Inspiring and Nurturing Talent Potential
Our employees are our most valuable asset as our collective success lies in each employee’s contribution at every level of our organisation. As a knowledge-based organisation, it is pertinent for us to continuously invest in people of professional calibre, articulate in their chosen fields and possess logical thinking to tap into a vast pool of ideas, which is much needed in an industry such as ours.
In complementing our core businesses, which is focussed on talent development, we have a clear understanding on what it takes to generate employee satisfaction in a holistic manner. From clear and fair pathways for career development to a safe and healthy work environment that is socially rewarding, keeping employees engaged and satisfied are more critical than just paying good salaries and offering benefits.
COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYEES
Prestariang is committed to provide our employees with a stable, diversified and innovative work environment where there is equal opportunity for learning and personal growth.
Employer and Employee Memberships
Prestariang is a member of the Malaysian Employee Federation (MEF), which provides various services such in the areas of human resource and industrial relations, market surveys and employment information, workplace training and development, and occupational health and safety programs. As a member, Prestariang conforms to the regulations and policies of MEF, which includes its guidelines on data privacy.
Some of our employees are also members of professional associations such as the Project Management Institute (PMI) and IASA for IT Architects.
Being a Technology & Talent company, we are privileged to have some of the best and brightest minds with specific expertise and experience in digital technologies, both obsolete and emerging. Our multi-disciplinary team of professionals are specialists in the following areas:
- Autodesk AutoCAD 2010 Associates and Professionals
- Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010Associates and Professionals
- Certified Training Professionals (CTP)
- MCAD, CISCO and CompTIA certifiedengineers and specialists
- COBIT certified specialist
- Microsoft Certified Professionals -Licensing Solutions
- Microsoft Certified Technolog Specialists
- Project Management Professionals (PMP)
- University Professors and Lecturers (PhD and Master’s Degree holders)
- Graphic, Web & Multimedia Designers
- Professional Certified Accountant (MICPA, CA)
- Certified Tester
- TMMi Professionals, Assessor and Lead Assessor
- Certified Professional Requiremen Engineering
- Certified Information System Security Professional
- Certified Information Security Manager
- Certified in Risk and information Control
- Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
- Certified Allied Telesyn System Engineer
- Juniper Networks Certified InternetProfessional - Service Provider, JNCIP-SP
- EPI Certified Data Center Expert, CDCE
- ISTQB Certified Tester
Maintaining a Healthy, Safe and Environmentally-friendly Workplace
We encourage employees to understand their rights and obligations under the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Policy 2017, which covers safety, security and environmental aspects.
We also subscribe to Green ICT Practice in the workplace. Under this practice, we leverage on ICT to conserve natural resources and also actively take precautions to reduce the impact of ICT on the environment. Prestariang’s Green ICT Practice adheres to the Personal Data Protection Standard 2015.
Our commitment to safety at the workplace is shared across all business units and all sites. We strive to create a conducive physical work environment while ensuring that our employees have the right tools, equipment and facilities to perform their work efficiently. We also allow flexible working hours, where necessary to accommodate specific needs of our employees as addressed in the Employee Handbook.
We comply with local labour laws with regards to working hours and public holidays and this policy addresses the elimination of excessive working hours or overtime. Prestariang has not recorded any incident of non-compliance to labour standards.
Engaging Employees to Develop Human Capital
Prestariang views employee engagement as an interactive forum from which to gain valuable insights on how to develop a better company, nurture a more productive workforce and create a more ideal workplace.
Each year, we hold a series of events and activities to bring together management and employees, whether in formal or informal settings. These include town hall sessions, indoor and outdoor activities, team-building exercises, talks, health-related events, charity drives, volunteer programs and more.
Such gatherings facilitate bonding and promote integration, leading to better understanding and empathy among the respective parties. The interaction with one another is expected to lead to inclusion and cultivate effective teamwork.
Maintaining a Balance between Work and Life
We encourage our employees to prioritise health and wellness to achieve an ideal work life balance. We discourage excessive work hours where any employee who puts in more than four hours during weekends will be given half-day replacement leave, and a full day off, if they are required to work above six hours. We encourage our employees to utilise their replacement leave within a three-month period.
This allows employees who have made the extra effort, time to recuperate both mentally and physically. This policy is also outlined in our Employee Handbook Our latest initiative was to engage employees through a weekly exercise workout session, which is led by fitness instructors and sponsors employees to participate in various running events, which includes the Bursa Bull Charge and Twincity Marathon.
Cultivating Inclusion and Embracing Diversity
Prestariang is committed to providing our employees with an inclusive, diverse and innovative work environment where there is equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Our approach to human resource is aligned to company initiatives, values and strategies.
As a Company that is anchored on learning and development, we continuously educate and upgrade our employees’ knowledge. This is to ensure that they are able to keep up with the latest technology to hone their knowledge and skills so as to improve work processes and increase productivity.
Our Human Capital Development Department facilitates employees to operate at optimum levels. Beyond inclusion, Prestariang also values diversity in its workforce stemmingfrom the understanding that talents from different cultural backgrounds can offer unique advantages in every aspect of business operations, from product and service development to sales and marketing.
We also extend employment opportunities to underprivileged individuals. In 2016, we actively promoted the integration of people with disabilities into the workplace. At present, we have employed one individual, and we endeavour to offer more employment opportunities to the disabled.
In terms of gender diversity, the male to female ratio is 54:46.
Over and above building a diverse workforce, we actively encourage racial and gender integration through various engagement activities, which include recreational, sports and welfare related initiatives. We recognise the rights of employees to perform or participate in religious activities, observance or practice.
In 2017, we opened our doors to foreign talent, partly as a result of ourthrust to attract the best talents for our latest transformational projects. Currently, we have one foreign employee in our workforce.