22 AUGUST 2019 – Randstad – one of the world’s leading human resources solutions agencies – has crowned PETRONAS (Petroliam Nasional Berhad) as the Most Attractive Employer in Malaysia for 2019.

This is PETRONAS’ second time taking the number one spot as the Most Attractive Employer in Malaysia. Other homegrown brands that were ranked in the top 10 Most Attractive Employers are AirAsia Berhad and Sime Darby Berhad.

Jaya Dass, Managing Director at Randstad Singapore and Malaysia said, “It is with great pleasure that we get to present the Randstad Employer Brand Awards in Malaysia for the fourth time this year. We would like to commend the winners for their outstanding efforts in establishing a strong employer brand amid this increasingly dynamic and competitive marketplace.”

“When companies invest to foster a workplace that inspires and empowers their employees to take pride in the work they do, the workforce will be more engaged through the enriching experience that they receive. We look forward to seeing more companies focus on strengthening their employer brand to improve the quality of their relationship with their workforce,” Dass adds.

The winners of the 2019 Employer Brand Awards are selected from the 75 largest commercial companies to work for in Malaysia (based on workforce size).


malaysia’s top 3 most attractive employers for 2019

  1. PETRONAS
  2. Shell Malaysia
  3. Nestlé Malaysia 

The awards are presented to the top three commercial companies that have received the highest attractiveness scores in the Employer Brand Research.

Dato’ Raiha Azni Abd Rahman, Senior Vice President, Group Human Resource Management, PETRONAS, said, “People are the heart of our business. As an organisation, we truly value our employees and are committed to deliver positive experiences throughout the employment journey as a means to attract, motivate, and retain our employees. Our leading-edge leadership and capability development programmes offer our employees broad career growth opportunities globally and over the years have proven to yield the best of talents. We continue to place importance on diversity and inclusion efforts to foster a conducive workplace environment for our employees. Recent efforts include the implementation of flexible work arrangements, workplace redesign, enhanced benefits, and use of digital technologies.”


top 10 most attractive employers in malaysia for 2019 (by ranking)

  1. Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)
  2. Shell Malaysia
  3. Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad
  4. Intel Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
  5. Samsung Malaysia Electronics (SME) Sdn. Bhd.
  6. AirAsia Berhad
  7. IBM Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
  8. Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
  9. Sime Darby Berhad
  10. Sony EMCS (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

The 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research explores workers’ perceptions of employer brands, providing a unique understanding of employee and job seeker drivers.

The research is the most representative and independent employer brand research in the world, providing insights from more than 200,000 respondents and 6,162 companies in 32 markets worldwide, including 2,504 employees and job seekers in Malaysia.


about randstad employer brand research

Celebrating its 19th edition globally, the awards based on the outcome of the Randstad Employer Brand Research are presented each year to the most attractive employers in 32 markets across the globe. It is the most representative and inclusive employer brand research in the world.

The outcomes are based on public perception and focus on two main areas: overall brand awareness and absolute attractiveness. This creates a level playing field for all of the commercial companies. The awards are not open for nomination and the results are based solely on the opinions of the local workforce – making it the only award that is truly representing ‘the people’s choice’.

A list of the largest commercial companies (based on the number of employees) is presented to a representative cross-section of respondents based on region, age and gender. The respondents were asked to identify companies whose name they recognise and indicate to what extent they would like to work for them. This was then followed up with an evaluation of employee value proposition drivers, such as salary and benefits, work atmosphere, job content and more, for each of the commercial companies surveyed.

about randstad

Randstad is the global leader in the HR services industry. We support people and organisations in realising their true potential. We do this by combining the power of today’s technology with our passion for people. We call it Human Forward.

Our services range from regular temporary staffing and permanent placements to in-house services, professionals, and hr solutions, including recruitment process outsourcing, managed services programs and outplacement. Randstad is active in 38 markets around the world and has top-three positions in almost half of these. In 2018, Randstad had on average 38,820 corporate employees and 4,826 branches and Inhouse locations. In 2018, Randstad generated revenue of € 23.8 billion and holds the world’s number one position in its industry since November 2018. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad N.V. is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded.

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media contact

Rena Tan, Regional Marketing and Communications Director
E: rena.tan@randstad.com.sg | T: +65 9646 2798

Alistar Lien, Senior PR & Communications Specialist
E: alistar.lien@randstad.com.sg | T: +65 9711 8665


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