Six organisations have been named as the Best Employers in Singapore 2017 by Aon. Engagement scores among these employers have increased by 2 points to 82% this year - compared to the market average score lowering by 3 points to 60%.
Digging deeper, Aon found that the higher engagement levels observed were a direct result of an enhanced work experience for employees.
Four in five (80%) of the Best Employers enabled a high performance culture (20 points higher than market average); 81% provided employees with better infrastructure (23 points higher than market average); and 85% offered more opportunities for collaboration (21 points higher than market average).
According to Aon, the Best Employers in Singapore for 2017 are:
Best of the Best Employers
- DBS Bank
Best Employer Singapore (in alphabetical order)
- American Express International
- DHL Express Singapore
- FedEx Express Singapore
- OCBC Bank
- The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
In addition, these organisations received special recognition:
Best Employer for Commitment to Engagement Far East Organization's Corporate Real Estate Business Group
Best Employer for Generation Y American Express International
Best Employer for Small & Medium Enterprises The Lo and Behold Group
Best Employer for Social Service Organisations SUN-DAC
Best Employer for Startups CashShield
Marriott International, Singapore and InterContinental Hotels Group, Singapore were also named Best Employers Singapore 2017 through the Global programme.
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Vikas Verma, principal, talent and performance, Aon Hewitt, said: "The digital era is opening up a great opportunity to seamlessly listen to employees across the talent life cycle in order to provide the promised people experience. However, this transition to continuous listening is not about another technology implementation.
"It’s a paradigm shift in listening and responding to employee experiences in near-real-time. For this to positively influence employee engagement, organisations must drive more empowerment and development of their people managers—as we see in this year's Aon Best Employers Singapore."