London, UK, 10 February 2017

CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) is thrilled to have been officially ranked number one for its outstanding employee offerings in the survey of UK companies by the Top Employers Institute.  CGI also received Top Employer Europe certification for the 4th consecutive year.

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 optimise employment practices.

The Top Employers Institute globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people. The results of this year’s research were announced at an awards ceremony on 9 February 2017.

Crucial to the Top Employers Certification is the completion of a stringent research process, and meeting the required standard in order to achieve the Certification. To further reinforce the validity of the process, all answers were independently audited, meaning this research has verified CGI UK’s outstanding employee conditions.

“We are very proud to achieve the number one ranking from the Top Employers Institute which is testament to the outstanding company culture and working environment we have created. This award is presented in recognition of the collaborative and progressive working practices we strive to put in place for all of our members.” said Karen Townsend, Vice President, Human Resources, CGI UK.

The Top Employers Institute assessed CGI UK’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

James Gooding, UK Country Manager for the Top Employers Institute: “Providing the right environmental and employee conditions enable people to 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 and leadership programmes that are well thought out and truly aligned with the culture and values of their company.”

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 68,000 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 and infrastructure management, as well as 150 IP-based services and solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website:

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Paul Corrall
UK External Communications
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