said Mr. A S Lakshminarayanan.
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