Hexaware, a pioneer in the tech industry, has launched SONIC, an innovative program that underscores the company’s steadfast dedication to enhancing the employee experience and cultivating a culture of perpetual learning. The primary objective of SONIC is to establish a robust framework enabling Hexaware employees to pursue external certifications, thereby facilitating swift upskilling in an era characterized by rapid technological advancements.
Notably, Hexaware has removed all caps on reimbursement costs, allowing employees to pursue an unlimited number of certifications each year without any restrictions. Additionally, the company offers a lucrative learning bonus, with amounts ranging from $3,000 to $12,000. Employees can earn InAwe points, redeemable through Hexaware’s employee portal, based on the relevance of their acquired skills and the current market demand.
Speaking about the initiative, Vinod Chandran, the COO at Hexaware Technologies, emphasized that Hexaware is not merely a workplace, but a dynamic support system for individual growth. The organization remains committed to supporting its employees at every step of their journey, ensuring they acquire diverse skills and expertise through the comprehensive SONIC framework.
Echoing this sentiment, Satyendu Mohanty, the Global Head of Talent Management, highlighted how SONIC embodies a culture of continuous skill enhancement and limitless learning. The ultimate vision is to make Hexaware the premier destination for learning and professional growth in the industry, with the SONIC platform serving as a tangible embodiment of this vision.
Under the SONIC initiative, consultants have access to a diverse array of opportunities for horizontal and vertical growth. These opportunities range from participating in industry-recognized courses and certifications to engaging in hackathons, mentoring peers, and contributing to Center of Excellence (CoE) projects. Hexaware’s commitment to nurturing its employees is exemplified by the ambitious plan to upskill 12,383 employees under the SONIC program across various regions, including India, the US, the UK, and other global locations.
Furthermore, the company is dedicated to upgrading the technological proficiency of approximately 13,000 employees up to the G7 grade, signifying a strong commitment to individual growth and development within the organization. In the words of Satyendu Mohanty, Hexaware is more than just an organization; it is a thriving ecosystem of growth and empowerment.
The learning portfolio offered under SONIC is extensive, primarily focusing on IT-related courses but encompassing a wide range of subjects. Employees can delve into various certifications, including Cloud certifications (such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform), DevOps, React, ServiceNow, Sitecore, Angular, Pega, Microsoft Dynamics, Salesforce PowerApps, PMP, and Scrum Master, among others. SONIC ensures a holistic learning experience that extends beyond IT to encompass crucial areas such as Project Management, Agile methodologies, and Scrum practices. With its comprehensive and diverse learning opportunities, SONIC aims to empower employees to excel and thrive in an ever-evolving technological landscape.