Cognizant (NASDAQ) has been named a Top Employer in Europe for 2016 by Top Employers Institute in five countriesâ€”Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. The annual research undertaken by the Institute recognizes leading employers around the world that excel in offering outstanding employee conditions, develop and nurture talent through all levels of the organization, and strive to continuously optimize employment practices.
Across all five countries, Cognizant excelled in its organization-wide talent strategy and active role played by executive management in its development and implementation. Other key competencies recognized were a globally defined learning and development strategy and execution and leadership development through strong leadership competency models and assessments. In addition, Cognizant was rated highly for its culture of ethics and integrity.
"Being named as a Top Employer in Europe is a testament to our employee-centric policies. We have a strong focus on developing our talent and leadership combined with an entrepreneurial culture that encourages individuals to grow and develop, both personally and professionally," said Santosh Thomas, Executive Vice President for Continental Europe and APAC at Cognizant. "This recognition as a Top Employer will further raise our visibility among new university graduates and experienced professionals as we continue to recruit top talent across Europe."
"Optimal employee conditions ensure that people can develop and grow in their careers," added Dennis Utter, Global Business Director for the Top Employers Institute. "Our comprehensive research concluded that?Cognizant provides an outstanding employment environment allowing employees to shape their careers, and a management team that actively promotes further development. Cognizant offers a wide range of creative initiatives, from secondary benefits and working conditions to performance-management programs that are well thought through and truly aligned with the company culture."