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HR Asia Announces Thailand's Best Companies to Work for in Asia

2019-08-29 16:04 1831

BANGKOK, Aug. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty Thailand companies have been named the Best Companies to Work for in Asia by the human resources publication, HR Asia.

The Thailand Edition of the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia(R) 2019 at Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse. 30 companies qualified this year out of the 129 participating companies.
The Thailand Edition of the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia(R) 2019 at Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse. 30 companies qualified this year out of the 129 participating companies.

This year, 4,873 employees from a total of 129 companies across Thailand responded to the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia Survey. The survey also covers ten other markets across Asia, including Hong Kong, Mainland China, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan and the South Korea.

Award winners included Advanced Info Services PLC. (AIS), Food Passion Company Limited, Kasikornbank PCL, LINE Company (Thailand) Limited, Provincial Electricity Authority, Thai Beverage PLC, The Minor Food Group PCL and many more.

"This year, we've rolled out our new Total Engagement Assessment Model or T.E.A.M which takes our already robust Employee Input Survey (EIS) that covers emotional engagement (Heart), intention and motivation (Mind) and advocacy and behaviour (Soul) - and adds elements of collective consciousness (Think), workplace sentiment (Feel) and team dynamics (Do). This results in a unique 360 degree employee engagement survey that studies not just how much an employee is engaged, but also how are they engaged differently in a group environment, and in response to corporate initiatives," says William Ng, group Publisher and editor-in-chief of Business Media International, the publisher of HR Asia.

GOOD EMPLOYERS SCORE HIGHER

Survey participants were asked affirmative statements about their employers, and either agree or disagree with each of the statements. Based on these answers across the survey, the top 3 areas that employees in Thailand agree about their jobs are:

  1. We willingly assist colleagues who require assistance (Average score of 4.19/5)
  2. Our organisation has policies to encourage employees to gain additional skills/certifications (Average score of 4.13/5)
  3. Our organisation values clear and open communication with employees regardless of seniority / role (4.09/5)

On the other hand, the 3 areas that scored the lowest in the survey (i.e. the ones which the employees feel their companies can improve on) are:

  1. I am usually excited to return to work after the weekend (3.45/5)
  2. Our organisation continues to communicate with former employees (Average score of 3.51/5)
  3. Our organisation receives and acts on employee feedback (3.57/5)

With few exceptions, all the winning companies scored significantly higher in these areas compared to other participants. This indicates that employers that are more transparent, supportive of employees' growth and lead by example, are more likely to be rated as a good workplace by their own employees. This is echoed by some of the recipients.

"At AIA Thailand, we invest in our future leaders and empower our people to design their individualize learning through modernize workplace. We always emphasize on the importance of employee engagement and employee experience. We continuously strive to support every single employee to have an active lifestyle and create a healthy environment in workplace as we believe that it leads to much greater productivity as well as personal and professional growth," says Alger Fung, CEO of AIA Thailand.

"Despite the increasing digital disruption in today's business world, 'People' is still the key element for every organization's success. The future of work will evolve from not only how we have developed our workforce, but also how we create a positive attitude, atmosphere and teamwork spirit for our employees. The role of HR is to build and push forward initiatives that will foster this culture amid the challenges of the digital era," says Ms. Kanokpai Vongsatitporn, Head of Human Resources of CIMB Thai Bank PCL.

"On behalf of the Partners and Staff of Deloitte Thailand, I am honored to receive the HR Asia Best Employer in Asia Award. This award is a result of our efforts and commitments in making our firm 'the firm of choice' for our people and our clients. Our people oriented talent programmes with strong focus on coaching and mentoring to support our people to achieve their career aspirations, frequent communication and close engagement with our team to foster a happy and inclusive work culture in the best millennium workplace environment. We make an impact that matters, with our people who have high performance in mind and collegiality at heart," says K. Subhasakdi Krishnamra, Country Managing Partner of Deloitte Thailand.

"It's a great source of pride to be recognised as one of the best companies to work in Thailand by HR Asia. This award acknowledges the dedication of everyone at our co-operative who brings the Fonterra values to life. The award process has been a tremendous learning experience for us and the insights we've gained will help us to continue enhancing our working environment for both our current and future employees," says Paul Andrew Richards, Managing Director of Fonterra Brands - Thailand-Indochina-Philippines.

