Great Eastern Life recently celebrated its 106th Anniversary – the Company with a rich heritage in protecting generations of Malaysians, is backed by a solid financial foundation of RM63.5bil in assets, 21 operational branch offices and a network of 17,000 agents nationwide.
As a member of the OCBC Group, Great Eastern Life works closely with its parent company in bancassurance partnerships, and is able to deliver options in general and Takaful insurance under one roof through Overseas Assurance Corporation (M) Bhd (OACM) and Great Eastern Takaful Bhd (GETB).
Its pooled resources afford the Company with more options and versatility in terms of the way business is done, as well as in its hiring practices; whilst also allowing inter-company career mobility opportunities across the Group regionally for its employees.
For the sixth consecutive year, Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Bhd has been recognised as the most popular graduate employer in Malaysia’s insurance sector by Malaysia’s 100 Leading Graduate Employers.
The latest win adds another feather to the 106-year-old company’s cap – from being the only life insurance company in the country with the longest record of being voted for strong reputation and trust within the sector in its achievement of Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Gold Award for 11 consecutive years since 2004; the Company’s continued recognition in M100 reaffirms its popularity of being the choice employer for insurance as well, with its longest record of being the sector winner.
Great Eastern Life director and chief executive officer Datuk Koh Yaw Hui says: “Great Eastern Life empowers its staff to take charge of their health and wellness through its LIFE Programme.
“This, as well as the Making Life Great (MLG) and other staff initiatives are actively championed to promote work-life balance whilst making the environment at Great Eastern Life the place where one would choose to work at in Malaysia.”
Numerous incentives and tools are given to the staff of Great Eastern Life to take care of their health – from subsidised gym membership, to rewarding participation for LIFE Programme activities during its regular Wellness Wednesdays, Trim Tummy Thursdays and Live Great Fridays that range from health quizzes, running clinics, stair-climbing, health talks delivered by medical specialists, Zumba, aerobics, aerobelly, flexigroove and various other fun workout sessions.
Investor In People
Staff engagement, as well as people development, remains central to not only building skills, but also relationships at Great Eastern Life.
Senior vice-president and head of human capital Dennis Tan said, “All companies out there play a major part in contributing towards the national talent agenda in nurturing our young Malaysian graduates to be the best that they can be.”
At Great Eastern Life, from the day new employees come onboard, they are offered comprehensive training to orientate them into their roles and new working environment as well as providing them with continued professional development throughout their career with Great Eastern Life, so that their career may flourish as they progress within the organisation.
“The Company places strong emphasis on promoting internally and in its pursuit of grooming in-house talent, supports education at the workplace through its Educational Assistance Programme that allows for professional memberships, study leave, examination subsidies, and special salary increments upon successful completion of courses.
“Great Eastern Life also offers transcendent rewards to staff who excel through our annual Chairman’s Awards, and recognise long-term service through our Annual Appreciation Awards,” Dennis added.
Great Eastern Life also fully supports the nation’s Financial Sector Blueprint to evolve a financial ecosystem that will best serve a high value-added, high-income Malaysian economy.
Through its efforts in talent development via continued professional development for its employees, its very own Annual Supremacy Scholarships and internship programme, as well as its support in the FSTEP Management Trainee Programme, talented Malaysians may have a headstart to a promising career in a leading organisation within the sector upon graduation.
Great Starts With You
As the largest insurer in the country, Great Eastern Life is able to offer a wide spectrum of career options for graduates in actuarial, law, accounting, business administration, psychology, engineering, marketing, medicine, investment, and many more.