Petronas named Malaysia’s most attractive employer

Rounding out the top three are Shell Malaysia and Nestlé.
By: | April 19, 2018

Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) has been crowned the Most Attractive Employer in Malaysia for 2018.

Organised by the Randstad Employer Brand Research, the awards are presented to the top three companies that have received the highest attractiveness score from job seekers in Malaysia.

In second and third place are Shell Malaysia and Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad. All three companies also formed the top three last year. Shell topped the poll in 2017, beating out Petronas by a less-than 4% margin. Petronas came in second in both 2016 and 2017.

Dato’ Raiha Azni Abd Rahman, Senior Vice President, Group HR Management, Petronas, is humbled by the win, and attributes the recognition to the company’s belief that its talent is its “most fundamental asset”.

“As a result, we have always been able to attract, motivate and retain the best of talents not only in Malaysia but in the countries we operate in,” she says.

Career development opportunities, work-life balance, and an attractive benefits are some ways Petronas has been able to achieve this.

“We offer vast career growth opportunities through a structured career, leadership and capability development programmes. We also place a great emphasis on diversity and inclusion as well as the creation of a conducive working environment for our people to flourish.

“Flexible working arrangements, newly designed workplace, unpaid study leave, extended maternity leave, returnee programmes (upon resignation) and improved medical benefits are some of the changes we have recently implemented”, shares Raiha.