Taiwanese Firms Continue to Set Employee Engagement Standards

September 6, 2021.

Record number of Taiwanese organizations win the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2021

Ninety-six Taiwanese companies have been named the ‘Best Companies to Work for in Asia’ by HR Asia, the region’s most authoritative publication for senior human resource professionals.

This year, 22,500 employees from 292 companies in Taiwan responded to the Total Engagement Assessment Model (TEAM) survey, HR Asia’s proprietary employee engagement survey. The in-depth survey provides companies with a unique 360 degree insight of their employees’ morale, their needs and expectations as well as their engagement levels.

The HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2021 Awards ceremony was held virtually this year due to the pandemic, gathering over 5,000 HR practitioners across Asia. As the fourth edition to be held in Taiwan, the Awards saw a record number of Taiwanese firms receiving the Awards, demonstrating Taiwan’s leadership in world-class employee engagement and workplace excellence.

“The pandemic has placed extraordinary demands on business leaders and organizations. For some businesses, a near term survival plan may seem to be on the only agenda for recovery. However, by investing in employee engagement, it can have a positive impact to productivity as employees feel supported in their jobs which will in return contribute to the overall business sustainability and post pandemic recovery”, said William Ng, group publisher and editor-in-chief of Business Media International, publisher of HR Asia.

The Awards and survey now covers twelve markets across the region including mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam making this the largest survey in the region for employee engagement.

Ten organizations have also received the WeCare certification this year, as opposed to eight last year – again demonstrating that Taiwanese businesses are showing empathy and care for their employees in these challenging times.

The survey has also uncovered some key findings on What Employees are Happy About and What’s on Their Wishlist (infographic attached).

Comments from some of the recipients of the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2021:

Allianz Taiwan Life
“First of all, thank you to HR Asia for selecting Allianz Taiwan Life as the “Best Companies to Work in Asia Awards” again. This is a great motivation to the team especially under the current situation. The global pandemic has seen a profound impact on the global community. No business has been immune to the ravages of COVID and Allianz Taiwan Life is proud to be selected due to our focus on adapting to the changes by caring for the safety of our people first.” says Danny Lam, President and CEO of Allianz Taiwan Life.

Amgen Taiwan Limited
“This is the third consecutive year that Amgen Taiwan has been awarded the HR Asia Best Company to Work For in Asia Awards. For a young organization, this is a true recognition and a remarkable milestone. I would like to thank my dearest Amgen Taiwan Team. Together, we thrive to serve patients and demonstrate our Amgen DNA – Accountability, Trust and Excellence. Your dedication is imperative for the growth and success of Amgen Taiwan. I am so proud of you.” says Joyce Lee, General Manager of Amgen Taiwan Limited.

Avery Dennison RIS Taiwan Ltd.
“We are honored to receive the HR Asia Best Company to Work For in Asia Awards. Avery Dennison creates a culture to succeed and focuses on employees’ benefits as well as their development. Diversity and inclusion are an important part of our sustainability commitment to foster a fair, inclusive, ethical culture in which all voices are heard and every employee has the opportunity to realize their full potential,” says Julie Lin, Commercial Director of Avery Dennison Taiwan.

Baxter Healthcare Ltd.
“Baxter Healthcare is committed to develop a high-performing organization, where employees can maximize their experience and take pride in contributing to our mission: to save & sustain lives. As a healthcare company, we also promote our employees to pursue physical, mental and spiritual health and proactively contribute back to our local community. It is great pleasure that we are being awarded as Best Companies to work For from HR Asia” says Mr. Gary Wong, General Manager HK/TW.

BenQ Materials Corp
“We are honored to win the HR Asia Best Company to Work For in Asia Awards 2021. Respect for humanity and caring for employees are very important to BenQ Materials. BenQ Materials is dedicated to create a friendly and healthy workplace, and help all employees grow up together with the company.” says ZC Chen, Chairman & CEO of BenQ Materials.

BenQ Qisda Group
“BenQ Qisda Group upholds employees’ growth as its core value. We have spared no efforts in pursuing continuous enhancement of welfare services, employee development and education, and our corporate responsibility. The Awards again show that our hard work has been widely recognized and positively approved by our staff members, which drives us to keep moving forward.” says Peter Chen, Chairman and CEO of BenQ Qisda Group.

Chugai Pharma Taiwan Ltd.
“We are honored to receive the HR Asia Best Company to Work For in Asia Awards for three years in a row. Chugai Pharma Taiwan has always pursue medical excellence driven by patient-centric principles. Our employees are the most valued asset for our organization, as they are the key to the success of our corporate mission. CPT will want to keep building an enterprise full of blessings, listening to employees’ voices, and creating an environment where employee and company alike can be developed simultaneously.” says Henry Chen, President of Chugai Pharma Taiwan (CPT).

