SOS Children’s Villages of India Gets ‘Great Place to Work’ Certification for 2021
New Delhi: SOS Children’s Villages of India (SOSCVI), the largest child care NGO in the country providing Group Foster Care, a ‘family-like’ care in a home setting for children who have lost or at the risk of losing parental care, has been certified as Great Place to Work for the assessment year of 2021 by Great Place to Work Institute, a global authority in assessing and benchmarking workplace culture.
SOS Children’s Villages of India has about 1800 employees, including 600 SOS Mothers, women trained in child care. The team is spread out across 32 Children’s Villages across 22 states in the country where the NGO runs Children’s Villages that house over 6,500 children without parental care. The Great to Work certification is based on employee experience and the quality of people practices of organisations.
Commenting about the certification, Mr Sumanta Kar, Secretary General, SOS Children’s Villages of India, said, “It is an honour to get the prestigious Great Place to Work certification. We have a diverse team with divergent views. But our actions converge and align with our vision of providing a basket of care solutions to the children in need. Even as we strive to provide a ‘Family Like Care’ for our children, we work as a family.”
Every year over 10,000 organizations – business, academia, government and non-government organisations, from 60 plus countries aspire for the Great Place to Work certification. The certification carries two thirds of weightage for employee experience, which the Great Place to Work Institute assesses by the three key criteria of: the level of trust employees have on the employers, the level of pride they get doing their job, and the extent to which they enjoy the company of their colleagues. The Great Place to Work Institute uses rigorous and objective methodologies for assessment. The decision on the certification is taken chiefly by the anonymous feedback it collects from the employees of the organisation.