10 Korean Companies Named Among HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia


SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – Media OutReach – 7 October 2020 – HR Asia, the region’s leading trade
publication for senior HR professionals, announced the inclusion of ten Korean
companies in the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia.


The ten are Coach Korea, HP Korea Inc., HP
Printing Korea, Ingredion Korea, Maersk Korea Ltd, Robert
Walters Korea, Standard Chartered Bank Korea, Swarovski Korea
Ltd, UBASE and Yuhan-Kimberly.


This year, 3,361 employees from
a total of 80 companies across South Korea responded to the HR Asia Best
Companies to Work For in Asia Survey. The survey also covers ten other markets
across Asia, including Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia,
Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.


“The inaugural Korean awardees of the HR Asia Best Companies
to Work for in Asia awards are made up of companies in diverse industries. This
shows that good employers can be found in almost any industry, and any company
can aspire to be among the best companies to work for — if they put conscious
efforts into creating supportive and caring workplaces and investing into
employee engagement programs,” said William Ng, group publisher and
editor-in-chief of Business Media International, the publisher of HR Asia.


“This is a challenging year for Korea, as it is for the rest
of the world. The awardees have demonstrated that despite the pandemic,
investments into people must continue. In fact, the key focus for these
companies are as much about the safety and wellbeing of their employees, as it
is about business continuity”, Ng added. 


In receiving the awards, the awardees
have these to say:


“Coach Korea is part of Tapestry, a New
York-based fashion and lifestyle house. Tapestry has three core values – Optimism,
Innovation and Inclusivity. At Coach Korea, we have initiated various
activities to embed these core values into our culture. To create an
environment where individuals can grow and to be the best place to work, our
store and office teams have actively embraced changes and solved problems
through dialogues and collaboration. These competencies serve as the crucial
drivers of our brand’s growth.” says James Lee, general manager of Coach Korea.


“Winning the HR Asia Best Companies
to Work for in Asia is a great honor. Our CEO and CHRO has placed great
emphasis on culture, values and diversity, equality and inclusion. Following
the current Covid-19 situation, our HR team has faced a lot of challenges and
we continue to put efforts into developing leaders through constant people and
capability review”, said Robert Choi, HR&GA director of Ingredion Korea.


“Maersk Group is going through massive
transformation to become ‘global integrator of container logistics’. Maersk
Korea is fully committed to realize this vision in the local market and we can
only do that when we have a highly engaged workforce. Being one of the winners
of HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia proves that we are on the right
track and we will accelerate our journey leveraging this momentum to become the
employer of choice for existing and future employees!” says Mike Choi, area HR manager
of Maersk North East Asia.


“It is truly an honorable moment for
Swarovski Korea to receive this Award in its inaugural year in Korea, especially
in the year of the 125th anniversary of Swarovski. This award will be
meaningful in lighting up the values of the company, after going through the Covid
19 challenges. We will continue igniting the dreams of people with new ways and
new values by making advancement in our employee value proposition” says Janine
Shin, head of HR Korea & Japan, Swarovski Korea.


“Thank you for selecting UBASE as the
Best Company to Work for in Asia 2020. This award is very meaningful in
two-ways: 1. we were selected during the era of COVID19.  During this tough time, our employees
selecting us as the Best Company to Work for in Asia, is very honorable and
meaningful to me. 2. We won the awards on the first year in Korea. We will
target next year as well to continue a meaningful legacy of UBASE”, says
Dae-Gun Hur, CEO of UBASE, Inc.


“It is all the more meaningful to
receive such an honorable award as Yuhan-Kimberly celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Yuhan-Kimberly has been committed to sustainable business management since its
foundation and named Korea’s Most Admired Company for 17 years in a row. Our
employees are the most crucial resources for the company’s sustainable growth
and receiving this Awards is a meaningful recognition for them to prepare for
the great voyage into new 50 years,” says HoYun Choi, CHRO of Yuhan-Kimberly.


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