ABB Indonesia Wins “Best Companies to Work for In Asia” 2021 Award

The HR Asia award confirms ABB Indonesia’s commitment to build and maintain high level of engagement with all employees

ABB Indonesia wins the “Best Companies to Work for in Asia” 2021 in the engineering category from regional publication HR Asia. The achievement is a real indicator of ABB’s efforts to continuously maintain the welfare of its employees, particularly amid the Covid-19 pandemic.   The awarding ceremony was streamed online on 7 September 2021, witnessed by thousands of human resources professionals across Asia. The award was given to ABB Indonesia and 45 other leading companies in the country for their success in implementing world class employee engagement and establishing high quality working space. 

Michael Hose, Country Managing Director ABB Indonesia, said, “We are genuinely delighted for receiving this award. The award shows the success of ABB Indonesia in navigating through the sea of challenges during the pandemic. We strive to utilize every opportunity to be better and to be more creative in our endeavour in building and maintaining engagement with our employees. We will continue to do our best to support and cultivate the diverse talents of our employees so we can continue progressing and achieve our common goals together.”  

In dealing with unprecedented challenges of the current pandemic situation, employees are offered the flexibility of working from home to prioritize their health and safety while staying productive. Professional counselling support is also available through an Employee Assistant Program to allow employees and their families access to trained experts. ABB Indonesia open doors to everyone to feel comfortable in talking about their emotional and mental wellbeing. Strict health protocol is imposed at the company’s manufacturing facilities in line with regulations issued by the Indonesian government ABB is an exciting place to be for those who want to create success, address the world’s energy challenges, transform industries, embed sustainability principles in their work and lead with technology. 

The company champions ethical and humane behavior to contribute to better lives for people in Indonesia and across the globe. HR Asia, the most recognised human resources media platform in Asia, consistently conducts the “Best Companies to Work for in Asia” award since 2015. It also organized an embedded survey to gauge employee engagement in 12 markets, namely China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, South Korea, Malaysia, the Phillippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam, making it the largest in the region.

”At HR Asia, we take pride in our role to recognize the best companies to work for in Asia and applaud their tremendous effort in prioritizing employee engagement and workplace excellence. With Indonesia gradually recovering from the pandemic, the focus on employee engagement continues to be of the utmost importance for business survival. Business leaders must continue to show empathy and care for their employees, as we go through this unprecedented pandemic,” said William Ng, group publisher and editor-in-chief of Business Media International, publisher of HR Asia. In Indonesia, the “Total Engagement Assessment Model” (TEAM) 2021 survey involved 15,820 employees from 250 companies. The in-depth survey was organized to generate a comprehensive insight which cover employees’ morale, needs and expectations, as well as their level of engagement with their employers.  

A high level of employees happiness is demonstrated in the respondents’ willingness to provide assistance for  their colleagues, at 81.6 percent. This indicates the presence of a healthy workplace culture and teamwork in the companies. As much as 80.6 percent of respondents feel confident that they have given valuable contribution to achieve companies’ goals. This signals that the organizations trust on the strength and capabilities of their employees. Furthermore, 80.6 percent respondents stated that their jobs contribute greatly on companies’ productivity, indicating availability of support and growth opportunities in the companies.  

“We are pleased to see that our employees who have participated in the survey expressed their content and satisfaction working with ABB Indonesia and would even recommend the organization to others as a great place to work. This provides a great source of motivation as well as a challenge for us to maintain and strengthen the good relationship we have with our employees,” said ABB Indonesia Country Managing Director, Michael Hose.  


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