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Singapore’s Best Companies to Work For in Asia for 2016

December 12, 2016

Image: Top 20 companies in Singapore honoured at the HR Asia’s Best Companies to Work for in Asia™ 2016 awards.

Unveiling the line-up of Singapore’s Best Companies to Work for in Asia, HR Asia recently hosted a night of reverie and announced the top twenty companies in Singapore as ranked by 5,800 employees across the country. The gala dinner and awards programme was held at Marina Bay Sands last week.

The awards were solely based on a proprietary survey that assesses the company’s working environment, HR practices, employee engagement and the resulting job satisfaction.

Among the winners were Equinix Singapore, Robert Bosch, and TWG Tea Company. CEOs and human resources directors of the winning companies were presented with the awards trophy by William Ng, group publisher and editor-in-chief of Business Media International. Also present at the awards ceremony was Kulshaan Singh, CEO of Mercer Singapore.

The award is a culmination of six months of on-ground survey, with 5,800 employees from 160 companies across Singapore responding to the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia Survey.

Respondents answered questions ranging from how they feel about their workplace and employment to their willingness to recommend their friends to work for their companies. Key sentiment among Singaporean employees is that they are fully aware of what is expected from them at work but are not sufficiently empowered to grow and develop themselves.

Explaining what differentiates winners from others, William Ng said, “Strong companies understand that attracting the right talents is only one half of the equation. Retaining today’s mobile talent requires well-planned engagement programmes, which keep people productive and happy at work.”

Singapore has dropped five places to fifteenth in the latest World Talent Ranking produced by the Swiss business school, IMD. Its place as the only Asian representation among the top 10 rankings has been taken over by Hong Kong.

“It is not that Singapore has fallen behind in its capability to build, attract and retain talents, but regional competitors have picked up pace. Competition is no longer confined to products and services, and even innovation, but is now about our ability to provide the talents necessary to power businesses,” says Ng.

Recipients of the HR Asia’s Best Companies To Work For In Singapore for 2016 Company Name Industry
1. AbbVie Pte Ltd Biopharmaceutical
2. Comfort Transportation Pte Ltd / CityCab Pte Ltd Transport
3. Coca-Cola Singapore Beverages Pte Ltd Food and Beverage
4. Cycle & Carriage Group of Companies Automotive
5. Domino’s Pizza Singapore Pte Ltd Food and Beverage
6. Equinix Singapore Pte Ltd Interconnection & Data Center Services
7. Far East Organization Real Estate
8. Jotun (S) Pte Ltd Wholesale of Paints
9. Oracle Corporation Technology
10. Ramada and Days Hotels Singapore At Zhongshan Park Hospitality & Accommodation
11. Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd Trading and Distribution
12. Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore Hospitality
13. Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel Hospitality
14. Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre MICE
15. Swarovski Singapore Trading Pte Ltd Retail
16. Sysmex Asia Pacific Pte Ltd Medical Devices
17. TWG Tea Company Pte Ltd Luxury Retail, Food & Beverage
18. Watson’s Personal Care Stores Pte Ltd Retail
19. Western Union Business Solutions (Singapore) Pte Ltd Finance Services
20. Yahoo Asia Pacific Pte Ltd Internet

“Engaged and healthy teams drive motivation and productivity, so it’s absolutely essential to be purposeful right from the start to create benefits and an environment where Boschlers thrive and perform. We are humbled to be awarded by HR Asia as one of the best companies to work for in Asia. It’s also rewarding to know that our people strategy has made a positive impact on our employees and to the wider success of the organisation,” says Jennifer Ong, Director of Human Resources, ASEAN of Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd.

“Our people are our valuable assets. By investing in our people today we are investing for our future. This award is a reflection of our commitment to inspiring, engaging and developing our staff to unleash their potential,” says Dilip Doshi, Head of Human Resources (Singapore, Malaysia & Indonesia) of Western Union Business Solutions (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

 

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