SAS India and SAS R&D rank No. 8
Recognized in the Dataquest Top 20 Best Employers Survey in IT industry 2010
MUMBAI (Oct. 29, 2010) – SAS India and SAS India R&D have been named a Dataquest Top 20 Best Employer for the past three years, coming in at No. 8 in 2010.
The ranking is determined by a survey of 3,160 IT professionals, representing 36 companies. Work-life balance and flexible working hours (60 percent), positive work environment (52 percent) and strong employer company image (50 percent) emerged as top attributes of an ideal company, according to a press release issued by Dataquest-IDC India.
According to Ibrahim Ahmed, Group Editor of Dataquest, work-life balance has become more of a priority for India's IT professionals during the past few years.
“While that indicates growing maturity, it calls for a fundamental shift in the HR policies of employers in an industry that employs nearly 3 million professionals," Ahmed said.
Sudipta Sen, Regional Director for Southeast Asia, CEO and Managing Director of SAS India, said SAS India's greatest strength has been its talented and committed workforce.
"We continuously innovate internally to provide our employees an atmosphere they can excel in," said Sen, who works out of the Mumbai, India, office. "We are delighted to have been consistently ranked high in the surveys done by leading agencies."
Moti Thadani, Head of Research and Development at SAS India R&D based in Pune, India, said, "I'm very pleased to see our positioning amongst top employers – a validation of our efforts to create a world-class R&D environment in India. This is also consistent with the values and traditions of our parent company, SAS, which has consistently figured among the top employers in the United States for more than a decade."
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