London, United Kingdom, 11 February 2016

CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) is very proud to announce that it has once again been officially certified as a Top Employer UK 2016. In addition, for the third year running, CGI has received Top Employer Europe certification.

On February 10, the Top Employers Institute announced the results of its annual evaluation of HR practices and employee conditions for a large number of organisations around the world. We are delighted that our operations in the UK met the standards for receiving this certification.

The annual, international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognises leading employers around the world: those that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation, and which strive to continuously improve their employment practices. 

The Top Employers Institute is an independent organisation that measures the employee offerings of employers against rigorous international standards. Certification is a challenge to receive, and is awarded only to organisations that meet, or exceed, these standards.

The Top Employers Institute assessed CGI’s employee offerings on the following criteria:

  • Talent Strategy 
  • Workforce Planning
  • On-Boarding
  • Learning & Development
  • Performance Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Career & Succession Management
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Culture

“We are extremely proud that our company culture and working environment have been judged as ‘outstanding’ by the Top Employers Institute for the third consecutive year, “ said Tim Gregory, CGI UK President. “All of our employees, who we refer to as members, are encouraged to become shareholders in CGI so that they can be part of our future success. We pride ourselves on creating a work environment in which our members can contribute and reach their full potential. ”

CGI earned the Top Employer certification because our employee offerings surpassed international standards for each of these categories.

Dennis Utter, Global Business Director for the Top Employers Institute: “Optimal employee conditions ensure that people can develop themselves personally and professionally. Our comprehensive research concluded that CGI UK provides an outstanding employment environment, and offers a wide range of creative initiatives, from secondary benefits and working conditions, to performance-management programmes that are well thought out, and truly aligned with the culture of their company.”

CGI has received the prestigious Top Employer 2016 certification for our operations in nine countries, including Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK.

To learn more about the Top Employers Institute and the Top Employers Certification, visit:

About CGI

Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 65,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog of C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website:

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Jenny Thorpe
UK External Communications
+44 (0)7771 815428