DHL Express, the international express services provider, has been named 2019 Top Employer for the Asia Pacific as well as nine countries and territories in the region: Australia, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The award was conferred by Top Employers Institute, a global organization recognizing excellence in employee conditions, making this the fifth consecutive year that DHL Express has received the award for Asia Pacific.
"It is an honor to be acknowledged as a leading employer and an excellent workplace in Asia Pacific once again, and this is a strong testament to the hard work and effort that all our employees invest in harnessing this winning culture in DHL -- one that is built on respect and results," said Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific.
The Top Employer award has consistently recognized DHL Express' sustained investment in talent growth, including its Certified International Specialist (CIS) and Certified International Manager (CIM) programs that have trained, to date, over 60,000 employees in Asia Pacific. This series of training is meant to create a powerful sense of community that enables employees to combine best-in-class product quality with incomparable service excellence.
"We've always valued the importance of training and development, to ensure our employees remain at the forefront of the industry, to keep abreast of what we can do, to meet the full range of our customers' needs," said A. Mateen, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, DHL Express Asia Pacific.
In 2018 alone, DHL Express received a total of 44 awards for its workplace and corporate culture in Asia Pacific, says the company.
In addition to the CIS and CIM programs, DHL Express regularly organizes activities that celebrate and recognize employees' dedication, and cultivate employee engagements at all levels. These include initiatives such as 'Staff Appreciation Week' and 'Employee of the Year'. Most recently in August 2018, DHL Express held its DHL AsiaCup in Singapore -- an annual employee football and cheerleading event involving more than 1,000 employees, to rally teams across the region to build an even stronger employee network and celebrate their successes.