CGI, Cognizant and TCS have in the UK received the Top Employers certificate for their excellence in employee offerings and nurturing of talent. CGI and TCS have in addition also been named a Top Employers at a European level, testimony to their Top Employer status in >5 European countries.
On an annual basis, the Top Employers Institute awards the Top Employers certification to organisations that demonstrate the highest standards of excellence in employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation, and strive to continuously optimise employment practices. In order to qualify for the certification, organisations need to participate in an analysis of their HR environment and go through validation and an external audit. After this, performance scores are rated against an international standard on a number of criteria: talent strategy, workforce planning, on-boarding, learning & development, performance management, leadership development, career and succession management, compensation and benefits, and culture. Only organisations that achieve the required level will earn the Top Employers certification.
Among the 73 organisations certified as Top Employers in the UK, three consulting firms are to be found: CGI, Cognizant and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Both CGI and TCS, in addition to their UK certification, earned the Top Employers Europe 2015 certification, given to organisations that are named Top Employer in at least five individual countries in Europe.
Business magazine Fortune recently released its ‘Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For’, a list which identifying the globe’s best employers. The Sunday Times also revealed its best companies to work for ranking, which consists, among others, of the ‘Best Big Companies To Work For’ and the ‘Best Small Companies To Work For’.