BenQ Materials Wins HR Asia Best Companies to Work For in Asia for the Second Consecutive Year
August 19, 2022
The award for the “Best Companies to Work For in Asia” reflects BenQ Materials’ employee-care initiatives taking root in the hearts and minds of its people. By enabling a quality working environment, the company continues to build a happy workplace through the three pillars of diversity and inclusion, learning and development, and a friendly workplace.
Good companies often have a culture of open communications to ensure that the voices of its employees are heard. And that’s precisely why BenQ Materials prioritizes creating a great employee experience through open communications. In 2021, the aggregate internal communications and interaction satisfaction rating was 93%, reflecting a positive sense of transparency. Employees can express their views and access multiple channels to give feedback directly to management.
For example, they can message the president and plant managers any time. Meanwhile, quarterly briefings allow employees to understand the current status and direction of corporate development. A genuine effort is made to ensure two-way communications that allows for a collaborative environment where ideas are shared freely for the betterment of the company’s growth.
It is the development strategy of BenQ Materials’ brands to have deep roots in Taiwan as a base from which to go global. This spirit is carried into the organizational DNA, where the company sources the best talents across geographical boundaries and cultures.
As an equal opportunity employer, it is committed to offering a respectful work environment free from discrimination and harassment. The company employs and promotes individuals based on their merits, regardless of gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or marital status.
Dr. ZC Chen, Chairman of BenQ Materials, has noted: “Having talented people is key to the company’s development. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive path for career development where our people can work with peace of mind and have a sense of identity in achieving a win-win result for self-actualization and continuous growth of the company.”
Recognizing that learning is the driving force for growth, BenQ Materials provides employees with ample self-learning resources. In addition to encouraging employees to attend external online courses and providing subsidies, the company also continuously adds to its archive of internal online courses for furthering education. In 2021, the average satisfaction rating of the courses was 4.6 on a scale of 5. Well balanced between quality and quantity, the courses provide a convenient learning platform to enhance professional and cross-disciplinary capabilities.
Furthermore, a comprehensive rotation policy is in place whereby employees are encouraged to be exposed to different areas of the business so they can develop a full range of skill sets that enrich their self-worth and self-respect.
In 2021, the proportion of BenQ Materials’ job vacancies filled internally reached 35%, showing that both the company and its employees have the flexibility and capability to face new challenges.
BenQ Materials has also implemented a number of welfare policies above and beyond legal requirements in Taiwan. The aim is to promote a work-life balance — when families are taken care of, people are better focused to be fully engaged in the workplace.
In 2021, the company added a new benefit program for childcare allowance that reduces the burden of childcare. At the same time, the company understands the challenges of female employees during pregnancy and provides more generous maternity and pregnancy leave than required by law. Personal performance during maternity leave is not affected, which assures employees and their families to rest and recuperate without concerns.
In addition, a golden week annual leave system has been implemented that incentivizes employees to recharge and rest in a timely manner. For new employees, the number of annual leave has increased since 2021 so they can arrange their days-off flexibly.
As the impact of COVID-19 continued in 2021, additional healthcare insurance was offered for enhanced protection. Employees have been encouraged to work from home and provided with meal delivery subsidies. For better healthy living while working from home, an online “Exercise from Home” fitness campaign was promoted to foster employees in motivating one another.
The “Best Companies to Work For in Asia” award is hosted by HR Asia, which evaluates the environment, culture, and welfare of companies by means of corporate survey reports, anonymous employee surveys, and on-site interviews. It is one of the most authoritative and largest awards in the field of human resources management in Asia.