99X Technology dazzled at the Best Companies To Work For 2015 awards ceremony when it scooped up five awards in one night – the highest number of accolades to be awarded to a single company in Sri Lanka by the Great Place To Work® Institute. This makes 99X Technology the only IT company in the country to be ranked on the prestigious index for three consecutive years, since its inception in 2013.
In addition to being ranked as one of Sri Lanka’s top 20 best companies to work for, the company picked up category awards for Best Practice in Developing (people development) and for Best Practice in Employee Recognition, and went on to win gold in the Medium Sized Enterprise category. Finally, 99X Technology was also recognized for being the first and only Sri Lankan company to be adjudged one of Asia’s Top 25 Best Small and Medium Sized Workplaces for 2015.
“It being our third time on the Index has not diminished our sense of achievement but in fact has increased it as more and more companies apply to be a part of this esteemed ranking every year. It also reflects a paradigm shift across industries – a change in organizational culture – with companies striving to better their workplaces for their people. This is a step in the right direction given the country’s drive for economic development and recognition as a talent hub in the global marketplace,” commented 99X Technology Co-Founder and CEO Mano Sekaram.
“Further, being the first IT company to be ranked on the Index back in 2013, we take pride in being pioneers in creating great workplaces and are honoured at the continuing recognition, all of which would not have been possible without the determination and passion of our people.”
99X Technology prides itself on its culture of openness, which has been built up on a foundation of transparency and trust, and encourages all employees to engage better at every level of the organization’s operational structure. It is this level of openness that has fuelled the company’s success in creating a great workplace as it enables the people themselves to provide leadership across a range of functions.
The Great Place To Work® study, which comprises of two elements – the Trust Index® Survey and the Culture Audit® – highlighted that the people of 99X Technology are extremely proud of the organization they work for, place great trust in the competencies of the senior management, and appreciate and recognize the additional steps taken by the company to make them feel welcome and comfortable in the workplace. All employees at 99X Technology were a part of the Trust Index® Survey and ranked the company as a great workplace by sharing their views via a thorough questionnaire conducted by the Great Place To Work® Institute.
The Best Companies To Work For in Sri Lanka Index is an annual study conducted by the Lankan arm of the Great Place to Work® Institute, a global human resources consulting and research firm, in partnership with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and LMD. Introduced to the country in 2013, this year’s study assessed over 12,000 employees from over 60 companies based in 14 business sectors. This elevated level of participation has enabled the list to expand from 15 list-makers (as in the previous years) to 20 this year.
99X Technology is an award-winning software product engineering company that specialises in delivering high-end software product development services to independent software vendors (ISVs) worldwide, with a primary focus within the European region. Headquartered in Sri Lanka, the company also has offices in Oslo, Norway and has an outstanding track record in building and delivering over 150 high quality commercial products.
Photo caption: The Xian team with the awards after a triumphant evening