Hays Ranked as Fourth Best Multinational Workplace in Asia by Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture, ranked Hays fourth on the 2020 Best Workplaces in Asia list under the category of ‘Best Multinational Workplaces in Asia’. More than 2.2 million employees participated in the survey studies that covered eight 8 Asia-regions and countries where Great Place to Work is represented.

The prestigious ranking comes in addition to Hays Singapore being ranked number one in the ‘small workplace’ category of the 5th annual Singapore Best Workplaces™ study, held by Great Place to Work® last year; as well as Hays Greater China being awarded the titles of “Best Workplace™ for Women” and as one of the “Best Workplaces™” in Greater China 2019.

Results of the studies showed that employees around the world want a high-trust culture, but the way forward for organisations has regional variations. In Asia, the Best Workplaces stand out by creating sustainability when it comes to work and life, where employees can experience balance and deeply human relationships on the job. The survey statement that most strongly predicted a Best Workplace experience in Asia overall was “people are encouraged to balance their work life and their personal life.”

Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work® said, "We congratulate the 2020 Best Workplaces in Asia for their leadership in building Great Places to Work For All. These companies are global leaders in creating highly inclusive workplaces that are better for business, better for people, and better for the world.”

Speaking on the ranking, Richard Eardley, Managing Director of Hays in Asia said, “We are both honoured and thrilled to have been ranked fourth under the category of ‘Best Multinational Workplaces in Asia’ as part of Great Place to Work’s prestigious Best Workplaces in Asia list 2020. Our philosophy of ‘Opportunity for All’ is truly endorsed by the winning of this title and is testament to the multicultural and diverse workforce we have built. Our success is the result of several fantastic initiatives, including ceiling-breaking leadership development programs, flexible working options and increased support for working parents, that have been instrumental in creating engaged workforces across Asia. In 2020, one of our goals is to further support every individual in our organisation in feeling included, empowered and able to bring their true selves to work – a goal we will be measuring through our annual ‘Your Voice’ employee engagement survey. With the help of our team of highly motivated and passionate people, who live and breathe our company values on a daily basis, we will continue striving to keep Hays as a Great Place to Work.”

Grant Torrens, Regional Director for Hays Singapore added, “At Hays, we have always maintained that at the heart of an organisations is its people; and no where do we believe this applies more than in our own. Work-life balance is something we take very seriously, and we are proud of our amazing people and culture teams that have tirelessly helped us build solid internal policies to support our employees in every way. We are also committed to diversity and inclusion and are incredibly proud of our local leadership teams driving this agenda across Asia. Finally, we could not be where we are without our driven and committed employees, whose motivation to achieve their goals is what creates the energy, resourcefulness and instant comradery that defines our culture.”

View the full Best Workplaces in Asia list here: https://www.greatplacetowork.com/asia-2020


About Hays

Hays plc (the "Group") is a leading global professional recruiting group. The Group is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide, being the market leader in the UK and Asia Pacific and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe and Latin America. The Group operates across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments. As at 31 December 2019 the Group employed 11,600 staff operating from 266 offices in 33 countries across 20 specialisms. For the year ended 30 June 2019:


– the Group reported net fees of £1,129.7 billion and operating profit (pre-exceptional items) of £248.8 million;

– the Group placed around 81,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 254,000 people into temporary assignments;

– 18% of Group net fees were generated in Australia & New Zealand, 27% in Germany, 23% in United Kingdom & Ireland and 32% in Rest of World (RoW);

– the temporary placement business represented 57% of net fees and the permanent placement business represented 43% of net fees;

– Hays operates in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Chile, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, the UK and the USA

About Great Place to Work®:

Great Place to Work®, headquartered in Oakland, California, is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies of all sizes produce better business results by focusing on the work experience for every employee—our research shows there’s a clear and direct relationship between employee engagement and financial performance. Over the past 25 years, we have captured the views of more than 100 million employees globally, helping organizations around the world identify and build high-trust, high-performance cultures. Through our certification programs, we recognize outstanding workplaces and produce Fortune’s annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, as well as a variety of other Best Workplace rankings in the United States and in more than 60 other countries. Everything we do is driven by our mission: to build a better world by helping every organization become a Great Place to Work For All by the year 2030.

Follow Great Place to Work online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

About the Best Workplaces in Asia List:

Great Place to Work® identifies the top organizations that create great workplaces in the Asia and Middle East regions through publishing the annual Best Workplaces in Asia list. The list recognizes companies in three size categories: Small & Medium (20 - 499); Large (500+); and Multinational. To be considered for inclusion, companies must appear on one or more of our national lists in the region, which includes Greater China (covering China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau), India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka and UAE. Multinational organizations must meet the following requirements: 1) Have at least 1,000 employees worldwide, with at least 40% (or 5,000) of those employees based outside the headquarters country and 2) Appear on at least two national lists. Multinationals also receive additional credit for their efforts to successfully create an excellent workplace culture in multiple countries in the region. The data used in the calculation of the regional list comes from national lists published in 2019 and early 2020.