15 Cambodian Companies Named HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2021

January 10, 2022

15 Cambodian companies have been named HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia for their employee engagement strategies which helped to motivate and communicate with their employees as the global health crisis and economic lockdown continues throughout 2021. This is evident that employee engagement has been vital for organizations to sustain and even grow their businesses.

A new proprietary platform is specifically built to measure employee engagement in real time and this year, 13,821 employees from 175 Cambodian companies took part in the HR Asia employee engagement survey via the TEAM platform. Each survey respondent completes the survey anonymously and the results are confidential as the employers only receives the survey average score of each question.

Based on the survey, 83% of the participants stated that they are encouraged to actively collaborate and work with other departments to build trust and strengthen communications, this will nurture a better working environment as the employees are familiar with the job responsibilities across different departments; and 82% happy that the organization allows a more flexible working time and working arrangements as the pandemic has made it difficult to commute to work.

82% of the survey respondents have a clear goal and mission of what they want to achieve in the organization as they would go above and beyond to achieve the organization’s goal. This reflects on the Cambodian employees as having a clear and concise communication with their employers, they will be happy to achieve and strive for excellence and growth together with the organization.

Although, there are clear objectives and communication between the employers and employees, the survey showed that 75% wished that their organization has recreational facilities be it on-site or off-site, as this would help the to boost employees’ productivity and morale.

“The pandemic has placed extraordinary demands on business leaders and beyond. For some companies, a near term survival plan may seem to be the only agenda for recovery but by investing in employee engagement, employees will feel supported in their jobs and in return will contribute to the overall business operations and post recovery growth,” said William Ng, group publisher and editor-in-chief of Business Media International, the publisher of HR Asia.

“This recognition celebrates all the people of CBC Family who make CBC an amazing workplace for all. The dedication of our employees who believe in our commitment to make an impact across the financial sector in Cambodia made this award possible. Our management team and HR team members are committed for creating an enabling environment to unleash the power of our people, foster a culture of innovation and promote their well-being, especially, during the pandemic.” said Oeur Sothearoath, CEO of Credit Bureau Cambodia, a second consecutive year winner.

“This award validates the collective effort by everyone at RHB Bank to create the best atmosphere and working environment for our employees. It motivates the Bank and employees to grow and progress together to achieve excellence in everything that we do. We shall continue to challenge ourselves to do more to engage employee in the organization. Together We Progress.” said Wong Kee Poh, country head and CEO of RHB Bank (Cambodia) Plc, a second consecutive year winner.

“This award represents what we have done so far for our employees especially during the pandemic while confirming Unilever is a preferred employer in Cambodia. Winning this prestigious award reaffirms our commitment to providing a purposeful career and inspiring workplace for our employees in Cambodia.” said Sothou Ly, country director of Unilever (Cambodia) Limited, a second consecutive year winner.

“Westview’s vision is to empower the Cambodian younger generation with global competencies while instilling Cambodian values. This award is a great recognition of our positive and thriving work environment that supports student achievement and personnel growth. We are honoured to receive this award.” said Mr. Virak Ly, chairman of Westview Cambodian International School, a second consecutive year winner.

The HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia Awards recognises companies that have shown world-class employee engagement and workplace excellence, while displaying demonstrable empathy and care for their employees.

The award covers twelve markets across the region including mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam making this the largest recognition programme and survey in the region for employee engagement.

  • AIA (Cambodia) Life Insurance Plc.
  • Australian Centre for Education (ACE)
  • Baker Tilly (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.
  • Credit Bureau (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.
  • DHL Express (Cambodia) Ltd.
  • EFG (Express Food Group) Co., Ltd
  • J Trust Royal Bank Plc.
  • Maersk Cambodia
  • Prince Bank Plc.
  • Prudential Cambodia
  • RHB Bank (Cambodia) Plc.
  • Sathapana Bank Plc.
  • DKSH (Cambodia) Ltd.
  • Unilever (Cambodia) Limited
  • Westview Cambodian International School