Petronas ranked most attractive employer for 2019

This is its 2nd time taking the No 1 spot as the Most Attractive Employer in Malaysia


RANDSTAD — one of the world’s leading human resources solutions agencies — has crowned Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) the Most Attractive Employer in Malaysia for 2019. This is Petronas’ second time taking the No 1 spot as the Most Attractive Employer list in Malaysia.

Other homegrown brands that were ranked in the top 10 Most Attractive Employers list are AirAsia Group Bhd and Sime Darby Bhd.

Randstad Singapore and Malaysia MD Jaya Dass said: “It is with great pleasure that we get to present the Randstad Employer Brand Awards in Malaysia for the fourth time this year. We would like to commend the winners for their outstanding efforts in establishing a strong employer brand amid this increasingly dynamic and competitive marketplace.

“When companies invest to foster a workplace that inspires and empowers their employees to take pride in the work they do, the workforce will be more engaged through the enriching experience that they receive. We look forward to seeing more companies focus on strengthening their employer brand to improve the quality of their relationship with their workforce.”

The winners of the 2019 Employer Brand Awards are selected from the 75 largest commercial companies to work for in Malaysia, based on workforce size.

The other two companies in the top three list of most attractive employers this year are Shell Malaysia and Nestlé (M) Bhd.

They were presented with the awards for receiving the highest attractiveness scores in the Employer Brand Research study.

Petronas group human resource management senior VP Datuk Raiha Azni Abd Rahman said: “People are the heart of our business. As an organisation, we truly value our employees and are committed to deliver positive experiences throughout the employment journey as a means to attract, motivate and retain our employees.

“Our leading-edge leadership and capability development programmes offer our employees broad career growth opportunities globally and over the years have proven to yield the best of talents. We continue to place importance on diversity and inclusion efforts to foster a conducive workplace environment for our employees.

“Recent efforts include the implementation of flexible work arrangements, workplace redesign, enhanced benefits and (the) use of digital technologies.”

Other companies in the top 10 ranks are Intel Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Samsung Malaysia Electronics (SME) Sdn Bhd, IBM Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Huawei Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd and Sony EMCS (M) Sdn Bhd.

The 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research explored workers’ perceptions of employer brands, providing a unique understanding of employee and jobseeker drivers.

The research is the most representative and independent employer brand research in the world, providing insights from more than 200,000 respondents and 6,162 companies in 32 markets worldwide, including 2,504 employees and job seekers in Malaysia.