23 Nov 2017 11:15:16 AM

Life At Work Awards 2017: More Malaysian companies ready to implement work-life practices

Dato' Sri Idris Jala, member of TalentCorp's Board of Trustees presenting his opening keynote at TalentCorp's Life At Work Awards 2017, held in conjuction with the Future of Work, Workplace and Workforce conference 2017
More companies in Malaysia are implementing work-life practices, according to results of the ‘Life at Work’ survey conducted by TalentCorp and EY Malaysia. The survey, which was announced at TalentCorp’s recently held Life At Work Awards 2017 was carried out on over 360 companies from various sectors. 
In his opening address, Dato’ Sri Idris Jala, a member of TalentCorp's Board of Trustees said, “The survey confirms that 80 per cent of participating companies agree that work-life balance contributed to improved productivity, while 90 per cent agree that offering work-life policies as crucial to the well-being of a company’s workforce.” He also noted that there is a crucial need for Malaysian employers to quickly adapt to the demands of employees for flexibility in their working hours.  

Since its inception five years ago, TalentCorp’s Life At Work Awards has been the platform to recognise employers and individuals who advocate best practices in striking the right balance between work and personal life, as well as advocating diversity and inclusion.  

Year on year, the Life At Work Awards continues to push boundaries by advocating flexible work arrangements (FWAs) practices, and championing Malaysian companies with the best policies and practices, while offering a space to discuss ideas and solutions for organisations to “think outside the box”.
TalentCorp CEO Shareen Shariza Dato Abdul Ghani (second from left) and TalentCorp board trustees member Datuk Sri Idris Jala (second from right) with the winners of the Life At Work Awards 2017 (from left) IHS Markit Malaysia diversity lead Bridget Lai Set Yen, PwC Malaysia managing partner Sridharan Nair, IHS Markit Malaysia managing director Vimaleswari Ramasamy, Digi Telecommunications CEO Albern Murthy and CIMB Investment Bank Bhd chairman Datuk Robert Cheim Dau Meng

“We are proud to say that over the past five years, the Life At Work Awards has recognised employers and individuals who articulate the best practices in ensuring balance between work and personal life,” said Shareen Shariza Dato’ Abdul Ghani, Chief Executive Officer of TalentCorp. 

We are positive that companies will be inspired to implement advanced workplace strategies of the future.”
TalentCorp CEO Shareen Shariza Dato Abdul Ghani (second from left) and TalentCorp board of trustees member Dato' Sri Idris Jala (right) with the winners of the Special Mention categories (from left) PwC Malaysia corporate responsibility senior manager Florence Tan, Shell Business Operations KL general manager Nyon Kam Yew, Unilever Malaysia human resources director Ling Ming Choo and Wong & Partners human resources manager Wong Kee Phine
Congratulations to all the winners of Life At Work Awards 2017!  

Best Lean Organisation: IHS Markit (Malaysia)
Best International Organisation: PwC Malaysia
Best Malaysian Organisation: CIMB Group
CEO Champion: Albern Murty, Digi  

Special Mentions were given out to the following organisations:  

PwC Malaysia for their Human Library initiative
Shell Business Operations Kuala Lumpur for their Employee Assistance Program and Phased Retirement Initiative
Unilever Malaysia Holdings for their Digital Hiring Process
Wong & Partners for extending employment beyond retirement age

Check out the video below for our event highlights or read more about Life At Work Awards 2017 at our website here