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HCL recognised as Britain’s Top Employer for the Eighth Consecutive Year
PUBLISHED DATE: Mar 12, 2014
London/Noida – March 12, 2014 – For the eighth successive year, CRF Institute recognised HCL Technologies as one of Britain's Top Employers for its employee friendly HR policies and practices. The award ceremony was attended by the business leaders and HR experts from across industries in London on March 11th.
The certification is based on detailed independent research conducted by the CRF Institute, which validated HCL Tech’s outstanding HR policies, practices and employee-driven initiatives. Companies were judged on the basis of their scores in the HR related activities, which include Primary and Secondary Benefits, Company Culture, Training and Development, Working Conditions and Career Development.
“It is a matter of immense pride for us to receive the award yet again. The recognition reinforces that the tenets of our management model - Employee First, Customer Second, continue to create a distinctive experience for people working at HCL in United Kingdom” said Prithvi Shergill, Chief Human Resources Officer, HCL Technologies. “Over the last year we have refreshed our performance, learning, reward, career and talent management processes to reflect our culture of ‘ideapreneurship™’ that engages , enables and empowers people to ideate, decide and act. We remain committed to ‘invert the pyramid’ and support our people in creating value for our clients and stakeholders making our workforce the differentiator in our strategy”, he added.
Eleanor Nickerson, Manager of UK Operations for Top Employers Institute said, “In 2013 we’ve seen trends of the last couple of years starting to come to fruition with many Top Employers starting to reap the results from the coaching, mentoring, and apprenticeship programmes they’ve implemented.”
“We’re seeing a heavier focus on succession planning, in particular with companies developing their current and future leadership. Many of our certified companies have developed creative and inclusive leadership programmes that help to develop their top talent and ensure that it’s a win-win situation – you have engaged employees who have an exciting and rewarding career path ahead of them, and organisations with talented, long-term leadership that’s aligned with their business.”
ideaprenuership™, HCL’s distinctive culture strengthens the sense of purpose with which work is done, encourages autonomy and builds mastery in the workforce that leads to organizational and in turn individual growth. The unique culture has led to acclaim by the industry experts of innovation seen in functional areas across talent development, acquisition and HR technology. Recently, HCL has received the 2014 Leadership Award awarded by UN Women and UN Global Compact to recognize it as a champion of the articulated Women’s Empowerment Principles.
The CRF Institute has 20 years’ experience in supporting organisations in creating genuine and differentiated employer brands. The Britain’s Top Employers project is a unique combination of HR policy-based research, certification and promotion. All participants are asked to complete a comprehensive research programme called the HR Best Practices Survey, which is designed to give deep insights into a company’s performance across 11 key areas of HR practice.
About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company working with clients in the areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its emergence on global landscape after its IPO in 1999, HCL has focused on 'transformational outsourcing', underlined by innovation and value creation, offering an integrated portfolio of services including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and R&D services and Business services. HCL leverages its extensive global offshore infrastructure and network of offices in 31countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare & Life sciences. HCL takes pride in its philosophy of 'Employees First, Customers Second' which empowers its 88,332 transformers to create real value for the customers. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, had consolidated revenues of US$ 5.0 billion, as on 31st December 2013 (on LTM basis). For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com