DHL Express named Asia Pacific’s best employer for fourth consecutive year

DHL Express named Asia Pacific’s best employer for fourth consecutive yearDHL  Express has  been  named  2018  Top  Employer  for  Asia  Pacific  as  well  as  eight countries  in  the  region: Australia, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.
The award was conferred by Top Employers Institute, a global organization recognizing excellence in employee conditions, making this the fourth consecutive year that DHL Express has received the award. This further establishes the company as a regional leader in employment practices and talent development, with a workplace culture built on respect, recognition and equal opportunities.
In 2017 alone, DHL Express received a total of 49 awards for its workplace and corporate culture in Asia Pacific, up from 39 awards in 2016 and 34 awards in 2015. This year’s string of accolades  are  the  latest  additions  to  the  96  other  awards that  DHL  Express Asia Pacific has received since 2014, many with strict judging criteria based on employee feedback.  
“The DHL culture is built on the two R’s – respect and results. When we value our employees, and provide them with opportunities to achieve, we’re able to deliver the world-class results that our customers rely on to grow their businesses,” said Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific. “It is an honor to be acknowledged as a leading employer and an excellent workplace in Asia Pacific once again, and a testament to the hard work and effort that all our employees invest in really making DHL Express a byword for excellence.”
The Top Employer award has consistently recognized DHL Express’  sustained  investment  in talent growth, including its Certified International Specialist (CIS) and Certified International Manager (CIM) programs that have trained over 43,000 employees in Asia Pacific. Nearly 75% of executive positions in the region end up being filled by internal candidates thanks to the company’s  talent  development  initiatives,  and women hold 1 in 3 management roles in DHL Express.
“Diversity in leadership and the workplace help us better understand the full range of our customers’ needs and stories – resulting in more effective service for their businesses,” said A. Mateen,  Senior  Vice  President,  Human  Resources,  DHL  Express Asia  Pacific.  “Thanks to a strong Diversity Management framework in place, coupled with comprehensive feedback from our annual Employee Opinion Survey, we’ve established a workplace culture where everyone has not only a voice, but also the opportunity to grow to their full potential.”
This year, DHL Express was also named Best Employer 2017 for Asia  Pacific and nine other countries region-wide, as well as “Best Employer for Women in the Workplace” in South Korea and Taiwan, by  human  capital  firm  Aon  Hewitt.  The  Great  Place  to  Work® Institute  also recognized DHL Express as one of the “Best Multinational Workplaces in Asia” for five countries as well as the broader Asia Pacific region.
“The success of any logistics operation depends on the skill, adaptability, and resilience of its people,  translated  across  numerous  cultures  and  geographies,”  added  Ken  Lee.  “At  DHL Express, we’re committed to creating an environment where all employees can thrive and grow. We’re  extremely  proud  to  have  nearly  doubled  the  number  of  awards  for  our  culture  and workplace this year compared to 2016: each award encourages us to keep working towards a more inclusive, effective, and empathetic culture in every market where we do business.”