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Airtel wins Aon Best Employer India Award

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Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications services provider, has won the Aon Best Employer India 2017 Award for its innovative people practices.

The Company was recognized for achieving high levels of employee engagement and its well established people practices and leadership intent. Airtel also scored high on employer brand and innovative HR practices, in particular, the use of a chatbot for its campus hiring program.

Srikanth Balachandran, Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Bharti Airtel said, “At Airtel, our people are the core of the organization and we are delighted to receive this recognition from Aon. This is a testament to the innovation we have undertaken on the people front, especially by leveraging technology to build a digital organization. I would like to thank the esteemed jury for recognizing our efforts and considering us worthy of this honour.” 

The Aon Best Employer is a globally renowned platform and the India chapter jury for 2017 comprised of eminent business leaders and academicians including Leo Puri, Managing Director at UTI Asset Management Company; Dr. Omkar Goswami, Founder and Chairman at CERG Advisory; Chanda Kochhar, MD & CEO at ICICI Bank; Prof Vasanthi Srinivasan, IIM-Bangalore; and Sanjiv Mehta, CEO & MD at Hindustan Unilever Ltd.

The Aon Best Employers study was first conducted in Asia in 2001. The purpose of the program is to gain insights into companies that are creating real competitive advantage through their people, to explore what makes a workplace of choice and to identify the Best Employers in the region.

About the Study

The Aon Best Employers program is the most comprehensive study of its kind in Asia Pacific. It is run in 12 markets: Australia & New Zealand China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand as well as in the Middle East.

A total of 119 organizations representing 14 key industries, cumulatively employing approximately 520,000 employees, participated in the 2017 Aon Best Employers India study.

The study research methodology involves a rigorous process, conducted over a nine-month period that culminates in a solid, credible list of Best Employers decided by an external panel of independent jury. The Aon Best Employers India 2017 edition is in partnership with Business Insider and People Matters.

To find out more about the Aon Best Employers – India 2017 Study or to inquire about the next edition of the Best Employers program starting soon, please contact bestemployersindia@aonhewitt.com

 

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