Three IT companies were named as top 10 UK employers by the Top Employers Institute, with Indian IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services topping the list of 73 companies that have met the organisation’s certification criteria.
Other IT suppliers featured in the top 10 were Canadian company CGI, which acquired Logica in 2012, and Orange Business Services.
The list of 73 certified companies included other IT companies, including two other Indian IT services firms in the form of Cognizant and HCL Technologies. Dimension Data, Arm, SAP UK, Phoenix Group and Fidessa also achieved Top Employers Institute certification.
Companies are measured across core human resources areas such as primary and secondary benefits, working conditions, training and development, career development and company culture. The Top Employer Certification is based on independent research by the Top Employers Institute, which is audited by Grant Thornton.
The Top Employers Institute top 10 UK employers 2015
2. East Coast Mainlines
3. Bureau Veritas
9. Orange Business Services
10. Travis Perkins
“This is the fifth consecutive year that Tata Consultancy Services has been certified as a Top Employer in the UK. TCS shows a steady commitment to its employees, continuously developing processes and offerings that ensure they keep up their status as a Top Employer,” said Eleanor Nickerson, director of UK operations at the Top Employers Institute.
TCS has about 9,000 staff in the UK. Nupur Singh Mallick, HR director at TCS in the UK, said the company values its staff.
“At TCS, our priority has always been to create a positive, inspiring environment for our employees, giving them a platform to help them realise their potential and build a long-term career,” he said.
“We are delighted to have been named as the UK’s top employer for the first time, and to have been awarded the Top Employer Certification for the fifth successive year. We look forward to building on this progress throughout 2015 and beyond, as we continue to invest in training and development for our UK workforce.”
In the past, working for an IT services company has been seen as second class in comparison with being in-house IT. But to win customers, which often involves staff transferring from the customer, IT services firms must become attractive places to work for staff.