KUALA LUMPUR, 26 November 2015–UMW Corporation Sdn. Bhd. has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in Asia for the second consecutive year by HR Asia, Asia’s largest circulating publication for senior HR professionals. The event was jointly organised with its knowledge partner, MERCER.
The award was received by Juliah Nik Jaafar, UMW’s Executive Director of Group Human Resource at the Intercontinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. It was jointly presented by Datuk Dr. Abu Bakar bin Mohamad Diah, Deputy Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation and Dato’ William Ng, Group Editor-In-Chief of Business Media International, the publisher of HR Asia.
“This is one of the most scientific and extensive surveys on employee engagement and workplace practices in this region. Through the survey, HR Asia has discovered that many of these companies – both local and international – have workplace practices that are on par with the best in the world,” said Dato’ William Ng.
The HR Asia Best Companies To Work For In Asia Award is more than just an award. It seeks to identify and reveal the best practices in the workplace and complements the companies’ current HR initiatives, employee surveys and feedback mechanism providing a truly independent view on how they are performing as employers.
Online surveys were conducted amongst UMW’s eligible employees who met the selection requirements prior to the awards ceremony, followed by a site audit on 30 September 2015 which included a management presentation by Juliah Nik Jaafar, as well as inspection of supporting documentation.