DHL Express recognized as Asia Pacific Best Employer in 2018 by Aon Hewitt
- The regional award is conferred as DHL Express has won Best Employer in India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand
- This marks the fifth time DHL Express has earned this regional accolade since 2013; affirming its commitment to embrace diversity, inclusion, and opportunities for talent growth
SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – October 11, 2018 – DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has been named Asia Pacific Best Employer 2018 by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc. This is the fifth time DHL Express has won this award in the region, since 2013.
This accolade is conferred to companies which have won Aon Hewitt awards in at least three countries across the region, and DHL has exceeded this expectation by winning Best Employer in India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific said, “It is an honor to be recognized as a leading employer and an excellent workplace in Asia Pacific again. This award is a huge win for the region because it is strong proof that we have been successful in building positive relationships with our employees, who are such vital assets to the success of our organization. As we aim to remain Employer of Choice, employee engagement continues to be our top priority and we are committed to sustained investment in our employees to help them realize their full potential.”
Based on a comprehensive study, nominated companies were thoroughly assessed by an independent external committee based on three types of sources: employee opinion survey, human resources practices, and CEO questionnaire and interview. According to Aon Hewitt, DHL Express has demonstrated and achieved consistently high performance in key areas of Employee Engagement, Compelling Employer Brand, Effective Leadership and High Performance Culture across the region. Additionally, employee perception indicates that DHL Express excels in critical execution enablers including infrastructure and technology that drive productivity and encourage collaboration, and openness to diversity in the environment.
DHL Express’ continuous investment in talent growth, including its Certified International Specialist (CIS) and Certified International Manager (CIM) programs has trained over 60,000 employees in Asia Pacific as of 2017. Employees are trained on the company strategy, and fundamentals of international and management skills such as ensuring respect and results while interacting with colleagues.
In addition to the CIS and CIM programs, DHL Express regularly organizes activities that celebrate and recognize employees’ dedication and cultivate employee engagements at all levels. These include initiatives such as ‘Staff Appreciation Week’ and ‘Employee of the Year’. Most recently in August 2018, DHL Express held its DHL AsiaCup in Singapore — the annual employee football and cheerleading event involving more than 1,000 employees, to rally teams across the region to build an even stronger employee network and celebrate their successes.
First conducted in Asia in 2001, Aon Hewitt’s Best Employers study aims to recognize companies that have a real competitive advantage by investing in its people, and to explore the winning attributes of a workplace of choice.
DHL — The logistics company for the world
DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 360,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 60 billion euros in 2017.