HRM Awards 2018: Hays Award for Employer of Choice

The Hays Award for Employer of Choice is the big blockbuster category at the HRM Awards -- and this year went to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

If the HRM Awards are indeed the Oscars for the local HR industry, the Hays Award for Employer of Choice is the coveted Best Film statue. While the Best Director and Best Actor prizes certainly generate some big interest, it is only the Best Film award that takes a holistic view and looks at the full impact of what is produced on screen.

Likewise, the Hays Award for Employer of Choice represents the full picture of HR best practices and their impacts on the organisation and workforce. This year’s winner – Tan Tock Seng Hospital – was evaluated across a broad set of criteria, and came up trumps ahead of considerable competition.

“We’re feeling wonderful and very honoured,” CEO Eugene Fidelis Soh and Chief HR Officer Serene Tan said after accepting the biggest prize of the night. “It was a lovely surprise, and one we will thoroughly enjoy because of the work we do.”

Eugene says the hospital – which employs more than 8,000 people across a range of healthcare professions – has developed a “Kampong Spirit” culture that is essential to its teamwork and success. “It feels like family,” he said.

Lynne Roehder, Managing Director of Hays Singapore, says she was delighted to have been able to present the award for the eighth year running. “The employer of choice award is so important to organisations,” she said.

“Being an all-rounded employer couldn’t be more important in this business environment. People are really looking for who they want to work for –and they will look at every angle.

“So an award like this really demonstrates that they are completely all-rounders in what they do and that will win them so many future employees plus help them retain what they have.”


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