HR Asia Announces Indonesia's Best Companies to Work for in Asia

JAKARTA, Indonesia, May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-one Indonesian companies have been named the Best Companies to Work for in Asia by human-resource publication, HR Asia.

This year, 7,320 employees from a total of 210 companies across Indonesia responded to the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia Survey. The survey also covers eight other markets across Asia, including Mainland China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam and Thailand.

Award winners include PT Astra International Tbk, PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk, British American Tobacco Indonesia, PT Berca Schindler Lifts, PT IDS Medical Systems Indonesia and Mundipharma 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 Indonesia agree about their jobs are:

1.   Meeting or exceeding customer expectation (Average score of 4.51/5)

2.   Employees are clear on how their work and performance are contributing to the organization's vision (Average score of 4.44/5)

3.   Having good friends at work (Average score of 4.40/5)

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 do not really know what is going on in the organisation (Average score of 3.86/5)

2.   Employees feel that they do not receive recognition or praise for doing good work in the last month (Average score of 3.89/5)

3.   Employees feel that they are not confident on the senior management team in the organization (Average score of 4.03/5)

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

The leading sentiment across all surveyed companies was "Safety at workplace is one of the top concerns in our company" followed by "Shrinkage / theft is rarely a problem in our workplace and "Performance appraisals are conducted individually at predetermined time intervals". High on the perception of participating employers in Indonesia is that they provide safe and secure working environment for their employees, as evident by the results submitted by 95.6% of the respondents from the employers. 94% of the companies feel that theft is not a regular occurrence in their workplaces. 92.6% of the companies surveyed felt that they conducted regular performance appraisals. Appraisals bring employers and employees together to discuss and identify work responsibilities while correcting weaknesses and recognising good performance.

Evolving Face of Talents and Employment in Indonesia

Dato' William Ng, group publisher and editor-in-chief for 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:

"Astra believes that human capital is a biggest part of the company's key sustainability. Astra has a strong commitment to develop its human capital through Values (culture) and an integrated people development system, so that its people can adapt with the business needs and growth," says Aloysius Budi, CHRO of PT Astra International Tbk.

PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk shares that "We believe on our tagline: our Maybank our Future which will give us motivation to raise the bar and do extra mile to deliver the best to our people and our customer across the archipelago; through digital business transformation."

"We are committed. Our commitment is based on trust, appreciation, share values and goals. Authentic partnership require respect and mutual accountability. We work to achieve this in all that we do," says Laura Desylina, HR Director of PT Berca Schindler Lifts.

British American Tobacco Indonesia shares that "We invest as much in our people as our brands. Our Talent Brand is one of the key enablers that help us attract and retain the best talents. We are extremely proud of this prestigious external recognition of our Talent Brand second time in a row. This award goes to each and every member of the BAT Indonesia family who demonstrates unwavering commitment towards winning as one team. And this is exactly what makes us a great place to work."

"It is our honour to receive this HR Asia Award for two consecutive years. We would like to dedicate this award to our employees who have worked tirelessly. We hope this award will motivate us even further to achieve our Brand Promise, which is 'We care with a HEART because your life matters', and HEART stands for 'Happy, Engaging, Approachable, Responsible, and Trustworthy'. Thanks again HR Asia Committee and Judges for this honour. We look forward to always being part of this prestigious award," says Danny Pradhana, Division Director – HR, Indonesia of PT IDS Medical Systems Indonesia.

Mundipharma Indonesia shares that "is proud to be announced as award recipient for second time in the row. It is a huge honour for us. As an organization, are thriving to keep people at the heart of our operations, including the patients we serve and people we work with."

"This is the second time for us in Telkom to be acknowledged as the Best Company to Work for In Asia. We are delightful to receive this prestigious award from HR ASIA as it shows our commitment to keep the focus on people and culture to actualize our Employee Value Proposition as a dynamic, innovative and fun company with a spirit "Working at TelkomGroup has to be fun!" says Herdy Harman, Chief of Human Capital Officer of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk.

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


PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero)

PT Anugerah Pharmindo Lestari

PT Astra International Tbk

Asuransi Jiwa Manulife Indonesia

PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk

PT Berca Schindler Lifts

PT BFI Finance Indonesia Tbk

British American Tobacco Indonesia

PT Cargill Indonesia

PT Eagle High Plantations Tbk

PT Federal Karyatama (MPM Lubricants)

PT IDS Medical Systems Indonesia

Indonesia Stock Exchange

PT Metropolitan Land. Tbk

Mundipharma Indonesia

PT Olam Indonesia

PT Panorama JTB Tours Indonesia

PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk

PT Sun Life Financial Indonesia

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk

PT Unilever Indonesia Tbk