20 Jul 2020 12:00:00 AM

Embracing the New Normal: Winners of TalentCorp’s LIFE AT WORK 2019 Awards Announced Via Video

The annual LIFE AT WORK 2019 Awards were announced via video.

Since 2013, the LIFE AT WORK Awards (LAWA) has recognised and celebrated employers that demonstrate their commitment to the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) while also preparing for the Future of Work (FoW). It is organised annually by the Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR) through its agency Talent Corporation (TalentCorp) and in collaboration with the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM).

Last year, 128 companies submitted entries to be considered for the awards. Two new sub-categories were also introduce for ‘Outstanding Practice’, to better showcase the initiatives implemented by companies in the areas of women workforce, talent development, initiative for millennials, work-life integration, and learning platform. 

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LAWA winners demonstrate their commitment in supporting women in the workforce.

Some key highlights from the winning organisations include implementing Flexible Working Arrangements (FWAs) such as Work-From-Home and Flexi Hours, hiring Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), and supporting the growth of emerging women leaders in the organisation through networking, mentoring and lifelong learning.

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Minister of Human Resources YB Datuk Seri M. Saravanan has encouraged companies to embrace the new normal.

Minister of Human Resources YB Datuk Seri M. Saravanan stated that Flexible Working could actually help businesses raise their productivity in the new environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic. He also touched on the jobs and skills development opportunities created by the National Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA), and shared that the Government remains focused on cushioning the impact of the pandemic on the jobless and vulnerable workers, including the nation’s youth.

In line with embracing the ‘new normal’, TalentCorp decided to announce the winners of the LAWA 2019 via video, which can be viewed below. The CIMB Group emerged as a top winner of the LAWA 2019, sweeping top accolades for three categories: Best Malaysian Organisation, Outstanding Practice: Talent Development Initiative and CEO Champion: Malaysian Organisation. 


The following is the full list of LAWA 2019 winners: 

1. Best Organisation

  • Best Malaysian Organisation: CIMB Group
  • Best International Organisation: British American Tobacco Malaysia
  • Best Public Sector Organisation: Agensi Kaunseling dan Pengurusan Kredit (AKPK)
  • Best Small and Medium Organisation: IX Telecom Sdn Bhd 

2. Best New Entrant 

  • Malaysian Organisation: Daythree Business Services Sdn Bhd
  •  International Organisation: BP Malaysia Sdn Bhd

3. Outstanding Practice

  •  Initiative for Inclusive Workforce:
  • DRB-HICOM Berhad
  • Uniqlo Malaysia
  • Special Mention: Komuniti Tukang Jahit 
  •  Initiative for Millennials: PwC Malaysia
  • Initiative for Women Workforce:
  • British American Tobacco Malaysia
  • EcoWorld
  • Talent Development Initiative: CIMB Group
  • Work-life Integration Initiative: 
  • Maybank 
  • Roche Services & Solutions Operations APAC 
  • HR Digitalisation Initiative: Digi Telecommunications
  •  Learning Platform: 
  • IBM Malaysia 
  • Novartis Malaysia

4. Best Leadership Team

  • Malaysian Organisation: EcoWorld 
  • International Organisation: Shell Malaysia 

5. CEO Champion

  • Malaysian Organisation: Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, Former CEO of CIMB Group, current Minister of Finance
  • International Organisation: Annemarieke De Haan, Unilever Malaysia
  • Public Sector Organisation: Azaddin Ngah Tasir, AKPK
  • Small & Medium Organisation: Noor Mohd Helmi Nong Hadzmi, IX Telecom

For more information on the winners’ initiatives and to find out more about the LAWA 2019, visit www.lifeatwork.my.