KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 – Google Malaysia emerged as the top rank in JobStreet.com’s survey of top 10 companies Malaysians aspire to work for. JobStreet, Asia’s leading online employment marketplace said the result is based on a survey which involved 10,241 Malaysians across all position levels, and aims to determine what the majority of professionals think are great companies to join, and the reasons for joining these companies, it said in a statement today.

“Google Malaysia, a US based tech giant is well-known for its culture of work-life balance managed to push itself all the way to the top, shifting two levels up from last year,” it said. Petronas, Shell Malaysia, Sime Darby and Air Asia Bhd comes in second, third, fourth and fifth respectively, this year.

Completing the top 10 list in order of ranking are Maybank, Nestle Malaysia, Intel Malaysia, Tenaga Nasional Bhd and Eco World Development Group Bhd. According to the survey, Malaysians prioritised career development opportunities as the main reason they want to work with top companies.

“Benefits and Incentives appeared as their next top reason while salary was stated as the third reason, indicating that monetary compensation still remains as an important consideration across all position levels although it is not the top factor,” said JobStreet. JobStreet.com Malaysia and Singapore Country Manager, Chook Yuh Yng, said in this new economy, it is no longer sufficient to attract talents through financial benefits or incentives.

“Today, companies need to compete for talents through strategic and unique approaches that differentiate themselves from competitors. As reflected in our top 10 companies 2017 survey, the area of employee development presents a great opportunity both for hirers and talent,” said Chook.

In addition, based on the survey, six out of the top 10 companies that Malaysians aspire to work for turned out to be Malaysian companies, showcasing local companies’ ability and needs to compete alongside foreign multinational corporations in attracting and retaining talents, as well as meeting talents’ career aspirations. — Bernama

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