Wing’s strong commitment to employees in 2020 earns three international awards

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Wing staff pose with trophies and certificate the company won last year. Photo supplied

Cambodia’s leading mobile banking services provider has been internationally awarded for the care it has provided its staff during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Wing (Cambodia) Limited Specialised Bank has been recognised with three awards for its commitment to its employees in 2020 throughout the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Such recognition is testament to the relentless efforts of Wing to foster the best workplace for its staff even under the most challenging of circumstances.

“The safety of our team is our top priority. While 2020 brought many challenges for us with the adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, we laid out various measures to ensure our employees are able to fulfil their tasks safely,” Wing’s human resources director Lao Sheang Hai said.

In acknowledgement of these efforts, Wing received the “Cambodia’s Best Employer Brand Award 2020” at the 14th Employer Branding Awards hosted by the Employer Branding Institute, the World HRD Congress and the Stars of the Industry Group.

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The ‘Best Companies to Work For in Asia 2020’ award. Photo supplied

It was also recognised with the “Asia’s Best Employer Brand” award during a virtual ceremony hosted by the World HRD Congress at its 11th annual ceremony in October.

And Wing was recently honoured with the HR Asia “Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2020” award for its commitment to its employees.

Wing, along with Cellcard, received the award from HR Asia magazine, one of the top publishers in the industry.

The award covers China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore,

South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as the Middle East.

Since last year, in tandem with government efforts to combat the spread of Covid-19 in Cambodia, Wing employees have been encouraged to work from home to maintain social distancing.

For in-office work, the company provides free face masks and hand sanitiser, and has from last year implemented regular health checks and daily surveys.

As well as these measures specifically related to Covid-19, Wing has also continued investing in the development of its staff.

Wing has spent more than 2,000 hours training its professionals in the past year alone.

All staff, whether newly hired or long-standing employees, are encouraged to join online training, including various courses relevant to daily work and their longer-term self-development.

Every year, Wing creates opportunities for students from a number of higher education institutions to join an internship programme and gain valuable, hands-on experience.

As a testament to its workplace culture, 76 per cent of Wing interns in 2020 progressed to become full-time employees.

“Wing has always been committed to providing employees with the best experience, something we provide through empathy and nurturing talent.

“We’re always focused on rewarding employees with opportunities that result in benefits for them, the business and the broader community,” said Wing CEO Manu Rajan.

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Wing CEO Manu Rajan (centre) attends the opening of a repaired road in Kampong Speu province. Photo supplied

Community care is rooted in the heart of Wing’s corporate philosophy, engaging employees with an a range of social responsibility activities, he added.

Last year alone, Wing has held a fundraising initiative for tour guides and tuk-tuk drivers struggling from the economic effects of Covid-19 prevention measures, and helped fund the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap province.

It also sponsored the rebuilding of a road in Kampong Speu province and assisted Cambodian workers in South Korea.

Cambodia’s leading mobile banking services provider hosted an employee blood donation drive and partnered with Smile Cambodia to provide free surgery for people with cleft lips.

It also donated laptops and educational resources to children at the Full Gospel Assembly Child Care Center Cambodia in Kampong Speu province, and raised donations from the public to support the government initiative to purchase Covid-19 vaccines.

Wing was also instrumental in disbursing the Social Protection Fund to underprivileged people as part of a government initiative through the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation.

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Trees are planted as part of a Wing project in Kampong Speu province. Photo supplied

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Wing held the ‘Save Life, Give Blood’ drive in 2020. Photo supplied