Recognition and engagement
We continue to prioritise employee recognition and engagement activities to communicate with and unify our employees. Engaged employees are more satisfied with their work, tend to stay longer, are more productive and committed. In 2016, 35 employees of our Malaysian and Singapore operations received a promotion or an upgrade, whilst some 30 employees were redesignated and got a transfer to a new role or new department. These are part of our efforts to promote job enrichment and succession planning.
Our Malaysia operations initiated monthly town halls and continue to organise quarterly employees’ get-together named SAIL’22 Hour in order to provide timely updates on the Company’s strategic priorities to our employees and keep all of them engaged in our commercial activities. We also have robust employee recognition programs to recognize and reward our employees.
In 2016, sixteen employees in Malaysia received their 10-year long service award, probably the best employee recognition in the country. Each of them received a Carlsberg hop-icon gold pendant, cash voucher and an allexpenses paid trip with their spouses to Copenhagen, Denmark, the birthplace of Carlsberg.
Our Annual Dinner & Dance for our employees saw a total turnout of 550 people. We also held an Appreciation Dinner for our Sales Promoters, which registered an attendance of 400 people. Additionally, our Sports and Recreation Club activities throughout the year included Movie Nites, a Beerlympics in conjunction with the Rio 2016 Olympics, a durian fiesta and weekly and monthly sports activities.
Across the Causeway, the Annual Dinner & Dance of our Singapore organisation held at the Marina Mandarin hotel recorded a turnout of 350 employees and Sales Promoters. We also continue to organise quarterly town halls. Our Recreational Club organised several activities such as a fruits fiesta, hungry ghost festival celebration and mooncake festival celebration.