Five Minute Focus On: Christine Carty, TATA Consultancy Services
Tell us about yourself
My name is Christine Carty and I am HR Business Partner for the Ireland operation of TATA Consultancy Services (TCS). I’ve been working with the TCS since July of 2011, and working holistic HR roles for the past 15 years.
Tell us about your role in TATA Consultancy Services (TCS)
In my role of HR Business Partner for the Irish branch of TCS, I’m responsible for shaping the HR agenda for the Ireland operation, including the implementation of our global HR strategy on a localised level. I also have wider responsibilities such as our Diversity and Inclusion lead, consideration of our Corporate Sustainability strategy for Ireland and our holistic employee engagement initiatives
Tell us about TCS
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions provider that has been partnering with the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for the last fifty years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions. This is delivered through its unique, location-independent Agile delivery model, a benchmark of excellence in software development.
A part of the Tata group, India’s largest multinational business group, TCS has over 390,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries.
Tell us something about TCS we might not know
TCS is celebrating 50 years in business this year globally, we also are celebrating 150 years of the TATA group this year, which is a pretty amazing achievement.
What’s next for TCS?
TCS continue to focus on growing the business through supporting our customer’s digital transformation goals. Having built their ‘digital spines’ and moved to the cloud, a new generation of agile organizations are now embracing automation, robotics and artificial intelligence. TCS calls this this Business 4.0, and we are enabling our customers to embrace all the opportunities and prosper in the digital age.
What do you like about being a Glandore member?
Being a Glandore Member is like being part of a big family! You can tell it’s a family run business and the team go to great strides to help you feel part of that. In TCS, we always talk about being part of our family, and so we are delighted that Glandore also has a similar philosophy.
What do you like about living and working in Dublin?
Having lived in other countries and cities, I can safely say that nowhere else in the world embodies community like Dublin. From great places to eat, to the fact that people go out of their way to help people find their way around, it’s a unique and friendly capital city.
Irish workplaces are changing with more emphasis being placed on the importance of workplace culture and wellbeing. How can these initiatives be seen within TCS?
The founders of the TATA group, the TATA family, always believed the community was an extension of the workplace. As a result, our organisation has always tried to bring this philosophy to our workplace. Our initiatives around wellness and wellbeing come from the top down and every employee is encouraged to manage their wellbeing.
What’s your one piece of advice you’d like to share with fellow Glandore Members to look after their wellness?
Take time for a pause each day in work. Glandore offices are based in fantastic locations for taking a walk at lunch and take advantage of the events such as yoga and the running club that the team have organised especially for members. It also helps you meet other Glandore members too!