2017 Shortlist

2017 Shortlist - Asian Human Capital Award

2017 Shortlist - Asian Human Capital Award

This year’s shortlisted companies have successfully designed innovative people strategies specific to Asia, and adapted them through the use of technology and effective employee engagement programmes. These practices have contributed to outstanding business results, increased employee satisfaction and high employee retention.

Winners will be unveiled at the Singapore Human Capital Summit 2017. Join us at the Summit to hear their inspiring stories and learn from their innovative practices. www.singaporehcsummit.com/register

The shortlisted companies are:


Shortlisted for: Maintaining employee engagement through a time of transition and uncertainty.

Aviva is a global company employing over 29,000 people in 16 markets worldwide. We provide life insurance, health insurance, general insurance and asset management to over 34 million customers globally. In Singapore, we have more than 650 employees comprising 14 nationalities, of whom Singaporeans and permanent residents make up 92% of the staff strength.


Shortlisted for: Implementation of a co-ownership model to maintain and increase employee engagement.

HKBN Group Limited (HKBN) is Hong Kong’s largest provider of residential high-speed fibre broadband service by a number of subscriptions, and a rapidly growing enterprise solutions provider. We offer a diverse portfolio of premier telecom solutions to personal and enterprise markets, including broadband and Wi-Fi network services, cloud solutions, data connectivity, data facilities, system integration, mobile services, entertainment and voice communications. At HKBN we are a diverse group of Talents who share in common a love for Hong Kong, the city we call home. This common thread links us to embrace “Make our Hong Kong a Better Place to Live” as HKBN’s Core Purpose. HKBN Group is part of HKBN Ltd., which is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK: 1310).


Shortlisted for: Sourcing talent from alternative talent pools.

“We aim to be a leading multinational company that connects and grows communities with caring service.” This is the vision of MTR Corporation Limited, a publicly listed company founded more than 40 years ago. Established in 1975, MTR Corporation develops and manages a world class railway together with property and community development to enhance the quality of life in Hong Kong carrying an average of 5.6 million passengers every weekday. At present, MTR employs around 36,000 staff globally.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, MTR’s primary business is the construction and operation of mass transit railway systems. Management Training & Organisation Development Department (MT&ODD) is set up within the Human Resources & Administration Division, with the mission to support the Corporation to achieve business success by accelerating the growth of our people.


Shortlisted for: Maintaining employee engagement while going through an organisation transformation.

We are the leading communications service provider in Malaysia, enabling individuals, families and businesses to do more in an Always On world. As our customers increasingly immerse themselves in an ever-expanding universe of connected applications, we are obsessed with providing an unmatched end-to-end internet experience - bringing together advanced always on connectivity and always great tech care. Our customers enjoy a superior Internet experience, make voice calls and text, and immerse themselves in an ever-expanding universe of connected applications on the most advanced cellular network, encompassing 3G and 4G LTE technologies. Our passion drives us to innovate and market services that are worry-free and 'Always On' for our customers, so they can stay focused on the pursuit of their goals. For our enterprise customers, our integrated solutions are a compelling proposition which enables them to enhance their business goals. Our people are our competitive advantage.

We prepare for the future today by developing the skills and talent of all employees, making Maxis a great place to work for great people. Underpinning this is the MaxisWay, our approach to work that champions passion, positivity, and collaboration. Beyond connecting people with our services, we are passionate about making a positive impact on the community in which we operate. Our Corporate Responsibility efforts aim to develop and enrich our community, customer and partners, making working and learning fun, while advocating environmentally friendly practices.


Shortlisted for: Transitioning HR from a support function to a strategic partner for business.

TP ICAP is the largest global firm of professional intermediaries that plays a pivotal role in the world’s financial, energy and commodities markets through bringing buyers and sellers together in the global wholesale financial markets, helping the customers manage and mitigate their risks as well as providing them with a choice of trading venues and methods to trade. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. In November 2015, Tullett Prebon agreed on terms with NEX Group to acquire ICAP (global hybrid voice broking and information business) and the acquisition was completed on 30 December 2016. The combined TP ICAP group is now the world’s largest interdealer broker.


Shortlisted for: Building an academy to upskill CXA employees and create a robust talent pipeline.

CXA Group is a technology startup founded in 2013 by industry veteran Rosaline Chow Koo. CXA brings evidence-based wellness into the workplace to improve employee health and control healthcare costs and its unique and innovative benefits and wellness marketplace platform is the first in Asia. Employers use the CXA platform to consolidate their vendors into a one-stop marketplace, and to digitise claims, health data and payment flows between employees, employers, insurers and providers. Instead of purely offering advice, CXA delivers solutions to companies by using data to make targeted recommendations, and by bringing the best wellness and disease management providers. With the Series B capital injection of USD25 million in 2017, CXA will be expanding its operations across China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and South Korea. Today, CXA has grown into a USD100 million company working with employers to transform current healthcare spending from treatment into benefits and wellness programs where employees in Asia choose their path to good health.

PBA Group

Shortlisted for: Creating an ecosystem for learning robotics/Industry 4.0.

Established in 1987, PBA got its roots as a trading company, buying and selling various engineering parts. Over the last 30 years, PBA has maintained a competitive edge and keeping with demand, by expanding into specialised areas, such as: distributing aerospace components, contract manufacturing and linear motor manufacturing – to name but a few. In March 2016, Robotics Application Centre of Excellence(RACE) was incorporated by PBA Group. Singapore’s desire, in getting onboard Industry 4.0, aligns with RACE’s objective of driving industry 4.0 change within Singapore and Southeast Asia.


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