Sarawak Energy named Asia’s Employer of Choice
Released Date: September 9, 2020
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KUCHING: Sarawak Energy Berhad, Malaysia’s largest renewable energy provider and the power utility for Sarawak, has been recognised in Human Resources Director Asia’s annual Employer of Choice report.
This prestigious list recognises the consistent efforts of employers i n engaging employees, as well as having a keen understanding of the changing demands of today’s competitive labour landscape.
“2020 has proven to be a catalyst for change and accelerated transformation for workplaces — particularly for the employee experience,” says the Human Resources Director team,” said Justin Kennedy, APAC managing director at Key Media, publisher of HRD Asia. “Congratulations to all the winners — very well- deserved.
“While it is yet to be seen whether the changes are lasting or temporary, the winners of this year’s Employer of Choice awards have portrayed their impressive, uncompromising attitude towards engaging and enabling employees throughout their careers with the organisation and through changing market conditions. The winners of HRD’s annual award boast high employee engagement scores and low turnover rates for the last 12 months.
“Their success in recruiting, engaging and retaining staff is the result of uncompromising, best-in-class practices across 11 key areas impacting the overall employee experience.”
The employers listed are top-performing companies pushing the envelope of best practice for the rest of the industry to follow Sarawak Energy is committed to promoting a progressive, caring and inclusive corporate culture supported by proactive and fit for purpose internal communication to create informed and engaged internal advocates.
The mission is to communicate with purpose the business, core values, attributes and value delivered to the organisation’s 5,000 strong employees. As Sarawak Energy moves towards a new way of working, focusing on its people as the most important asset and embracing and adopting smart business initiatives will prove critical in getting ahead of the curve among the industry players in this region.Datu Sharbini Suhaili, Sarawak Energy’s group chief executive officer said, “At Sarawak Energy, our people are our greatest asset. Thus, we are very measured in the way we acquire the best talent from the market, develop and deploy them to realise their full potential. The three measured actions – Aquire, Develop and Deploy – are aptly encapsulated in our People Strategy, ‘Let’s ADD our talent.’
“Sarawak Energy’s purpose driven culture translates into high employee engagement scores and a strong desire to continuously improve. Our workforce takes pride in what they do and are ever more willing to go the extra mile with a leadership team adept at turning challenges into opportunities.
“We can trace our beginnings to 1921 and over the past 100 years of operation, we have been able to adapt and evolve, in response to and in anticipation of new challenges.The most recent example of our peoples’ agility and adaptability has been our response to COVID-19, and the required acceleration into digitalisation as the majority of our workforce began to work from home.
“We strove to keep everyone engaged by stepping up our internal communication that aimed to keep people informed and encourage a culture of caring for each other, while maintaining focus on our corporate mission – to keep the lights on for our customers.
“Our people are the core of what we do and as our greatest asset, we support their continuous development through learning, training that adds on new skill sets and through mentoring programmes among others. We also believe in engagement to ensure we have a dynamic team as part of our progressive corporate culture.”
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