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Petroliam Nasional (PETRONAS), Shell Malaysia, and Nestlé (Malaysia), have been crowned the top three employers Malaysian job seekers want to work for, Randstad found.

Responding to queries by Human Resources, Randstad exclusively revealed the 10 most attractive employers in Malaysia.

Here they are in order of rank:

1. Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)

2. Shell Malaysia

3. Nestlé (Malaysia)

4. AirAsia

5. IBM

6. Sime Darby

7. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services

8. Sunway

9. Tenaga Nasional

10. Malaysia Airports Holdings

While the top three employers remained unchanged from last year, Randstad’s Employer Brand Research revealed PETRONAS rose by a spot this year to claim the accolade of 2018’s Most Attractive Employer after coming in second for the past two years.

Commenting on the achievement, Dato’ Raiha Azni Abd Rahman, senior vice president, group human resource management, PETRONAS, said in the media release: “At PETRONAS, we believe that talent is the most fundamental asset to our success as a leading oil and gas multinational. As a result, we have always been able to attract, motivate and retain the best of talents not only in Malaysia but in the countries we operate in.”

Dato’ Raiha revealed the oil and gas multinational offers staff vast career growth opportunities through a structured career, leadership and capability development programmes. A great emphasis is also placed on diversity and inclusion as well as the creation of a conducive working environment for employees to flourish.

“Flexible working arrangements, newly designed workplace, unpaid study leave, extended maternity leave, returnee programmes (upon resignation) and improved medical benefits are some of the changes we have recently implemented,” she said.

The Randstad Employer Brand Research analysed the attractiveness of 5,755 companies in 30 countries, surveying more than 175,000 respondents.

Ryan Carroll, country director at Randstad Malaysia, said: “In the three years that we have conducted this survey in Malaysia, we see more and more companies starting to evaluate and redesign their employer brand so as to enjoy the benefits it brings to their talent attraction and retention efforts. This is especially true for Malaysia where companies are constantly competing to hire, engage and retain the best people from a very limited talent pool.”

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