Employee Experience Awards 2022

#EmployeeExperienceAwards

Malaysia

Gala Dinner: 7 June 2024
Venue: Le Méridien Petaling Jaya
Address: Paradigm, 1, Jalan SS 7/26A, SS 7, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Dress Code: Vintage Glamour*
*Calls for timeless elegance inspired by mid-20th century fashion. Attendees are encouraged to don sophisticated ensembles reminiscent of Hollywood’s golden era, with women opting for glamorous gowns featuring classic silhouettes, intricate detailing, and statement accessories, while men embrace tailored suits, bow ties, and polished footwear for a dapper nod to vintage style. The color palette leans towards classic hues, and hair and makeup choices reflect the refined aesthetics of iconic eras.

WHO’S ENTERED EXA?

Elevating Employee Experience: Celebrating Excellence

Welcome to the Employee Experience Awards, returning for its fourth year to honour organisations that have truly mastered the art of prioritising the employee experience. In a world where retaining top talent and nurturing a thriving workforce is paramount, EXA shines a spotlight on the trailblazers who have harnessed the power of employee-centric strategies to drive value and maintain a competitive edge.

In the wake of the pandemic’s far-reaching impact on work dynamics, employees everywhere have grappled with unprecedented challenges, facing uncertainties that ripple across social, economic, and professional spheres. This is why we are thrilled to reintroduce the Employee Experience Awards, to recognise employers who have risen to the occasion, taking tangible steps to reinvigorate the employee experience.

A victory at the Employee Experience Awards is more than just an accolade. It’s a testament from the industry that your organisation stands at the forefront, actively listening to, engaging with, and supporting your most invaluable asset: your people.

WHAT’S NEW IN 2024?

Best Employee Engagement Initiative

Best Employee Feedback and Listening Strategy

Best Workforce Innovation

Why Enter EXA 2024

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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.

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.

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.

2023 Finalist

2024 Panel of Judges
Nor Azliza Rahman

Nor Azliza Rahman

Chief People Officer

Affin Hwang Investment Bank

Rayyan	Irwan

Rayyan Irwan

VP of Talent Management, OD & Leadership

Bank Muamalat

Kevin Ng Eng Tat

Kevin Ng Eng Tat

Chief People Officer

Cement Industries of Malaysia

Nazral Safril Mohammad Sapari

Nazral Safril Mohammad Sapari

Chief Human Resources Officer

Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia (CGC)

Thiagarajan Veeran

Thiagarajan Veeran

Head of HR

Dexcom

Edalyn D. Hadjula-Legarde

Edalyn D. Hadjula-Legarde

People & Culture Country Head

Dutch Lady Milk Industries
Karine Mooi

Karine Mooi

General Manager, Human Resources

Fujifilm Business Innovation Asia Pacific
Tho Wei Tan

Tho Wei Tan

Head of Talent Management and OD

Gamuda
Barry Holloway

Barry Holloway

VP People & Culture

Hilti Group

Dr. Leap Han Loo

Dr. Leap Han Loo

Head of People

Infinity Group
Ragvinder Singh

Ragvinder Singh

Director of Human Resources

Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar
Umasuten Karisnan

Umasuten Karisnan

Head of HR

Lattice Semiconductor Malaysia and Singapore
Zain Azrai Dato’ Dr. Zaaba

Zain Azrai Dato’ Dr. Zaaba

Vice President Rewards, Performance & Transactions

Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera

Mun Yee Cheong

Mun Yee Cheong

Head of Human Capital Management

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia
Jessie Khong

Jessie Khong

Group HR Director

MKA Group
Cherry Choy

Cherry Choy

HR Director – Malaysia & Singapore

Moët Hennessy Diageo
Wei Lun Soo

Wei Lun Soo

Head of HR

Pentas Flora Group
Sobia Fayyaz

Sobia Fayyaz

HR Director – Malaysia & Singapore

PERI Formworks Malaysia
Hanim Mansor

Hanim Mansor

Human Resources Director

Schindler Malaysia
Hairuzzaman Sagi

Hairuzzaman Sagi

Head HR Upstream Malaysia

Sime Darby Plantation
Sai Yew Yeoh

Sai Yew Yeoh

Head of Human Resources and Admin

SKS Airways
Jing Yng Voo

Jing Yng Voo

Chief People and Culture Officer

The Alice Smith Schools Association

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