Six organisations in Singapore have been titled as the Best Employers 2017 by Aon Hewitt, a global firm that focuses on professional human resource services. At an award ceremony held on Tuesday (Sept 5), DBS Bank topped the list while the other five workplaces received special recognition for their excellent employment practices.
The award recognitions were made based on comprehensive survey that involved participants from various industries, such as finance, hospitality, and others. The first name on the list of the best employers is DBSK Bank, followed by American Express International, DHL Express Singapore, FedEx Express Singapore, OCBC Bank, and then Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore.
In an official release, Aon said that 80 percent of these best firms endorse high performance culture, 81 percent provide their employees with better infrastructure to work, while 85 percent offer their workforce with more opportunities to make collaboration, Straits Times reports.
According to the survey, chief executives from the organisations recognised as the best employers named operational and organisational efficiency and market factors as top two challenges that would impact their company’s ability to succeed.
Additionally, Aon Hewitt also announced five special recognitions. Among the honors is Best Employer for Startups, which was named for the first time. The award for this category went to CashShield, a startup which provides fully automated solutions for online fraud management.
The Lo & Behold Group was recognised as the best employer for Small and Medium Enterprises, SUN-DAC as best employer for social service organisation, among others.
Aon Hewitt’s best employers flagship programme is designed to improve employee engagement, leadership effectiveness, employer brand and culture to derive high growth. Chief executive Southeast Asia of Aon Hewitt Jeremy Andrulis said that the program aims to gives companies a clear view of where they stand in the market when comes to employee engagement, leadership, employer brand, and culture to drive performance.