|Aon, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement, and health solutions, has named fourteen organisations as Best Employers Thailand 2017.
While the overall engagement level in the country has risen since 2016, Aon Best Employers continue to lead the way with 88 percent engagement score compared to the market average of just 66 percent. Furthermore, 86 percent of employees at Best Employer organisations would recommend their company to someone seeking work, compared to 56 percent market average.
At the same time, CEOs name Product/Service Innovation and Customer Service as most important to long-term business performance but cite Critical Skills Shortage and the Inability to Attract Talent as their top challenges. Inadequate Leadership Pipeline remains the top concern for CEOs as organisations set their targets for Thailand 4.0.
The Aon Best Employers in Thailand for 2017 are:
McDonald’s APAC was also named Regional Best Employer for Asia Pacific. Marriott Vacation Club Thailand; Marriott International, Thailand; and InterContinental Hotels Group, Thailand were named Best Employer Thailand 2017 through the Global programme.
Dr. Adisak Chandprapalert, Country Leader, Aon Hewitt Thailand, said: “The next 12 to 24 months are critical for HR in Thailand, as they’re now put in a position where they must develop creative solutions to the prevailing people issues. The Aon Best Employers programme helps HR and business leaders to focus on talent needs throughout the employee life cycle, thus creating real impact on both talent and business outcomes.”
Mr. Panuwat Benrohman, Partner, Managing Director of Aon Hewitt Thailand, added: “When organisations have higher engagement levels, their employees say good things about working there, strive harder in their jobs, and look to stay for the long-term. Not only does this help organisations retain their best talent, it also gives them the confidence to invest in their high potential employees and strengthen their leadership pipeline.”
Assoc. Prof. Siriyupa Roongrerngsuke, Ph.D., Deputy Director of Academic Affairs, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, said: “Aon’s Best Employers programme integrates world-class principles and practices in selecting, developing and retaining employees. The panel of judges provides valuable Thailand context and local perspectives using a rigorous selection process to ensure transparency and fairness to all participating companies. Participating in this programme is not only about being number one or winning a prize but a learning journey — to become better every year”
Aon Best Employers is a flagship programme, designed to improve employee engagement, leadership effectiveness, employer brand, and culture to drive high performance. It is the most credible and comprehensive survey of its kind in Asia Pacific and Middle East. The survey leverages on Aon Hewitt’s professional 3-tier assessment tools and includes participants from a variety of industries–including finance, F&B, hospitality, pharmaceutical, and more. Now in its 17th year, the Aon Best Employers programme runs across 14 markets in APACMEA: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Middle East, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand.
Source: Media Release