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Sony Pictures Networks awarded ‘Aon Best Employers India 2017’ title

MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has been selected to join the list of Aon Best Employers India in the 2017 edition. SPNI is the only media and broadcast network to be featured among this year’s top 19 companies across various industries.

The Best Employers Study by Aon is one of the most prominent annual workplace studies covering over 800,000 employees across 6,400 global organisations. This study aims to get insights into companies that are creating real competitive advantage via their people practices, explores what makes a workplace of choice and identifies the best employers across regions.

Based on the principles of measuring the people environment through the lens of ‘Intent-Design-Experience’, the study measures and recognises employer excellence to learn and share best practices across companies and industries.

The evaluation process involved rigorous assessment of each participant organisation on critical aspects of organisational health and an independent selection by a distinguished jury, comprising eminent industry stalwarts like ICICI Bank MD, CEO Chanda Kocchar, Professor IIM-Bangalore Vasanthi Srinivasan, UTI Asset Management MD Leo Puri, CERG Advisory founder, chairman Dr Omkar Goswami, and Hindustan Unilever CEO & MD Sanjiv Mehta.

At SPNI, employee engagement stacks up at 81 per cent, placing SPNI in the top quartile of companies in India. The company places significant emphasis on values and culture, and fosters an environment of transparency and empowerment. Incentivising innovation, fostering high potential talent through focused development programmes and driving a culture of creativity are some noteworthy initiatives that SPNI implements to engage, motivate and retain its employees.

SPNI CEO NP Singh said, “This recognition of our unique workplace and exceptional people practices is a matter of immense pride for all of us. This win is also a testament to the confidence our employees have in the organisation. The experience we deliver, the strength and equity of our brand, and the primary reason for our current and future success is because of our people. I am confident that with such an engaged team, there is no limit to what we can achieve together.”

SPNI chief human resources officer Smriti K Singh said, “We are in the business of entertainment and our people play a critical role in delivering value to viewers, advertisers and distributors. The engagement of our people has a direct correlation to their passion, innovation and creativity, and that in turn has a direct impact on our business. Our people give us our competitive advantage and our talent practices and culture are geared towards maintaining and growing this advantage, giving us the best team in the industry. We will continue in our efforts to create fulfilling career experiences for our employees that place them at the very heart of our business.”