According to a study conducted by Aon Hewitt, a global HR consultancy company, Ford is one of the 25 Best Employers in India 2011. Ford India was ranked 17th among the best employers. Ford India is the only auto company in the country to have made it to the list. Not only this, Ford is the only Indian automobile manufacturer to have made it to the list in the last three consecutive surveys – 2007,2009 and 2011.
Employees from all three Ford entities – Ford India Private Ltd, Ford Business Services Centre, and Ford Technology Services India, took part in the study which hosted the participation of some of the other reputed names in India Inc.
“This recognition is an appreciation of our continuous efforts in fostering a culture of openness, development orientation and people focus among our 10,000-strong workforce. We are extremely proud to see that Ford India is the only automobile manufacturer in the country to be recognised as one among the Best Employers for three consecutive years,” said a proud Michael Boneham, president and managing director, Ford India Pvt Ltd.
The 2011 Aon Hewitt Best Employers study survey results indicate that Ford is doing a lot of things right. The company focuses on career development as a stated objective and follows an open culture. Right from the level of technicians, there are programmes and clearly defined growth paths for everyone. All facets of an employee’s life are taken into consideration, including work-life balance and mental and physical well-being. The organisation also conducts structured processes where employees discuss their career development with their peers and jointly develop a programme to achieve stated goals.