Excelling on and off work
Virtusa launches 'Virtusan+' employee recognition programme
Virtusa Corporation announced the launch of "Virtusan+," a programme
designed to stimulate, enhance and recognise talent of all those who
make Virtusa the IT hub in Sri Lanka.
Virtusan+ is a programme in which the company identifies internal
talent and recognises, supports and guides the employee to reach the
limelight in an area of excellence-be it sports, photography, art,
performing arts or any other non-work-related field. The programme
provides opportunity to boost individual talent and recognises
individual employees for off-work accomplishments.
Director HR - Sri Lanka Advanced Technology Centre who also overlooks
HR for the larger of the two business units for Asia Ishan Dantanarayana
said, "Our most valuable asset is our people.
We acknowledge them for their exceptional talent, innovation and
creativity in both professional and individual platforms. Virtusa's core
values - Pursuit of Excellence, Integrity, Respect and Leadership -
encourage all employees to enjoy a work-life balance.
Virtusa encourages a team and performance-based culture, with
performance as the top driver for growth and reward. The company holds
that team performance is greater than the simple aggregation of
Software QA Engineer Nadeesha Masachchi known as the "Queen of
Strategy" in Virtusa who excels in chess said, "Logical thinking and an
analytical mind have helped me to make the correct moves in both my job
as a Virtusan and my favourite pastime-chess. Having captained the Girls
High School Kandy chess team to win the 2000 National School Chess
Championship, she promotes chess at Virtusa through the Virtusa Chess
Winner of the annual Virtusan singing competition, "VirtuStar 2007,"
and member of the popular youth band 6th Lane, Tharaka Karunanayake,
Senior Software Engineer said, "Virtusa has supported me exceptionally
in enhancing my singing talent. I look forward to opportunities within
the organisation to please my audience."
Companies, especially in the IT industry, today believe in nurturing
the whole individual, including talent outside the workplace. The
benefits of diversity, career development and training, along with a
balanced social life through Virtusa clubs and events, reinforce
Virtusa's HR practices exemplified in its Gold award at the recently
held HRM Awards 2007.