CONVENIENT was the common word used by staff and visitors to describe Star Media Group Berhad’s two-day HR Open Day.
The annual event organised by the company’s Group People Department open to both staff and the public gave them the opportunity to check out the numerous services offered by government agencies as well as buy products by private companies.
Star Media Group Bhd chairman Datuk Fu Ah Kiow visiting the EPF booth.
More than 50 vendors set up counters and booths across three floors and outside Menara Star in Petaling Jaya during the event.
Terence (centre) and his team from the Group People Department preparing to distribute goodie bags to employees who gave feedback on improving the open day.
“It would be a waste if the event was limited to only our employees,” said Group People general manager Terence Raj.
“This annual event has come to be something our staff look forward to as it provides convenience for them. It serves as a one-stop centre for the employees to run errands, particularly with government agencies.”
Among the participating agencies were Road Transport Department (JPJ), National Registration Department (JPN), National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN), Inland Revenue Board (LHDN), Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Social Security Organisation (Socso).
A Star Media Group employee getting a free scoliosis screening at the Columbia Asia Hospital counter.
“We opened up the event to the public as a goodwill gesture to our neighbours.
This year’s HR Open Day featured additional vendors such as Columbia Asia Hospital, Touch ‘n Go, Tealive and AirAsia.
Circulation assistant manager Yap Chai Ling said she learned many new things and gained a lot of information on the services provided by agencies such as Socso and EPF.
Revenue senior executive Brandon Nunis, a first-timer at the event, found the open day interesting as it helped employees who could not get time off from work to run errands.
“I managed to get my IC sorted out at the NRD mobile unit, did a quick health screening and got some tips on how to practise a more healthy lifestyle,” he said.
Eye checks and consultation were also available during the open day.
Star Media Radio Group senior executive Mindy Chin said the event was very good.
“The services offered, like the ones by JPJ and JPN, were very convenient and fast,” she said.
“The HR Department really takes into account our feedback and tries to make the open day better every year.”
Many employees also took the opportunity to buy food and other products as well as sign up for basic health screening services, some of which were offered at discounted rates.