TalentCorp: More Organisations Recognise Importance of Progressive Workplace Policies

Life At Work Awards 2017 sees more home-grown organisations with advanced work-life practices 

KUALA LUMPUR, 20 November 2017 - Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp) has seen an increased number of organisations in Malaysia implementing work-life practices in their workplaces. A recent Life At Work Survey by TalentCorp and EY that surveyed over 360 employers from key sectors such as education, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, professional services, etc., revealed that 90 per cent of organisations in Malaysia agree on the importance of offering work-life practices for employees.

In efforts to highlight the importance and need for work-life practices and its positive impact on people development and contribution to Malaysia’s economic growth, TalentCorp continues to recognise employers who champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace and work-life integration practices with the Life At Work Awards 2017.

“There is a crucial need for organisations in Malaysia to look into their HR policies and quickly adapt to the demands of their employees for flexibility in the workplace. Productivity is at its highest when employees feel that they are motivated, and empowered. Results of the Life At Work Survey confirms this, with 80 per cent of employers surveyed agreeing that work-life practices contributed to improved productivity,” said Dato’ Sri Idris Jala, Member of TalentCorp’s Board of Trustees who presented the awards to the winners.

Life At Work Awards 2017 recognises employers who strive to provide innovative workplace policies that enable employees to maximise productivity and performance by obtaining a balance in both their corporate and personal lives. This year, over 30 companies submitted their entries and about one third of that number are homegrown Malaysian organisations.

“We are proud to say that over the past five years, the Life At Work Awards has recognised employers and individuals who articulate the best practices in ensuring balance between work and personal life. This year, we are seeing even more commitment from companies in addressing flexibility in workplace policies and shift in culture to respond to current and future talent needs. With the announcement made during Budget 2018 in promoting flexible work arrangements, we are positive that companies will be inspired to implement advanced workplace strategies of the future,” said Shareen Shariza Dato’ Abdul Ghani, Chief Executive Officer of TalentCorp.

Winners this year include CIMB Group for Best Malaysian Organisation, PwC Malaysia for Best International Organisation, IHS Markit (Malaysia) for Best Lean Organisation and Albern Murty for CEO Champion. The respective winners have been awarded for their advanced workplace strategies that correspond to the future of work. In addition to the four winners, Shell Business Operations KL, Unilever Malaysia and Wong & Partners received special mention. This year, PwC Malaysia also obtained a special mention in addition to being Best International Organisation.

The Life At Work Awards is part of TalentCorp’s ongoing initiatives of assisting corporates to prepare for the future of work. Over the past five years, 18 corporates in Malaysia have been recognised for their pioneering innovative policies and practices to better attract and retain talent.

The Life At Work Awards 2017 winners are as follows:

Best Malaysian OrganisationCIMB Group
Best International OrganisationPwC Malaysia
Best Lean OrganisationIHS Markit (Malaysia)
CEO ChampionAlbern Murty (CEO of Digi)
Special MentionPwC Malaysia
Shell Business Operations KL
Unilever Malaysia
Wong & Partners


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