Despite a challenging business environment, where 54 percent of CEOs identify people issues (to include rising salaries, an inadequate leadership pipeline, and poor availability and selection of talent in the external labour market) as a critical business challenge, Best Employers in Thailand have proven to be leaders in driving employee engagement to accelerate business results. Best Employers achieve 51 percent higher profit than market average.
Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc has named seven organisations as Aon Best Employers — Thailand 2016.
Dr. Adisak Chandprapalert, Managing Director, Aon Hewitt Thailand said: “CEOs consistently rank people issues as a top challenge in their ability to create business value. Through the Aon Best Employers programme, HR and business leaders can create real impact by focusing on talent outcomes throughout the employee life cycle.”
Best Employers in Thailand lead the way with 24 points higher engagement score than market average. 89 percent of employees at Best Employers would recommend their company to someone seeking work, compared to the 68 percent market average.
Gen Y (those born from 1979 to 1990) engagement scores are 22 points higher for Best Employers, compared to market average. The Aon Best Employers in Thailand for 2016 are:
|Organisation (listed alphabetically)||Category|
|Advanced Info Services PLC||Best of the Best Employers|
|Advanced Contact Center Co., Ltd.||Best Employer — Thailand|
|American Express (Thai) Co., Ltd.||Best Employer — Thailand|
|McThai Co., Ltd.||Best Employer — Thailand|
|Mitr Phol Sugar Factory||Best Employer — Thailand|
|Phyathai 3 Hospital Co., Ltd||Best Employer — Thailand|
|Swensen’s (Thai) Ltd.||Best Employer — Thailand|
|Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd||Best Employer — Thailand|
In addition, Mitr Phol Bio Fuel Co., Ltd. received special recognition as the Best Employer for Generation Y. Marriott International, Thailand was also named Aon Best Employer through the Global programme.
Panuwat Benrohman, Partner, APACMEA Talent, Rewards & Performance, Aon Hewitt, added: “A significant part of driving employee engagement is delivering an exceptional employee experience all around. With users spending an average of 2.5 hours on their mobile devices daily, employees expect a consumer-grade experience from their interactions with their employers. Digital transformation in HR is no longer a luxury; it’s a necessity — and Best Employers in Thailand are well-positioned to do that.”
Associate Prof. Siriyupa Roongrerngsuke, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Organization Behaviour, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, said: “Over Sasin’s 15-year partnership with Aon Hewitt, there has been a quiet revolution in the market — with an increasing number of Thai organisations participating and being recognised as Aon Best Employers. Once again, this year, all Aon Best Employers in Thailand have truly proven to be leaders in driving employee engagement.”
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