HR Asia, Asia’s most authoritative publications for HR professionals, has announced 20 companies in Indonesia as the best companies to work for as ranked by 4,600 employees across the country. Winners of the award are selected from 138 nominees among 20 industries, based on a proprietary survey that assesses the company’s working environment, HR practices, employee engagement and the resulting job satisfaction. Companies named as the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia include PT. Blue Bird Group Holding, PT. British School Jakarta, PT. Fitness First Indonesia, PT. Bank Maybank Indonesia TBK, PT. 3M Indonesia, PT. Kompas Gramedia, and PT Asuransi Jiwa Manulife Indonesia. “This is one of the most structured and extensive survey on employee engagement and workplace practices in this region. Through this 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 Caroline Ang, General Manager of Business Media International, the publishers of HR Asia. The Awards covers 12 markets across Asia, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Good Employers Score Higher Survey participants were asked affirmative statements about their employers, and either agree or disagree with each of the statements. Based on these answers across the survey, the top 3 areas that employees in Hong Kong agree about their jobs are: 1. The Need to Meet and Exceed Customer Expectations 2. Taking Pride in the Organisation 3. Knowing What is Expected of the Employee at Work On the other hand, the 3 areas that score the lowest in the survey (i.e. the ones which the employees feel their companies can improve on) are: 1. Receiving Recognition for Doing Good Work 2. Confidence in Senior Management 3. Employee Retention “Most of the employees in the winning companies enjoy job satisfaction in what they do. They believe that they are providing value to their companies and are appreciated for their contributions. An important factor is that these employees have fostered a sense of ownership within the companies that they work for. Employees are motivated and empowered to do their best, because they realise that there will be recognition and reward for their efforts,” Ang shared. “In today’s challenging talent market, having a good working environment is not enough. Employee engagement is crucial in both attracting good talents and retaining them”, Ang added. Award an Inspiration for Good Employers Many of the recipients were overwhelmed at being named as among the Best Companies To Work For, with most crediting their employees for their achievements. “Aligned as per its vision, humanizing financial service; Maybank Indonesia consistent to create a great place to work and be the best company to work for” PT. Maybank Indonesia “I am grateful and proud to be in this place, the award gained from a business group that employs more than 21 thousand This encourages us to do the better in future” said Sigit, Corporate HR Director, Kompas Gramedia.