Virtusa Polaris Named Among UK’s Top Employers




(PRESS RELEASE) – VirtusaPolaris, the market-facing brand of Virtusa Corporation and Polaris Consulting & Services, Ltd., and a leading worldwide provider of information technology (IT) consulting and outsourcing services, announced that it has been certified as one of the UK’s Top Employers.

The seventh consecutive year for Virtusa, the first as VirtusaPolaris since the acquisition. The annual, international research from 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 those which strive to continuously improve employment practices.

To be recognised as one of Britain’s best employers not once, but seven times, is a real honour,” commented Sundararajan Narayanan, chief people officer at VirtusaPolaris. “Since last year’s acquisition of Polaris Consulting & Services Ltd., we have strengthened our workforce in to one global team. Retaining a sense of shared culture and teamwork among the team members during this time of change was one of our highest priorities, which makes this award feel like even more of an achievement. We’redelighted that the Top Employer’s Institute has recognised this and we’re proud to be able to offer a collaborative, stimulating and exciting workplace that is consistently one of the UK’s best.

Innovation is our mantra, and is at the centre of everything our team members work on,” commented Tom Holler, EVP and chief strategy officer at VirtusaPolaris. “As we enter the era of the fourth industrial revolution, and fields such as robotics and Artificial Intelligence begin to grow, attracting the best talent is more competitive than ever. Being named again as a Top Employer in the UK, underlines the success of our appeal to a new generation of creative and skilled professionals. We will continue to invest in creating an environment where the millennial generation workforce can thrive and excel.

Following the Polaris Consulting &Services acquisition, VirtusaPolaris extended its innovative HR approach to its multigenerational, multinational expanded workforce. This centres on its accredited V+ social business platform; aproprietary, fully gamified tool that fosters a collaborative and engaged environment for staff to operate in. With a large proportion of its global team members falling into the millennial and Generation Zage brackets, VirtusaPolarisis expert at enabling team members to work productively with familiar social tools.

Being named as one of the UK’s Top Employers rounds off a successful2016 for VirtusaPolaris, during which the company was recognisedwithseveral accolades;includingrecognition for ‘Excellence in HR practices’ at the SLASSCOM Awards in Sri Lanka, and winning three Stevie Awards for its technologies and investor relations excellence.

The Top Employers Institute globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people. Established in 1991,the Top Employers Institute uses international standards and independent research to identify those companies excelling in HR management. Companies were assessed based on key HR-related areas, including: talent strategy, workforce planning, on-boarding, learningand development, performance management, leadership development, career and succession management, compensation and benefits, and culture.

James Gooding, UK Country Manager for the Top Employers Institute commented, “Optimal employee conditions ensure that people can develop themselves personally and professionally. Our comprehensive research concluded that VirtusaPolaris provides an outstanding employment environment and offers a wide range of creative initiatives, from secondary benefits and working conditions, to performance-management programmes that are well thought out and truly aligned with the culture of their company.

Top Employers UK celebrated alongside this year’s certified companies at an awards dinner in February 2017. The Top Employers Institute’s complete list of certified companies is available here:


About VirtusaPolaris

VirtusaPolaris, the market-facing brand reflecting the combined strengths of Virtusa Corporation and Polaris Consulting & Services, Ltd. is a global provider of information technology (IT) consulting and outsourcing services that accelerate business outcomes for Global 2000 companies and leading software vendors in banking and financial services, insurance, healthcare, telecommunications, technology, media and entertainment.

VirtusaPolaris’ solutions address the CXOs’ dual challenge of growing revenues while improving IT cost efficiencies. VirtusaPolaris’ digital services leverage innovative new technologies to reimagine the customer experience, increasing retention and creating lasting value. VirtusaPolaris’ preemptive outsourcing solutions help clients reduce risk and improve IT operations.

VirtusaPolaris delivers services across the IT lifecycle, including consulting, solution design, technology selection, implementation, testing and maintenance & support, including infrastructure support. Inheriting a strong heritage in software engineering, VirtusaPolaris is highly qualified to both develop and maintain software, using a proven platforming methodology and advanced Agile and Accelerated Solution Design techniques to reliably produce results on time and within budget.

Holding a record of success across industries and unparalleled domain expertise, VirtusaPolaris understands clients’ business challenges best and uses that to deliver distinctive, differentiated and innovative application of technology to solve those problems. Examples of large business transformations completed include the world’s largest P&C claims modernization program, one of the largest corporate customer portals for a premier global bank, an order to cash implementation for a multinational telecommunications provider, and digital transformations for media and banking companies.

Virtusa Corporation is headquartered in Massachusetts, and together with Polaris, has 50 offices across North America, Europe and Asia.

Polaris Consulting & Services is a subsidiary of Virtusa Corporation. Copyright © 2016 Virtusa Corporation. All Rights Reserved.



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