Despite the ongoing pandemic that has severely affected business activities, a survey by LinkedIn has identified 15 top companies in Malaysia which have continued to hire new employees.
According to GKK Consultants Sdn Bhd, the poll by the social networking website for business professionals revealed that more than 45,000 jobs are currently waiting to be filled in the country.
The top employers consist of local companies and multinational corporations including Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), Tenaga Nasional Bhd, Telekom Malaysia Bhd, Malayan Banking Bhd and the Axiata Group.
GKK, a human resources and training consultancy which works closely with the Social Security Organisation (Socso), said the poll revealed that these employers have offered job-seekers places within their organisations to grow their professional careers.
LinkedIn’s methodology covered seven key areas – career progression, advancement and promotions, human resources skills, company stability and affinity, gender diversity and educational background.
No matter how small their workforce is, what shines through is the employers emphasis on employee growth, ongoing training and skills upgrade, and tracking employees’ mental health and well-being, especially during these uncertain times of the pandemic.
Although many SMEs have had to close down due to financial difficulties, many have also braved the uncertainties by changing their business strategies and staying afloat while still maintaining staff strength with the hope that conditions would eventually improve.
More than 67,000 people were retrenched just between January and July last year.
Together with the Socso and the Human Resources Development Fund, GKK has been conducting customised training courses to assist these workers enhance and elevate their skills with the aim of maximising their competitive advantage.
With these new skills, they are better equipped for re-employment.