KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 5): DHL Express (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has emerged as the Best of the Best Employers in Malaysia for 2018, according to a study by Aon plc.
In its 18th edition this year, Aon has named 12 organisations as Best Employers in Malaysia for 2018, up from eight organisations in 2017.
Among the Best Employers are, in no particular order: Agilent Technologies LDA Malaysia Sdn Bhd, American Express (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Eco World Development Group Bhd, Federal Express Services (M) Sdn Bhd, Gerbang Alaf Restaurants Sdn Bhd, Hartalega Holdings Bhd, S P Setia Bhd, SkyWorld Development Sdn Bhd, Sunway Building Materials Group, Sunway Hotel (Georgetown) Penang, and Sunway IT Shared Services Centre.
Aon also awarded special recognition for commitment to engagement to Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd, and another special recognition for commitment to high performance culture to SAP Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
Meanwhile, DHL Express Asia Pacific was also recognised as Aon Best Employer 2018 under the regional Asia Pacific programme, after being named Aon Best Employer in India and Singapore earlier this year.
Meanwhile, Marriott International Malaysia was named Best Employer 2018 in the global programme.
Aon managing director for Malaysia & Philippines Prashant Chadha said organisations on the Aon Best Employers list have consistently outperform the market across four critical areas of talent management, which are high employee engagement, effective leadership, compelling employer brand, and high performance culture.
"Changes in the economic and political landscape of the country have created additional complexity, requiring businesses to be agile and to focus on reduced time-to-market. Best Employers harness these dynamic times by focusing on people practices that fuel collaboration, regular reflection, and rapid course correction," he told reporters during the press conference.
It was noted that Aon Best Employers achieved an engagement score of 87%, compared to a market average of 63%.
Although half of the Best Employers experienced significant changes such as mergers and acquisitions, new leadership, and a change in strategy, they increased revenues by an average of 15% and profits by an average of 7.8% compared to the market average of 3.88% and 1.08% respectively.
The awards given out today are based on the findings of a survey done by Aon in Asia Pacific and the Middle East on 460 organisations, involving 730,000 employees.
The study leverages on Aon's professional 3-tier assessment tools and includes participants from a variety of industries, including finance, food and beverages, hospitality, and pharmaceutical.