Singapore – the digital capital of Asia –is recognized as a regional technology hub and is future-ready as a Smart Nation. The presence of a vibrant Information and Communications Technology (ICT) eco-system that is digitally connected to the region means that we continue to draw a strong pipeline of digital talent. In order to maintain our lead as a technology and innovation hub, the ability to attract, retain and sustain skilled talent is critical.
A 2021 Tech Talent report by Bain and Company emphasized the critical issues in hiring and retaining a pool of top tech talent. Similarly, technology firms in Singapore are characterized by hyper-growth and ambitious expansion plans. A continuous war for talent in a highly competitive and rapidly-evolving industry points strongly to a need for companies to create a workforce culture that allows every individual to thrive, regardless of their age or role. It is therefore a business imperative to create a culture where employees and businesses can thrive, in order to weather the challenges in a climate of constant change.
We are proud that our Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies have built a high-trust culture, engaged their employees and maximized their potential to facilitate innovation. They are purpose-driven and adopt a people-first mindset.
Our Certified™ Technology companies indicate that employees are twice more likely to endorse their workplace as a great place to work to their families and friends. This also indicates that their workplace productivity and longevity of their career is twice as likely to progress better. These are companies that have shown that authentic care and employee well-being need not be compromised for ambitious growth, and that it is possible for businesses to scale up quickly and responsibly.
Ministry of Communications and Information
Ministry of Home Affairs Minister-in-charge of Smart Nation and Cybersecurity Republic of Singapore
Minister Josephine Teo was appointed Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Smart Nation and Cybersecurity on 15 May 2021. She is also a member of the National Jobs Council and the Future Economy Council, and has been concurrently the Second Minister of Home Affairs since May 2018.
Mrs Teo was the Minister for Manpower from May 2018 till May 2021. She previously served in the Prime Minister’s Office and the Finance, Transport and Foreign Affairs ministries.
A member of Parliament since 2006, Mrs Teo was formerly Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Education and Assistant Secretary – General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC). Mrs Teo was concurrently Chief Executive Officer of the not-for-profit organisation Business China.
An alumna of Dunman High School and Raffles Junior College, Mrs Teo graduated from the National University of Singapore, winning several honours including the Rachel Meyer Book Prize for being the Best Woman Student. She obtained a Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics on scholarship from the Economic Development Board. She is married and has three grown-up children. She enjoys creating memorable experiences for family and friends.
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To be eligible for the World’s Best Workplaces list, a company must apply and be named to a minimum of 5 national Best Workplaces lists within our current 58 countries, have 5,000 employees or more worldwide, and at least 40% of the company’s workforce (or 5,000 employees) must be based outside of the home country. Extra points are given based on the number of countries where a company surveys employees with the Great Place to Work Trust Index©, and the percentage of a company’s workforce represented by all Great Place to Work surveys globally. Candidates for the 2017 Worlds Best Workplaces list will have appeared on national workplaces lists published in September 2016 through August 2017.
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The Best Workplaces in Asia List
Great Place to Work® identifies the top organizations that create great workplaces in the Asian and Middle Eastern regions with the publication of the annual Best Workplaces in Asia list. The list recognizes companies in three size categories:
To be considered for inclusion, companies must appear on one or more of our national lists in the region, which includes Greater China (covering China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau), India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka and UAE. For the 2021 Asia List, companies ranked on the national list in the Philippines will also be included. Multinational organizations must meet the following requirements:
Multinationals also receive additional credit for their efforts to successfully create an excellent workplace culture in multiple countries in the region. The data used in the calculation of the regional list comes from national lists published in 2019 and early 2020.