Life At Work Award 2014

Aug 01, 2014 1 Min Read
Photo above: (from left) Zainun Nur Abd Rauf of Nestle Malaysia, Datuk Dr Noorul Ainur Mohd. Nur former Secretary-General of Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Datuk Rohani Abdul Karim Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, his wife Puan Sri Noorainee Abdul Rahman, Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun, Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Kenneth Ho of IBM Malaysia, Hamidah Naziadin of CIMB Group and Datuk Harjeet Singh a/l Hardev Singh Deputy Secretary-General of Women, Family and Community Development, at last year’s Life At Work Award event.


Inviting participation from employers

Life at work award 2014 logo

We are back again! The Life at Work Award 2014 recognises and celebrates women-friendly employers with leading workplace strategies that demonstrate drive, commitment and tenacity to champion the diversity and inclusion agenda.

In conjunction with the 12th Women’s Summit, the following categories of the Life at Work Award will be announced and awarded by YAB Deputy Prime Minister.

The award categories include:

  • Malaysian Organisation
  • International Organisation
  • Lean Organisation (less than 500 headcount)
  • New Initiative/Pilot Programme
  • Making a Difference
  • CEO Champion

Judging criteria

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Life At Work Award 2013

At last year’s award, the top three women-friendly employers were IBM, CIMB Group and Nestle.

Life at Work Award 2013

Best practices among Malaysian employers

Sunway Group

  • Implemented flexi-hours and work from home to attract and retain highly-skilled and diverse workforce
  • Expanding its initiatives to include women in leadership programmes

Flexi-hours and work from home

“Organisations may also adopt more flexible working hours and result-oriented performance evaluation instead of assessing employees based on hours worked.” – Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, founder and chairman, Sunway Group


  • Introduced Flexible Work Arrangements policies which include Fixed Flexible Schedule, Flextime, Telecommuting/Flexible Work Location, Reduced Hours/Converting to Part-time Employment

Maybank FWA

“We continuously focus on identifying issues related to women and sustaining efforts to create an inclusive and equitable work environment.” – Nora Abd. Manaf, group chief human capital officer, Maybank

Securities Commission

  • ‘TASSEK’ Childcare Centre was established as part of the Securities Commission’s Organisation Transformation Programme which is committed to increasing employee productivity by allowing work-life balance

Tassek childcare centre

“For an organisation to stay relevant, we need to embrace changes. In the SC, we are unafraid of change as we have a well-established culture of diversity, inclusiveness and taking on challenges and growing opportunities.” – Datin Teh Ija Mohd Jalil, executive director, corporate resources, Securities Commission Malaysia

Telekom Malaysia

  • TM supports teleworking and flexible working hours to encourage work-life integration and improve staff retention
  • TM Dynamic Kids Childcare Centre, gymnasium and clinics are among the contributors of its high employee satisfaction and improved retention rate

TM Dynamic Kids childcare centre

“Research has shown that a diverse workforce promotes both creativity and encourages critical analysis. It creates a positive vibe that will help attract the best talents and develop the company’s brand as an Employer of Choice.” – Dato’ Mohd Khalis Abdul Rahim, chief human capital officer, Telekom Malaysia

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