Oxford College of Business ranked 9th ‘Best Workplaces in Asia’ for SMEs in 2021

September, 9, 2021

Oxford College of Business, bagged the 9th spot in the "Best 100 Small and Medium Business" category, global firm Great Place to Work.

The survey conducted by the global firm Great Place to Work reached out to 3.3 million employees from over 1,000 companies across 16 countries in Asia and the Middle East. It involves 18 different industries under the 3 categories namely, Small and Medium, Large and Multinational. Among the factors considered in the survey are the well-being of workers, innovation, pride and fairness.

Mr. Malindu Ranasinghe the Director/CEO of Oxford College of Business said, “We are proud that our staff has been instrumental in being recognised as one of the Asia’s best workplaces and give all glory and honour to Christ Jesus alone for this fantastic achievement.

We have strived to provide a secure environment where smart, motivated, and the well-intentioned can realise their professional aspirations which in turn deliver’s a greater outcome to our clients. Oxford College of Business takes pride in ensuring our staff family come first in everything we do. Our goal is to give our employees the ability to better themselves so they can continue to give their best in return to the world. This is the third consecutive year Oxford College of Business made the “Best Workplaces in Asia” List, but the 2021 List is extra special because this is the first time a Sri Lankan-based company came within the top 10 companies in Asia,” Mr Ranasinghe said.

Commenting further, the Director HR at Oxford College of Business Mrs. Lakshika De Silva said, “Although we have high performance expectations, we balance this with flexibility and a supportive culture. This sense of support comes from a culture of trust and autonomy. We believe in equality and empowerment giving us secure autonomous environment to work in, which is projected to our clients.”

"With many Sri Lankan companies performing very satisfactorily among the best workplaces in the region, Sri Lankans have excellent opportunities to be a part of organisation’s that are committed to fairness, pride, innovation and employee well-being. We hope that this also serves as an inspiration for other Sri Lanka companies,” she added.

A total of 81 percent of workers for businesses listed among Best Workplaces in Asia said they experience well-being at work.

Ninety-three percent of employees in the Best Small and Medium Business category reported a "warm welcome" upon joining the company, while 92 percent said the management is ethical, sincere, and committed to fairness and transparency.

Respondents also said they “receive a fair share of company profits," the statement said. Some 21 percent of employees of companies that are among the Best Large Workplaces in Asia said the management's actions match its words and management avoids playing favourites.

Great Place to Work said the research showed that those named Best Places to Work achieve 5.5 times the revenue growth. Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, UAE, and Vietnam participated in the survey.

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