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Most Attractive Employers in Malaysia 2020

Most Attractive Employers in Malaysia

Over 28,000 young Malaysians recognized the efforts of Malaysia-based companies by voting Maybank, Petronas, Maxis, Samsung and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as the Top 5 Most Attractive Employer in Malaysia for undergraduates at the Graduates’ Choice Award 2019 ceremony.

Top Glove won the Most Attractive Employer 2019 under the Manufacturing category, with Microsoft winning the Tech category and Lazada topping the E-commerce category.

Other winners include AIA Shared Services in the Shared Services category, Uniqlo for the Fashion category, Nestle for Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Watsons for Retail, and Sunway Property for Real Estate.  

The award, now in its second year, was organised by an award-winning graduate recruitment company TALENTBANK and saw undergraduates from more than 100 universities voted for their most attractive employers amongst a total of 83 companies across 23 categories.

The GCA recognizes excellence and distinction in the graduate recruitment landscape, acknowledging the efforts of companies to go above and beyond in bridging the gap between industry players and graduates. The award is also a testament to the perseverance, commitment and dedication of companies that have invested in enhancing their employer branding.

The 2019 Graduates’ Choice Award ceremony, held at the Sunway Hotel Resorts & Spa in Subang Jaya, Selangor, was graced by Yang Mulia Syed Haizam Hishamuddin Putra Jamalullail, Trustee of Selangor Youth Community (SAY) and Yang Berbahagia Professor Dr. Mohd Cairul Iqbal bin Mohd Amin, Deputy Director General of Higher Education (Research & International), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education Malaysia.

TALENTBANK Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ben Ho said “In 2018, we had a total of 11,000 votes. This year, we have received more than 28,000 votes and this tells us two things. First, undergraduates are beginning to discover the importance of their voice in signaling to the industry the importance of employer branding. Second, from an employers’ perspective, the higher participation by undergraduates is an indication that young people are paying more attention to what companies do to brand themselves.

Beginning in early 2019, over 28,000 graduates with 55% of them consisting from Klang Valley and 45% from the other states made their awards selections over a seven-month period, ending with an audit checkpoint that saw 15 board members from various universities inspect the results to ensure a fair selection process.

More than 500 guests attended comprising members of both private and public institutions of higher learning, student leaders, and representatives from the various corporate organisations and invited guests.

The 2020 Most Attractive Employers in Malaysia are: 

Most Attractive Employers in 2020 (Overall Winners)

  1. Maybank
  2. Petronas
  3. Maxis
  4. Samsung
  5. PwC

Most Attractive Employers in Accounting & Professional Services

  1. PwC
  2. Deloitte
  3. KPMG
  4. EY
  5. BDO

Most Attractive Employers in Analytics

  1. IBM
  2. MIMOS
  3. Software AG

Most Attractive Employers in Automotive

  1. Honda
  2. Proton
  3. Perodua

Most Attractive Employers in Banking

  1. Maybank
  2. CIMB
  3. Public Bank
  4. Bank Islam
  5. OCBC Bank

Most Attractive Employers in BPO/Shared Services

  1. AIA Shared Services
  2. AirAsia Global Shared Services
  3. Shell Business Operations Kuala Lumpur
  4. IBM Shared Service Center
  5. Schlumberger Business Support Hub Sdn. Bhd.

Most Attractive Employers in Consulting

  1. EY
  2. Deloitte
  3. KPMG
  4. PwC

Most Attractive Employers in E-Commerce

  1. Lazada
  2. Air Asia
  3. Shopee
  4. Zalora

Most Attractive Employers in Education & Learning

  1. Sunway University
  2. UTAR
  3. Monash University
  4. University of Nottingham

Most Attractive Employers in Electronics

  1. Samsung
  2. Intel
  3. Huawei
  4. Canon

Most Attractive Employers in Engineering

  1. Petronas
  2. Shell
  3. Intel
  4. Schlumberger
  5. YTL Construction

Most Attractive Employers in Entertainment & Leisure

  1. Sunway Lagoon
  2. Legoland

Most Attractive Employers in Fashion

  1. Uniqlo

Most Attractive Employers in FMCG

  1. Nestle
  2. F&N
  3. Unilever
  4. Mondelez
  5. Coca-Coca Bottlers Malaysia

Most Attractive Employers in Government-Linked Companies (GLC)

  1. Tenaga Nasional (TNB)
  2. Telekom (TM)
  3. Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB)
  4. Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB)

Most Attractive Employers in Insurance

  1. Great Eastern
  2. Prudential
  3. Takaful Malaysia

Most Attractive Employers in Manufacturing

  1. Top Glove
  2. Bosch
  3. Hartalega
  4. Nippon Paint

Most Attractive Employers in Media, Journalism & Broadcasting

  1. Astro

Most Attractive Employers in Oil & Gas

  1. Petronas
  2. Shell
  3. Petron

Most Attractive Employers in Pharmaceutical

  1. Johnson & Johnson
  2. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  3. Duopharma

Most Attractive Employers in Real Estate/Property

  1. Sunway Properties
  2. Ecoworld
  3. IOI Properties
  4. YTL Construction

Most Attractive Employers in Retail

  1. Watsons
  2. Sephora
  3. Haagen-Dazs
  4. Guardian

Most Attractive Employers in Tech (ICT)

  1. Microsoft
  2. Intel
  3. IBM
  4. Oracle

Most Attractive Employers in Telecommunication

  1. Maxis
  2. Digi
  3. Telekom

About Graduates’ Choice Award

Graduates’ Choice Award (GCA) is Malaysia’s Most Attractive Employer Branding Award, 100% voted by University Students. The GCA is an award of the highest distinction most attractive employers within Universities across Malaysia. It is recognized by organisations and universities nationwide and stands as an irrefutable gold standard gauge for campus recruiters, and as a hallmark of excellence among organisations throughout Malaysia.

About Talentbank

Talentbank is a Malaysian based Career Discovery Centre focused on producing a breakthrough, career-ready candidates of all disciplines and helping them kick-start their careers by connecting them with industry leaders. Talentbank is a part of the nation’s career network linking together key universities, students and employers. 

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