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HCL Certified as Top Employer in the UK for the Ninth Consecutive Year
PUBLISHED DATE: Feb 27, 2015
London, UK, Noida, India – February 27, 2015 - For the ninth consecutive year, HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global IT services provider has been recognised as a Top Employer UK for HR best practices. HCL received this prestigious award by the Top Employers Institute on 26th February in London.
The Top Employer certification recognises leading organisations that provide excellent working conditions, nurture and develop talent and continuously strive to optimise employment practices. This award recognizes HCL’s culture of Ideaprenuership TM that creates an enabling environment for employees due to its future ready people practices. The certification is based on stringent independent third party research, examining companies on HR programmes including talent strategy, career development, performance management and culture.
Building on previous recognitions as one of UK’s Top Employers, HCL’s commitment towards talent development was commended by the judges. HCL’s investments in people, process design and technology that have shaped its global practices ensure it addresses the evolving changes in the workplace and the skills needed by the workforce.
Eleanor Nickerson, Director of UK Operations for the Top Employers Institute said, “Throughout 2014 we’ve seen the increased importance of optimal employee conditions, driving personal and professional development. Our comprehensive research concluded that HCL Technologies provides an outstanding workplace environment, which offers a wide range of creative initiatives to engage and inspire its employees, from secondary benefits to aligned performance management programmes.”
“It is an honour to be recognised once again as a Top Employers for the ninth year in a row,” said Prithvi Shergill Chief Human Resources Officer, HCL Technologies. “It is a testament of our continued investment in people practices that empower our employees to seed, nurture and harvest ideas reflecting the beliefs and behaviours of our culture of ‘ideapreneurship™. We remain committed to ‘invert the pyramid’ so as to support people in creating value for our clients and stakeholders which makes our workforce the differentiator in our strategy”, he added.
The annual Top Employer certification recognises excellent employee conditions of leading employers from around the world. In designing people management programmes, HCL believes that a one-size-fits-all approach dilutes effectiveness. Organisations need to establish forums for discussion, dialogue and debate on what is important to individuals, teams, and organisations. HCL’s beliefs in trust, transparency, flexibility, value-centricity and putting Employees First has helped shape an environment and culture that distinctively makes HCL the world’s largest "ideapreneurshipTM”.
HCL has been recently recognised by industry acclaimed platforms and won several awards including HR Excellence Award 2014 for “Most innovative deployment of HR technology” category and it has been named as a National Champion representing United Kingdom by The European Business Awards under Employer of the Year category.
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 31 countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare & Life sciences. HCL’s organizational beliefs of 'Employees First, Customers Second', ‘Trust, Transparency and Flexibility’, and ‘Value Centricity’ empower its 100,240 Ideapreneurs to create real value for customers by delivering a Relationship Beyond the Contract. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, had consolidated revenues of US$ 5.7 billion, as on 31st December 2014 (on CY basis). For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com
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About The Top Employees Institute
The Top Employers Institute has over 25 years of experience in supporting organisations in creating genuine and differentiated employer brands. The 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 9 key areas of HR practice.
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