The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) has won the Malaysia Best Employer Brand Award 2018 for the Hospitality Sector and the Centre’s Director of Human Resources, Muhammad Vickneswaran, received Malaysia's Most Talented HR Leaders Award 2018, at the 4th Malaysia Best Employer Brand Awards 2018.
These accolades follow the venue’s recent achievement in winning the “Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad” for the Large Service Sector at the Human Resource Development (HRD) Awards 2017.
The Malaysia Best Employer Brand Awards features the top organisations from Malaysia who are exemplary in Human Resources (HR) and use marketing communications effectively for HR Development. The winners of the Best Employer Awards were assessed based on their outstanding achievements in translating and combining vision and action with HR Strategy; building alignment to mesh HR Strategy with business priorities; and cultivating competencies for the future to enable the organisation to be future-ready.
Speaking on the success at the Malaysia Best Employer Brand Awards Ceremony, the Centre’s Director of Human Resources, Muhammad Vickneswaran, shared, “This award reflects the commitment of the Centre’s leadership in placing great emphasis on the development of human capital and future leaders for the hospitality and business events industry. Quality and service excellence depend on well-trained workforce and that is why talent development and retention and skills enhancement are a highly regarded part of our day-to-day operation.”
He continued, “As such, receiving this accolade, which recognises our efforts to attract, develop and retain local talent is a great honour and why we are elated to win this award. It also gives us a sense of our standing against other industry leaders and further inspires us to continue our efforts in building an excellent team.”
Echoing Muhammad’s delight at receiving the Malaysia Best Employer Brand Award, the Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor said, “I would also like to congratulate Muhammad on winning Malaysia's Most Talented HR Leaders Award. The accolade is much deserved and recognises his vast knowledge and experience in Human Resources, which our team benefits from every day.”
The Malaysia Best Employer Brand Awards were selected by the Employer Branding Institute (EBI), a virtual organisation which connects senior leaders in human resources to share their best practices throughout the world. The awards celebrate Employers in several geographic regions as a build-up to the Global Employer Brands which are a part of the World HRD Congress. In its fourth year, the event celebrates some of the finest leaders in an organisation that believe in producing leaders, leaders of change, leaders who are iconic and Talent Management strategy aligned with the vision and mission of the organisation.
The Malaysia Best Employer Brand Awards is intensely researched by Dr. R. L. Bhatia, Project Director of World HRD Congress and Founder of World CSR Day and headed by Dr. Indira Parikh, Ex-Dean of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, one of the most prestigious education institutes in India.