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Radio City is India’s 18th best company to work for: Study

MUMBAI: Radio City, the private FM radio broadcaster now owned by Jagran Prakashan, has been ranked 18th among India’s Top 50 companies to work for in 2015.

It is the only radio company to feature in the list. In fact, Radio City ranked first when it comes to fairness in performance management system. Also, this is for the 5th time in a row that Radio City ranked amongst the top 25 in the list.

MSM Media Distribution is the only other media company that made it to the top 50 list of companies to work for. It ranked 31st.

Apurva_PurohitRadio City CEO Apurva Purohit said, “It is a remarkable recognition. Reaching the top is never as difficult as sustaining that position and we are extremely elated that Radio City retains this honour year after year. One of the major factors that differentiate us from the rest of the companies is the work culture that empowers our employees and where people are given the support and encouragement to perform to their full potential. We are delighted and humbled to receive this accolade. This, to me, is a reflection of what the employees think of us and that is a true reflection of our success. Leadership can only be sustained by creating a culture of innovation and employee engagement. This result truly completes the pipeline of what our true input is, the resultant domination and pioneership in the category. From that perspective, it is also gratifying.”

Radio City

  • Headcount: 377
  • Gender ratio: 1:2.17
  • What the study likes: Stories of excellence captures some of the initiatives taken by teams which other teams can benchmark. Cross functional teams collect stories across departments for the week which are then compiled into a handbook. Three winners are selected each quarter.

Other titles it begged include, India’s Best Company for Employee Participation and Involvement– Rank 3 and India’s Best Company for Hiring & Welcoming – Rank 2.

Radio City chief people officer Sagorika Kantharia added, “This is definitely an achievement that everyone should be proud of.  A great team is what makes Radio City a ‘Great Place to Work’. To imbibe and enhance the collaboration between the zones and heighten the sense of harmony, special initiatives like the Zonal Olympics and Fitness Frequency were introduced this year. We have always believed in investing in our people and I am glad that our efforts have paid off handsomely.”

The survey was conducted by global research organisation Great Place to Work Institute India in association with The Economic Times.

In its 12th year, the study, India’s Best Companies to Work For, attracted participation of 700 organisations, spanning over 20 industries, based on a rigorous, ‘credible and comprehensive methodologies’ to identify organisations in achievement of their goals.

Great Place to Work Institute is a firm that assists organisations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust cultures.

According to the institute’s research, a great workplace is one where employees trust the people they work for, have pride in the work they do, and enjoy the people they work with. Any workplace can be measured through five dimensions—credibility, respect and fairness, as well as pride and camaraderie.

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