29 March 2021 / 12:03

Top Glove has been named one of the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2020 (Malaysia) at the awards ceremony organised by Business Media International (BMI) and held at One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya, yesterday. According to a statement released by Top Glove, this marks the fifth consecutive year the company has won this award.

Other companies part of the list of 2020 winners include Bank Rakyat, Heineken Malaysia, Johnson & Johnson Sdn Bhd, RHB Bank Berhad, Lazada Malaysia and more.

As the world’s largest manufacturer of gloves that serves 2,000 customers in 195 countries and according to the statement, Top Glove’s pride is its 21,000 strong workforce across about 50 factories and offices.

“We are very honoured to be winning this award for the fifth consecutive year,” Dato’ Lee said. “It is a validation of our efforts in the area of human capital and an affirmation of our position as an employer of choice to our 21,000 strong workforce.”

The HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia is an awards recognition programme for organisations that have been identified by their employees as one of Asia’s employers of choice and ascertains the best employers to work for, and is Asia’s largest, covering 11 markets across the region. This year marks the eighth edition of the awards.

According to the statement, Top Glove is always on the lookout for young talents and experienced professionals to further support its strategic expansion plans. As Top Glove’s production capacity increases by over 25% in 2021 to cater to the increase in global glove demand, the company has embarked on a yearlong recruitment campaign to fill some 9,000 positions across all levels in both its offices and factories within various states in Malaysia.

To support its efforts, the company is holding a series of Virtual Career Fairs every third Saturday of the month.

In March, Top Glove was charged with failing to provide worker accommodation meeting the minimum housing and amenities standards set out by the country’s Labour Department. The company was charged by the Sessions Court in the city of Ipoh with 10 counts of having failed to meet those requirements, Bernama reported.

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