New Delhi, 1st March, 2019: A culture spurred by the company’s powerful purpose and mission of saving people save money to live better; career, learning and development opportunities; open communication, pride and great camaraderie and several other workplace enabling factors have, for the second time, contributed to the certification of Walmart India as a Great Place to Work by Great Place To Work® (GPTW) Institute.
In addition, in a joint study by GPTW Institute and Retailers Association of India (RAI) called ‘Great Places’, it has been ranked among Top 10 Best Workplace in Retail.
Speaking about the recognition, Krish Iyer, President & CEO of Walmart India said, “We are delighted by this recognition for the second consecutive year. I would like to thank all associates at Walmart India for making it a Great Place to Work by consistently driving a culture of collaboration, meritocracy and fun. Creating an environment that fosters agility to make the lives of our members and all stakeholders easier is a strategic priority for us so that we make the future work for everyone. We strongly believe that creating a Great Place to Work is a continuous journey. Being recognized by the Great Place To Work® (GPTW) Institute demonstrates that Walmart India is a place of opportunity and our associates are building better lives for themselves and their families, and we’re proud to be a part of their success stories.”
Walmart India continuously strives to make life easier for its associates across its work levels & locations with enabling policies and initiatives. For example, as part of its overall strategic focus on digital transformation, Walmart India made an aggressive push in 2018 to digitize the HR platform. Among others, it introduced Chia, a chatbot, a 24/7 virtual smart and intelligent personal buddy @ work to simplify work life and give you access to your HR data regardless of location and time zone. In addition, the company launched Walmart India Retail Academy (WIRA) with the objective of preparing its associates for future of work. Under WIRA, training and coaching with relevant modules are imparted across the company on Leadership Development, Domain knowledge, Design Thinking, Member Service Programs, Sign Language Sensitisation, among others. These are delivered through a blend of classroom & instructor-led, self-learning, cross-functional exposures and leadership engagements. With a view to strengthen inclusive workplace, Walmart India is providing a plethora of opportunities to people with special abilities.
The Great Place To Work® Institute, is an independent research and consulting company that is dedicated to building a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces. The institute conducts research on workplace culture and recognizes leading workplaces in close to 60 countries on six continents. Based on results of surveys representing over 12 million employees and more than 8500 companies around the globe, these best companies’ competitions form the basis of the world’s largest and most respected set of studies of workplace excellence, management and the role of trust in workplace culture.
India’s Best Workplaces in Retail is the 6th edition of the recognition. The Institute has a rigorous and objective methodology for assessing workplace culture that has been adopted by thousands of organizations, globally. It primarily uses 2 lenses to evaluate and identify the best cultures. 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. The second lens is called Culture Audit©, a proprietary tool of the Institute that evaluates the people practices of an organization, covering the entire employee life-cycle.
Walmart India was listed amongst the top ten retail companies in India to work for in 2018 by the Great Place to Work Institute, India (GPWI) and Retailers Association of India (RAI) in a joint study called Great Places to Work 2018. The company also bagged ‘Working Mother & AVTAR 100 Best Companies for Women in India’. The recognition is based on an assessment of employee ratings of their workplace culture, including the level of trust they feel towards leaders, the pride they take in their jobs and the camaraderie they experience with co-workers.