Kincentric Announces 3 Best Employers in Hong Kong for 2019

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Best Employers in Hong Kong lead the way with a 24-point higher employee engagement score than market average.

CHINA¬†– 2 January 2020 –¬†Kincentric, a Spencer Stuart company, has named 3 organisations as Best Employers in Hong Kong for 2019, as part of Kincentric’s global Best Employers program, which recognises leading employers that strive to continuously spark change, inspire their people and accelerate business success.

Best Employers, the leading employer benchmarking program, measures and recognises extraordinary employers that demonstrate workplace excellence. Formerly a part of Aon, the Best Employers program is now offered by Kincentric, a new business unit of Spencer Stuart, following the close of Spencer Stuart’s acquisition of this business from Aon on July 1, 2019.

Findings from this year’s study show that Best Employers in Hong Kong continue to invest in creating a highly engaged workforce, with an employee engagement score of 84%, compared to a market average of 60%. In today’s uncertain business environment, Best Employers are also better positioned to manage change, with 88% of employees in Best Employers believing that their organisation is highly agile, innovative, inclusive and responsive to changing needs (compared to 60% market average). Furthermore, 87% of these employees agree that their senior leadership has communicated a clear vision for the organisation (compared to 63% market average). Best Employers are also strongly committed in nurturing and developing their employees professionally, with 88% believing that their organisation is supportive of their learning and development (compared to 65% market average).

The Kincentric Best Employers in Hong Kong for 2019 are:

  • DBS Bank
  • InterContinental Hotels Group (Hong Kong)
  • Marriott International (Hong Kong)

Stephen Hickey, Culture & Engagement APMEA Practice Leader at Kincentric, said, “Through Kincentric’s Best Employers program we are celebrating and recognising organisations who excel in their efforts to create a working environment where their people feel heard, are highly connected and inspired to do their best every day. Best Employers are creating the workplace of the future through their high employee engagement levels, strong organisational agility, engaging leadership and exceptional talent focus. We congratulate all of our Best Employers in Hong Kong who have achieved this recognition.”

Best Employers are awarded based on their ability to exceed others in four measurable ‘people factors’ that are crucial if organisations want to excel: employee engagement, organisational agility, engaging leadership and talent focus. Participating organisations work with Kincentric’s team of experts to understand the views and perceptions of their employee population. Using Kincentric’s state-of-the-art technology platforms, knowledge and consulting experience, employee opinions on these factors are analysed and compared to applicable benchmarks in Kincentric’s robust database to determine which organisations come out on top.

For 20 years, the Best Employers certification has recognised leading employers across the world, backed by over 50 years of employee research and a global database of over 15 million employees. To find out more about the program, visit