PETALING JAYA, November 16th 2015: Global conglomerate, the QI Group’s Malaysia office was among 38 winners of the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2015 held in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.
The awards, organized by HR trade journal – HR Asia, saw 220 companies competing to be known as the best workplaces in Malaysia and Asia. The Malaysian Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Datuk Dr. Abu Bakar Mohd Diah presented the awards to the winners.
QI Group Chief Human Resources Officer, Christopher Watson expressed his delight for the achievement and thanked HR Asia Magazine for this prestigious award.
“For the QI Group to be recognized as one of the best companies to work for in Asia is a tremendous achievement. This award will serve as a great encouragement for all of us to continue to place our people at the top of our priorities,” noted Watson.
As part of the judging parameter of the Awards, each participating company nominated at least 20 or 20 percent of their workforce, guided by an Employee Selection Guide to take the HR Asia Employee Input Survey. Forty five QI Malaysia employees participated in the survey.
In total, 5,000 employees were surveyed to determine their motivation, emotional engagement and advocacy of their respective employers.
The summary of findings has been based on three main factors that determine the satisfaction of an individual: the heart, mind and soul. The questions were structured into each of these three categories: employee engagements, workplace culture, advancement and development opportunities as well as other various key points are taken into account from each company so as to produce result that are as accurate as possible.
The winners score high across the board with both the Employee Input Survey and Workplace and Employee Engagement Survey – proving that they are indeed a class above the rest.
“Additionally, it is really an encouragement for the QI Group as it proves that all our efforts have positive outcome and is recognized in the market. We will continue with what we have been doing well and will even do better to strive for further excellence,” added Watson.
Commenting on the most important factors that contributed to winning this award, Watson pointed out that the QI Group believes in employee engagement and puts that into action through the management philosophy, mission, culture creation, policy setting, employee benefits and development, as well as corporate social responsibilities.
The QI Group is a diversified multinational entity catering to varied businesses that include education, hospitality, direct selling, financial services and retail. It employs more than 1000 people across 30 countries, and have key regional offices in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines. QI’s focus is on enabling people to rise through solutions that power entrepreneurship, enhance urban lifestyles and reform the education sector.