ZEE Entertainment takes a big leap in ‘India’s Best Companies to Work For – 2018’ ranking

Jumps to number 51 and is recognised as amongst the best in Media & Entertainment by the ‘Great Place to Work’ survey

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Jul 3, 2018 4:47 PM

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL), a leading media and entertainment powerhouse has taken a big leap in the overall ranking of ‘India’s Best Companies to Work for 2018’, in a study conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute. Demonstrating exemplary employee initiatives last year, the company has jumped several places to be ranked 51 in the top 100 List. A global authority on building, sustaining and recognising high-trust, high-performing workplace cultures, the institute releases the list of India’s ‘Best Companies to Work’ for List each year in partnership with The Economic Times.

On receiving this prestigious certificate, Mr. Punit Goenka, MD & CEO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) said “It is a great honour for us at ZEEL, to be recognized amongst ‘India’s Best Companies to Work For'. The elevation in our ranking speaks volumes about our work culture and HR practices. I believe our core value system imbibed across a brilliant team is what makes us extraordinary together.”

To build a democratic culture and an environment of trust, ZEEL boasts of a 3400+ diverse, multi-cultural workforce spread across 173 countries wherein each employee breathes in the value system of ‘Extraordinary Together’ and the same is reflected in every step taken. With an enhanced speed and agility all employees ensure that a frugal approach is applied at every juncture, while the customers are their top most priority they also ensure that humility and respect is maintained at every touch-point of the professional journey.

ZEEL believes in nurturing entrepreneurship among employees by encouraging them to expand their horizons and experiment fearlessly. They also have a key belief in our people philosophy, termed as ‘SAMWAD’, which focuses on identification of talent, setting expectations by defining the right outcome and motivating the talent by focusing on its core strengths. This monthly conversation platform ensures continuous effective and meaningful dialogue. This initiative has opened up doors of communication, enabling employees to exchange their thoughts, ideas and even concerns on a regular basis. It is this culture that has seen ZEEL employees grow over the years to attain senior management positions within the organisation.

Other notable initiatives include:

• Employee Engagement – Through multiple practices and programs, ZEEL encourages employees to share their views and communicate with the leadership team on a regular basis.
• Talent & Development - ACE, the high-potential development programme to identify top-notch talent from performers in the organisation.

• Recruitment – Driving an entrepreneurial culture which gives employees the freedom to work with challenging job roles.

• Rewards & Recognition – ZEELOMPICS, an employee-recognition programme where high performers in each role are recognised for their exemplary performance as ‘Heroes’.

Being a content company, much emphasis is given on enhancing the creative quotient of talent by constantly developing a cohesive work environment, backed with relevant workshops.

On establishing the industry lead on being the number one entertainment network during the entire financial year 2017-18, the firm gives credit to the extraordinary efforts sown in by each and every employee of the network. ZEEL firmly believes that, the growth led creative environment provided for the employees, enables them to achieve such brilliant results. To keep pace with the rapid organisational growth, alignment of the teams and ensuring performance excellence always, has always been the top most area of focus for us.

Reflecting on ZEEL’ 25-year legacy and milestone, Mr. Goenka further added “I believe that every organisation should provide an enabling work environment where employees can strive and achieve extraordinary excellence. This is only possible when they are provided with adequate resources, progressive policies and robust processes, backed with an engaging work culture, clear career paths and a transparent assessment system. “

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