SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - Media OutReach - 7 October 2020 - HR Asia, the region's leading tradepublication for senior HR professionals, announced the inclusion of ten Koreancompanies in the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia.
The ten are Coach Korea, HP Korea Inc., HPPrinting Korea, Ingredion Korea, Maersk Korea Ltd, RobertWalters Korea, Standard Chartered Bank Korea, Swarovski KoreaLtd, UBASE and Yuhan-Kimberly.
This year, 3,361 employees froma total of 80 companies across South Korea responded to the HR Asia BestCompanies to Work For in Asia Survey. The survey also covers ten other marketsacross Asia, including Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia,Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
"The inaugural Korean awardees of the HR Asia Best Companiesto Work for in Asia awards are made up of companies in diverse industries. Thisshows that good employers can be found in almost any industry, and any companycan aspire to be among the best companies to work for -- if they put consciousefforts into creating supportive and caring workplaces and investing intoemployee engagement programs," said William Ng, group publisher andeditor-in-chief of Business Media International, the publisher of HR Asia.
"This is a challenging year for Korea, as it is for the restof the world. The awardees have demonstrated that despite the pandemic,investments into people must continue. In fact, the key focus for thesecompanies are as much about the safety and wellbeing of their employees, as itis about business continuity", Ng added.
In receiving the awards, the awardeeshave these to say:
"Coach Korea is part of Tapestry, a NewYork-based fashion and lifestyle house. Tapestry has three core values - Optimism,Innovation and Inclusivity. At Coach Korea, we have initiated variousactivities to embed these core values into our culture. To create anenvironment where individuals can grow and to be the best place to work, ourstore and office teams have actively embraced changes and solved problemsthrough dialogues and collaboration. These competencies serve as the crucialdrivers of our brand's growth." says James Lee, general manager of Coach Korea.
"Winning the HR Asia Best Companiesto Work for in Asia is a great honor. Our CEO and CHRO has placed greatemphasis on culture, values and diversity, equality and inclusion. Followingthe current Covid-19 situation, our HR team has faced a lot of challenges andwe continue to put efforts into developing leaders through constant people andcapability review", said Robert Choi, HR&GA director of Ingredion Korea.
"Maersk Group is going through massivetransformation to become 'global integrator of container logistics'. MaerskKorea is fully committed to realize this vision in the local market and we canonly do that when we have a highly engaged workforce. Being one of the winnersof HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia proves that we are on the righttrack and we will accelerate our journey leveraging this momentum to become theemployer of choice for existing and future employees!" says Mike Choi, area HR managerof Maersk North East Asia.
"It is truly an honorable moment forSwarovski Korea to receive this Award in its inaugural year in Korea, especiallyin the year of the 125th anniversary of Swarovski. This award will bemeaningful in lighting up the values of the company, after going through the Covid19 challenges. We will continue igniting the dreams of people with new ways andnew values by making advancement in our employee value proposition" says JanineShin, head of HR Korea & Japan, Swarovski Korea.
"Thank you for selecting UBASE as theBest Company to Work for in Asia 2020. This award is very meaningful intwo-ways: 1. we were selected during the era of COVID19. During this tough time, our employeesselecting us as the Best Company to Work for in Asia, is very honorable andmeaningful to me. 2. We won the awards on the first year in Korea. We willtarget next year as well to continue a meaningful legacy of UBASE", saysDae-Gun Hur, CEO of UBASE, Inc.
"It is all the more meaningful toreceive such an honorable award as Yuhan-Kimberly celebrates its 50th anniversary.Yuhan-Kimberly has been committed to sustainable business management since itsfoundation and named Korea's Most Admired Company for 17 years in a row. Ouremployees are the most crucial resources for the company's sustainable growthand receiving this Awards is a meaningful recognition for them to prepare forthe great voyage into new 50 years," says HoYun Choi, CHRO of Yuhan-Kimberly.
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