Petronas Tops LinkedIn’s 2021 Top Companies In Malaysia List

Professional networking platform, LinkedIn has announced its 2021 LinkedIn Top Companies list in Malaysia, an annual guide that identifies the best places for professionals to grow their career. 

Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) topped the rankings with Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), AIA, and Telekom Malaysia (TM) coming in at second, third, fourth, and fifth place respectively.

LinkedIn’s Asia Pacific (APAC) Senior News Editor, Chris Anderson said the past year has presented extraordinary challenges for so many around the world and the Top Companies methodology reflects these realities.

“We found the best companies that have put their employees first by implementing various policies around well-being and mental health, and helped them get back on their feet, through training and development programmes.

“For those who are looking for the next role, many of the companies on this list are hiring, with more than 45,000 open roles.” Chris added.

One of the three key trends that top companies in the list have shown is prioritising skills. 

OCBC is training and developing the digital skills of all its employees globally under the OCBC Future Smart Programme, while PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has digital and soft skills initiatives to help employees remain relevant as their roles evolve.

PNB makes it mandatory for all employees to complete 64 hours of training a year, to increase competencies and develop high skills to meet current and future demands.

Companies are also supporting their workforce through challenging times. 

The presence of three banks in the Top 10 namely Maybank, OCBC and Standard Chartered Bank reflects the strength of the banking sector in the country, which has proven to be resilient during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Additionally, many Malaysian Government-Linked Companies (GLCs) are hiring talent across diverse industries and roles. 

These GLCs continue to attract talent across different roles and jobs, in industries as diverse as Oil and Gas (Petronas), Utilities (TNB) and Telecommunications (TM and Axiata).

Following are the companies that have made into the list: 

  1. Petronas
  2. Permodalan Nasional Berhad
  3. Tenaga Nasional Berhad
  4. AIA
  5. Telekom Malaysia
  6. Accenture
  7. Maybank
  8. OCBC Bank
  9. PwC
  10. Standard Chartered Bank
  11. EY
  12. Axiata
  13. Prudential plc
  14. Intel Corporation
  15. Hong Leong Bank Berhad

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