Bangalore, India, September 19, 2014: Virtusa Corporation, a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer experience, today announced wining the Asia’s Best Employer Award 2014 under ‘Best HR Strategy in line with Business’ category. For the 2nd consecutive year, Virtusa has been recognized for pushing the boundaries of HR best practices and its contributions to the development of the HR practice in Asia.
Hailed as one of the most prestigious awards in the region, it was presented by Employer Branding Institute, World HRD Congress and Stars of the Industry Group at a grand ceremony on 1st August, 2014 at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore.
Virtusa’s submission has set the standard for innovation and creativity for Virtusa through the use of gamification. Using gamification, Virtusa has successfully enhancing employee engagement and productivity, allowing it to attract and retain 86% of digitally savvy Millennial generation of employees. Gamification techniques such as hiring contests, scorecards, leaderboards and badges are frequently used at Virtusa to establish performance benchmarks, augment sales and client delivery and transform every employee to a brand ambassador.
“We firmly believe that a happy workforce reflects the health of an organization,” said Sundararajan Narayanan, senior vice president and global HR head at Virtusa. “Gamification is one of the many strategic tools that HR organizations can adopt to engage a digital workforce, improve people-centricity and set up a platform for HR innovations. We are proud to receive this award that acknowledges our efforts in developing new and innovative HR policies that engage our employees and enhance productivity.”
Some of Virtusa’s recent recognitions across geographies include the Silver Stevie Award for Human Resources Department of the Year, The Times Union and Workplace Dynamics Top Places to Work, the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces list, the International Business Award (Stevie’s) for Best People Practices (the second consecutive year), the Asia Best Employers Brand Award for HR Excellence and the Golden Peacock Award for HR Excellence among others.