HR Asia Announces Taiwan’s Best Companies to Work for in Asia


Forty-five Taiwanese companies have been named the Best Companies to Work for in Asia by the human-resource publication, HR Asia.

This year, a total of 6,480 employees from 162 companies across Taiwan responded to the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia Survey. The survey also covers ten other markets across Asia, including Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Award winners include three-time consecutive winners AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals GmbH Taiwan Branch, AIA International Limited Taiwan Branch, Allianz Taiwan Life Insurance Company Ltd., Cathay Financial Holdings, Cathay Hospitality Management, CTBC Financial Holding Co., Ltd., DBS Bank (Taiwan) Ltd., HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited, Taishin Financial Holding Co., Ltd., and Takeda Pharmaceutical Taiwan Limited.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards were presented virtually for the first time. The winners were announced in a film that premiered on YouTube on 8 October 2020. ‘Employee First’ is a film cum virtual award ceremony that not only honoured and celebrated the winners of Taiwan’s HR Asia Best Companies to Work For in Asia, but also emphasised a story of resilience, strength, empathy and care of the companies to their employees amidst the pandemic.

“When the pandemic hit; we were unsure if the awards should proceed. But with the whole industry (and competitors) watching us and looking up to us for direction – we decided we can’t let the pandemic beat us. More importantly these stories of empathy and care must go out,” said William Ng, group publisher and editor-in-chief of Business Media International, the publisher of HR Asia.

“In times like these, we ask the all-important question of what separates the very best of employers from the good ones? Over the past 11 years of running Asia’s largest HR media brand, and 7 of those years surveying thousands of companies and millions of employees for the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia®; we distilled the shortlist of answers to only one: empathy,” added Ng.

This year, 8 Taiwanese companies won the WeCare™ certification award. These are AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals GmbH Taiwan Branch, Amgen Taiwan Limited, ASML Taiwan, Baxter Healthcare Ltd, BenQ Qisda Group, E.SUN Bank, HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited and Novartis (Taiwan) Co., Ltd.

WORDS OF WISDOM

The award recipients had these to say:

“We believe in ‘happy employees make for a happy company’. When employees feel happy, they will become the best version of themselves at work, and then provide superior service with empathy which leads to superior business results,” says Vincent Hou, CEO of AIA Taiwan.

“Receiving consecutive third year of the recognition from HR Asia means a lot for us and will serve as further motivation for our continual pursuit for ensuing that employees are at the heart of our success,” says Danny Lam, President and CEO of Allianz Taiwan Life Insurance Company Ltd.

“Amgen Taiwan receives double recognitions – the HR Asia Best Companies to Work For In Asia and WeCare award as the most caring companies in 2020. We will continue to drive innovation and build inclusiveness in our workplace in every further step, and also bring better quality of medical solutions to patients in Taiwan,” says Joyce Lee, General Manager of Amgen Taiwan.

“Arrow Electronics is honored to be recognized as HR Asia Best Companies to Work for In Asia. We are committed to building a fulfilling and inspiring workplace for our employees to thrive and excel as we guide our customers, technology suppliers and business partners to navigate a complex world.” Arrow Electronics Taiwan Ltd.

“We are excited to be recognized by HR Asia once again as one of the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia (Taiwan). Avnet has a people-oriented culture. During these unprecedented times, we remained committed to supporting and caring for the physical and mental well-being of our employees and their family members,” says Prince Yun, President of Avnet Asia Pacific and Japan.

“Baxter Taiwan has named to “Best Employer” by HR Asia Best Companies to Work For in Asia 3 years in a row and also received a double recognition with WeCare™: HR Asia Most Caring Companies Award 2020, praising the exemplary efforts in creating a culture of empathy and care within our organization,” says Wong, Gary, GM of Baxter Taiwan & Hong Kong.

“BenQ Qisda Group upholds employees’ growth as its core value. The reception of the award again shows that our hard work has been widely recognized and positively approved by our staff, which drives us to keep moving forward,” says Peter Chen, Chairman of BenQ Qisda Group.

“We strive to foster a diverse, collaborative, innovative and positive working environment where our employees are developed and can realize their full potential to grow with company and sustain our business growth,” says James Chiou, Managing Director of Boehringer Ingelheim Taiwan.

“Chugai Pharma Taiwan always pursues medical superb with patient-centric principle. Our employees are the most value asset for organization, they are the key to the success of corporate mission fulfilment,” says Henry Chen, President of Chugai Pharma Taiwan (CPT).

