London, United Kingdom, 04 March 2015

CGI (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB) has been rated as a top 5 UK employer and certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings. The annual, international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognises leading employers around the world that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation, and which strive to continuously optimise employment practices. CGI UK has been awarded the exclusive Top Employers United Kingdom 2015 Certification. CGI’s operations in France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden and Finland have also received Top Employers certification.

The Top Employers Institute (formerly known as the CRF Institute) globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people. It has just announced the results of this year’s research into the employee conditions of significant employers in the UK. CGI UK is one of the select organisations to achieve the Top Employers United Kingdom 2015 Certification, and is officially recognised as a leading employer.

Crucial to the Top Employers Certification is the completion of a stringent research process and meeting the required standard in order to achieve 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 and earned them a coveted spot among certified Top Employers.

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

Eleanor Nickerson, Director of UK Operations 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.”

“We are absolutely delighted to have been rated amongst the top five UK employers and we are also proud that our company culture and working environment have been judged as outstanding by the Top Employers Institute for the second consecutive year, “ said Tim Gregory, CGI UK President. “CGI’s emphasis is on ownership and all of our employees are encouraged to become shareholders in the company so that they can be part of our future success. We pride ourselves on creating a work environment in which our members can participate and thrive.”

About Top Employers

The Top Employers Institute globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people. Optimal employee conditions ensure that people develop themselves personally and professionally. This in turn enables companies to grow and develop.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company has recognised Top Employers around the world since 1991. For more information 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, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary 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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