NEW YORK: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has been recognized as the Number One ‘Top Employer’ in the United States, second in Canada and third across North America for its exceptional workplace practices, by the Top Employers Institute, an independent organization that certifies companies across the globe.
The Top Employers Institute recognizes enterprises that dedicate themselves to providing the very best working environment for employees through their progressive people-first HR practices.
TCS has ranked highly in the US and Canada for its global standards in digital learning, leadership development, and diversity and inclusion practices. As one of the nation’s largest job creators in the information technology sector, having hired more than 20,000 Americans – including 1,500 college graduates – since 2014, TCS invests deeply in its workforce.
A statement from the company said that in 2019, 90 per cent of TCS’ US employees were re-skilled in the latest digital technologies, tools and platforms, and globally, more than 327,000 employees were trained on multiple new technologies, and over 404,000 trained on Agile methods.
The company said its continued corporate diversity, inclusion and community engagements initiatives have also made a great impact. goIT, TCS’ flagship student-focused experiential learning program that inspires underrepresented students towards careers in technology, reached a new milestone in 2019 by engaging more than 25,000 students since 2009 with the help of over 3,800 TCS employees acting as mentors.
Furthermore, TCS’ lgnite My Future in School program, which provides free professional development and resources for educators to integrate computational thinking into core school subjects such as math, science or social studies, reached more than 550,000 students and 9,000 teachers in 2019.
“By empowering our workforce with the newest digital tools, training and learning opportunities, we ensure the highest quality of services to our customers,” said Surya Kant, President, North America, UK and Europe, TCS.
TCS continues to be an employer of choice in North America, receiving more than 30 awards in the US and Canada in 2019. TCS also invests in platforms and programs that engage employee volunteers and support local communities, including the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, the TCS New York City Marathon, Boston Marathon, and Chicago Marathon.