DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific recognized as Certified Top Employer 2021 second time in a row

January 26, 2021 - 02:58
DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific recognized as Certified Top Employer 2021 second time in a row

  • DHLGlobal Forwarding garners praise for its implementation of "people first" HRbest practices in Asia Pacific
  • Alsoglobal Top Employer 2021 certification for DHL Global Forwarding including 35countries spanning Africa, Asia, Latin-America, North-America, the Middle Eastand Europe
  • Certificationaffirms the market leader's strategy to deliver expert logistics services byinvesting in the best team of freight forwarding experts

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 26January 2021 - DHL Global Forwarding, the air andocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, was recognized as TopEmployer for 2021 in Asia Pacific. The certification attests to DHL'sachievement in implementing HR best practices, focused on fostering a positivework environment and encouraging its employees' personal and professionaldevelopment. In addition to being certified Top Employer 2021 in Asia Pacific,DHL Global Forwarding was also once again named Top Employer globally and in 34countries, including India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand. The TopEmployers Institute Global Certification Program annually certifies andrecognizes companies in participating countries who demonstrate excellence inpeople practices.

During the pandemic, DeutschePost DHL Group's purpose of "Connecting people. Improving lives" proved more pertinentthan ever. Employees kept the network running 24/7 to ensure a steady supply ofLife Sciences & Healthcare necessities further highlighted the commitmentand importance of each individual at DHL Global Forwarding and the rest of the Group.

"With more than half a millionemployees across the globe, Deutsche Post DHL Group counts our people as ourgreatest asset. By ensuring that our superstars are happy at work and fired upto give their best each day, we are creating a virtuous cycle that feeds intogreat business outcomes. We are delighted that the Top Employers Institute hasrecognized DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific's people-first strategy with theTop Employer 2021 award,"said Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific.

The Top Employers Instituteprogram certifies organizations based on the participation and results of theirHR Best Practices Survey. This survey covers six HR domains consisting of 20topics such as People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning,Well-being and Diversity & Inclusion and more. In total, the program hascertified more than 1,600 Top Employers in 120 countries/regions across fivecontinents.

"Receiving the Top Employeraward again this year has revalidated that our human resource strategy for DHLGlobal Forwarding Asia Pacific is on the right path. However, we are notresting on our laurels and we are continuously innovating to stay ahead of theevolving needs of our people, our business and the environment that we areoperating in," said Celine Quek, Vice President and Head of Human Resources,DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific.

At DHL Global Forwarding, trainingopportunities and talent development programs are consistently reviewed andbenchmarked against industry requirements. All employees go through a mandatoryDHL Certified International Forwarder (CIF) program upon induction to ensurethat they adhere to the same global standards as colleagues in the globalnetwork, abiding by the strictest code of conduct and business principles. Inits fifth year, the CIF is a key initiative with a portfolio of culture andcapability enhancing programs that support DHL Global Forwarding growthstrategy.

Further, DHL Global Forwardingstarted initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion in the company, such as "Womenat DHL Global Forwarding, Freight", which enables more women to fill leadershiproles. The initiative aims to promote a culturalmindset with a keen focus on equal opportunities by offering work arrangements,transparency, and career support.

Anotherinitiative, "Well-being at DHL Global Forwarding, Freight" engages employees  by examining how employees' tasks,expectations, stress levels and working environments affect their overallhealth and happiness. Especially in challenging times, such as when a globalpandemic is affecting nearly every aspect of life, a pulse check and activemanagement of employees' well-being are crucial. The organization encouragesemployees to boost their "well-being" in three ways: Be Social, Be Present, BeActive.

Top Employers Institute CEODavid Plink says: "Despite the challenging year we have experienced, DHL GlobalForwarding has continued to demonstrate the power of putting their people firstin the workplace. We are proud to share this year's announcement andcongratulate the organizations who have been certified in their respectivecountries through the Top Employers Institute program."

Note to editors:

Following an industry-leading award streak in 2020, EvaMattheeussen, Global Project Lead of 'Women at DHL Global Forwarding' sharesher perspectives on leadership and being employer of choice in theseunprecedented times. Read about leadership, diversity and digitalization inlogistics here.

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Top Employers Institute is the global authority on recognizing excellence in People Practices. We help accelerate these practices to enrich the world of work. Through the Top Employers Institute Certification Program, participating companies can be validated, certified and recognized as an employer of choice. Established 30 years ago, Top Employers Institute has certified over 1 600 organizations in 120 countries/regions. These certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of over 7 million employees globally.