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

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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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