Virtusa Wins 'Award for Innovation in Learning' at the World HRD Congress

CR Team | Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 09:52 IST

Bangalore: The leading global business consulting and IT outsourcing company, Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ:VRTU) was recently crowned with the ‘Award for Innovation in Learning’ at the coveted World HRD Congress Best-in-Class Learning and Development Awards at Mumbai. Virtusa was nominated for the award based on its Personal Excellence Program (PEP) and the journey towards becoming an ‘employer of choice’.

Headquartered in U.S., Virtusa Corporation offers high-value IT services that enhances client’s business performance leveraging increased productivity and improved customer services. Founded in 1996, the company has been building application platforms for the clients that create competitive advantage. With the current market cap of $992.36 million, Virtusa serves 2000 companies and leading software vendors across the globe and across domains.

Virtusa regularly gets feedback from team members and uses a Communications Framework platform to enhance communication between team members and its leadership team and has built custom internal social networks where Virtusans can interact and collaborate. In addition, its interactive sessions named ‘YamJam’ using Yammer leverages gamification which is a way of rewarding team members for their dedication and hard work. This approach has led the company for the award. The award is organized annually every February for appreciating companies who have leveraged learning and development in order to significantly advance workforce productivity and performance.

Commenting on the award Dr. Murali Padmanabhan, Senior Director and Global Head, Learning & Leadership Development, Virtusa Corporation says, “We are honoured to be recognized by the World HRD Congress for our commitment to develop a strong ‘learning culture’ in the organization. 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”.

“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,” adds Dr. R. L. Bhatia, Founder, World CSR Day and World CSR Congress & Project Director, World HRD Congress.

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