Cigna Taiwan Life Assurance Company Ltd.
“Cigna Taiwan’s people strategies have proven to be effective and successful through the recognition of winning this award for three consecutive years. We focus on people, not only to help improve the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve, but also care about employees and families, foster individual potential and empower employees to bring out their best on their tailored employee journey, even under the impact of COVID-19.” says Mr. Timothy Shields, CEO of Cigna Taiwan Life Assurance Company Ltd.

CTBC Financial Holding Co.,Ltd.
“Through this award, especially at the critical moment because of the pandemic, we hear 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. We are grateful for this award, and will continue to grow together with our employees in the future,” says Derek Lo, Executive Vice President, CTBC Financial Holding Co., Ltd.

Diageo Taiwan Inc.
“It’s our honor to be one of the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia. Diageo values the wellbeing and development of employees by creating an environment where people respect each other and achieve their maximum potential and growth. We give employees freedom to succeed and to foster entrepreneurial spirit in the organization. We create mutually fulfilling relationships and partnerships whether we are together or apart. We would like to dedicate this award to all our employees.” says Atul Chhaparwal, General Manager, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.

Elca Inc., Taiwan (The Estée Lauder Companies, Taiwan)
“We are truly honored to receive this Award. This award validates our efforts in our people development initiatives, and is recognition for our continuous efforts in creating an inclusive and diverse culture. This has inspired us to continue our journey in building a lasting culture in which all employees feel their personal attributes are respected, and their existence in valued.” says Victor Lin, Human Resources Director of The Estée Lauder Companies, Taiwan.

Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.
“It’s a great honor to receive the HR Asia Best Companies to Work For In Asia 2021 Awards. Everlight was established in 1983 by our chairman, Robert Yeh. In the development history of the LED industry, Everlight has a unique position in this field. We believe the cornerstone is outstanding talents and that people are the foundation of business operations. Everlight works with employees with a “we count on you, and you can count on us” mindset. Recently, Everlight was ranked as one of Taiwan’s Top 100 V-shaped growth companies in 2020.” says Penny Tsai, Executive Vice President of Everlight.

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (Overseas) Limited Taiwan Branch
“We aim to be most innovative, digitally savvy and trusted team to lead the change in self-care, creating a better life for our consumers. Turning that vision into reality starts with our employee experience. We make every effort to build people-centric, inclusive and diverse environment for our talents to thrive. Because we believe, when we feel at our best, we perform at our best. says Ritesh Pandey, General Manager of Taiwan.

Kimberly-Clark Taiwan
“To win in the marketplace we must first win in the workplace. This award is an affirmation to the entire Kimberly-Clark Taiwan team that we are making a difference starting with our employees and company culture first. We will continue our focus on attracting the best people – retaining them, nurturing an open and creative environment so our people and culture are our competitive advantage.” says Huilin Min, Managing Director of Taiwan & Hong Kong

Pernod Ricard Taiwan Ltd.
“We are deeply honored to be recognized by our employees for providing a great environment to nurture their professional and personal development. Our corporate culture and values are extremely unique within our industry. It is the exceptional commitment of our team, which lives and embraces the culture and values each day, that builds the success that we have today. My congratulations and thanks to each and every one of you at Pernod Ricard Taiwan, in contributing your passion and efforts in making this company one of the best in Asia.” says Terence Ong, Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Taiwan Ltd.

TCI Co., Ltd.
“TCI Co., Ltd, as one of the top-notch biotechnology companies in Taiwan, has sustainable talent development as our essential business goal. We provide our employees with meticulous care, including but not limited to free COVID-19 anti-epidemic supplies. Moreover, with our unique talent development mechanism, we promise to give every outstanding TCI colleague an excellent opportunity to show their best selves. We will uphold the core concept of developing talents, continuing to innovate, moving forward and making history.” says Vincent Lin, President of TCI Co.,Ltd.

UCB Pharmaceuticals (Taiwan) Limited
“Thank you, HR Asia, it’s our great honor to receive this Best Companies to Work for in Asia Awards 2021. Winning this award means a lot to us and to the team as what we have done has been recognized. It’s definitely a joint effort from our leadership team and every staff member of UCB Taiwan. With this award, we will continue to work hard to create patient value and make UCB an even better company to work for in the future.” says Patrick Yu, Talent Head & Country Lead, Taiwan HK & SEA.

Viatris Pharmaceutical Company Limited
“We are honored to accept this award recognizing Viatris as one of the best companies to work for in Asia. Viatris is a newly formed global pharmaceutical company. This award is a testament to how much we have progressed to build a safe, positive and constructive work environment to encourage our people to unleash their full potential. It is a great encouragement for our team, and I would like to express my great appreciation to our colleagues’ effort to make Viatris an amazing place to work.” says Brian Chang, General Manager of Viatris Taiwan.