NEW DELHI- Competent (Nasdaq: CTSH), a leading provider of information technology, consulting and business process services, has been recognized by LinkedIn as one of the best places to work in India for the second consecutive year. Cognizant ranked #3 on the LinkedIn Top Companies 2022 list for India.
LinkedIn Top Companies is an annual ranking of the nation’s 25 best places to work for and shines a light on companies that invest in talent and help build careers that lead to long-term success.
“At Cognizant, our people are at the heart of everything we do,” said Rajesh Nambiar, president of Cognizant India. “Being named one of India’s Top Employers inspires us to continue investing in growing and developing our talent, continuing to improve our employee experience, actively supporting diversity and inclusion and to ensure that our associates reach their full potential.”
To further enhance the employee experience, Cognizant has invested an additional $1 billion to improve career pathing, learning development, improve upward mobility for its employees within the company, and transition to a hybrid work. The company has invested more than 23 million hours in learning and development globally, and more than 130,000 digital courses were completed by associates in 2021 alone.
At Cognizant, associates are at the heart of everything the company focuses on, which includes expanding capabilities in artificial intelligence, cloud, Internet of Things, and software engineering. By leveraging its strong digital skills, the company helps clients around the world harness the power of intuition to anticipate and drive change. As Cognizant continues to grow its digital business, it provides associates with opportunities to work on cutting-edge technologies.
Cognizant also intensified its efforts to foster diversity and inclusion (D&I) and a culture of belonging across the company. Through initiatives such as facilitating return to work after a career hiatus, training for new on-campus hires, leadership development, maternity leave support, and male alliance encouragement, Cognizant helps women associates advance in their careers – every step of the way. Cognizant was named to Forbes’ list of “World’s Best Employers” and “Best Diversity Employers” in 2021.
In India, Cognizant has more than 240,000 associates, representing approximately three-quarters of the company’s global workforce. This year, the company expects to hire 50,000 freshmen, up from 33,000 in 2021.