PETALING JAYA: Philip Morris (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (PMM) was named as a top employer in Malaysia for the third consecutive year.
The certification is further recognition of Philip Morris International’s (PMI) excellence in people practices, firmly establishing the company among the ranks of employers of choice focused on meeting the needs of a globally diverse workforce.
“The recognition of PMM as top employer Malaysia for the third consecutive year is a strong endorsement of the high-quality working environment at PMM,” said Naeem Shahab Khan, managing director of PMM.
“We continue to strive for excellence in ensuring PMI is a great place to work and constantly challenge ourselves to provide a unique work environment and experience for our people.
“In our transformational journey, we put our people first by fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.”
The top employer certification is the result of an independent assessment by the Top Employers Institute, which has recognised PMM’s parent company, PMI, as a global top employer for the sixth year in a row. PMI’s affiliates were also recognised as leading employers in 44 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia/Pacific.
“At PMI, we are committed to creating a smoke-free future by constantly innovating and pushing new boundaries in developing a range of smoke-free products for adult smokers who would otherwise continue smoking.
“This has spurred the energy and passion of our employees to deliver and create a positive change for the millions of adult smokers in the country,” Naeem added.
As part of the certification process, PMI was required to demonstrate to independent human resources (HR) auditors that it excelled in six HR dimensions by answering 400 questions backed up with evidence.
These dimensions include:
*Steer: Business strategy, people strategy, and leadership
*Shape: Organisation and change, digital HR, and work environment
*Attract: Employer branding, talent acquisition, and onboarding
*Develop: Performance, career, and learning
*Engage: Well-being, engagement, rewards and recognition, and “offboarding”
*Unite: Values, ethics and integrity, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability
PMI, is also one of the 11 international organisations awarded this year’s global top employer certification. PMI employs more than 73,500 people worldwide.