PHOTO - Donovan Neale-May, executive director, chief marketing officer (CMO) Council (L) and Alok Bharadwaj, senior vice president, Canon India (third from left) presenting Azmi Ujang (second from left), Maxis' senior vice president of human resources with Asia's Best Employer Brand Award.
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian communications firm Maxis has won Asia's best employer brand for the second time for its innovation culture.
Hosted by the Employer Branding Institute of Singapore, the award was received by Maxis senior vice president of human resources, Azmi Ujang, together with the company's chief talent officer, Kala Kularajah Sundram, on 2 August 2011.
Azmi said the Asia's Best Employer Brand Award paid tribute to Maxis' success in creating a culture of contribution and innovation at work and its belief in consistent improvements in human resources policies. "Maxis is humbled to receive this award for the second year in a row. As a choice employer who puts our employees first, we realise our employees' need for continuous development to remain relevant in this ever-changing market.
"With that in mind, we have put various initiatives in place to develop and equip our employees with the necessary skills and knowledge for the future. We believe in our people and their potential, and that's how we continue to innovate and move forward."
He said Maxis placed emphasis on talent development and in nurturing its employees to become leaders and pioneers. "To that end, Maxis has established the Maxis Academy, its internal learning centre which provides employees an accessible and stimulating learning environment with which to enhance competencies.
Scholarships to talented Malaysians
"In addition, Maxis has also introduced the prestigious Maxis Scholarship Excellence Awards programme, which offers scholarships to talented Malaysians who are or have parents who are Maxis postpaid subscribers or employees; providing them with life-changing opportunities to pursue their studies in top universities, both locally and abroad," said Azmi.
"Maxis recently introduced a special initiative for new mothers - a Mother's Room - which has been set up in selected Maxis offices," he said. "It is a private room where an employee who is breastfeeding may express milk in private. It reduces barriers to breastfeeding employees by enabling them to transition back to work and continue breastfeeding their child. Maxis has established the Mother's Room to support breastfeeding mothers in the workplace. Initiatives such as this clearly demonstrate Maxis' commitment in taking care of its employees' overall well-being and enabling them to enjoy a balanced work and family life."
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