NIIT Ltd. launches a free ‘Remote Work Excellence Kit’ to support the fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, April 9, 2020: NIIT Limited, (NSE: NIITLTD), a global leader in skills and talent development, today announced that it has specially designed and launched the NIIT 'Remote Work Excellence Kit' course to support India's fight against COVID-19. The online course has been made available absolutely free on www.niit.com/india portal and will help facilitate remote working for adults.
The Remote Work Excellence Kit is suited for corporate executives, small and medium businesspersons, and management students. The online course covers areas such as how to set up a remote office, establishing a remote presence, setting up and running virtual meetings, time management while working from home, remote business etiquettes, and also best practices derived from NIIT's experience of working with the best companies globally.
Speaking on the occasion Vijay Thadani, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, NIIT Ltd. said, "It is abundantly clear that the COVID-19 pandemic not only poses a massive health challenge, it will also lead to economic slowdown and a change in how businesses are conducted worldwide. In the immediate term, Work from Home is important to not only maintain social distancing but also as a means of keeping the economy ticking. Going forward, it has the potential to become a norm rather than an exception. I am glad that the NIIT team has been able to quickly develop this useful and timely Remote Work Excellence kit."
"As a service to our nation and to contribute to the fight against COVID-19, we have made it free for all Indian nationals", added Mr. Thadani.
Sharing his thoughts on the kit, Mr Amit Aggarwal, VP & CEO, IT-ITES Sector Skills Council, NASSCOM said, "As companies are striving for business continuity, they are doing the best to support employees. With majority of the workforce working from home, flexible, virtual work arrangements isn't all that employees need, to continue to do their jobs. They would also require some calibration & adjustments that can often pose some challenges too. NIIT's 'Remote Work Excellence Kit' is a great resource that I see will enable employees to tackle and deal with the challenges of remote working and also help manage the associated stress that come along with it."
When the aspirants log onto the course, they also get the option to contribute to the PM CARES Fund, which is enabled through the NIIT Foundation. The PM CARES fund has been set up by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi to provide relief to the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to clarify that the people opting for the course DO NOT need to pay any course fee to NIIT to complete the course. The contribution to the PM CARES fund is also optional.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing global crisis. NIIT Limited is concerned for the victims of the disease, their families, and anyone else who is being adversely affected by this tragic outbreak. The company will continue to monitor the situation and explore options to contribute in the fight against this pandemic.
NIIT is a leading Skills and Talent Development Corporation that is building a manpower pool for global industry requirements. The company, which was set up in 1981 to help the nascent IT industry overcome its human resource challenges, today ranks among the world's leading training companies owing to its vast and comprehensive array of talent development programs. With a footprint in over 30 countries, NIIT offers training and development solutions to Individuals, Enterprises and Institutions. NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe – Corporate Learning Group, Skills & Careers Business and MindChampion Learning Systems Limited.
As the Most Trusted Training Brand in India for 5th year in a row (Brand Trust Report, 2017), NIIT's learning and talent development solutions, continue to receive widespread recognition globally. NIIT has been named among the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies for the past twelve consecutive years by Training Industry, Inc. USA. Further, leading Indian ICT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the 'Top Training Company' award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category. NIIT has also been featured as the 'Most Respected Education Company'- 2016 by leading financial magazine, Business World.
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