Shell retains its crown as Malaysia’s most enticing organisation

The oil giant has been named as Malaysia’s most attractive company for the second year running at the Randstad Employer Brand Award 2017.

Shell Malaysia has consolidated its position as the country’s most appealing organisation for would-be employees.

The oil conglomerate was named as the most attractive employer in Malaysia for the second successive year at the Randstad Employer Brand Award 2017 organised by recruitment firm Randstad.

An impressive 68.89% of all respondents who knew the company said they would like to work for Shell Malaysia.

Trailing closely behind Shell Malaysia were Malaysian Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) (65.69%) and Nestle Berhad (62.01%).

These top three most attractive companies were unchanged from last year.

The results suggest that despite global slowdown of the oil and gas sector, it remains an alluring career choice for the Malaysian workforce.

“We‟re operating at a time that is constantly evolving and we must evolve at lightning speed alongside these changes. Understanding workforce trends and understanding what jobseekers are looking for will help us as industry leaders shape talent power houses of the future,” said Farm Mooi Fung, HR Director, Shell Malaysia.

“We are as strong as our people who have entrusted us as their employer of choice, who have contributed to our efforts to be a responsible corporate citizen in the country, and whom we know will continue to power Malaysia’s progress one way or the other.”

Ryan Carroll, Country Director of Randstad Malaysia, said the fact that Shell Malaysia, Petroliam Nasional and Nestle have managed to retain their top three spots from last year illustrates the “painstaking effort” made by these organisations to cultivate and maintain their employer brands.

“As more and more organisations in Malaysia begin to see the benefits that employer brand has on their talent attraction and retention efforts, it will be very interesting to see how the employer brand strategies from our top three most attractive organisations evolve,” he added.

The Randstad Employer Brand Award, which held its inaugural event last year, is awarded yearly to the most attractive employers in 26 countries worldwide.

The views of over 4,500 employees and job-seekers in Malaysia between the ages of 18-65 were canvassed.

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