Recruitment firm Randstad named Shell Malaysia as the most attractive employer in Malaysia at the Randstad Award 2016. The annual award, which celebrated its 16th edition globally, was held for the first time in Malaysia.
|Randstad Award 2016 – Most Attractive Employers|
|2||Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)|
Voted in as the Most Attractive Employer for the first ever Randstad Award in Malaysia is Shell Malaysia with a total of 73.73% of all respondents who knew the company stating that they would like to work for them.
Malaysian Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) came in at close second place with an attractiveness score of 72.48%. Despite recent retrenchments and continued challenges in the oil and gas sector in Malaysia and around the world, the results have shown that Malaysian employees are still strongly attracted to the sector.
Farm Mooi Fung, Human Resources Director, Shell Malaysia noted, “The award is a welcome endorsement for the hard work our team has been doing! We are grateful and proud to be recognized as one of Malaysia’s top employer as we celebrate 125 years in Malaysia this year. As one of the top employers in the country, we look forward to fueling Malaysian progress through economic and talent development.”
The attractiveness factors are facets of an employer brand which are key when talent look for new companies or when deciding to stay. Salary and employee benefits were voted the most important factor for Malaysian employees. Interestingly, Malaysian employees put less emphasis on work-life balance, a factor which has been gaining importance in countries such as Singapore and Hong Kong.
|Randstad Award 2016 – Attractiveness Factors|
|1||Salary & employee benefits|
|3||Long-term job security|
|4||Good work-life balance|
|5||Pleasant working atmosphere|
Ryan Carroll, Country Director of Randstad Malaysia said, “The Randstad Award is part of our key global research focusing on employer branding. Companies around the world are starting to recognize the importance of their employer brand and how it affects their talent attraction and retention efforts. We’re pleased to finally see the Randstad Award extend its borders to Malaysia.”
“With the Randstad Award research, companies in Malaysia can finally take a deep dive into the insights to help them understand the public perceptions around these organisations as well as the wants and needs of the Malaysian workforce,” added Carroll.
The Randstad Award is based on the outcome of the world’s largest survey into employer branding and is the only award which truly represents ‘the people’s choice’. This extensive research surveys over 200,000+ respondents across different age groups, genders and educational levels, and covers 75% of the global economy.
The 75 largest companies are selected in each participating country, usually with more than 1,000 employees. This list is presented to a representative cross section of relevant respondents based on region, age, education and gender. In Malaysia, over 4,500 employees and job-seekers between the ages of 18-65 were surveyed.