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Amway India, the country’s largest FMCG direct selling company, has been conferred with the prestigious Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards 2018 in two categories – ‘Best Employer Brand’ and ‘Award for Talent Management’ at the 9th edition of Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards 2018. The award ceremony was hosted by the Employer Branding Institute, World HRD Congress & Stars of the Industry Group, with CHRO Asia as a Strategic Partner, and endorsed by the Asian Confederation of Businesses.
The 9th Asia’s Best Employer Brand Award 2018 witnessed a distinguished gathering of business leaders, jurists, academicians, economists and human resource consultants. An international jury comprising eminent stalwarts from the industry selected the winners from a pool of over 250 corporate houses after a rigorous evaluation process. The award was presented at a glittering ceremony held in Singapore and saw representation from across 30 countries.
On receiving the award, Mr. Shantanu Das, Chief Human Resource Officer, Amway India said, “At Amway, our endeavour has always been to implement best in class HR practices, and we are honoured to have won these esteemed awards. Amway has a robust talent management and development practice that creates an enabling environment to promote innovation and idea generation among employees and keep them at a competitive advantage. These awards are a reflection of our relentless efforts towards building a strong foundation of a people-centric organization and inspire us to work more devotedly. “
The ‘Asia’s Best Employer Brand’ Awards recognize organizations and individuals across Asia who have excelled in building the employer brand. The award is conferred to those organizations that have a robust and effective HR and people management system, contributing significantly to Talent Management, Talent Development, and Talent Innovation. The well-defined five parameters for the selection of the winners included linkage between people and business strategy, innovation in people practices, penetration of HR initiatives, the impact of people processes on business & spectrum and impact of talent management practices.
In line with the changing profile of the workforce which primarily consists of millennials today and the increasing transparency catalysed by the digital era, Amway’s HR progressive policies have been focusing on the “Employee Experience”, an ecosystem that integrates three core dimensions: engagement, culture and performance management. The key focus areas to drive Amway’s people priorities include fun with work promoted by a dedicated cross-functional team ‘Sampark’ and a highly engaging wellness program called Optimal U that helps employees prioritize and give importance to health in addition to their work & personal responsibilities. In addition to this, initiatives such as supporting employees during different life stage and flexi-working option like work from home, telecommuting, parental support programs stand out. Connecting & listening to the team has been a key to the Amway’s success and forums to connect directly with CEO has also been introduced. With the focus on binding all the employees across the country is supported by a program called CONNEXT, an initiative that gives a “One Amway” experience where every quarter all employees across the affiliate connect for a Town Hall. With the core focus on Talent development initiatives, in addition to an elaborate learning charter and top talent programs, Shadow Board is another unique, real-time talent development initiative through which high potential employees, bench to critical roles and participate in the top-level meeting. Learning Academy, a structured peer to peer knowledge sharing program, gives employees an opportunity to groom themselves for future leaders. 3rd Perspective is another initiative where eminent external speakers share their outlook and experiences on topics related to personal effectiveness to enhance employee’s ability to impact business.