Every year, more than 10,000 organizations from over 60 countries partner with Great Place to Work® Institute for assessment, benchmarking, and planning actions to strengthen their workplace culture. Great Place to Work® Institute’s methodology is recognized as rigorous and objective and is considered as the gold standard for defining great workplaces across business, academia, and government organizations. Here we have mentioned the selected Chemistry/ Pharmaceutical organizations from Great Place to Work® Institute’s list of India’s 100 Best Companies to Work for – 2020.
All organizations that nominate themselves for India’s Best Companies to Work For list undergo an assessment. As part of this assessment, all organizations are studied through two lenses. The first lens measures the quality of employee experience through our globally validated survey instrument known as Trust Index©. The survey helps in seeking anonymous feedback from employees and carries a 2/3rd of weightage. The second lens is called Culture Audit© is a proprietary tool of the Institute that evaluates the quality of people practices of an organization, covering the entire employee life-cycle. This carries 1/3rd weightage. The institute also considers whether an organization that has met the criteria defined by the institute on employee experience and people practices is also a ‘Great Place to Work for ALL’ i.e all employees in the organization irrespective of their tenure, age, gender, role, etc. are experiencing a great workplace culture. In this criteria, any demographic group that forms 10% or more of the company’s employee strength, should not have a significantly different experience (Trust Index© score) from the average score of the entire organization. More than 1000 organizations applied to the assessment in the study and 869 organizations made the final base that was evaluated to identify the 100 Best.
The Institute undertakes a robust validation process on the data gathered through the assessment process. The cumulative score of Trust Index© and Culture Audit© determines an organization’s position in the ranking scoreboard and helps in identifying ‘India’s 100 Best Companies to Work For’. No individual or jury has a say in who makes it to the Top 100 list – only employee feedback and quality of people practice determine if an organization is a great workplace.
Hikal Limited – Pharmaceutical company
Company size: 1510 employees
Hikal Ltd. offers a world-class value chain across active ingredients, intermediates, and R&D services to global pharmaceuticals, animal health, biotech, crop protection, and specialty chemical companies.
Why Hikal Ltd. is a Great Place to Work?
Hikal Ltd. became eligible to be considered among ‘India’s Best Companies to Work For 2020’. Hikal Ltd. has successfully created a Great Place to Work for all their employees as they have excelled on the 5 dimensions that are;
As a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organization, Hikal Ltd. is making commendable efforts in creating a well-rounded Human Resources (HR) programs’ framework that pushes the organization’s agenda and is yet sensitive to employee needs and aspirations. Care is taken to bring in employees who uphold the values of the organization. The organization provides ample opportunities for employees to collaborate and enhance skill sets.
Recognition and Awards:
- Great Place to Work-Certified™ from May 2020 – April 2021
- Certified for 2 years in a row!
Employee Benefit Programs @ Hikal Ltd.
Lakshya Leadership Program
This is a 2-day residential training program that was implemented across the company for all employees in leadership roles across Corporate and all Business Units – Crop, Pharma, and R&T. Lakshya Leadership is a mythology-based leadership development program uniquely designed for Hikal. The program is unique as it invokes all the participants to have ‘Need Conversations’ with their colleagues to facilitate better working relationships.
Hikal has taken several measures to make employees safe in the current environment. All employees are picked up from their homes in company buses and cars. Thermal scanning is done, PPEs and hand sanitizers are freely available at multiple locations at the sites. Overnight hotel stay has been organized for few to avoiding a long commute to work
India Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) – Petroleum refining company
Company size: 33,157 employees
Why Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. is a Great Place to Work?
As a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organization, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. became eligible to be considered among ‘India’s Best Companies to Work For 2020’. Employees take immense pride to be associated with the most respected Public Sector organization which has a remarkable reputation in the Industry. An employee joins a family and not an organization when they join IOCL for they know how well they and their family will be taken care of under the caring umbrella of IOCL.
Recognition and Awards:
- Great Place to Work-Certified™ from April 2020 – March 2021 (Certified for 4 years in a row)
- India’s Best Companies to Work For 2020, recognized for 8 years in a row.
- India’s Best Workplaces in Manufacturing 2020, recognized for 3 years in a row.
- India’s Best Workplaces in Energy, Oil & Gas 2020, recognized for 2 years in a row.
- India’s Best Workplaces among Public Sector Enterprises 2020, recognized for 2 years in a row.
