2022 has been an action-packed year for Sandhata!
Besides delivering specialised consulting services to a wide range of clients, we have doubled down our focus on our employees. We have taken the opportunity to meet up face to face as much as possible and put on more events than ever to build team spirit and collaboration.
Here is a quick run down of some of the things which happened in 2022.
Since Sandhata’s formation in 2005 we have fervently donated and supported our chosen charity Manavata. We kept this up in 2022.
Many of our team in Hyderabad participated in a blood donation camp. The team also turned out to support World Bicycle Day in June. This draws attention to the benefits of using the bicycle — a simple, affordable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation.
We were very proud to be recognised as a Great Place to Work this year. More than 80% of Sandhata’s employees rated Sandhata as outstanding across all categories: credibility of management, respect for people, fairness at the workplace, pride, and camaraderie. More than 90% of our respondents said they have a strong sense of pride that they work for Sandhata.
Many of our team have been craving more face to face interaction. We have brought the teams together with a very successful family day in the UK, and a week-long event in Chennai with team building, sports, games, speakers and prizes!
In September 2022 we opened a new office in Hyderabad’s popular IT corridor.
With the past few years being so tough, we have had a firm focus on our people’s wellbeing. We have run numerous events with this in mind including:
- desk workout sessions
- Zumba online
- Fun and stress busting events e.g. spin the wheel, Fun Friday, scavenger hunts
- Workshop on emotions
Ten members of UK team also participated in the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge 2022. The 5.6k run around Battersea Park was a great motivator for the team to get fit and a really fun team building event.
Babji Vundavilli, keen painter and COO Sandhata paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II by helping to paint a mural of her in London.
Sandhata Premier League
This year saw the first Sandhata Premier League tournament. The event saw 8 teams competing across a range of events to lift the trophy.
Events included performance, cooking, truth and lie games, poetry and videography. It required teams to give it their all and think of creative solutions to problems.
The tournament brought together people from different teams, geographies, skill sets and customers. It truly brought Sandhata together. We are looking forward to SPL 2023!
Women of Sandhata
In March 2022, on International Women’s Day, we launched our new women’s network: Women of Sandhata.
Since the launch of the Women of Sandhata network, we have provided face to face events for women, external speakers, workshop and training sessions, and social and networking events. Since 2020, we have increased the percentage of women employees at Sandhata from 15% to 30%. We hope the Women of Sandhata network will help us reach 50% women in Sandhata.
Expanding our Technical Offerings
In April 2022, we launched our new API Platform. We are now able to support our clients better by providing them with API services or a fully hosted API Platform. We have been releasing new APIs for customers throughout the year.
We have also launched our Instagram channel this year to give a glimpse into life as a Sandian.
Award? What Award?
We have had a bumper year for awards in 2022!
We are proud to have been chosen as:
- Winners – Best “DevOps Service Provider”at DASA DevOps Awards 2022.
- Winners – “Best Use of Data” and “Transformation through Technology” at the UK Business Tech Awards 2022.
- Highly Commended – “Leading DevOps Vendor” at the DevOps Industry Awards 2022.
- Janani Priya, Sandhata test analyst, wins Graduate Tester of the Year 2022.
- Winner – Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India 2022.
Roll on 2023