HR Development Awards recognises companies investing in human capital

The HR Development Awards, held over November 27-28, recognise outstanding Malaysian employers for their investment in human capital.
By: | December 11, 2018

The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) held its 18th Awards ceremony in Kuala Lumpur over two days on November 27 and 28.

The HRD Award is decided by the Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB) under the Ministry of Human Resources, and recognised as one of the country’s highest accolades for employers.

The prominent award ceremony recognised companies in the following categories: the Human Resources Minister Awards, the PSMB (Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad) Awards, the Innovation & Creativity Award, the Pearl Award and the Certificate of Excellence.

One company awarded the Certificate of Excellence in HR Development for the Employer Category (Manufacturing) was Wipro Unza Malaysia, the company behind popular home-grown personal care brands like Safi, Enchanteur, Carrie Junior, and Romano.

“It is a great honour for us to be recognised for this award. It reflects the focus we place on the training and development of our employees, who are our most important asset and the reason why we have a wide range of market-leading brands,” CEO of Wipro Unza Malaysia Sriram Krishnamurthy said.

The company was recognised for its efforts in providing development programmes which help their employees grow professionally. One example is Wipro Unza’s Future Leader Programme, which helps new graduates develop leadership skills.

“The way that individuals want to work and the way that companies want to engage and develop talent is changing fast. We strive to keep our employees on a learning continuum that equips them with both management techniques and real-world skills,” Wipro Unza’s Regional Group HR Director Maansi Gagroo Jain said (pictured, second from left).

Other award recipients included outstanding HRDF-registered companies with exemplary training cultures. These included large employers First Solar Malaysia and ST Microelectronics, as well as small businesses like BP Petronas Acetyls and Real Data Matrix.