From the Economic Times
Noida-based IT services company, RMSI, has won the best workplaces 2008 awards. The awards are the outcome of a survey conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute (GPTW) India, in partnership with The Economic Times.
Marriott Hotels India and Google India were the first and second runners-up, respectively. The announcements were made on Friday in Mumbai.
Speaking at the event, GPTW CEO, Prasenjit Bhattacharya said: “Trust in management, pride in one’s job and camaraderie are the three things that makes an organisation a great place to work.” The study, that gave two-third weightage to employee feedback and a third to a structured questionnaire, surveyed more than 36,000 employees across 250 companies. Of these, the top 50 companies were recognised at the event.
Emphasising the role of people, Tarun Das, chief mentor, confederation of Indian Industries (CII), said: “We need to adopt a PPPP approach i.e. public private and people partnership to make this country a great place to work. Also, women need to come to the centrestage. This does not mean I support reservation bug, they need to be given due recognition.”
This year, manufacturing companies made a comeback as they were the second most-represented sector (24%) after the IT (26%). Of the top 50 companies, while 11 belonged to the IT space, 10 were from the manufacturing sector. Cadbury’s, Agilent Technologies and American Express were some other companies that featured in the top 10 list.
Ah well, another year another ranking. How do these rankings actually affect people's choice of a workplace? Would you join say an RMSI over any other IT services company all other things (role, location, salary) remaining same? And if Trust in management, pride in one’s job and camaraderie are the three things that makes an organisation a great place to work then how can organizations consciously build "pride in one's job"? Isn't than an intrinsic attitude to the employee? Does the organization need to select people on the basis of attitude, then?