HR Asia Announces Singapore's Best Companies to Work For in Asia

An engaged workforce important to Singapore's future
2015-07-21 21:54 8887

SINGAPORE, July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- HR Asia, Asia's leading human resources publication, has announced the names of companies in Singapore judged to be the best workplaces by 5,300 employees across the country. A total of 19 companies made the grade this year, compared to 12 in 2014.

The winners of HR Asia Best Companies To Work For In Asia 2015
The winners of HR Asia Best Companies To Work For In Asia 2015

The winners of the award are selected from among 150 nominees from 20 industry sectors, based on a stringent evaluation process that assesses the company's working environment, HR practices, employee engagement and the resulting job satisfaction. Surveys are administered to employees of all 150 nominees independently by HR Asia, via a proprietary online system that gauges the employees' emotional engagement, advocacy and motivation and intent.

Three sentiments were prevalent among surveyed employees, namely:

  1. Meeting or Exceeding Customer Expectations
  2. Willingness to Go the Extra Mile for the Organization's Success
  3. Pride in the Organization.

Singaporean employees also voted the following as key areas for improvement among their employers:

  1. Recognition for Good Work
  2. Rewarding Excellent Performance
  3. Transparency within the Organization

"Many of the winning companies have workplace practices that are the best in the world, with employees enjoying job satisfaction and believing they are adding value to their companies and being appreciated for their contributions," said William Ng, group publisher and editor-in-chief of Business Media International, the publisher of HR Asia.

"Companies that have a highly engaged workforce tend to be more profitable than companies that don't, and are more sustainable in the long run. The benefits associated with providing a world class  work environment, and in building an engaged workforce, far outweigh the costs of doing so," Ng said.

"As Singapore continues to grow as a global city, talent retention becomes more important than ever. Having a conducive working environment is not enough, employers need to take extra steps to further engage their employees, and convert them from disconnected workers to engaged advocates of the company. Only then can a company secure its future by ensuring a solid, unshakeable talent and succession pipeline," Ng added.

Best Workplaces: It Pays to Go the Extra Mile

"This is a great win for AbbVie and our employees. It is especially meaningful as we're just going into our third year as an independent biopharmaceutical company. We hope this inspires our people and attracts more great talent to join us," said Agnieszka Romanczuk, HR Director, Japan & Asia Pacific, AbbVie Pte Ltd.

"We are honoured to be conferred the award for the second consecutive year. At AIA Singapore, living up to our positioning as a Real Life Company, is reflected in everything that we do - our Operating Philosophy of Doing the Right Thing, in the Right Way and with the Right People… and the Results will come, has been inculcated into our everyday language and business processes. Engagement is a team effort and I would like to dedicate this award to all members of our AIA Singapore family," said Tan Hak Leh, Chief Executive Officer, AIA Singapore.

"Winning this award is synonymous with our vision of driving first-class and affirms Cycle & Carriage as one of the best companies to work for in Asia," said Jason Wen, HR Director, Cycle & Carriage Group of Companies.

"This award recognizes the efforts we have put in to make DP one of the best companies to work in Asia and it gives us the motivation to make it even better," said Raymond Chan, Director of Human Resources, DP Architects Pte Ltd.

"We are so honoured to receive this important recognition. Many thanks go to our strong leadership and HR teams and most of all, our committed employees for their incredible support," said Judy Chin, Director of Human Resources, International SOS Pte Ltd.

The HR Asia Best Companies to Work For in Asia is awarded to companies in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia, with surveys currently underway in mainland China, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. Global talent consulting company, Mercer serves as knowledge partner of the award.

The Singapore winners of HR Asia's Best Companies to Work For in Asia (in alphabetical order) are:



Abbvie Pte Ltd


AIA Singapore Pte Ltd


Arrow Electronics (S) Pte Ltd

Electronics Distribution

Cycle & Carriage Group Of Companies

Automotive Distribution and Retail

DP Architects Pte Ltd


Far East Organization

Real Estate

Harley-Davidson Asia Pacific Pte Ltd


International SOS Pte Ltd

Medical & Travel Security Risk Services

Kuehne+Nagel Pte Ltd


Mandarin Oriental Singapore


Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd


Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay


Philip Morris Singapore Pte Ltd


Rohde & Schwarz Regional Headquarters

High Tech / Electronics / Wireless


Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd


Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel


Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts


Sysmex Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Medical Devices

Tee International Limited

Engineering, Real Estate & Infrastructure

About HR Asia

HR Asia is Asia's largest circulating publication for senior HR professionals. With over 18,000 copies distributed every issue, and an on- and off-line 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.

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Source: Business Media International