PETALING JAYA, 31 March 2015 – QI Group Hong Kong was among the 20 shortlisted winners of the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2015. The award ceremony was held in Hong Kong recently.

The awards, organised by HR Trade Journal; Asia’s Most Authoritative Publication for HR Professionals, saw 137 companies competing under the boards’ stringent selection criteria. Winners alongside QI Group were Hong Kong Offices of Microsoft, Yahoo!, Kimberly-Clark and, British American Tobacco Asia-Pacific Region.

“This is one of the most extensive surveys on employee engagement and workplace practices in this region. Since embarking on the project last year, HR Asia has discovered that some of these companies – both local and international – have workplace practices that are world class,” said William Ng, group editor-in-chief of Business Media International, the publishers of HR Asia.

As part of the judging parameter of the Awards, QI Group nominated 20 percent of their workforce, guided by an Employee Selection Guide to take the HR Asia Employee Input Survey. In total, 45 employees were surveyed to determine their motivation, emotional engagement and advocacy of their respective employers.

“It’s our great honor to be chosen as one of the best companies to work for in Asia. The QI Group is a diversified multinational entity catering to varied businesses that include education, hospitality, direct selling, financial services and retail. We employ more than 1500 people across 30 countries, and have key regional offices in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines. QI’s focus is on enabling people to rise through solutions that power entrepreneurship, enhance urban lifestyles and reform the education sector.” said QI’s Deputy Group Managing Director, Mr. Richard E. Zinkiewicz after he received the award.

Commenting on the most important factors that contributed to winning this award, Zinkiewicz said the QI Group believes in employee engagement and puts that into action through the management philosophy, mission, culture creation, policy setting, employee benefits and development, as well as corporate social responsibilities.

“We trust that the ability to attract and retain top talents also delivers a direct positive impact to our customers. And let’s not forget that this gives us the ability to build a sustainable company that outperforms and outlasts the competitors” says Zinkiewicz.