Mumbai– IT services company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said on Monday it has been named the United Kingdom’s top employer for the second consecutive year by Top Employer Institute.

Eleanor Nickerson
Eleanor Nickerson

“We are delighted to have been awarded the UK’s number one Top Employer for the second year running and are looking forward to building on this progress as we continue to invest in training and development for our staff,” said a company statement, quoting Nupur Singh Mallick, HR director of TCS UK and Ireland.

TCS is one of the 70 employers to receive Top Employer Institute’s accreditation which assesses companies on nine core Human Resource (HR) criteria

The HR criteria include talent strategy, workforce planning, on-boarding, learning and development, performance management, leadership development, career and succession management, compensation and benefits, and company culture, the statement said.

Established in 1991, Top Employers certification identifies and recognises world’s leading companies in HR management and conditions employing industry-leading research methodology and audited by Grant Thornton.

“The Top Employers Institute examines the HR practices and offerings that each participating company puts in place for its people, to create and maintain optimal employee conditions,” Eleanor Nickerson, director, UK operations, Top Employers Institute, was quoted as saying.

Tata Group company TCS employs more than 11,000 employees across 30 locations in UK and serves more than 150 clients including Boots, BT, Diageo, National Grid, Nationwide, NEST, Marks & Spencer, Thames Water and Virgin Atlantic and others.