By Rusen Kumar
MUMBAI: Global IT conglomerate Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has set a new benchmark in gender diversity. TCS is today one of the world’s largest employer of women. TCS has 1,34,542 permanent women employees which represent 34.7% (One third) of its total permanent work force i.e. 3,87,223 as on March 31, 2017., revealed Annual Report, 2016-17.
“The Company has employees from 130 nationalities and is one of the largest employers of women, who constitute 34.7% of our global workforce. The Company had 387,223 employees across 55 countries, as on March 31, 2017, added report.
65 complaints of sexual harassment has registered, of which four are pending, it said. TCS has employed 525 persons with Disabilities. Only 0.02% permanent employees are members of this recognized employee association recognized by the TCS management.
“TCS celebrated the second anniversary of its all-women BPS and IT Centre at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The center employs over 1,000 women, of which 85% are local hires. This innovative socio-economic development model promotes long-term career opportunities for Saudi women.”, report said.
TCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and subscribes to the Tata Code of Conduct in embracing diversity in race, nationality, religion, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, ethnic origin, physical ability, and sexual orientation. Compensation levels are merit-based, determined by qualification, experience levels, special skills if any, and performance. Gender and any of the other diversity parameters do not play a part in determining compensation levels.
“TCS has a welldefined Diversity and Inclusion Policy. TCS’ diversity-focused talent acquisition strategy has resulted in greater diversity of gender, geographic locations, and academic discipline. TCS is today one of the world’s largest employer of women.”, report added.
“Our local hiring programs in various geographies are progressing well. In FY 2017, we recruited over 11,500 employees outside India, including students from leading engineering campuses and business schools in the US. This has allowed us to bring down our dependence on work visas significantly.”, TCS said.
“In FY 2017, TCS hired 78,912 employees across the world. The Company’s onboarding platforms give new employees a consistent, world-class integration experience”, added.
Founded in 1968 as part of the Tata group, TCS is headquartered in Mumbai, India and is
a public limited company, listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and BSE Ltd. (Bombay Stock Exchange) in India. TCS is among the world’s top 10 IT service providers.