Responsibility at Work
Cognizant’s most valuable asset? Clearly, it’s our talent. So we continually reinvent our workplace to attract, retain and nurture the skilled professionals to help our customers adapt to a rapidly changing business landscape.
What makes Cognizant a great place to work and build a career? That question has multiple answers: our ability to attract qualified people, our low attrition rate, and our high employee satisfaction scores. And we continually strive to enhance the workplace.
Developing and acquiring leadership talent is crucial to managing a large and growing business. As part of our emphasis on career development and promotion, we build periodic job rotations into our employment guidelines. Fast-tracking is offered to high performers, and employees can also shift tracks to avoid being
“pigeon-holed” in a single discipline.
All associates undergo annual performance assessments. Their performance is evaluated in a goal-setting document and based on their chosen career track. Performance is directly linked to reward and recognition, both monetary and otherwise.
We’re also committed to continuous learning, so our people can stay current with leading-edge technologies and develop important communication skills. In addition to formal classroom lessons, our online “Cognizant Academy” brings instruction to employees' desktops.
An important focus is workforce diversity — in particular, attracting, developing and promoting qualified female employees. Our “Women Empowered” program emphasizes a collaborative and supportive networking environment for female associates.