- Boehringer Ingelheim recognized for its people-centric practices in seven countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and South Korea.
- Awarded by the Top Employers Institute, the certification affirms Boehringer Ingelheim’s commitment to ensuring a conducive and nurturing workplace.
Business and HR leaders from Boehringer Ingelheim South East Asia and South Korea region
at the Top Employers 2020 Certification Dinner in Singapore on 9 December 2019
Boehringer Ingelheim has been recognized as a Top Employer across seven countries – Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and South Korea in 2020. Granted by the Top Employers Institute, the global authority on excellence in people practices, the certification is a testament to Boehringer Ingelheim’s efforts in providing exceptional employee conditions and having a holistic approach to overall employee experience on various aspects including Compensation & Benefits and Development and Growth.
Across South East Asia and South Korea, Boehringer Ingelheim has a dynamic and agile workforce with over 2,000 employees and 24 different nationalities represented. The company takes a proactive stance towards understanding the needs of its employees to create a diverse and inclusive workplace, recognizing their contributions, and providing the right support to enable them to excel in their career. In 2019, the company launched various region-wide initiatives: Enhancing provisions of company benefits to stay relevant and competitive, providing higher degree of flexibility to promote work life balance, building well rounded Talent Development programs to accelerate employees’ growth and also optimizing the Onboarding program for new hires joining the company.
Besides being named as Top Employer in the South East Asia and South Korea region for the very first time, Boehringer Ingelheim also received the certification in Philippines for the second year running.
“We are very honored to be recognized as Top Employer across the region for the first time. The certification is an outcome of the collaborative effort from all employees across the region. It is also an embodiment of our vision to create value through innovation, which holds true not just for the business, but also for our promise to build a progressive culture and provide equal development opportunities for all our employees. We are encouraged by this certification for the work that all of us do on a daily basis, in our desire to serve mankind by improving human and animal health,” said Gerrard McKenna, Country Managing Director, Boehringer Ingelheim (South East Asia and South Korea).
“Our certification as a Top Employer is a celebration of the team’s combined effort to engage and develop our people professionally. We heavily invest in our people by continuously providing them with training opportunities to develop their skills. By nurturing our talent, we can ensure that the company can continue bringing healthcare innovations to patients both in the Philippines and around the world,” said Yee Kok Cheong, General Manager of Philippines, Boehringer Ingelheim.
For over 130 years, Boehringer Ingelheim has continuously strived to provide a holistic employee experience. Commenting on the company’s achievement, David Serés, Human Resources Director, Boehringer Ingelheim (South East Asia and South Korea) said, “At Boehringer Ingelheim, our employees are our greatest assets. It is our responsibility to empower and encourage our employees to continue learning and developing their skill sets to go beyond. The certification is a recognition of the company’s continued dedication to nurturing leaders of tomorrow and develop an agile workforce through a sustainable and well-rounded HR strategy.”
The Top Employer Institute certifies over 1,500 companies around the world based on their HR practices. To be certified, all participating companies undergo a thorough evaluation process that looks at 600 people practices, across 10 key HR areas such as Talent Strategy, Learning & Development, Compensation & Benefits, Culture, and Leadership Development.