Strong teamwork wins it for S P Setia at Aon Hewitt Best Employers Award 2016
25 Aug 2016
S P Setia bagged the "Best Employer" award for the seventh time at the Aon Hewitt Best Employers 2016 award ceremony held today. This comes on top of a special recognition for its "Commitment to Engagement" award.
Dato' Khor Chap Jen, President and CEO of S P Setia received the honour from Jeremy Andrulis, CEO of Aon Hewitt Southeast Asia while Datuk Wong Tuck Wai, Deputy President and COO received the award for the special mention from Johan Mahmood Merican, Deputy Director General, Economic Planning Unit of Prime Minister's Department.
Datuk Wong Tuck Wai (right), Deputy President and COO of S P Setia Berhad received the Aon Hewitt Commitment To Employee Engagement Award 2016 from Johan Mahmood Merican (centre), Deputy Director General, Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister's Department while Prashant Chadha (Left), Managing Director of Aon Hewitt Malaysia witnessed the award presentation
S P Setia was awarded one of the Best Employers in Malaysia in year 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2005 and 2003. On top of that, in 2013 and 2011, S P Setia was also named Malaysia's Best of the Best and Overall Best Employers respectively.
To stay true to its vision to "be the best in all we do" and its mission statements which pledge to provide superior customer services, enhances shareholders' value as well as being a caring and responsible developer, S P Setia takes employees engagement seriously and discusses the results of its annual People's Pulse Survey in the management's meeting. The Group understands that its successes are attributed to the loyalty and strength of the team hence various engagement activities, trainings for talents development, skills and experience enhancing workshops as well as teambuilding activities that strengthens the team are on-going programs at S P Setia.
Being an international developer means that employees get the chance to travel overseas for work. Besides that, Team Setia also gets the opportunity to attend study trips overseas to learn new development concepts, architecture, ideas for marketing and practices on sustainability in order to remain at the forefront of innovativeness. To date, more than 200 employees have travelled to countries such as China, Vietnam, Australia, Indonesia, Cyprus, Panama, Amsterdam and the United Kingdom.
A company that is strongly grounded on its traditions, S P Setia's annual family day and annual dinner remains a strong favourite amongst Team Setia in its yearly calendar of activities. During these events, teams from S P Setia's offices across six countries gather for a day full of fun, friendly competition, performances, food, drinks and much laughter. These are the most colourful events of the year where Team Setia plans, organises, emcees, performs, sing and dance together. It creates a great platform for the team to get to know each other and learn to work together to put on a successful event year after year.
Besides getting together to play, a highly engaged team is also a team that happily volunteers their time for S P Setia's corporate social responsibility activities such as its annual World Environment Day awareness events, festive celebrations with its communities, volunteering for its Setia Caring School Programme and more. The high number of volunteers at each company event shows the loyalty and commitment of Team Setia to the company's performance.
The Aon Best Employers program is a global study and was first conducted in 2001. In Asia, it is run in 12 countries which include China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. Participation in the program helps define what makes a winning workplace as organisations that are awarded are those that inspire strong commitment and superior performance from its people, drive business results through effective people practices and manage their businesses in ways that build long-term success and sustainability.