Bangalore, India - July 13, 2009
Infosys BPO, the business process outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys Technologies, today announced that it has received the " ASTD Excellence in Practice Award " for its diversity hiring initiatives. Infosys BPO was conferred the honor during the awards ceremony held by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) in Washington DC, USA.
This prestigious award honors a practice which leverages diversity for enhanced performance, and recognizes corporate programs or efforts to address issues around intercultural, gender or sexual orientation. Infosys BPO is the only company to be honored under this category. The awards were evaluated in nine categories such as learning technologies, valuing differences, organizational learning, workplace learning and development amongst others.
The ASTD association is dedicated to workplace learning and performance. The Excellence in Practice Award recognizes practices of companies that have demonstrated clear and measurable results towards achieving organizational goals.
"The winning organizations advance the knowledge of the workplace learning and performance profession and contribute to increasing workforce capability and organizational competitiveness," notes Tony Bingham, ASTD President and CEO. "Their accomplishments demonstrate how learning increases the performance and success of organizations worldwide."
"We are honored to receive this prestigious award. We firmly believe that only a diverse workforce will enable companies to grow and adapt to changing environments," said Raghavendra K, Vice President and Head - Human Resources, Infosys BPO. "As an equal opportunity employer, we take a proactive approach in tapping into different talent pools. The award validates our belief and our efforts in creating an inclusive work environment," he added.
Infosys BPO currently employs 208 people with disabilities.
ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ASTD’s members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in more than 130 U.S. chapters and with more than 30 international partners. Members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and suppliers.
Infosys BPO Ltd. ( www.infosys.com/bpo), the Business Process Outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys Technologies, was set up in April 2002. Today, it is ranked among the leading BPO companies in India by NASSCOM, Dataquest, the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals, Red Herring, FAO Today, NelsonHall, and others. Infosys BPO focuses on integrated end-to-end outsourcing and delivers transformational benefits to its clients through reduced costs, ongoing productivity improvements, and process reengineering. Infosys BPO operates in India, Czech Republic, China, Philippines, Poland, Thailand and Mexico and employs 17,013 people. It closed FY 2008-09 with revenues of $316.2 million.
Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY) defines, designs and delivers IT-enabled business solutions that help Global 2000 companies win in a Flat World. These solutions focus on providing strategic differentiation and operational superiority to clients. With Infosys, clients are assured of a transparent business partner, world-class processes, speed of execution and the power to stretch their IT budget by leveraging the Global Delivery Model that Infosys pioneered. Infosys has over 103,000 employees in over 50 offices worldwide. Infosys is part of the NASDAQ-100 Index and The Global Dow. For more information, visit www.infosys.com.
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