Aon names best employers for Asia-Pacific in 2018

DBS Bank has been recognised by Aon as the Regional Best Employer 2018 for Asia-Pacific.

Aon has named the best employers in Singapore, India, Australia, and New Zealand for 2018.

DBS Bank topped the list in both India and Singapore, and was additionally announced as the Regional Best Employer 2018 for Asia-Pacific.

Top performers in Singapore across all industries that have an demonstrated focus on employee engagement, effective leadership, and a high-performance culture.

In an uncertain business environment where 87% of Singapore organisations are undergoing digital transformation, Best Employers inspire their employees with a compelling vision: 83% of employees in the Best Employer organisations agreed that their senior leadership provide them a clear direction for the future (22 percentage points higher than the market average).

In addition, these organisations have a total rewards strategy in place that focuses not just on pay but learning and career development opportunities as well. Three-quarters of employees felt that they receive appropriate recognition for their contributions (21 points higher than market average).

“As the business environment gets challenging and the talent more discerning, [organisations] must shift gears from providing career progression to career experiences," said Vikas Verma, Director, Talent, Rewards and Performance, Aon Singapore.

"Best Employers have done well to identify their top engagement drivers and create a fit-for-purpose employee experience that maximises potential," added Verma. 

Likewise, the Aon Best Employers in Australia & New Zealand also had senior leadership playing a strong role in driving engagement – that is, making an effort to be visible and accessible to employees, and clearly communicating the organisation's broader purpose, vision and strategy.

Further, employees trust their senior leaders’ capability and direction, and feel equally happy with their managers as they are with the senior leadership team. 

These organisations also prioritise agility, and are creative with their benefits initiatives – looking beyond monetary recognition to provide options such as study assistance and maternity leave top-ups.

The Aon Best Employers in Singapore for 2018 are:

  • DBS Bank
  • American Express International Inc.
  • Baxter Healthcare Asia Pte Ltd.
  • DHL Express (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
  • Mandarin Oriental Singapore
  • McDonald’s Singapore
  • Singapore Prison Service

The Aon Best Employers for India 2018:

  • Aditya Biria Group
  • Aegis
  • Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company
  • Bajaj Finance
  • Bayer
  • DBS India
  • DHL Express (India)
  • Godrej Consumer Products
  • Hindustan Unilever
  • Marriott Hotels India
  • Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management 
  • Shell
  • Tata AIA Life Insurance company
  • Tata Communications 
  • The Oberoi Group
  • Vodafone India

The Aon Best Employers for Australia & New Zealand 2018:

  • BPAY Group
  • Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand
  • Colliers International
  • Eden Brae Homes
  • Employsure
  • FedEx Express (New Zealand)
  • Four Square (Foodstuffs North Island Ltd)
  • Geeves Scaffolding Ltd
  • Peoplecare Health
  • Plush Sofas
  • Prospa
  • SEEK Limited
  • Wood & Grieve Engineers
  • Woods
  • Z Energy
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