Employee Experience Awards 2022

#EmployeeExperienceAwards

24 June, Malaysia

Employee Experience Awards Key Dates

Celebrating excellence in EX leadership

After a resoundingly successful launch, the Employee Experience Awards returns for its second year to honour organisations that have excelled at focusing on employee experience to help retain and excite the best people, creating value and maintaining a competitive edge as they do so.

Since the start of the pandemic, employees have been grappling with the disruption to work – and the nature of work – which in turn has brought unprecedented levels of uncertainty, instability, and stress to their lives. At the same time, research has shown that a positive employee experience can yield 16 times the engagement of those reporting a negative experience, and 8 times the desire to want to stay with their company.

A win at the Employee Experience Awards is an important acknowledgement from the industry that your organisation is taking a lead in listening to, engaging and supporting your most valuable asset: its people.

With 33 enterable categories this year, the awards focus on three EX pillars: leadership, learning and employee engagement. The categories will celebrate stellar achievements that have successfully anchored the three elements and delivered workplace milestones.

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Make your mark where it matters most

This is a golden opportunity to showcase your hard work and efforts that have transformed your organisation to undertake an employee-centric approach.

Your organisation can apply for the 33 targeted categories that are aimed at highlighting how you adapted and responded to the current pandemic. Specifically, our accolades will recognise the stellar achievements that have reinforced strategic leadership development, boosted integrated learning, and increased employee engagement.

What’s new in 2022?

Best Response to Covid-19

You have until 11 April 2022 to complete and submit your entries.

Why Enter EXA 2022

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Stay ahead of the talent war

Be top of mind for candidates and employees by showcasing your meaningful, personalised, user-friendly and digital EX.
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Catalyse your employer branding efforts

Spread positivity and boost morale by putting your team’s work in the spotlight and winning at the Employee Experience Awards.
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Better business outcomes and improved performance

Nurture an army of happy employees who are excited to do their best at work. Unleash their full potential and increase productivity.
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Deliver stakeholder confidence

Whether it’s your employees, C-suite leaders or global management team, reaffirm your organisational excellence to your stakeholders.

Make sure your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed and your teams get the recognition they deserve!

Entries will close on 11 April 2022 so start your entries today!

Judging Criteria

Here are some guiding pointers that judges will be looking out for. Please ensure your entry answers the points below for the various sections along with the guiding pointers in the respective categories.

Business challenge

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  • Provide the context of your industry and include the brief background/overview of your company.
  • Include information that demonstrates the implications of the business challenges faced.
  • What were your initial plan/business opportunities you were looking to pursue?
  • How has the challenge(s) pivoted your vision, goal and mission of your HR strategy?
  • What was the company’s overall direction? What kind of support did you get from your top management and line-of-business managers to overcome the challenge?
  • What are some innovative and/or new ideas proposed when brainstorming solutions to tackle the challenge(s)?
  • What is the expected business ROI from the proposed changes?
  • Please include some testimonials from peers/senior management/clients.

Transformation strategy

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  • What did you do to transform your business? What were the key objectives?
  • Outline the milestones in your strategy highlighting what worked and what didn’t work. How did you solve the issues that cropped up along the way when you were executing your strategy?
  • Who were your key stakeholders and what channels did you use to communicate the strategy to them? How did you maintain continued support from key stakeholders? What was the acceptance rate?
  • What are some of the USP’s of your transformation strategy? How does this align with your organisational goals? Please include some testimonials.

Impact

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  • What were the primary and secondary results of your strategy? How did your plan affect your organisational culture and goals?
  • What business and commercial benefits did your transformation strategy deliver?
  • What was the feedback from your stakeholders?
  • How did you track the ROI of your impact?
  • Please provide some evidence of success. You may use metrics, anecdotes and case studies.
  • Please include some testimonials from peers/senior management/clients. Feel free to include graphs, charts that will strengthen your business case.

