Marking the culmination of the first ever Myanmar Employer Awards was hosted recently at Sule Shangri-La Yangon.
Going through two stages of judging, the finalists had been selected back in November what it was only until this month that the winners in each category were announced to the public. A red-carpet exclusive enough was held in their honor. Leaders from both private and public sectors attended.
While a majority of the categories were open for application, only 2 out of the 7 were not. The Best of the Best category was awarded to the highest grand total score across all categories in the participating companies. The People's Choice Award was based on an employee questionnaire and a vote from the open public for the company they would most prefer to work for.
Unilever won the 2017 Best of the Best International aware while Yoma Bank won Best Local. Ooredoo won for People's Choice Aware in the international segment, and MPT won in the Local section.
Other notable winners who secured a 1st place Gold Award in each category were: Peace Myanmar Group, Sule Shangri-La, FAME Pharmaceuticals, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and MyWorld Careers.
There were a total of 61 category awards were given to both International and Local companies that were operating in Myanmar across Most Effective Recruitment Strategy for Talent Attraction, Best Learning & Development, Excellence in Workplace Environment, Best Use of Internal Marketing for Company Pride, Best Career Advancement Program, Best Use of Rewards & Recognition, and Most Innovative use of Technology in HR categories.
The judging panel composed of 11 local and international judges, headed by Prof. Dr. Aung Tun Thet, the former Economic Advisor to the President of Myanmar, and Deloitte Myanmar participating as the Verifying Partner to ensure transparency and validity of results.
"What a sensational first edition of the Myanmar Employer Awards. It is an honor to establish the first-ever awards system that recognizes employer excellence in one of the fastest growing (and least developed) economies in the world. We believe this is a great platform to create awareness of the importance of professional human capital management among local and international organizations operating in the country. Myanmar is growing fast, and we believe the MEA will help create a healthy sense of competition for companies to be recognized as employers of choice. We are overwhelmed by the response we received from all companies and the public, and would like to thank all participants and partners who supported this event, as well as congratulate all winners that stood out in the judges' eyes!" said by Matt De Luca Managing Director of Jobnet.com.mm.