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Salesforce, Cisco among 10 best firms to work for in S’pore: Survey

SINGAPORE – Cloud computing company Salesforce, technology giant Cisco, global hotel company InterContinental Hotels Group, local development consultancy ROHEi and enterprise software firm SAP Asia were named among the 10 best companies to work for in Singapore, a global research firm said today (Nov 6).

Salesforce, Cisco among 10 best firms to work for in S’pore: Survey

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SINGAPORE – Cloud computing company Salesforce, technology giant Cisco, global hotel company InterContinental Hotels Group, local development consultancy ROHEI and enterprise software firm SAP Asia were named among the 10 best companies to work for in Singapore, a global research firm said today (Nov 6).

The next five on the list were software maker Autodesk Asia, drugmaker AbbVie, storage and data management firm NetApp Singapore, cloud computing solutions company EMC Singapore and alcoholic beverages company DIAGEO.

The best workplaces in Singapore had strong corporate culture characterised by high levels of trust camaraderie and pride, according to Great Place to Work Institute (GPTW) Singapore.

Two thirds of a firm’s score was based on the results of a survey on trust, which was sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The other third was based on the responses to another survey which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs, and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts, GPTW said in a press release.

The “Best 10” scored an average of 83 per cent in the pride index and 82 per cent in the respect index, compared to 73 per cent and 72 per cent, respectively, in average scores of the rest.

“Relationships are generally valued at Singapore-based companies,” said Ms Joni Ong, managing director at Great Place to Work® Singapore. “We have observed that ‘Best Companies’ have strong cultural intent, and have designed people practices to create desired culture. These practices are implemented with authentic human touch by leaders and managers, which translate into positive day-to-day workplace experiences for the employees. This distinguishes the Best from the Rest.”

GPTW said that it has been studying great workplace cultures worldwide and producing best workplace lists for more than three decades, and continues to find that trust, pride and camaraderie are universal foundations to a great workplace. It added that the methodology to identify Singapore’s Best Companies to Work For and the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For are the same.

“Employees at the top 10 companies to work for in Singapore also value competent management and well-formulated workplace policies and practices,” the research firm said.

The represent operations in six different sectors ranging from information technology and hospitality, manufacturing & production and professional services.

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