The people have spoken. Shell Malaysia is the best company to work for in Malaysia in 2021. Having clinched the title twice in 2016 and 2017, this marks the third time Shell Malaysia has secured the number one spot for the Most Attractive Employer award in Malaysia. 

employer branding is key to post-COVID success

Jaya Dass, Managing Director at Randstad Singapore and Malaysia said, “We would like to congratulate the winners of the Randstad Employer Brand Awards on their achievement of building and sustaining a strong employer brand during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“2020 has been one of the most challenging years for all employers in Malaysia. The crisis has underscored the critical importance of a powerful employer brand to an organisation’s success and ability to emerge stronger from the pandemic. Many extraordinary employers have worked hard these past 12 months to ensure the safety of their employees while managing the serious economic consequences. Even as Malaysia is not out of the woods, we are confident that the economy will make a strong comeback in time to come. We hope to see local employers continue to foster meaningful relationships with their workers and strive to be the ‘people’s choice’ for work.”

hall of fame winner - petronas 

A testament to its consistent and outstanding achievements in employer branding, Randstad has inducted PETRONAS (Petroliam Nasional Berhad) into the Randstad Hall of Fame since 2020. PETRONAS has brought home the most attractive employer accolade for three consecutive times from 2018 to 2020. The Hall of Fame is the highest and most prestigious accolade handed out in the Randstad Employer Brand Award, reserved only for employers who have won the awards three times in five years. 

The winners of the 2021 Randstad Employer Brand Awards are selected from the 75 most attractive commercial companies to work for in Malaysia (based on workforce size).

the 10 top employers in malaysia

Here are the top 10 most attractive employers in Malaysia based on the 2021 Randstad Employer Brand Research. 

  1. Shell Malaysia
  2. Nestlé Malaysia
  3. Intel Malaysia
  4. Samsung
  5. Sime Darby Berhad
  6. General Electric 
  7. HP Enterprise Services
  8. Sunway Berhad
  9. IBM 
  10. Tenaga Nasional Berhad 

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

Shazmi Ali, Country HR Manager, Malaysia at Shell said, “Shell is humbled to receive this recognition from Randstad as being a top employer of choice in Malaysia. This acknowledgement serves as a testament to our employees for making Shell a great place to work with their relentless dedication to their customers, communities, and the nation, despite unprecedented challenges from the pandemic. We are truly grateful for this honour and understand the deep sense of responsibility it thrusts upon us. Shell is committed to becoming a talent powerhouse by enhancing our workforce with future-ready skills as we move forward in our journey of powering progress towards a net-zero emissions future for Malaysia, and the world.”

understanding the attractiveness of your employer brand

The 2021 Randstad Employer Brand Research examines job seekers’ and workers' perceptions of employer brands. It offers an accurate understanding of employee value proposition factors and drivers. This edition is unique as it marks the only global independent research that captures the changes in workforce sentiments before and after the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, 2,523 locally-based employees and job seekers were surveyed in Malaysia in January 2021. 

Survey data of the 2021 Employer Brand Research will be released in June 2021. Learn more about the Randstad Employer Brand Research.


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