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TalentCorp Celebrates Progressive Malaysian Employers With Return Of LIFE AT WORK Awards 2023

Fireside Chat session with YB Tuan Ts. Musatapha Sakmud, Deputy Minister of Human Resources, Mr. Thomas Mathew, Chief Executive Officer of TalentCorp Group of Companies, and Radio Personality, Aishah Sinclair.

Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp) today announced the launch of LIFE AT WORK Awards 2023 to celebrate employers with leading workplace policies in line with their commitment to the Diversity, Equity, And Inclusivity (DEI) agenda.

At the launching event, the Deputy Minister of Human Resources, YB Tuan Ts. Mustapha Sakmud commented that a globally competitive Malaysian work environment will attract talents with the best skills, and subsequently attract the best companies to invest in Malaysia. 

“By creating diverse and inclusive workplaces, we build a foundation for a vibrant and resilient economy. I call for all employers to take part in TalentCorp’s LIFE AT WORK Awards 2023 and be recognised for their commitment to a better workplace and workforce,” he said. 

The LIFE AT WORK Awards, part of TalentCorp’s on-going initiatives to assist employers to prepare for the future of work, started in 2013 with three (3) categories to celebrate women-friendly employers. Since then, it has expanded to eight (8) categories with distinct awards for Malaysian organisations, International organisations, Small-Medium Enterprises and Sole Partnerships, and Public Sector organisations.


YB Tuan Ts. Mustapha Sakmud, Deputy Minister of Human Resources giving his launch speech at the Launch of Life At Work Awards (LAWA) 2023 by TalentCorp.

Past winners include IX Telecom, CIMB Group, BP Malaysia, EcoWorld, DRB-HICOM, Shell Malaysia, GAMUDA, Uniqlo, Maybank, EPF, Hong Leong Bank, and more.

Group CEO of TalentCorp, Thomas Mathew said that LIFE AT WORK winners have proven to provide innovative workplace policies that empower employees to thrive, and are role models for aspiring companies wanting to innovate their talent attraction and retention strategies. 

“Productivity is no longer measured by the number of hours employees are physically present in the office. The pandemic has also shifted our perspectives, and today’s talents prefer to work for companies that share their values.”

“Winning the LIFE AT WORK Award is a recognition of employers who have raised the bar for what it means to be truly progressive and inclusive,” he said. 

The LIFE AT WORK Awards 2023 will recognise employers in the following eight (8) categories with 26 awards to be given for:

  1. Best Organisation
  2. Best CARE Initiative
  3. Best Leadership Team
  4. Best Sustainability & DEI
  5. CEO Champion
  6. CHRO Champions
  7. Promising Young HR Talents
  8. Outstanding Practices:
  • Initiative for Diversity Hiring
  • Initiative for HR Digitalisation
  • Initiative for Millennials
  • Initiative for Talent Development
  • Initiative for Women Workforce 
  • Initiative for Workplace Environment
  • Initiative for Employee Engagement (new
  • Initiative for Flexible Work Arrangements (new)

Submission for LIFE AT WORK Awards is open to all employers in Malaysia from 12 June to 11 August 2023. The LIFE AT WORK Awards winners will be revealed in October 2023. 

Employers who wish to participate in LIFE AT WORK Awards can go to: 

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