01 March 2016 Current Affairs: Tata Consultancy Services a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization today announced that it has been recognized as a Global Top Employer by the Top Employers Institute. This makes it one in only eight organizations worldwide to have achieved this status. In its assessment of 1,072 companies worldwide, the Top Employers Institute rated TCS as an exceptional performer across nine core Human Resources (HR) areas: talent strategy, workforce planning, on-boarding, learning and development, performance management, leadership development, career and succession management, compensation and benefits and company culture. TCS, which employs over 344,000 professionals from 125 nationalities, has received this rating across all its largest markets. It has earned a Top Employer certification in 24 countries located in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.