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TCS, Accenture, Cognizant top LinkedIn’s ‘2022 Top Companies’ India list

BL Mumbai Bureau | Updated on: Apr 06, 2022

The firms in the list prioritise on young talent, women’s representation, retention, said the professional networking platform

IT majors Tata Consultancy Services, Accenture and Cognizant have topped the list of each of the 2022 Top Companies list for India by LinkedIn. The professional networking platform it on Wednesday.

The sixth annual edition highlights the 25 best workplaces where professionals in India can grow their careers. “These 25 companies have continued to attract and retain talent by offering stability in today’s ever-changing world of work,” LinkedIn said.

Tata Consultancy Services, Accenture and Cognizant have taken up the first, second and third spot on the list, respectively, as the companies consistently ramp up IT investments, thus sparking more hiring and skilling opportunities.

IT companies lead the year’s list as digital transformation continues to influence India’s business landscape. 11 out of the top 25 companies were from the information technology and service industry. 

Amid this digital boom, the list also features noteworthy financial organisations including EY, (#13), ICICI Bank (#14), and HDFC bank (#17), among others. This year’s list also features Publicis Groupe (#12), Arm (#21), and Bosch (#24), marking their debut as ‘LinkedIn Top Companies’ for the first time in India.

“As 23 out of the 25 top companies have offices in Bengaluru, the city has reinforced its reputation as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’,” LinkedIn said.

“The 2022 Top Companies India list spotlights the continuing influence of tech companies on India’s labour market dynamics. The companies on the list are at the vanguard of refreshed organisational policies that foster young talent, promote retention by upskilling, and boost women’s representation in the workforce. By leaning on such policies, India’s top companies are creating more employment and skilling opportunities that aid career progress in today’s disruptive world of work,” said Nirajita Banerjee, India Managing Editor, LinkedIn.

Key trends

LinkedIn also highlighted some notable workplace trends being led by the top ten companies this year. Companies are prioritising young talent, women representation and retention to create more jobs and skilling opportunities, as per the report. “As businesses become location agnostic and dependency on tech intensifies, top companies are focusing on expanding their workforce to make it more competent and diverse,” the report said.

As per the report, Wipro (#6) plans to hire nearly 30,000 freshers in the fiscal year 2023, up from 17,500 in FY22 while HCL Technologies (#8) is almost doubling its fresher hiring target from around 22,000 in FY22 to 40,000-45,000 in FY23 to meet the demand-supply gap for tech talent.

“As other companies focus on tapping young talent, IBM (#7) plans to expand to and hire from non-metro cities to cast a wide talent net,” it said.

Top companies in the IT sector are also moving towards inclusivity and representation by revising their organisational policies.

As cited by the report, Accenture (#2) has moved closer to its goal of 50:50 representation with women now comprising 45 per cent of the company’s workforce, after switching to gender-neutral policies in India last year. Wipro (#6) has also taken actionable steps towards inclusion by introducing a return to work programme to help women relaunch their careers after a break. The total employee strength at TCS (#1) is more than five lakh; more than two lakh of whom are working women.

“As India’s labour market continues to tighten, more organisations are now making it a top strategic imperative to hire, develop, and retain the right talent,” the report said.

Infosys, ranked at number four is extending tailored L&D opportunities, having onboarded over 1.2 million users on its digital reskilling platform. Cognizant is offering promotions and higher bonuses, and investing in employee training to encourage long term talent growth and retention. 

“Further, this year’s top company TCS was able to successfully mitigate the aftermath of the ‘Great Reshuffle’ by offering promotions and growth opportunities to its employees, which helped the IT giant to maintain higher retention rates among India’s IT majors,” it said.

Methodology

To put together this list, LinkedIn has looked at platform data across seven pillars, each revealing an important element of career progression: ability to advance, skills growth, company stability, external opportunity, company affinity, gender diversity, and educational background.

To be eligible, companies must have had at least 500 employees as of December 31, 2021 in the country and attrition can be no higher than 10 per cent over the methodology time period, based on LinkedIn data. 

Similarly, companies with layoffs during that time that amount to more than 10 per cent of their workforce, based on public announcements, were also ineligible. Only parent companies rank on the list; majority-owned subsidiaries and data about those subsidiaries are incorporated into the parent company score. 

All data counts are normalised based on company size across the pool of companies eligible for the list. The methodology time frame is January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021. All of the data used is aggregated and/or de-identified, LinkedIn said.

The list excludes all staffing and recruiting firms, educational institutions and government agencies. It also excludes LinkedIn, its parent company Microsoft and Microsoft subsidiaries.

Here is the complete list of the 25 companies on the ‘LinkedIn 2022 Top Companies India’

  1. Tata Consultancy Services
  2. Accenture
  3. Cognizant
  4. Infosys
  5. Capgemini
  6. Wipro
  7. IBM
  8. HCL Technologies
  9. Larsen & Toubro
  10. Deloitte
  11. Amazon
  12. Publicis Groupe
  13. EY
  14. ICICI Bank
  15. Reliance Industries Limited
  16. Tech Mahindra
  17. HDFC Bank
  18. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
  19. JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  20. Oracle
  21. Arm
  22. Flipkart (Walmart)
  23. Dell Technologies
  24. Bosch
  25. Aditya Birla Group 
Published on April 06, 2022
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