Indonesian Employers Show Empathy During Pandemic

September 8, 2021

46 Indonesian Companies Named HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2021

Forty-six Indonesian companies have been named the ‘Best Companies to Work for in Asia’ by HR Asia, the region’s most authoritative publication for senior human resource professionals.

This year, 15,820 employees from 250 companies in Indonesia responded to the Total Engagement Assessment Model (TEAM) survey, HR Asia’s proprietary employee engagement survey. The in-depth survey provides companies with a unique 360 degree insight of their employees’ morale, their needs and expectations as well as their engagement levels.

The HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2021 Awards ceremony was held virtually this year due to the pandemic, gathering over 5,000 HR practitioners across Asia. As the sixth edition to be held in Indonesia, the Awards saw several outstanding Indonesian companies demonstrating world-class employee engagement and workplace excellence.

”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.

The Awards and survey cover 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 survey in the region for employee engagement.

Ten Indonesian businesses have also received the WeCare certification this year, exceeding last year’s eight, demonstrating that Indonesian businesses are showing empathy and care for their employees in these challenging times.

The survey has also uncovered some key findings on What Employees are Happy About and What’s on Their Wishlist (infographic attached).

Comments from some of the recipients of the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2021:

Bina Nusantara
“At Bina Nusantara, our goal is ‘Harmonizing Mind, Heart and Soul’ of our talents in our efforts to foster and empower the society as part of nation-building,” says Harry Surya Adam, human capital director of Bina Nusantara.

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Indonesia (CCEP Indonesia)
“At CCEP Indonesia, we believe that our people are the foundation to our success. Our long-term success lies in creating a workplace that is safe, flexible, and inclusive for our people. This is a proud milestone for us as we continue our journey. Our achievements is the result of a great collaborative effort that would not have been possible without our dedicated, passionate and hardworking team who always strive to make CCEP Indonesia a great place to work,” says Lucia Karina, public affairs, communications & sustainability director.

Ecolab Indonesia
“This recognition showcases our ongoing efforts in creating and maintaining an inclusive work environment which is critical to the well-being of our associates in Ecolab, particularly in Indonesia. We are committed to creating a respectful work environment for all associates where they can bring their authentic self to work, respect for everyone’s differences, team collaboration, and ultimately, reach business success. We are proud to be acknowledged as among the Best Companies to Work for in Asia,” says Allan Yong, senior vice president & market head, Southeast Asia of Ecolab.

Indosat Ooredoo
It is an honor for us to be recognized as among the “Best Companies to Work for in Asia” for the second time in a row, amid all the challenges faced during the pandemic. The Award encourages us to continue focusing on what matters most to us which is our employees. Sustaining achievement in this difficult time is a tangible form of harmonious cooperation between company and employees. Indosat Ooredoo, Rise Up Together! Bisa Bangkit Bersama!” says Irsyad Sahroni, director & chief human resource officer of Indosat Ooredoo.

Anugerah Pharmindo Lestari
We are honored to be recognized as one of the winners for ‘Best Companies to Work For’. The year 2020 has been a challenging year as it forces people to adapt to realities. With the teams’ high commitment in realizing our mission of making healthcare more accessible, we have maintained our best efforts to serve the community. The award will further energize us to continue our spirit to provide more conducive environment for the team to develop and lead the industry through innovation.” says Christophe Piganiol, president director of APL’s.

“I am very proud that Bank BTPN, a member of SMBC Group has been given another recognition by HR Asia this year. This award serves as a great reminder that hard work and consistent effort of our team has brought us to where we are today. On behalf of the solid and dedicated team, I am truly proud of our growth and how we plan to continue making a difference with our stronger digital capabilities and innovations,” says Mira Fitria Soetjipto, head of human capital of PT Bank BTPN Tbk.

PT Bank Danamon Indonesia TBK
“Winning a prestigious competition held by HR Asia is a very important milestone for Danamon and we are very grateful for that. For us, competing in the highest level is not just about winning, but what we will do after winning. We will collaborate more with each other, We will keep our integrity at the highest level, we will adapt to any challenge and always offer our best to customers and stakeholders. Bank Danamon Indonesia will become even better.” says Hariyanto Agung Putra, human capital director of PT Bank Danamon Indonesia Tbk.

Bank Rakyat Indonesia, Persero, Tbk
“We are honored to receive this award in the challenging pandemic year and I dedicate this award to our fantastic employees: ‘Insan BRILiaN’. As a leading financial institution, we are focused in creating the best working environment as ‘Home to the Best Talent’ while developing ‘Insan BRILiaN’ to reach their full potential through a systematic talent development program and encouraging the creation of work-life balance and integration. BRI is a resilient, performance-driven culture organization to empowers our ‘Insan BRILiaN’ to always ‘Giving Value for Indonesia’” says Agus Winardono, director of human capital of PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia.

Bank UOB Indonesia
“We are driven by an unwavering commitment to caring for our people, by building a safe, nurturing and inclusive workplace where all of our people are treated respectfully and in a professional manner. This in turn, we believe will make a positive and meaningful difference to all our UOB Indonesia colleagues,” says Teh Han Yi, finance & corporate services director of PT Bank UOB Indonesia.

PT Cargill Indonesia
“This recognition signifies the employees’ response to how Cargill is implementing the values on people strategy. We are continuously measuring our progress around our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) goals and holding ourselves accountable for achieving them,” says R. Maris Karima Rahadiyan, HR director, PT Cargill Indonesia (PR).

PT Sasa Inti
“It is an honor for us to be recognized as one of the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2021. Our gratitude goes to all stakeholders, shareholders, and Sasa Happy Family for their outstanding effort and support. We will continue our mission to bring happiness to the world through simply-prepared, healthy, and delicious food by focusing on people, planet, and profit.” says Dr. Rudolf Tjandra, CEO of PT Sasa Inti.

Sinar Mas Mining
“I’m honored to receive the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia Awards for the 3rd consecutive year. I want to thank all stakeholders, employees for their continuous support and dedication to make our corporate vision happen: a great company, with great jobs, great rewards, and great people. I wish all employees and stakeholders can grow together in creating new employment sectors so that we can continue to give many more positive impacts for communities, society and the country.” says P. Swasono Satyo, chief human resources officer of Sinar Mas Mining.

Tangkas Cipta Optimal (TACO Group)
“By having this award, we want to prove that a local privately-owned company can become the best company to work for. We want to show that an engaged employee is a productive employee. And a happy and proud family is the best support system for our employees to give their best masterpiece every day in their second home, TACO,” says Irwan Dewanto, vice president of corporate HR & GA of TACO Group.

Upfield Indonesia
“We need to be more caring during this difficult time. Doing good business is also doing good and big deeds for our associates and the bigger communities around us.” says Marlan Mardianto, general manager of Upfield Indonesia.