Employee Experience Awards 2022



Employee Experience Awards Key Dates


Putting the Spotlight on Experience

The Employee Experience Awards (Malaysia) returns for its third 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.

Employees have been grappling with the disruption to work brought about by the aftershocks of the pandemic that continue to present social, economic and work-related challenges, which have brough unprecedented levels of uncertainty, instability and stress to their lives.

That’s why Human Resources Online is proud to bring back the Employee Experience Awards, to recognise employers who are taking concrete steps to put the spotlight on the employee experience.

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.


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

This year, there are 38 categories available for entry, focusing on four EX (employee experience) pillars: leadership, learning, engagement, and talent acquisition. These categories will recognise the stellar achievements that have successfully reinforced strategic leadership development, boosted integrated learning, and increased employee engagement.

It’s time to bask in the glory of your hard work and be celebrated by your peers. We wish you all the very best of luck with your submissions!

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BestHybrid Work Model

Best Recruitment Referral System

BestHybrid Work Model

BestIn-House Recruitment Team


Talent Acquisition

Designed to recognise the role acquiring new talent plays as an extension of a solid employee experience.

You have until 28 April 2023 to complete and submit your entries.

Why Enter EXA 2023

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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 28 April 2023 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


  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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


  • 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 work.

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.

View other 2023 Judges’ Profile
Bee Hong Tan

Bee Hong Tan

Head/Director, Human Resources, East Asia Manufacturing


Shalina	Gopalan

Shalina Gopalan

Group Chief Human Resource Officer

Asahi Holdings Southeast Asia

Norlida	Azmi

Norlida Azmi

Group Chief People Officer

Axiata Group

Adrita Datta

Adrita Datta

Cluster Head of Talent, Culture & Inclusion

BAT Malaysia
Rebecca	Khor Ying Ying

Rebecca Khor Ying Ying

Director, Head of Human Resources

BNP Paribas Malaysia
Anitha Bakhtani

Anitha Bakhtani

Regional HR Director - APAC


Oi Sin Chok

Oi Sin Chok

Regional HR Director


Anjali Velayudhan Menon

Anjali Velayudhan Menon

Human Resources Director

Dutch Lady (FrieslandCampina)

Koljit Singh (Ajit)

Koljit Singh (Ajit)

HR Director, APAC

Flexsys Malaysia

Ching Wei Quah

Ching Wei Quah

HR Director, APAC

Grass Valley Malaysia

Alvin Kanniah

Alvin Kanniah

Head of Human Resources

Ground Team Red

Dr Saravana	Praveen

Dr Saravana Praveen

Head of HR and Director on Board

HP Malaysia
Terry Khoo

Terry Khoo

Vice President, Human Resources

Infineon Technologies

Ruzana	Binti Mohamad Nor

Ruzana Binti Mohamad Nor

Head of People, Southeast Asia

JD Sports

Li Lin Ng

Li Lin Ng

HR Director


Ching Li	Chew

Ching Li Chew

HR Director

KONE Southeast Asia

Haryati	Suradi

Haryati Suradi

Head, Strategic HR Department

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission

Khairul Syafiqah	Binti Mokhtar

Khairul Syafiqah Binti Mokhtar

Head of Human Resources

Natura Malaysia

Tracy Poh

Tracy Poh

Head of HR Operations & Business Partner


Felicia Tan

Felicia Tan

Senior Director, Human Resources

Novugen Pharma

Ramesh	Manickam

Ramesh Manickam

Human Resources Director

Rapid Manufacturing (RPD MFG Connectivity)
Pauline	Ng

Pauline Ng

Head of HR

Samsung Electronics Malaysia

Jessica Ong

Jessica Ong

Human Resources Director, Southeast Asia/Pacific


Rina Yeastman

Rina Yeastman

Head of HR & Education

Sephora Malaysia (Beauty In Motion

Shaukhi	Hashim

Shaukhi Hashim

Director of Human Resources

The RuMa Hotel and Residences

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