26 JUNE 2019 – In anticipation of its fourth annual Employer Brand Awards, Randstad Malaysia today announced the market’s top 75 largest commercial companies that are in the running for the title of the most attractive employer in Malaysia, based on the global 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research.

The annual Randstad Employer Brand Research is an independent study commissioned by Randstad and conducted by Kantar TNS. This year, more than 2,504 employees and job seekers were surveyed in Malaysia. The research seeks to understand what job seekers look for in an ideal employer and measures their perception of the 75 largest commercial employers (based on the local workforce size). The study measures brand awareness and brand attractiveness of each commercial company, and respondents are required to rate the employers on 10 employee value proposition drivers such as ‘work-life balance’, ‘financial health’ and ‘career progression opportunities’.

As the most representative and inclusive employer brand research in the world, the Randstad Employer Brand Research has become a leading voice in employer branding conversations, providing tailored employment intelligence to companies across leading sectors in Malaysia and globally.


2018’s most attractive companies to work for in malaysia

The top three commercial employers in Malaysia last year are:

  1. Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)
  2. Shell Malaysia
  3. Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad

randstad malaysia: top 75 most attractive commercial companies in 2019

(in alphabetical order)

AEON Co. (M) Bhd.
AirAsia Berhad
Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad
AMBANK (AMMB Holdings Berhad)
Astro Holdings Sdn. Bhd.
B.Braun Medical Industries Sdn. Bhd.
Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (Bank Islam)
Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia (Bank Rakyat)
Berjaya Corporation Berhad
Boustead Holdings
Carsem (M) Sdn Bhd
Celcom Axiata Berhad
CIMB Bank Berhad
Citibank Berhad
Continental Tyre Malaysia *NEW*
Dell Malaysia *NEW*
Deloitte SEA Services Sdn. Bhd.
DRB-Hicom Berhad
Flextronics *NEW*
Gamuda Berhad
GCH Retail (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
General Electric Malaysia *NEW*
Genting Malaysia Berhad
Hartalega Holdings Berhad *NEW*
Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services Sdn Bhd
Hong Leong Bank Berhad
HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad
Huawei Technologies Malaysia *NEW*
IBM Malaysia Sdn Bhd
IJM Corporation Berhad
Infineon Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Intel Malaysia *NEW*
IOI Corporation Berhad
Jabil *NEW*
Johor Corporation Berhad
KFC Holding
Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad
Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank)
Malaysia Airlines Berhad
Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
McDonald’s
Media Prima Berhad
MMC Corporation Berhad
Motorola Solutions Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd (MYDIN)
Nestle (Malaysia) Berhad
OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad
Oriental Holding Berhad
Osram Opto Semiconductors (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sendirian Berhad (PERODUA)
Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)
Plexus Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd.
Public Bank Berhad
RHB Capital Bhd.
Safeguards G4s Sdn. Bhd
Samsung *NEW*
Sapura Energy Berhad
Shell Malaysia
Sime Darby Berhad
Sony EMCS (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia
Sunway Group
Ta Ann Holdings Berhad
Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad
Telekom Malaysia Berhad
Tenaga Nasional Berhad
Tesco Stores (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Top Glove Corporation Berhad
UMW Holdings Berhad
United Plantations Bhd
UOB Malaysia *NEW*
V.S. Industry Berhad
Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd
YTL Corporation Berhad


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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.

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