Infosys BPO Bags Excellence Award for Diversity Hiring Initiatives
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.