Bangalore, India, July 14, 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 that it has been conferred with the ‘Award for Innovation in Learning’ at the World HRD Congress Best-in-Class Learning and Development Awards at a glittering ceremony in Mumbai.
The Best-in-Class Learning and Development awards are held annually to celebrate leading organizations’ who have leveraged learning and development in order to significantly advance workforce productivity and performance. The ‘Award for Innovation in Learning’ recognizes Virtusa’s Personal Excellence Program (PEP) and its journey towards becoming an employer of choice.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. R. L. Bhatia, Founder, World CSR Day and World CSR Congress & Project Director – World HRD Congress said, “We are pleased to confer Virtusa with this award for the PEP training they impart as part of the Graduate Talent Program. The training has been successful in embedding excellence, validating Virtusa’s commitment towards building a people-centric organization.”
Accepting the award Dr. Murali Padmanabhan, senior director and global head of Learning & Leadership Development, Virtusa Corporation said, “We are honoured to be recognized by the World HRD Congress for our commitment to develop a strong ‘learning culture’ in the organisation. A key tenet in our corporate mantra of ‘People Excellence’ is to provide our people an environment conducive for continuous learning and personal growth. We believe in the power of innovation and empower our people to achieve higher benchmarks for self and for Virtusa through a strong framework of learning and development.”
Virtusa’s Learning and Development Program:
As a company whose workforce is 86% millennial, Virtusa has made it a top priority to create an environment that not only retains millennial employees, but also engages and empowers them to do their best work. Virtusa regularly solicits feedback from team members, uses a Communications Framework platform to improve communication between team members and its leadership team, and has built custom internal social networks where Virtusans can interact and collaborate. The company also holds interactive “YamJam” sessions using Yammer and leverages gamification, rewarding team members for their dedication and hard work.
Over the years, Virtusa has been recognized all over the globe with numerous awards for its people practices; some of them being: Stevie American Business Awards, International Business Awards, Britain’s Top Employer Award, Golden Peacock Award and Asia’ Best Employer Brand Award.