DHL Express and Marriott Hotels are among some of the best employers to work for in India, according to Aon Hewitt.
The employers were recognised in the consultancy’s Best Employers Programme.
Telecomm infrastructure firm Bharti Infratel was awarded the title best employer for its commitment to engagement.
DHL Express was awarded for its engagement of generation Y, while Starwood Hotels and Resorts was named best employer for women.
Marriott Hotels picked up the Aon Hewitt Voice of Employee award, which is based on employee opinion scores.
Other employers recognised as best employers in India included:
- Bajaj Finance.
- Bharti Infratel.
- Blue Dart Express.
- Franklin Templeton Asset Management.
- Godrej Agrovet.
- Godrej Consumer Products.
- Roche Diagnostics.
- Whirpool of India.
The organisations were recognised at Aon Hewitt’s Best employer in India 2015 awards, a part of its Best Employers Programme. This means that organisations have a strong commitment and performance from its employees; drive business results through people practices; and manage the business in ways that build long-term success and sustainability.
In addition, Aon Hewitt’s Best employers Asia 2015 study, found that reward and recognition, brand and career opportunities arethe top three areas where employees are demanding improvement from their employers in India.
It also found that generation Y engagement for employers in the country stood at 85%, which represents an increase of 14 percentage points from last year.
In addition, engagement with female staff in named best employers was at 82%, an increase of six percentage points from 2014.
Sushil Bhasin, project manager of the Best Employers Programme at Aon Hewitt in India, said: “It is possible for everyone to become a best employer. If they have articulated the destination they want to head to and have planned their journey wisely.
“Participation in the programme brings a wide range of benefits for organisations, such as finding out how employees perceive and rate their employer, the reasons why they are attracted to certain employer brands, and the type of organisational culture they value sufficiently to stay and strive.
“The study also provides a benchmark against competitors in the market.”
Sandeep Chaudhary, chief executive officer of Aon Hewitt Consulting in India, added:“The 2015 edition of the Best Employers programme has helped us identify what the future steps for organisations that want to engage their employees should be.
“We have looked back in history, and charted the path India has taken over the past 15 years.
“A key finding that has emerged is that best employers are not always the big and prominent employers.
“One-third of best employers have been small and emerging employers where the differentiator is not always about the most innovative practices, it is a lot about doing small things consistently.”