India’s Tata Consultancy Services, a leading global IT, consulting and business solutions firm, has said it has been recognised as the UK’s top employer by a certification body for the second time in a row.
TCS is one of just 70 employers to receive a Top Employers accreditation by the Top Employers Institute based on in-depth research into nine core HR criteria: talent strategy, workforce planning, on-boarding, learning and development, performance management, leadership development, career and succession management, compensation and benefits and company culture, it said in a release here.
Established in 1991, the ‘Top Employers’ certification is designed to identify and recognise the world’s leading organisations in the field of HR management and employee conditions.
The award of the certification is based on an industry-leading research methodology, conducted by the Top Employers Institute and audited by Grant Thornton.
Nupur Singh Mallick, HR Director, Tata Consultancy Services UK and Ireland, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the UK’s number one Top Employer for the second year running and are looking forward to building on this progress as we continue to invest in training and development for our staff.
“As one of the UK’s biggest IT and digital employers, TCS’ priority has always been to create a positive, inspiring environment for its employees, giving them a platform to help them realise their potential and our clients access to a world-class talent pool.
Eleanor Nickerson, Director of UK Operations for the Top Employers Institute, said: “Our in-depth examination concluded that Tata Consultancy Services provides an outstanding employee experience, with high quality initiatives that engage, reward and motivate employees, ensuring that people can develop themselves personally and professionally, and build a rewarding career.”
TCS has a UK workforce of over 11,000 employees based across 30 locations, including London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Ipswich, Norwich, Peterborough and Liverpool. The company delivers digital projects in the UK for more than 150 customers, including Boots, BT, Diageo, National Grid, Nationwide, NEST, Marks & Spencer, Thames Water and Virgin Atlantic.
This is sixth consecutive year that TCS has been certified as one of the UK’s top employers, and builds on a number of recent awards in recognition of the company’s employee engagement and development activities, the release said.