London: Tata Consultancy Services has been named as the top employer in Europe for the third consecutive year by a top employers certification agency, citing the Indian IT major as an "exceptional performer" in nine core human resources areas.
TCS, the leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, has been certified as top employer in eight European countries - the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway by Top Employers Institute.
The company has been recognised as an exceptional performer across nine core human resources areas -- talent strategy, workforce planning, onboarding, learning and development, performance management, leadership development, career and succession management, compensation and benefits, and organisational culture.
The TCS was ranked as the overall number one in a process that assessed 688 organisations across Europe.
Only companies that have been certified as a top employer in at least five individual countries in Europe are eligible for the award.
In the UK, the company secured the certification for the fifth year in a row while it was certified for the third consecutive year in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, and for the second time in Sweden and Denmark.
For the first time, the company was certified in Norway.
"We are honoured and delighted to have been rated as the leading employer for the third consecutive year. TCS is the IT services market leader in customer satisfaction in Europe," TCS executive vice president and global head, human resources Ajoy Mukherjee said in a statement.
"We believe that the main driver of satisfaction is our extremely talented workforce of 318,000 global professionals, and our relentless focus on hiring and retaining the best talent across Europe will continue," Mr Mukherjee said.
The Top Employers Institute is an independent organisation that identifies top performers in the field of Human Resources worldwide.
Apart from Europe, TCS is also a recognised as a Top Employer in Latin America and North America.
The annual international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognises leading employers around the world -- those that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation, and which strive to continuously optimise employment practices.