Sharbini (5th right) with the team leaders and staff members of Sarawak Energy after receiving the award.

KUCHING: The Sarawak Energy’s continuous efforts to develop talent and create a high-performance culture were recognised with the prestigious “HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia Award”.

The state’s sole electricity provider was the only recipient from Sarawak out of the 49 Malaysian companies recognised. This award is the energy developer’s second external recognition in 2019 for its HR initiatives.

The award was presented by HR Asia, which is Asia’s largest circulating publication for senior HR professionals during an event held in Kuala Lumpur recently.

HR Asia Group Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Business Media Datuk William Ng presented the award witnessed by Human Resources Ministry secretary-general Datuk Amir Omar.

Sarawak Energy group chief executive officer Datuk Sharbini Suhaili, who was accompanied by Human Resources (HR) senior vice president Dr Mak Met and Corporate & Strategy Development executive vice president Ting Ching Zung, received it on behalf of his organisation.

Sharbini (5th right) with the team leaders and staff members of Sarawak Energy after receiving the award.

HR Asia selects corporations with high levels of employee engagement and excellent workplace culture using the Total Engagement Assessment Model (T.E.A.M) for this award.

T.E.A.M is an employee-input survey that covers emotional engagement, intention and motivation, and advocacy and behaviour.

This year HR Asia added elements of collective consciousness, workplace sentiment and team dynamics.

Other award recipients that evening included AirAsia Group, Coca-Cola Bottlers Malaysia, Malaysia Airports Holdings, McDonalds Malaysia, Telekom Malaysia and Tenaga Nasional.

During his acceptance speech, Sharbini said, “This is testament to the great work being done. We truly believe that people are our greatest asset and invest significantly in their development to ensure that our 5,000 employees can reach their full potential”.

Explaining that Sarawak Energy’s three-pronged talent management strategy began with acquiring talent and then developing them effectively for deployment into roles that maximise their potential, he said that the company ensured the well-being and satisfaction of the people through continuous improvement of the company’s policies, practices and work environment.

Sarawak Energy is a developer/producer of renewable hydropower and vertically integrated power utility that serves close to 690,000 customers and a population of nearly three million across Sarawak.