|Smriti K. Singh, CHRO – SPN receiving the Aon Best Employer 2017 award|
Sony Pictures Networks (SPN), India’s leading media conglomerate has been selected to join the elite list of Aon Best Employers India in the 2017 edition. SPN is the only media and broadcast network to be featured amongst this year’s top 19 companies across various industries.
The Best Employers Study by Aon is one of the most prominent annual workplace studies covering over 800,000 employees across 6,400 global organizations. This study aims to get insights into companies that are creating real competitive advantage via their people practices, explores what makes a workplace of choice and identifies the best employers across regions.
Based on the principles of measuring the people environment through the lens of ‘Intent-Design-Experience’, The Best Employer Study measures and recognizes employer excellence to learn and share best practices across companies and industries.
Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) is honoured to receive this recognition and feature in this year’s list of Best Employers. The award was presented by Sandeep Chaudhary, CEO, Aon India to Smriti Krishna Singh, CHRO, SPN.
The evaluation process involved rigorous assessment of each participant organization on critical aspects of organizational health and an independent selection by a very distinguished jury, comprising of eminent industry stalwarts like Ms. Chanda Kocchar, MD & CEO, ICICI Bank Ltd, Prof. Vasanthi Srinivasan, Professor IIM-Bangalore, Mr. Leo Puri, MD, UTI Asset Management Company, Dr. Omkar Goswami, Founder & Chairman, CERG Advisory and Mr. Sanjiv Mehta, CEO & MD, Hindustan Unilever Ltd.
At SPN, employee engagement stacks up at 81%, placing SPN in the top quartile of companies in India. The company places significant emphasis on values and culture and fosters an environment of transparency and empowerment. Incentivizing innovation, fostering high potential talent through focused development programs and driving a culture of creativity are some noteworthy initiatives that SPN implements to engage, motivate and retain its employees.
NP Singh, CEO, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN):
“This recognition of our unique workplace and exceptional people practices is a matter of immense pride for all of us. This win is also a testament to the confidence our employees have in the organization. The experience we deliver, the strength and equity of our brand and the primary reason for our current and future success is because of our people. I am confident that with such an engaged team, there is no limit to what we can achieve together.”
Smriti K. Singh, CHRO, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN):
“We are in the business of entertainment and our people play a critical role in delivering value to viewers, advertisers and distributors. The engagement of our people has a direct correlation to their passion, innovation and creativity and that in turn has a direct impact on our business. Our people give us our competitive advantage and our talent practices and culture are geared towards maintaining and growing this advantage giving us the best team in the industry. We will continue in our efforts to create fulfilling career experiences for our employees that place them at the very heart of our business.”
Since the launch of the company in 1995, SPN has grown from a single channel to over 29 broadcast channels today across multiple platforms, along with a movie production business and a growing digital presence. The network has been committed to delivering exceptional opportunities for its employees spanning training, employee engagement and corporate social responsibility initiatives.About Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN)
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation which owns and operates the Sony Entertainment network of television channels.
SPN comprises of 29 channels including Sony Entertainment Television (SET), one of India’s leading Hindi general entertainment television channels; MAX, India’s premium Hindi movies and special events channel; MAX 2, another Hindi movie channel showcasing great Indian Cinema; MAX HD, a high definition Hindi movie channel airing premium quality films; WAH, the FTA channel for Hindi movies; SAB, a family-oriented Hindi comedy entertainment channel; Sony PAL, a genre leader in rural Hindi speaking markets (HSM) showcasing the best of Hindi general entertainment and Hindi movies from SPN’s content library; PIX, the English movie channel; LePlex HD showing critically-acclaimed Hollywood films; AXN, an action and adventure-oriented English entertainment channel; Sony BBC Earth, the premium factual entertainment channel, AATH, the Bangla movie channel; MIX a refreshing Hindi music channel; ROX HD, a channel for contemporary Hindi music; Sony SIX, SONY ESPN, TEN 1, TEN 1 HD, TEN 2, TEN 3, TEN Golf HD – the cluster of sports entertainment channels; YAY!, the kids entertainment channel; SonyLIV – the Digital Entertainment VOD platform and SPN Productions, the networks’ film production arm.
The network has been awarded the elite title of ‘Aon Best Employers India’ in the 2017 edition. This recognition of SPN’s unique workplace culture and exceptional people practices is a testament of our employees’ confidence in the organisation.
Sony Pictures Networks India is in its 22nd year of operations in India.