"Food Passion owns and operates restaurant chains both in Thailand and ASEAN countries. It believes in using meals to create happiness and that its happy staff should create a vibe customer want to be a part of, leading to an endless cycle of happiness and business sustainability. With this in mind, Food Passion aims to create competent, good and happy employees - a key element for building a happy organization. This is the thought behind the 'The Best Employer' award," says Nateerat Boonrat, Senior Vice President - People Plus Department of Food Passion Company Limited.

"Our people at the heart of our growth and innovation and our employees all learn, grow and perform through the freedom to innovate while creating an industry-leading company. We achieve this by cultivating growth mindset, managing and developing our talent and embracing diversity and inclusion. We are humbled by this recognition, and will ensure that we continue to foster a diverse and inclusive workforce that understands the unique needs of our local customers," says Pavin Vorapruck, Thailand Managing Director of HP Inc.

"We are committing to develop and manage our people achieving high working efficiency; especially the talent in order to retain them as happy workers in Iron Mountain. We believe our people are the most valuable assets for organization," says Jamekorn Phuaksuwan, Managing Director of Iron Mountain (Thailand) Ltd.

"We truly believe that if we take care of our employees well, they will voluntarily take care of our business at their best. For winning HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2019 recognizes the hard-won efforts to create a great employee journey during working time in KASIKORNBANK. We also continuously pushing efforts to create an employee working experience, balancing way of work and employee's life," says Thanthawin Khuruangtrakul, First Vice President of Kasikornbank PCL.

"We will continue Kerry's mission, vision and legacy to drive the organisation, and especially our Thai employees around this. Employee engagement and alignment across functions within our organisation is key in delivering our goals; this brings a clear and sharp focus with our customers we serve, the markets we operate in and the consumers we delight, addressing and delivering on their individual needs in time," says Ketan Trivedi, General Manager of Kerry Thailand.

"We are proud to be recognized as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Thailand. The award is a proof that our team enjoys working in an open-minded international environment, rising to meet new challenges every day, succeeding as part of a team, and honing its skills. We will continue to support the teams in recruiting, developing and retaining talented professionals and improve their engagement with the business and make a tangible difference in the professional support, profitability and advancement of the businesses they serve," says Rob Hurenkamp, Managing Partner of Mazars (Thailand) Ltd.

"At Microsoft, we focus on bringing out the best in people, supporting their goals, and allowing them to find deep meaning in their work. We strive to create a respectful, rewarding, diverse, and inclusive work environment that enables our employees to provide solutions and services that help others to achieve more. We want to foster our growth mindset not just for our employees, but also their families," says Dhanawat Suthumpun, Managing Director of Microsoft (Thailand).

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Take up only one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let every part of your body be full of that idea and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success," says Mrs.Pichchaporn Pattanapaisit, Human Resources Director of Neo Corporate Co.,Ltd.

"I'm proud to receive this award on behalf of Nestle Thailand and would like to dedicate this to our employees who have contributed greatly to our success. We attribute this success to the values and culture of Nestle Thailand, built by our genuine commitment to do good and fulfill our purpose to nourish Thailand and its people. In all that we do, we stay true to the Nestle purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future," says Victor Seah, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Nestle (Thai) Ltd.

"It is our pleasure to get this award with the perspectives of "how well your organization performs compared to other companies". The role of HR nowadays is to drive the strategic growth and focuses on human capital to transform business and organization into the VUCA world. Drill down into performance gaps to identify continuous improvement. Benchmarking goals are to identify, measure and share the best practices among the leading companies. With all of these reasons, why do we hesitate to join this project?" says Mrs. Narawadee Sirismatakarn, Assistant Governor of Human Resources of Provincial Electricity Authority.

"SAS Thailand is honored to receive HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2019 Awards. We will continue to enhance & improve employees engagement from Total Engagement Assessment Model (TEAM) survey results. We embraced both our employees and their family members along the journey; examples of where we involved them are Family Days and CSR activities. We strongly believe that if our employees are happy, they will make customers happy. At SAS, we quest to turn the world of Data into the world of Intelligence!" says Nutapone Apiluktoyanunt, Managing Director of SAS Software Thailand.

