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HR Asia Announces Hong Kong's Best Companies to Work for in Asia

HR Asia Announces Hong Kong's Best Companies to Work for in Asia

HONG KONG, May 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-three Hong Kong companies have been named the Best Companies to Work for in Asia by human-resource publication, HR Asia.

This year, 6,450 employees from a total of 168 companies across Hong Kong responded to the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia Survey. The survey also covers seven other markets across Asia, including mainland China, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand.

Award winners include Arrow Asia Pac Ltd, Avery Dennison, Baxter Healthcare Ltd, Colliers International (Hong Kong) Limited, Equinix, Hang Lung Properties Limited, Haitong International Securities Group, Jones Lang LaSalle Limited, KPMG China, Lee Kum Kee Company Ltd, Mundipharma (Hong Kong) Ltd, Philip Morris Asia Limited, Qi Group of Companies, and Swarovski Hong Kong Limited.

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. Meeting or exceeding customer expectation (Average score of 4.40/5)
  2. Being effective at work (Average score of 4.28/5)
  3. Employees know clearly what is expected from them at work (Average score of 4.20/5)

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. Employees feel that they are not involved in the decision-making process (Average score of 3.28/5)
  2. Employees feel that they do not get supported by the companies in pursuing their own professional development (Average score of 3.44/5)
  3. Employees feel that they do not receive support on their job (Average score of 3.49/5)

With few exceptions, all the winning companies scored significantly higher in these areas compared to other participants. This indicates that employers that are more transparent, supportive of employees' growth and lead by example, are more likely to be rated as a good workplace by their own employees.

What Employers Think

98.2% of the participating companies felt that safety was top priority in their respective companies. It is essential for employees to have a safe environment in which they will be comfortable to work in and for employers to provide this necessary safety with regards to operation, procedures and policies. A safe workplace is conducive in creating positive productivity where employees not only perform better but also feel they matter to their organisation. 97.2% of the of the companies feel that theft is not a regular occurrence in their workplaces.

95.4% of the companies surveyed felt that getting a referral is a cheaper way to hire, a faster way to hire, generally produces a better hire and lowers the turnover rate at your company.

Evolving Face of Talents and Employment in Hong Kong

Dato' William Ng, group publisher and editor-in-chief for the HR Asia, says "disruptive innovation is not only changing markets and industries, it is redefining the workplace. The skillsets required are rapidly changing, while workplaces are being transformed to accommodate telecommunicating and flexi-working, among others. Companies need to adapt and do so quickly in view of these changes brought about by technology and global inter-connectivity."

Words of Wisdom

Echoing words of the triumphant winners of the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia Awards 2018, we cite few of the more inspiring pieces:

"Baxter Healthcare is committed to develop a high-performing organization where employees maximize their experience and take pride in contributing to our mission: 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," says Ms. Joanna Yao, General Manager HK/TW.

"Colliers is an enterprising and creative agency that differentiates itself through disruption, within this context we give people an opportunity to grow and to do something different. We want to support our people's dreams and passions, and we want them to be the best versions of themselves. That's what it means to BE a part of Colliers," says Nigel Smith, Managing Director, Hong Kong.

"Equinix is the leading global interconnection and data center company, and we have always been focused on growing together with our teams. This HR award recognizes our dedicated efforts and belief around the development of our culture -- 'The Magic of Equinix', which captures the imagination and energy of our people, and makes us more collaborative, creative and open-minded," says Hester Shum, Vice President, Human Resources of Equinix APAC.

"I have two daughters -- they are finishing school in a few years and I want them to come into a work environment like JLL, where diversity and inclusion are encouraged. I need to walk the talk and encourage leaders to deliver positive changes. This is important for the future success of both our colleagues and the firm," says KK Fung, Managing Director, Greater China.

"At KPMG, we're committed to driving high performance and supporting your continuous development. We want you to be part of the journey to help KPMG to become The Clear Choice for our People, Clients and Public," says Maria Lee, Partner-in-Charge, People, Performance and Culture, KPMG China.

"I have grown so much professionally and personally in PMI. In this innovative and flexible working environment, we are empowered to have space to deliver and come up with solutions that are magnitudes better than the status quo. We wisely find the balance between compliance, innovation and speed here," says Caness Chan, Manager Communications, Hong Kong & Macau.

About HR Asia

HR Asia is Asia's largest circulating publication for senior HR professionals. With over 50,000 copies distributed every issue, and an online and offline audience exceeding 200,000. HR Asia is the go-to brand for HR professionals seeking quality business intelligence and industry updates. HR Asia is published by Business Media International, a regional leader in B2B intelligence.

List of Winners of HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2018



A.S.Watson Group

Healthcare/ Retail

Arrow Asia Pac Ltd

Electronic Components and Computer Products Distribution

Avery Dennison


AXA Hong Kong


Baxter Healthcare Ltd


British American Tobacco Asia Pacific Region Limited

Consumer Goods (Tobacco)

Colliers International (Hong Kong) Limited

Real Estate


Information Technology

Fantastic Natural Cosmetics Limited (FANCL)


Haitong International Securities Group

Financial Services

Hang Lung Properties Limited

Real Estate

Jones Lang LaSalle Limited

Real Estate

K11 Concepts Limited


KPMG China

Professional Services

Lee Kum Kee Company Ltd


Li & Fung (Trading) Limited

Supply Chain

LKK Health Products Group Ltd

Consumer Goods

Modern Terminals Limited

Container Terminals

Mundipharma (Hong Kong) Ltd


New World Development Company Limited

Property Development

NWS Holdings Limited

Investment Holding

Oath, A Verizon Company

Internet & Media

Octopus Holdings Ltd


Pfizer Corporation


Philip Morris Asia Limited

Tobacco Industry

Puma Asia Pacific Limited

Sports & Lifestyle

Qi Group of Companies

E-commerce based multinational conglomerate

SAS Institute

Information Technology

Sino Group

Real Estate

Swarovski Hong Kong Limited

Retail / Wholesale

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals

Charitable organization

Turner International Asia Pacific Limited


Yip's Chemical Holdings Limited


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