TCS comes away from Great Employer Awards 2018 with eleven Stevies

18 October 2018 Consultancy.in

Indian IT services giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has come away from the 2018 Great Employers Awards with an impressive eleven ‘Stevies.’ Five of these are Gold Stevies, while two are Silver Stevies and four are Bronze Stevies – all in recognition of the firm’s excellence in HR policy.

Established in 2002, the Stevie Awards are a dedicated platform for recognition of outstanding work in the domain of workforce management and human resources. Specifically, the awards commend a few crucial features of a firm’s workforce such, including its global reach and its internal diversity,

The awards also recognise the environment provided for a workforce, in how far it facilitates innovation, stimulation, flexibility, and a culture of high performance focused on results. Based on this wide variety of criteria, TCS has been recognised with Stevie Awards in as manay as eleven categories.

The firm has been working steadily towards modernising its workforce recently, including concerted efforts to enhance digital capabilities amongst its staff. In the last month, TCS announced that it would offer double the usual entry-level salary in India to 1,000 select candidates who demonstrate skills in the digital domain.

TCS comes away from Great Employer Awards 2018 with eleven Stevies

Overseas, TCS has rapidly gained recognition for its modern and flexible operations, particularly in the North American market. In the US, the firm’s employee-onboarding process is entirely digitalised, while the talent development process is centred entirely around the needs of the employee.

The firm has also gained credit for its overall work for society, particularly in the domain of education. TCS encourages its employees to participate in its collaborative activity with universities and other educational institutions, examples of which are the IEC3 Tech Camp organised with the University of Southern California and the Ignite Innovation Student Challenge organised with Discovery Education.

Commenting on the entries for this year’s Stevies, President & Founder of the Stevie Awards Michael Gallagher said, “The judges were very impressed with the quality of entries we received in the third annual Stevie Award for Great Employers. The dedication these Stevie-winning organisations have to providing great workplaces for employees was evident in each nomination.”

Ajoy Mukherjee, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Human Resources at TCS said, “TCS is honoured to once again receive several of the Stevie Awards for Great Employers. Our progressive, employee-friendly policies, continual investment in upgrading employees' skills and the philosophy of empowering individuals and helping them realise their potential, have made TCS' workforce practices and outcomes an industry benchmark.”

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Grant Thornton named India's best sports services consulting firm

10 April 2019 Consultancy.in

Honouring its work with the Hockey World Cup 2018, global professional services firm Grant Thornton’s India practice has been named the Best Sports Services Consulting Firm at this year’s Sports Excellence Awards held by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM). 

The firm was selected by the Sports & Youth Services Department in the Odisha government last year to manage the Hockey World Cup 2018, which took place in Bhubaneshwar between November and December. 16 teams participated in the event, which was won by Belgium.

Grant Thornton has been laying greater emphasis on its sports consulting services in recent years, particularly in the Indian market. Alongside its position as Project Manager for the Hockey World Cup, the firm is also currently working on projects with the regional governments in the states of Punjab and Kerala.

The projects include  sporting initiatives from both states, and have presumably resulted from Grant Thornton’s demonstration of its ability to manage a sporting event of great scale. The firm has now been formally recognised in New Delhi by ASSOCHAM for its work during the event.Grant Thornton named the Best Sports Services Consulting Firm in India

The firm received the award for the Best Sports Services Consulting Firm in the Sports Excellence Awards division of ASSOCHAM’s National Summit & Awards on Sports Business: Infrastructure, Investment and Merchandising. Sports has become the latest focus for Grant Thornton, in addition to other diversification efforts.

Commenting on the award, CEO of Grant Thornton India Vishesh Chandiok said, “I am absolutely delighted at this occasion of Grant Thornton being awarded as the sports consultancy of the year. Hockey World Cup was not only the biggest sports consulting project ever, but it also ended up being one of the most successful sports events ever hosted in India. I really hope this has set the standard for the future and I would like to congratulate all our 4,000 plus employees in India and more than 50,000 around the world for the encouragement and work on the ground.”

“We realigned our focus on sports advisory about two years back. In these couple of years, we have seen the growing interest of Governments and the private sector in sports and believe that Grant Thornton has global expertise and credentials to meet their requirements. Going forward, we plan to work closely with Governments, the private sector, federations and other stakeholders in developing competitiveness in the sports sector,” he added.