Employee Benefit Programs @ IOCL
The Gurumitra Program
A colleague is assigned as a mentor, who would be playing the role of a friend, philosopher, and guide the newly hired. Outing to picnic spots with the mentor is also a part of the program, which helps the new joiners to get well acquainted with their mentors.
E-Sambandh is an online portal for retired employees for IOCL to maintain good relations with their ex-employees and take good care of them at the time of any medical exigency, pension issues, etc. All the information regarding Ex-employees and their eligible dependents is readily available at E-Sambandh which can be used by HR to help them in times of distress.
Piramal Glass Private Limited – Glass container manufacturing company
Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
- Ajay Piramal (Chairman)
- Vijay Shah (Managing Director)
Company size: 2869 employees
Piramal Glass Pvt. Ltd. is recognized among India’s Best Companies to Work For 2020. Every year, Great Place to Work® identifies India’s 100 Best Companies to Work For (with employee strength of more than 500) through an objective and rigorous workplace culture assessment process. Piramal Glass Pvt. Ltd. is a global specialist in the design, production, and decoration of glass packaging (flaconnage). They lead the way globally, for glass packaging solutions in businesses such as Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics & Perfumery, and Specialty Food & Beverage. They offer complete end-to-end glass packaging solutions in over 50 countries under the globally recognized brand name of “Piramal Glass”.
Why Piramal Glass Pvt. Ltd. is a Great Place to Work?
As a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organization, Piramal Glass Pvt. Ltd. became eligible to be considered among ‘India’s Best Companies to Work For 2020’. Piramal Glass Pvt. Ltd. has excellent facilities like subsidized food, transport, medical insurance, safety measures for all employees. Their parental support program is especially noteworthy. Women employees are encouraged to maintain a healthy work-life balance and have plenty of growth opportunities.
Recognition and Awards:
- Great Place to Work-Certified™ from December 2019 – November 2020, certified for 2 years in a row.
- India’s Best Companies to Work For 2020, recognized for 2 years in a row.
- India’s Best Workplaces in Manufacturing 2020.
Employee Benefit Programs @ Piramal
Finding Flint is a yearlong learning journey for a select set of socially dedicated volunteers working with Piramal Glass. This is a group of identified high potential and committed individuals who facilitate the creation of employee volunteering initiatives at their respective locations. Training and support are offered to the Champions for Change to support them in this journey.
During COVID-19 lockdown, when all employees were forced to work from home and adjust to the new normal, Piramal launched the Happiness Programme through the Inner Hour Platform to building positivity, resilience, and emotional balance. Employees were given free access to the application for 6 months.
RPG Life Sciences – Pharmaceutical company
Company size: 1144 employees
RPG Life Sciences Ltd. is recognized among India’s Best Companies to Work For 2020. Every year, Great Place to Work® identifies India’s 100 Best Companies to Work For (with employee strength of more than 500) through an objective and rigorous workplace culture assessment process. RPG Life Sciences Ltd. is part of Mumbai’s head-quartered RPG Enterprises, which is one of India’s largest industrial conglomerates. RPG Life Sciences owns manufacturing facilities for both API and Formulations, thereby assuring quality products to patients. RPG Life Sciences is a leader in the Immunosuppressant segment.
Why RPG Life Sciences Ltd. is a Great Place to Work?
As a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organization, RPG Life Sciences Ltd. became eligible to be considered among ‘India’s Best Companies to Work For 2020’. RPG Life Sciences Ltd. provides multiple avenues of developing its employees which highlights the company’s focus on fostering a culture of continuous learning. It believes in the overall growth and development of employees and imparts behavioral, functional, and managerial, and leadership training to employees through various formats such as online, classroom, workshops among others.
Recognition and Awards:
- Great Place to Work-Certified™ from April 2020 – March 2021
- India’s Best Companies to Work For 2020
- India’s Best Workplaces in Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals 2020
Employee Benefit Programs @ RPG Life Sciences
HR Managers connect with new employees on the 7th-30th-60th- 90th day of joining and discuss a structured questionnaire with the new employees to get the feeling and information of the employee’s seamless integration, establishing the employee in the system and resolving issues, if any
RPG Life Sciences’ factory and backend employees who are ensuring continuous production and field employees who are going the last mile to deliver medicines at door-steps of the patients in this challenging situation are being recognized as “Brave Warriors” on the company’s social media pages (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) and official website.
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