Firstsource Solutions receives IIP 'We invest in people' Gold accreditation award for second time in row

The Gold accreditation is currently held by only 17% of IIP accredited organizations.

Sep 21, 2021 01:09 IST India Infoline News Service

Firstsource Solutions has received the Gold accreditation against the Investors in People (IIP) Standard for its UK operations. The Gold accreditation is currently held by only 17% of IIP accredited organizations.

The achievement is even more significant considering the unprecedented challenges faced by organizations in the wake of the global health crisis. Firstsource, a leading global provider of customized Business Process Management (BPM) services, employs 28,000 people across four geographies – of whom 5,300 are based in the UK.

Vipul Khanna, MD and Chief Executive Officer, Firstsource, said: “Empowering and developing our people is our greatest priority. This accreditation is an important recognition of Firstsource’s leading practices in human resource management and development. As a company, we are building a purpose-led, scalable, agile organization; one that is healthy in every aspect. As we expand our footprint in the UK market, we are committed to continuing our investments in targeted HR initiatives that help our people thrive and succeed, in turn advancing our organization’s purpose.”

In its assessment report, IIP lauded Firstsource for addressing employee needs by cultivating internal talent, providing support programs that include coaching and blended learning, as well as proactively identifying and developing the skills leaders will need in the future. It identified seven areas of strength for Firstsource, including ‘People feel empowered to carry out their jobs’ and ‘People are proud of collective achievement through a period of great uncertainty and challenge.

GOLD accreditation acknowledges Firstsource’s commitment to continually reflect, learn, adapt, and drive improvement through culture, processes, systems, strategy and people. It reflects the strength of the leadership that cascades down from the CEO to the associates and the policies and procedures that make Firstsource a great place to work.

At around 1.50 pm, Firstsource was trading at Rs197.10 per piece down 3.3% on Sensex. 

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