"At Schneider, we believe access to energy and digital is a basic human right. We empower all to do more with less, ensuring Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, at every moment. We provide energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. We combine world-leading energy technologies, real-time automation, software and services into integrated solutions for Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. We are committed to unleash the infinite possibilities of an open, global, innovative community that is passionate with our Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values," says Tanapong Ittisakulchai, Country President of Schneider Electric Thailand & Laos.

"It is an honor to be recognized among the Best Companies to Work for in Asia in our journey to be a stable and sustainable ASEAN leader in beverage and food business. This recognition is a reflection of our hard work to be a great place to attract and groom talents. We are committed to continue creating and sharing the value of growth with our stakeholders, and especially 'Limitless Opportunities' for our employees," says Agapol Na Songkhla, Chief People Officer of Thai Beverage PCL.

"Winning this award is the testament of our aspiration to build Minor Food a great place to work as well as a strong commitment in developing and providing our people with the opportunity to grow. This has been our top priority and will remain to be so in many years to come," says Paul Kenny, CEO - Global Executive Office of The Minor Food Group PCL.

"This prestige award reaffirms our belief that the corporate mission and the way we take care of our people must be in line - healthy people, healthy business. We are delighted to be highly recognized and will continue to pursue the route of being an employer of choice, always. Thanks to Tipco's team and everyone who supports our mission," says Ekaphol Pongstabhon, Managing Director of Tipco Foods Group.

"At Unilever we help our people to find their true purpose and inspire them to be themselves and the best they can be. We build agile and inclusive working environment to serve the need and fit to all, so every single one can directly & indirectly contribute in building better business and the better world," says Yosayut Sahawatcharin, Vice President Human Resources of Unilever Thai Trading Limited.

"As Thailand continues to grow and be more closely integrated into the global market, the demand for Thailand talents will grow stronger, not just within Thailand but also globally. As such, Thailand companies need to be more pro-active in creating a more conducive work environment and stronger employee engagement, to be able to retain their best talents", Ng added.

About HR Asia

HR Asia is Asia's largest circulating publication for senior HR professionals. With over 50,000 copies distributed every issue, and an online and offline audience exceeding 200,000. HR Asia is the go-to brand for HR professionals seeking quality business intelligence and industry updates. HR Asia is published by Business Media International, a regional leader in B2B intelligence.

List of Winners of HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2019
(Thailand Edition)

Company

Industry

Advanced Info Services PLC. (AIS)

Telecommunication

AIA Company Limited

Insurance

CIMB Thai Bank PCL.

Banking

Deloitte Thailand

Professional service

Fonterra Brands (Thailand) Limited

FMCG

Food Passion Company Limited

Food Business

HP Inc. (Thailand) Ltd.

IT

International SOS Services (Thailand) Limited

Healthcare

Iron Mountain (Thailand) Ltd.

Information Management

Kasikornbank PCL

Banking, Financial Services

Kerry Ingredients (Thailand) Ltd.

Food & Beverage

LINE Company (Thailand) Limited

IT

Mazars (Thailand) Ltd

Professional services

Microsoft (Thailand) Limited

IT

Mondelēz International (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

FMCG

Mundipharma (Thailand) Limited

Pharmaceutical

Neo Corporate Co.,Ltd.

FMCG

Nestle (Thai) Ltd.

Food & Beverage

Philip Morris Trading (Thailand) Co., Ltd

FMCG

Provincial Electricity Authority

Utility

Samitivej Public Company Limited

Healthcare

SAS Software (Thailand)

IT

Schneider Electric Thailand

Energy

Swarovski (Thailand) Limited

Fashion

Thai AirAsia Co., Ltd. & Thai AirAsia X Co., Ltd.

Airline

Thai Beverage PLC

Food & Beverage

The Minor Food Group PCL

Retail

Tipco Foods PCL.

Foods & Beverage

Unilever Thai Trading Limited

FMCG

Zuellig Pharma Limited

Pharmaceutical

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Source: HR Asia
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