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Workplace of the Year 2022

Celebrating organisations that enable human connections at scale

🏆 Award ceremony: 30 June 2022


The award applications are closed.



What are the Workplace of the Year 2022 Awards about?

The Workplace of the Year 2022 Awards, produced by EngageRocket, celebrate the outstanding achievements of organisations for their resilience and the phenomenal work they have done as we move to post-pandemic recovery phase.

Running for the second year, the awards give you and your organisation the opportunity to share your efforts and achievements and to gain recognition beyond your local market.




Awards categories


Category - Best company culture


Best company culture

This award recognises organisations that foster a culture where employees feel valued. You are an organisation that creates an environment where diversity, ideas, creativity, free-flowing communication, and innovation are encouraged and rewarded. You have employees with a strong sense of belonging with their team and organisation.

As an organisation, you should illustrate the initiatives you have taken to build a strong and positive culture and share the results and impact that has come out from it.



Gold - Best Company Culture Tanglin Club

Silver - Best Company Culture PT PLN

Bronze - Best Company Culture MCC Singapore

Category - Best onboarding experience


Best onboarding experience

This award recognises the onboarding experience of organisations and how it transforms the process of helping new hires adjust to the social and performance aspects of their new jobs quickly and smoothly during the pandemic in 2020.

As an organisation, you should illustrate how you have transformed the onboarding process during the unprecedented crisis and share results and impact that has come out from it.



Gold - Best Onboarding Experience Bank Central Asia (BCA)

Silver - Best Onboarding Experience MyRepublic

Bronze - Best Onboarding Experience Kimly Construction

Category - Best leadership development


Best leadership development

This award recognises organisations that are committed to developing leaders to successfully deal with the new challenges, but also to proactively prepare them for the road ahead.

As an organisation, you should illustrate leadership development programs that you have implemented to support and grow your leaders.



Gold - Best Leadership Development OCBC Bank

Silver - Best Leadership Development NTUC Health

Bronze - Best Leadership Development Kalla Group

Category - Best work-life harmony


Best work-life harmony strategy

This award recognises organisations that adopted a strategic and proactive approach to promoting resilience, mental health, wellbeing and psychological safety in the workplace.

As an organisation, you should illustrate the initiatives you have taken to improve employee well-being and share results and impact that has come out from it.



Gold - Best Work-life Harmony Simmons

Silver - Best Work-life Harmony Keller Foundations

Bronze - Best Work-life Harmony Watson-Marlow

Category - Best flexible work practices


Best flexible work practices *NEW*

This award recognises organisations that goes beyond statutory guidance to offer flexibility and remote work options, align with the needs of employees and the business.

As an organisation, you should illustrate why the strategy was implemented and how it is linked to broader business strategy and share results and impact that has come out from it.



Gold - Best Flexible Work Practices Yellow Ribbon Singapore

Silver - Best Flexible Work Practices The Adecco Group

Bronze - Best Flexible Work Practices Ramboll Singapore

Category - Employer of choice


Employer of choice *NEW*

This award recognises organisations that innovate talent acquisition strategy that not only fill role vacancies but also focus on the long-term strategy to retain talents and keep the attrition rate at a low level.

As an organisation, you should illustrate the initiatives and strategies you have implemented to acquire and retain talents and share results and impact that has come out from it.



Gold - Employer of Choice Intrepid Group Asia

Silver - Employer of Choice Check Point Software

Bronze - Employer of Choice The Lo & Behold Group

Category - CHRO of the year


CHRO of the year *NEW*

This award recognises an individual HR leader that creates an inspiring vision of the organisation’s future and effectively motivates and inspires people to engage with that vision, and/or demonstrates his/her strategy, align with the different departments and obtain positive business results.

For this award category, the individual should illustrate something great that they did showing their leadership traits, ability to mentor, lead people, inspire and share results and impact that has come out from it.



CHRO of the Year Lianawaty Suwono from Bank Central Asia (BCA)



Badge - Care

CARE champion

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we strongly believe in organisations that took a step forward in their journey to build better workplaces through enabling human connections at scale.

Every organisation that submits an application will receive this special mention. It is to recognise them for the effort they’ve made to creating a better workplace.


Panel of judges


Mayank Parekh

Chief Executive Officer

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Audi Lumbantoruan

Managing Partner (Indonesia)

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Alvin Goh

Executive Director


Russell Chan

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Head of People

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Sylvia Koh

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Chief People Officer

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Wiwik Wahyuni

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Chief Human Resources Officer

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Sonali Sharma

VP, Product and People Science

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CEO and Co-founder

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Koeshartanto Koeswiranto

President Commissioner



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IHRP has the goal of setting the HR standards of excellence, developing HR as a strategic enabler of business and workforce transformation and fostering a vibrant HR services eco-system to drive innovation and change. Through the IHRP Certification and other national programmes, IHRP aims to enhance the competencies of HR professionals, as well as create developmental and professional pathways for them. This will professionalise and strengthen the HR practice in Singapore, allowing HR professionals to be key enablers in their organisations.

✨Earn IHRP Skills badges✨

In addition to EngageRocket badges, the winners will also be eligible for IHRP Skills Badges.  IHRP Skills Badges are digitalbadges that affirm an individual’s application of skills in a specific ‘emerging area’ in the form of a real-life business project. These badges can be displayed on an individual’s online profile such as LinkedIn, which allow potential employers to instantly and securely authenticate the individual’s skill sets and competencies. Click on the link above or go to to find out more! 




Future HR is a casual networking event after work based in Indonesia. This event is centred around bite-size talks and networking session. Knowing that it will be an after work gathering, we handcrafted the event to be casual but informative and mind opening.




Eligible entrants are regional-based employers from the private and public sectors - including; MNC's, local companies, government agencies and SMEs, etc.

Application entries close on 12 June 2022, 23:59.

No, application for Workplace of the Year 2022 is free of charge. Simply submit an entry and tell us why your organisation should win!

The entry to the award ceremony is also free of charge.

Applications will be reviewed after the closing date. You will be informed by 24 June if you are listed as a finalist.

If you do not hear from us, please presume your application was unsuccessful. 

If your organisation is shortlisted as a finalist, please send a representative to attend the webinar. The representative will give a short 'thank you' speech and share briefly on their strategy once they are announced as the winner.

The award ceremony will be held virtually on Thursday, 30 June 2022. More information will be available soon.

The judges are all leading industry experts and have been chosen based on their experience in the HR industry.

Please refer to the specific category listed to understand the key areas that the judges will be evaluating your organisation.

Each application will go through screening by our panel of judges made up of HR experts and leaders across multiple industries. 

Each question holds a maximum value of points. The judges will decide how many points to award for each answer. Your submission form should contain data and metrics to demonstrate the success of your organisation's transformation. Video submission of 2 - 3 minutes is highly encouraged. 

The judges’ decisions are final.

Awarded companies will be featured in collaterals including publicity and marketing for the Awards. By entering the awards, you agree to such use without restriction or condition. 

Applicants who are not award winners may be featured in EngageRocket marketing collaterals, using information from the entries with prior approval from the organisation. 

Entrant acknowledges and agrees that our official sponsor IHRP and the jury members will have access to the information provided by the applicants, including personally identifiable information and may be contacted for additional requests regarding their application or for dedicated offers.

Read more about our privacy policy and confidentiality. 

If you have any questions about award applications, please send an email to

If you have any questions about partnership opportunities pertaining to the Awards, please contact Shahirah Latif at