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.