“You. At your best’. We care about people, foster individual potential and empower employees to bring out their best. Our vision is global, but our focus starts with employees. Keeping our employees as safe & healthy as possible is always top of mind, especially at the moment during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Daphne Li, Cigna Taiwan HR VP.

“CI Wind Power Development Taiwan would like to dedicate the HR Asia Best Companies to Work For in Asia Award to our fantastic Taiwan Team. Their sense of belonging and happiness is in itself a huge award to us.” CI Wind Power Development Taiwan Co., Ltd.

“Through this HR award, especially at the critical times because of the COVID-19, we heard the voice of our employees and see their positive recognition to CTBC. We will keep maintaining a good listening and communication channel with our employees,” says Derek Lo, Executive Vice President, CTBC Financial Holding Co., Ltd.

“Our EVP, ‘Live fulfilled. Be the Best, Be the Change, Be the Difference’ drives us to constantly challenge ourselves to provide optimal experiences to our employees in their career journey with DBS. Winning the Taiwan Best Employer award is a testament that we are on the right track.” DBS Bank (Taiwan) Ltd.

“Named after the highest mountain in Taiwan, E.SUN operates with great determination to be the benchmark in financial sector. Our strategy seeks to deliver on this vision by growing our talents to create value for our customers, employees and the group as a whole,” says J.C Wang, CHRO of E.SUN BANK.

“By focusing on employee well-being, diversity, inclusion and engagement, as well as building our peoples’ skills and capabilities for now and for the future, we aim to create an environment where our people can fulfil their potential and would recommend HSBC as a great place to work,” says Adam Chen, CEO, HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Ltd.

“We are committed to becoming LG No.1 in creating a corporate environment where employees feel comfortable working in, where customers can completely trust and at the same time upholding sustainable responsibilities.” LG Electronics Taiwan Taipei Co., Ltd.

“Nestlé’s core value of ‘Good Food, Good Life’ has stood the test of time for 150 years, and it has become so much more meaningful with the impact of the current epidemic. If you believe in the power of food like we do, we sincerely invite you to join us, and make Taiwan even better,” says Nestlé Taiwan Chairman and General Manager Josephine Lo.

“Novartis’ purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives. We believe that taking good care of our employees is as important as caring for our patients. Novartis Taiwan will continue to advance with the vision of being the Best Employer and the talents’ top choice of company,” says Jennifer Hong, Head of Human Resources, Novartis Taiwan.

“SinoPac Holdings’ longstanding perseverance towards sustainability and excellence has built a people-oriented company that attaches great importance to each employee’s contribution and rights. We are committed to creating a friendly and happy workplace our employees take pride in.” SinoPac Financial Holdings Company Limited.

“The HR Asia award is truly a recognition to our talented employees, who are the cornerstone to build Takeda Taiwan as a HR Asia Best Company To Work For In Asia. At Takeda, guided by Takeda-ism – Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance, we strive to create a workplace ‘Empowering Our People to Shine’.” Takeda Pharmaceutical Taiwan Limited.

“This award means a huge recognition to us and also confirm what we have been doing is a right thing to do: to balance company growth, improvement of employee welfare and the shareholders’ value; it is also a driving force to make sure we will continue transform ourselves to be a better organization to compete in the global market.” TTY Biopharm Company Limited.

“In UNIQLO, we believe everyone is a business leader, and we recognize talents who take up the challenges and succeed. By continuously providing international and challenging assignments, we broaden employees’ perspective and cultivate their entrepreneurial mindset,” says Kurose Tomokazu, CEO of UNIQLO Taiwan.

“Yuanta Financial Holdings has been in Taiwan for 60 years and has a presence in 9 Asian countries for over 22 years. Committed to enhancing employee competitiveness, compensation and benefits, and career development, providing a ‘healthy, safe, equal and friendly’ working environment,” says Sophia Chang, CHRO of Yuanta Financial Holdings.

“Over 30 years, Yung-Ching Reality is dedicated to protect the housing justice and ensure customers’ rights. Yung-Ching Realty also making the HR policies our employees really need and allow our real estate agents to find work-life balance. We will continue to our commitment in customer’s protect customers’ rights and employee’s happiness,” says Peter Wu, General Manager of Yung-Ching Realty.

LIST OF WINNERS OF HR ASIA BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN ASIA 2020 (TAIWAN EDITION)