Eighteen Indian 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 continued 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, 11,742 employees from 135 Indian 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 receive the survey average score of each question.

Based on the survey, 92 percent of the respondents are happy that their organization has allowed or practices flexible working arrangements as due to the pandemic, economic lockdown is implemented, and they are able to work remotely, and 89 percent claimed that their organizations has been encouraging and have implemented policies to benefit them to get additional skills or certifications.

Eighty-eight percent are happy to do more than what they are asked and willing to go the extra mile to achieve the goals of the organization. This resonates with the Indian employees by having clear and concise communication with their employers, they are willing 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 79 percent moaned that their organization does not see value in failures. As failures are the stepping stone to learning and growth to success.

“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 Datuk William Ng, group publisher and editor-in-chief of Business Media International, the publisher of HR Asia.

“Marsh India is truly honored to be recognized among the Best Companies to Work for in Asia. We are proud to place our colleagues at the core of all that we do and provide them with an experience to create more possibilities.

“We are truly inspired by our colleagues’ contributions in co-creating a great place to work where each one of us can thrive and make a positive impact. We remain committed to being a progressive and inclusive organization focused on promoting colleague well-being, learning, and flexibility as we move forward in our growth journey,” said Kadambini Joshi, Human Resources Leader of Marsh India.

“I recall a quote that goes like ‘A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. Confidence, courage, and compassion are the three C’s which personally helped me as a leader. This apart, I completely believe that integrity is the bedrock of effective leadership. We should have principles/ethics, and the tone of any organization you are leading should also demonstrate those ethics,” said Dr. Kiranmai Dutt Pendyala, Head of Human Resources of Western Digital India.


  1. Air Liquide India Holding Pvt. Ltd.
  2. Allianz Services India
  3. Amplus Solar, a member of PETRONAS group
  4. Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd.
  5. Zydus Lifesciences Ltd.
  6. Colliers International (India) Property Services Pvt. Ltd.
  7. ESAB India Limited
  8. DSV Air & Sea Pvt. Ltd.
  9. Marsh India Insurance Brokers Pvt. Ltd.
  10. Uplers Solutions Private Limited
  11. Western Digital Corporation, India
  12. Wistron InfoComm Manufacturing (India) Private Limited
  13. Wuerth Industrial Services India Pvt. Ltd.
  14. TATA Motos Limited
  15. The Taj Mahal Palace
  16. Uber India
  17. Lodha Group
  18. Capgemini India


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