Representatives of Sun Group — Vietnam’s premier developer of luxury resorts, entertainment projects and tourism-related infrastructure — received this highly prestigious accolade at a special awards ceremony held at the GEM Center on July 10 in Ho Chi Minh City.
The prize is a huge feather in the cap of Sun Group, a dynamic and youthful organisation that has helped to transform the image of Vietnam in recent years by developing world class structures and top of the range amenities throughout the country. It is no exaggeration to say the group has, in a short space of time, created a new generation of iconic landmarks.
But to do so the group has also been strongly investing in terms of its personnel. Attending the HRAA for the first time, notably, Sun Group surpassed 265 strong competitors to become one of the ‘Top 50 Enterprises with the Best Working Environment in Asia 2019’.
“Compared to many giants in Asia, Sun Group is a young company with only 12 years of operations. However, Sun Group has shown significant growth and development, not only through impressive figures and timeless landmarks in Vietnam, but also in creating a positive working environment and business culture,” said Mr. William Ng, Editor-in-Chief of HR Asia and Chairman of the Awards Committee. “Celebrating personal growth, and success for all employees, HR is always a key factor for the sustainable development of Sun Group over the past years.”
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Ms. Tran Thi My Hanh, Deputy General Director of Sun Group said: “We are immensely proud to receive this award “Best Companies to Work in Asia 2019” on behalf of Sun Group. With the philosophy of “Good seeds only germinate and grow well under optimal environment conditions”, Sun Group has strived to provide employees with an engaging work environment that offers robust learning and development programs, and exciting opportunities for career advancement. Our innovative benefits and HR policies support the physical, mental and financial well-being of our employees and the people they love. We see talent as our most valuable asset and we are wholeheartedly committed to developing high-quality human resources.”
There is a rigorous selection process for HRAA which involves a comprehensive assessment of all participating organisations’ talent strategies, employee engagement and leadership effectiveness. The companies are subsequently analysed by an independent panel of industry experts, academics and journalists. The process sees 9,850 workers from 265 companies complete an online employee-engagement survey (Total Engagement Assessment Model).
In fact, the survey is the most vital factor used in determining who walks away with an award, accounting for 50% of the decision. The survey, and indeed the awards as a whole, is anchored in an assessment framework including three criteria: Collective Organization for Real Engagement; Self: Heart, Mind & Soul; Group: Think, Feel & Do. This survey also covers 10 major markets across Asia, including: China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates.
As one of the winning companies, Sun Group scored significantly higher in these areas compared to other participants. For example, with the question “Do you intend to continue working for Sun Group in the future?”, the Sun Group scored 4.60, above the industry average of 4.44. For the question “Does the company value people over profit?”, Sun Group’s scored 4.57, well above the industry average of 3.89.
Besides winning the highly prestigious HR Asia Award 2019, Sun Group has also been named on the list of 100 Best Places to Work in Vietnam for two consecutive years (2017 and 2018), according to another survey conducted by Anphabe, a career network of management professionals, and market research firm INTAGE Vietnam.
These awards make it clear that Sun Group has prioritised developing its human resources and creating a positive environment and working culture in which talented employees can thrive on a personal and professional level. Being recognised as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Asia also bolsters the group’s brand in the business community across the region.
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