Article: #16 Sas Institute India: Winning Together

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#16 Sas Institute India: Winning Together

As a leading player in the advanced analytics market (where it controls more than 50 percent market share), SAS believes that focusing on people and relationships leads to more productive, satisfied and dedicated employees. According to Sudipta K. Sen, CEO & MD, SAS Institute (India) Pvt. Ltd., “A great workplace is all about creating happy employees, habitual winners and motivated colleagues.” As a great workplace, SAS has effectively created an organizational culture which is based on trust, flexibility, and values. The company is recognized for this culture, which encourages creativity and innovation while helping employees balance work and life. The company offers a wide range of benefits to reduce stress and distraction, and lets employees focus on their work. This approach creates an environment that integrates company values with employee needs. SAS believes that a great workplace is not only critical for employees but also for the business.
 

The company is recognized for this culture, which encourages creativity and innovation while helping employees balance work and life

 

As a leading player in the advanced analytics market (where it controls more than 50 percent market share), SAS believes that focusing on people and relationships leads to more productive, satisfied and dedicated employees. According to Sudipta K. Sen, CEO & MD, SAS Institute (India) Pvt. Ltd., “A great workplace is all about creating happy employees, habitual winners and motivated colleagues.” As a great workplace, SAS has effectively created an organizational culture which is based on trust, flexibility, and values. The company is recognized for this culture, which encourages creativity and innovation while helping employees balance work and life. The company offers a wide range of benefits to reduce stress and distraction, and lets employees focus on their work. This approach creates an environment that integrates company values with employee needs. SAS believes that a great workplace is not only critical for employees but also for the business.

Being a part of the industry which thrives on intellectual property and domain experts, it understands the fact that in order to remain a market leader, the focus has to be on human capital. For that matter, SAS has two key focus areas – having the right process that attracts right talent and creating a team of champions by mentoring and training. Regular skip-level meetings, one-on-one discussions and luncheons with team members are regular affairs for the senior leadership, which help them understand individual career aspirations along with professional & personal goals.

To attract talent, SAS has a unique hiring process wherein it has come up with a culture fit interview questionnaire which helps it to gauge an individual’s ability to merge with the prevalent organizational culture. SAS strongly believes in constant mentoring, coaching and development activities for its employees. The shared vision of SAS is to have a motivated workforce with a positive attitude that constantly ups the ante for winning. The organization aims to provide a work-life balance to its employees. Together, these initiatives showcase SAS’s passion in making the company a great workplace for its employees.
 

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Culture, #BestPractices

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