Shell Malaysia emerged as the most attractive employer in Malaysia, in Randstad's new survey of more than 4,500 employees and job-seekers between the ages of 18-65.

Oil and gas competitor Petroliam Nasional (PETRONAS) followed in second position, with the sector performing strongly despite continuing challenges faced around the world.

Nestlé and Sime Darby were ranked third and fourth, while fifth spot was taken by AirAsia.

Here's the list of Malaysia's 20 most attractive employers:

1. Shell Malaysia 2. PETRONAS 3. Nestlé 4. Sime Darby 5. AirAsia 6. Hewlett-Packard 7. SapuraKencana Petroleum 8. Genting Malaysia 9. Maybank 10. Public Bank 11. UMW Holdings 12. B.Braun Medical Industries 13. YTL Corporation 14. Berjaya Corporation 15. Maxis 16. Tenaga Nasional 17. Sony Emcs 18. Telekom Malaysia 19. IOI Corporation 20. WD Media

A total of 74% of respondents said they would like to work for Shell Malaysia, while PETRONAS had an attractiveness score of 72.48%.

Farm Mooi Fung, HR director, Shell Malaysia noted: "As one of the top employers in the country, we look forward to fueling Malaysian progress through economic and talent development."

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Salary and employee benefits were voted as the most important factor for Malaysian employees looking to settle on an employer. Good work-life balance only ranked fourth on their list of priorities.

Top 5 attractiveness factors for employees:

  1. Salary and employee benefits
  2. Financially healthy
  3. Long-term job security
  4. Good work-life balance
  5. Pleasant working atmosphere

Ryan Carroll, country director of Randstad Malaysia, commented: Companies around the world are starting to recognise the importance of their employer brand and how it affects their talent attraction and retention efforts."

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