Bosch is one of the best companies to work for in Asia HR Asia Awards 2016



Vivien Goh
Senior Manager
Robert Bosch (South East Asia) Pte Ltd
Corporate Communications (Southeast Asia)
Phone: +65 9755 3952


2016-12-05 | Singapore | Corporate News

- Bosch in Singapore conferred “Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2016” award

- Compelling employee value proposition that engages the heart, mind and soul of the company’s workforce

- Strong focus on shaping people strategy that enables the build-up of a next generation workforce

Singapore – Bosch in Singapore was awarded as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2016” by HR Asia, Asia’s most authoritative publication for HR professionals. Attributes such as a high level of job satisfaction and a wide range of development opportunities to prepare for the build-up of a next generation workforce led to the award win for Bosch.

“Engaged and healthy teams drive motivation and productivity, so it’s absolutely essential to be purposeful right from the start to create benefits and an environment where Boschlers thrive and perform,” said Jennifer Ong, Human Resources Director of Bosch in Southeast Asia. “It is rewarding to know that our people strategy has made a positive impact to our employees and to the wider success of the organisation,” added Ong.

Annually, HR Asia identifies the best companies to work for in Asia based on an online survey of selected employees; as well as derived from organisational information such as employee turnover rate, employee growth rate and workplace accidents. Diverse Bosch employees were randomly selected to participate in the online survey based on their job area/specialisation, age, ethnic group, seniority/pay grade and geographical assignment.

The award was presented to Bosch at the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2016 Grand Awards Ceremony on 2 December at the Marina Bay Sands.

Drivers of success in engaging and motivating the company’s employees

The ability of employees to adapt the business to rapidly changing customer demands and expectations is crucial to organisational success.

In the emotional engagement of the heart and soul of its employees, Bosch achieved the highest scores for employee motivation to exceed customer expectations, and going the extra mile to contribute to organisational success respectively.

Underscoring the importance of these two aspects to make or break business success, Martin Hayes, President of Bosch in Southeast Asia and Managing Director of Bosch in Singapore said, “By motivating and encouraging our employees to contribute their unique knowledge to business success, we aim to provide the right balance of challenge and competence, and strengthen the sense of what it means to work at Bosch. Only with strong employee engagement can Bosch stay ahead of the competition with enduring success as a global technology leader.”

Developing tomorrow’s workforce to stay current and relevant

In engaging the minds of its employees, Bosch received the highest rating in the company’s commitment to the learning and development of its employees.

Talent development programs such as the Junior Manager Development Program (JMDP) focuses competency development in methodology, business administration and leadership skills. Similarly, high performers at the managerial level are enrolled into the development group, which covers all competencies leading up to the senior management role to groom the next generation of leaders.

The company also enables the option of job rotation to other functions or business areas for breadth and depth of exposure. In addition, international assignments broaden and enrich its employees’ perspectives through experiential learning to think and respond in new ways to different business and market conditions than the ones they face in their home countries, and hence building a globally adaptable and resilient workforce.

“The way work gets done and the way people work are changing dramatically. Companies must inspire, energise and harness the best out of its employees. Listening to what our employees have to say and learning what makes them tick offer significant pay-offs in designing our talent management policies,” said Ong.

About Bosch in Southeast Asia and Singapore

Robert Bosch (South East Asia) Pte Ltd is a regional subsidiary of the Bosch Group, representing the Group’s interests in Southeast Asia, where it is currently present in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. Business operations in the 10 ASEAN countries report to Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd, located in Singapore. In fiscal 2015, the company generated SGD 224 million in sales in Singapore. As per December 31, 2015, the regional headquarters employed around 920 associates. Bosch has been in Singapore since 1923, active in Automotive Aftermarket, Power Tools, Security Systems, Drive and Control Technology, Packaging Technology, Thermotechnology, as well as Software and Systems Solutions. The Asia Pacific headquarters for the Bosch business divisions of Automotive Aftermarket, Security Systems and Bosch Software Innovations, as well as operations for Corporate Research and Advance Engineering, and Information Technology, are part of Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd.

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About Bosch worldwide

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). The company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 59,000 associates in research and development.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

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