SAP Malaysia introduces “Pledge to Flex” working model


After celebrating its 30th anniversary in the country in March, SAP Malaysia continues to introduce innovative working practices to help further position itself as one of the industry’s top employers.

“At SAP Malaysia, like elsewhere in the world where SAP is represented, we are constantly thinking about ways to continuously position ourselves as an employer of choice, and this includes an employee-centric human resources (HR) work model. and flexibility-focused,” said SAP Malaysia Managing Director Hong Kok Cheong (picture above).

Prior to the pandemic, SAP Malaysia was one of the companies recognized by the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management with the “Best Employer Brand Award” for its continuous efforts to attract, retain and develop talent. This achievement follows SAP being named one of Asia’s Best Multinational Workplaces in 2018 by the Great Place to Work (GPTW) Institute.

The company’s latest HR initiative is a forward-thinking, employee-centric approach called the “Pledge to Flex” work model, which aims to make a workplace 100% flexible and Trust the norm with flexible work hours and workplaces that prioritize inclusiveness and sustainability.

Workforce wellbeing and the workplace have never been more important, which is why SAP Malaysia’s new office, located in MidValley Kuala Lumpur, has been designed to accommodate new workplace practices. flexible working conditions and better serve its vast clientele.

“As we enter the recovery phase of this pandemic, SAP is working to push the boundaries of talent recruitment and retention by using a data-driven approach in our HR strategy,” Hong said.

“Listening to employee feedback and valuing trust, flexibility and inclusiveness are key factors in adapting HR practices to be more resilient as business and industry face unprecedented change in business environment.”

Technology at the center of a flexible working approach

He added that technology is the centerpiece of this flexible work approach, using software such as Qualtrics to understand employee feedback and SAP SuccessFactors to create better employee experiences. HR operations are also leveraging cloud platforms to achieve operations, cost efficiency, and quality service delivery.

The combination of smart technology, a flexible work environment, and policies aims to enhance creativity and collaboration while embracing diversity, fostering a strong community culture, and enhancing purposeful teamwork.

This approach is also being adopted by other forward-thinking companies in Malaysia and around the world, such as Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad, which implemented SuccessFactors to help take human capital management to the next level.

Hong concluded by saying that the integration of cloud technology with the new trust-based work model “Pledge to Flex” aims to redefine the concept of the workplace into one that is truly flexible, inclusive and responsive to the needs of the Malaysian workforce. .

“By investing in digital solutions to transform corporate work environments where people can thrive, we hope to create the model for agile teams to work seamlessly and efficiently in a way that results in sustainable growth. .”

The people-centric initiative is just one of the latest examples of organizational integrity that SAP is implementing in fulfilling its mission to help the world run better and people’s lives better.


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