Google India has emerged as the 'Best Company to Work For' in a Business Today survey, followed by Accenture India and TCS. The survey was conducted by Business Today with help of knowledge partner PeopleStrong and survey partner Naukri.com.
The awards were given by Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra at a glittering function on Wednesday, in Mumbai. This is the 14th edition of the 'Best Company to Work For Survey', which has 25 winners from various industry sectors like HDFC Bank, Flipkart, Tata Steel, Vodafone and Abbott India.
In his key note address, Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra said Indian corporates have an opportunity and responsibility in the changing investment climate in the country to create a developed nation. "We have the demographic advantage till 2035 because of the young talent. The advantage will shift to Africa by 2050. This is an opportunity for corporates to leapfrog with best practices," he said.
Raj Chengappa, Group Editorial Director (Publishing), India Today Group said in this diverse environment what is most important is to nurture talent by providing good working conditions, gender neutral environment, a culture of meritocracy.
"I must say the 14th edition of this annual survey has some of the best employer brands across sectors and the winners have one thing in common, they care for the employees" he said.
"As we have become increasingly integrated with the global economy, the workplace practices have also started reflecting the new thinking that is taking place among HR managers and operation directors on how to improve productivity while simultaneously keeping the best employees happy and reducing attrition", said Prosenjit Datta, editor, Business Today.
The BT survey was based on an open, web-based questionnaire that was open to all employees across companies and across industries. Naukri administered the survey, while PeopleStrong gave the methodology and the survey analysis. This year's survey was carried out between 28 September 2015 and 18 December 2015.
Naukri.com spliced its active database into different slices based on age, experience, salary levels etc. Targeted questionnaires were sent to 4 million respondents registered with Naukri. In all, 13,000 people came to the survey page. This year, there were over 5,100 respondents to the survey, which asks questions on eight specific parameters. The Maharashtra Chief Minister and Raj Chengappa unveiled BT's special issue on 'Best Companies to Work For'.
The event was followed by a panel discussion, 'Creating the Best Workplace - What Works, What Doesn't' and speakers included Philip Mathew, Chief People Officer, HDFC Bank, Geethaa Ghaneckar, Chief HR Officer, Lifestyle Business, Raymond Limited, Annie Kurian, Vice President & Global HR Leader, Genpact and was moderated by Devashish Sharma, Founding Member and Chief People Officer, PeopleStrong. The panelists were honoured by Sekar Viswanathan, vice president of VIT University.