Learning points

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  • Please identify the top 3 key takeaways from your transformation strategy.
  • What were some gaps in your strategy?
  • What are the strengths that form the foundation of your strategy?
  • What are the future plans that you have in place to further boost this?
  • What are some elements of the strategy that you think is unique to your organisation?
  • Please include some testimonials from peers/senior management/clients. Feel free to include graphs, charts that will strengthen your business case.

Panel of Judges

The Employee Experience Awards will be evaluated at the highest standards by the most eminent senior HR experts and thought leaders. These hand-picked individuals are committed to giving your entries all the dedication they need in order to sieve out the finest HR teams and leaders who have transformed the world of EX.

Interested in becoming a judge yourself, or would you like to nominate someone? Reach out to Shan Ee at shanee@humanresourcesonline.net or +65 6423 0329.

Syukri Sudari

Syukri Sudari

Group Chief People Officer

AFFIN Bank 

Shaun Perumal

Shaun Perumal

Chief Human Resource Officer

AMAZIN' GRAZE

Azaharin Abd Latiff

Azaharin Abd Latiff

SVP Group HR

AmBank Group
Jack Lim

Jack Lim

Head of Human Resources

AmGeneral Insurance

Pearl Wong

Pearl Wong

Head of Strategic Initiatives, Employee Experience and Talent Acquisition

AXA Affin General Insurance
Yap Yoke Wah

Yap Yoke Wah

Head of Regional Talent Acquisition & Development, APAC

BASF
Shu Tze Yuh

Shu Tze Yuh

Head, Talent & People Transformation

Berjaya Corporation
Subash Chander Ganapathy

Subash Chander Ganapathy

Head of Human Resources

BMW Group Malaysia
Zacharias Rajagopal

Zacharias Rajagopal

Vice President- Human Resources

Bumi Armada

Shem Wei Jee

Shem Wei Jee

Head of Human Resources

Chubb Insurance Malaysia
Cheryl Lim

Cheryl Lim

Regional Head, People Strategy & Culture

CIMB

Zubair Raffiq

Zubair Raffiq

Talent & Development Director

Coca-Cola Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei & Gulf Countries
Monique Yong

Monique Yong

Group Chief Human Resources Officer

Columbia Asia Group
Sobia Fayyaz

Sobia Fayyaz

Head Return on Experiences

edotco Group
Kundan Kumar

Kundan Kumar

HR Country Head

GSK Malaysia
Faith Ngeow

Faith Ngeow

Regional Talent Development Director

Herbalife Nutrition Asia Pacific

Vic Sithasanan

Vic Sithasanan

Managing Director

JobStreet Malaysia

Tony Liu

Tony Liu

Regional HR Head

KIBING Group
Ng Eng Hooi

Ng Eng Hooi

Head, Learning & Development

Lotuss Stores Malaysia

Reuben Rethinalingam

Reuben Rethinalingam

Head of HR Performance Operations ASIA/MENA/LATM

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia

Kua Kee Tui

Kua Kee Tui

Head of Human Resources

Mizuho Bank (Malaysia)

M Bakhtiar M Pahroraji

M Bakhtiar M Pahroraji

Head, Group Human Resource

MSM Malaysia Holdings

Jevan Nambyar

Jevan Nambyar

Head of People & Development

Orsted Malaysia & Orsted Singapore
Ilango Santhana

Ilango Santhana

Director, People & Organization SEA

PUMA

Tracy Anne Yap

Tracy Anne Yap

Head of HR

R.E.A.L Education Group
Pauline Ng

Pauline Ng

Head of HR

Samsung Electronics Malaysia
Izzat Jamal

Izzat Jamal

Head, People & Transformation

Socar Mobility Malaysia
Puven Nalatambi

Puven Nalatambi

Vice President of Group Human Resources

Taylor’s Education Group
Dr. Jessica Tang

Dr. Jessica Tang

Head of Talent Development, Group Human Resources

Top Glove Corporation
Yap Hsu Yi

Yap Hsu Yi

Chief – People & Culture

Tune Protect Group Berhad
Haikal M Z Akmar

Haikal M Z Akmar

Chief Human Resources Officer

UOA Group

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