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Viacom18 picked as the 'Dream Place to Work'
25 August, 2015

~Sweeps 5 of the biggest awards at the Sixth Edition of Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards 2015~

Mumbai, 24th August 2015: In an industry where everyone is hunting for the best of talent and working towards retaining them, Viacom18 has emerged an inimitable leader by winning the much coveted “Dream Companies To Work For” Award at the recently concluded Sixth Edition of Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards 2015, Singapore. At the prestigious awards, Viacom18, also clinched four other big wins four other big wins- “Award for HR Strategy”, “Award for Innovative Practices in HR”, “Award for Talent Management” and “Award for Excellence in HR through Technology”. Emerging as the hottest entertainment behemoth, Viacom18 proved that a winning workplace culture doesn’t happen by chance. Staying ahead of the curve in the M&E industry means building a people focussed organization and promoting a culture of happy employees.

Hosted by the Employer Branding Institute, World HRD Congress and Stars of the Industry Group, and endorsed by Asian Confederation of Business, Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards recognises the top organisations which have achieved excellence in building their brand as an employer of choice. With more than sixty organizations competing against each other for these coveted titles from over sixteen countries, Viacom18’s whopping wins proved the power of their people-first philosophy.

Speaking on the win, Mr. Abhinav Chopra, Executive Vice President Human Resource, Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd said, “We are delighted to have been chosen as the winners at one of the most prestigious award functions that set a benchmark for being a role model. It is heartening to receive recognition for our progressive people practices that enable our employees to deliver exceptional work and contribute more. As we continue on our journey towards strengthening our position as an employer of choice, we are grateful to all our employees for truly making Viacom18 a dream company to work for.”

Riding on its people-first philosophy, Viacom18 has always been on the innovative side of creating employee policies – be it offering tattoo allowances to helping people care for their pets through a special pet allowance, the company knows how to keep their employees happy. A robust set of benefits which include a great medical insurance plan, pension plans, wellness initiatives for physical and emotional wellbeing of employees to ‘Friday Chills’ – soirees once a month for encouraging inter-personal communication and relationships at the work place with a bit of fun, Viacom18 has always made the office – a fun and a wholesome environment to be in. Focus is also laid on learning opportunities through interesting options such as ‘Back To School’ and ‘Young Leaders’ Development programs’. Recently, Viacom18 launched another innovative initiative – ‘Internal Career Opportunities’ (ICO), a platform designed to enable the organization to retain its talent and provide them with opportunities to grow within the organisation, across verticals in a role/ function/ brand of their choice. With this initiative, Viacom18 has proved once again that they are prepared to be at the top. For good.

Previously, Viacom18 has been conferred with various distinguished awards for their HR Practices:

  • Global HR Excellence Awards 2015: Award for Leading HR Practices in Quality Work-Life
  • Global HR Excellence Awards 2015: Award for Best Leadership Program for Middle Management
  • Global HR Excellence Awards 2015: Award for Best Campus Recruitment/Fair
  • Great Place to Work 2012 & 2010: Ranked 2nd in Media and Entertainment in India and 7th across companies with employees less than 1000 employees
  • Great Place to Work 2010: Ranked 1st in Media & 26th across industries

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ABOUT VIACOM18
Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is one of India’s fastest growing entertainment networks and a house of iconic brands that offers multi-platform, multi-generational and multicultural brand experiences. A 50:50 joint venture of Viacom Inc. and the Network18 Group, Viacom18 defines entertainment in India by touching people on air, online, on ground, in shop and through its cinema.

For Further Details Contact:
Head – Corporate Communications, Viacom18
Sonia Huria | +91 9892447777 | Sonia.Huria@viacom18.com