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Top Employers Institute: Cognizant Named a Top Employer Across Europe for 2016 Based on Its Talent, Learning and Development Strategies


Top Employers Institute: Cognizant Named a Top Employer Across Europe for 2016 Based on Its Talent, Learning and Development Strategies


LONDON and AMSTERDAM, Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) has been named a Top Employer in Europe for 2016 by Top Employers Institute in five countries—Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. The annual research undertaken by the Institute recognizes leading employers around the world that excel in offering outstanding employee conditions, develop and nurture talent through all levels of the organization, and strive to continuously optimize employment practices.

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Across all five countries, Cognizant excelled in its organization-wide talent strategy and active role played by executive management in its development and implementation. Other key competencies recognized were a globally defined learning and development strategy and execution and leadership development through strong leadership competency models and assessments. In addition, Cognizant was rated highly for its culture of ethics and integrity.

"Being named as a Top Employer in Europe is a testament to our employee-centric policies. We have a strong focus on developing our talent and leadership combined with an entrepreneurial culture that encourages individuals to grow and develop, both personally and professionally," said Santosh Thomas, Executive Vice President for Continental Europe and APAC at Cognizant. "This recognition as a Top Employer will further raise our visibility among new university graduates and experienced professionals as we continue to recruit top talent across Europe."

"Optimal employee conditions ensure that people can develop and grow in their careers," added Dennis Utter, Global Business Director for the Top Employers Institute. "Our comprehensive research concluded that Cognizant provides an outstanding employment environment allowing employees to shape their careers, and a management team that actively promotes further development. Cognizant offers a wide range of creative initiatives, from secondary benefits and working conditions to performance-management programs that are well thought through and truly aligned with the company culture."

About Top Employers Institute
The Top Employers Institute globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people. Optimal employee conditions ensure that people develop themselves personally and professionally. This in turn enables companies to grow and to develop, always. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company, previously known as the CRF Institute, has recognised Top Employers around the world since 1991. Recognition as a Top Employer enables companies to stand out as employers of choice. This is beneficial for all stakeholders, and in particular their current and prospective employees. Being certified provides companies with the opportunity to celebrate their achievements and to reinforce the role of the HR environment in the business.

About Cognizant
Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 100 development and delivery centers worldwide and approximately 221,700 employees as of December 31, 2015, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.

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