Top 10 Companies Malaysians Want to Work for in 2017

June 28, 20178:24 am1842 views, Asia’s leading online employment marketplace recently unveiled the top 10 companies Malaysians aspire to work for. The result is based on the Top 10 Companies 2017 survey which involved 10,241 Malaysians across all position levels, and aims to determine what the majority of professionals think are great companies to join, and the reasons for joining these companies.

According to the survey, topping the list is Google Malaysia. The U.S based tech giant well-known for its culture of work-life balance managed to push itself all the way to the top, shifting two levels up from last year. Petronas and Shell Malaysia comes in second and third respectively, securing their strong presence in the top three list for two years consecutively.

Sime Darby maintains its fourth place and Air Asia Berhad nabs the fifth place this year. Completing the Top 10 list in order of ranking are Maybank, Nestle Malaysia, Intel Malaysia, Tenaga Nasional Berhad and Eco World Development Group Berhad. As for the first time, Eco World made its debut in the 2017 list.

The survey further highlighted that Malaysians prioritised career development opportunities as the main reason they want to work with top companies. Benefits and Incentives appeared as their next top reason while salary was stated as the third reason, indicating that monetary compensation still remains as an important consideration across all position levels although it is not the top factor.

The top 5 factors Malaysian employees look for, when choosing a company to work for are:

  • Career development opportunities
  • Benefits and Incentives
  • Better salary and perks
  • Working environment and
  • Company reputation or employer brand value

“In this new economy, it is no longer sufficient to attract talents through financial benefits or incentives. Today, companies need to compete for talents through strategic and unique approaches that differentiate themselves from competitors. As reflected in our Top 10 Companies 2017 survey, the area of employee development presents a great opportunity both for hirers and talent,” said Chook Yuh Yng, Country Manager of Malaysia and Singapore.

See: Factors that Attract Jobseekers in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia to an Employer Brand

In addition, six out of the top 10 companies that Malaysians aspire to work for turned out to be Malaysian companies, showcasing local companies’ ability and needs to compete alongside foreign multinational corporations in attracting and retaining talents, as well as meeting talents’ career aspirations.

“With the dynamics of the job market becoming more complex and challenging, it is important for companies to understand current trends and strategically communicate their Employee Value Proposition to compete for top talents. To fulfil such industry needs, the Top 10 Companies report provides valuable insights that highlight the local and regional shift in job market trends such as candidate preferences and expectations in their careers. At the end of the day, those companies that recognize the pull-factors and address these needs will naturally appeal and retain talents,” said Martin Hayden, Chief Commercial Officer of SEEK Asia.

In Malaysia, with nearly 30,000 thousand jobs opportunities available, connects over 3.4 million of candidates with over 80,000 of employers. With its dedicated and passionate customer service, industry workshops, customer trainings, unparalleled insights combined with continuous investment for innovation, is the leading online job marketplace that bridges the communication between talents and hirers.

Also read: Digital Transformation Boom in Malaysia over the Next 3 to 5 Years: Survey

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