Bharti Airtel Bags India’s Best Employer Award from Aon Hewitt

Bharti Airtel today announced that it had received the Aon Best Employer India 2017 Award for its innovative employee practices. The Aon Best Employers program is one the most comprehensive study of an organisation’s practices in Asia Pacific. A total of 119 organisations representing 14 key industries have participated in the survey of 2017.


And, Airtel has been given the award for achieving high levels of employee engagement, well-established people practices, and leadership intent in India. Airtel uses a chatbot for its campus hiring program, which is one of the unique processes in the industry and the firm also scored big on employer brand and innovative HR practices.

Srikanth Balachandran, Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Bharti Airtel said, “At Airtel, our people are the core of the organisation, 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 organisation. I would like to thank the esteemed jury for recognising our efforts and considering us worthy of this honour.”

Speaking about the Aon Best Employers Program, it was first conducted in Asia in 2001. The main motto of the program is to gain insights into companies that are creating real competitive advantage through their employees, to explore what makes a workplace of choice and to identify the Best Employers in a particular region.

The study research methodology involves a rigorous process, conducted over a nine-month period that culminates in a solid, credible list of Best Employers decided by an external panel of independent jury. The Aon Best Employers India 2017 edition is in partnership with Business Insider and People Matters.

The Indian jury for 2017 Aon Best Employer award comprises of popular business leaders such as 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.

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May 13, 2017 6:38 am 6:38 AM

Since they are well trained to fool customers with fooling tariffs. 3G /2G/4G Rs. 400

May 14, 2017 12:00 pm 12:00 PM

@Sudharsan – you have never worked at AIRTEL to know how well this company takes care of its employees. I have. For 10 years.

May 15, 2017 1:59 am 1:59 AM

Now I got why you are always supporting Airtel blindly. Airtel employee will always support Airtel.
You are never a customer. So you won’t see the pain of customer, when your company deducts balance illegally.
You know how to enjoy on our money which was looted by your Company. You take our money and scold us on public forum for telling the truth.
This is why I hate Airtel and it’s scammer employees. Will you & your company ever reform? or will continue bashing customers?

May 13, 2017 12:50 am 12:50 AM

Now days every operator getting award for some thing.

But its good to see best employer award for Airtel.

So this way MTNL also should get best of best employer award. It is becoz MTNL’s uncle and aunties are lasy and dont even know there own plans some times and MTNL is paying salary as per 6th pay commission, free calls and other benefits.
So MTNL is more eligible then AIrtel for best employee award.

May 14, 2017 12:01 pm 12:01 PM

@ARIF – many will criticise AIRTEL (cause grapes are sour) but from an EMPLOYEE PERSPECTIVE this is one of the best companies to work for. I have been fortunate to be a part of this wonderful organisation in both East (Kolkata) and South (Hyderabad) India.

May 12, 2017 10:21 pm 10:21 PM

These self congratulatory groups are like the Indian commercial movie industry award shows. Has no worth. Airtel customers are fed up of Airtel’s lack of customer support (in Pune, at least). Case in point: Emailed Airtel on 25-Apr cuz Airtel franchise store were lacking in any customer centric attitude or willingness to fix the 3G connectivity issues in Pune AND I received call from Airtel on 9th May. Airtel is a sham ala Kingfisher.

May 14, 2017 12:03 pm 12:03 PM

@Prithvi – to some people NOTHING has any worth. They go through their lives aimlessly, not appreciating the value of BEING ALIVE. From their comments you seem to be one of these lost souls.

“Casting pearls before swine” will not bring any appreciative comments, my friend.