May 12th, 2017: 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.