World Wide Technology Ranked One of the 2021 Best Workplaces in Asia by Great Place to Work®
ST. LOUIS, MO (July 21, 2021) – Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture, ranks World Wide Technology (WWT) Asia Pacific number eight out of 100 companies on the Best Workplaces in Asia™ 2021 list (Small and Medium category). In the largest collection of employee experiences in Asia, over 3.3 million employees from across 16 countries in Asia and the Middle East were surveyed to determine the Best Workplaces™in the region. This is the third year in a row WWT’s Singapore office has been ranked on the list.
To be named as best in Asia, 200 companies were the highest ranked on Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces™ National lists across the region. This recognition is based on confidential survey data assessing employee experiences of trust, innovation, company values and leadership.
Companies are also evaluated on how well they are creating a For All™ workplace experience, inclusive of all employees no matter who they are or what they do. This year, COVID-19 brought physical and mental well-being front of mind for both employers and employees.
On average, companies ranked on the Best Workplaces in Asia™ scored 10% better than those that made it to the National list level — an incredibly high bar as such workplaces are the best of the best in their own country. The Best Workplaces in Asia™had 15% more employees report:
- Feeling that management involves people in its decision-making
- Receiving special and unique benefits
- Receiving a fair share of the profits made by the organization
The Best Workplaces in Asia™ list is published here: https://www.greatplacetowork.com/asia-2021
“At WWT, part of our mission is to be a great place to work for all. To achieve this, we are dedicated to investing in programs and initiatives that support our people, develop a diverse and inclusive environment, and foster a culture of innovation and creativity,” said Ann Marr, Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources at WWT. “We are honored to be recognized by Great Place to Work as one of the Best Workplaces in Asia, and we are grateful to our employees, who are our greatest asset.”
WWT has more than 400 employees operating in eight offices across APAC, and provides solutions in more than 12 APAC countries, including Singapore, China, India, Hong Kong and Japan.
In addition to earning a spot on the Best Workplaces in Asia™ list, earlier this year WWT ranked as one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the tenth consecutive year in a row, for WWT’s unique blend of determination, innovation and respect for diversity and inclusion. WWT also ranked number 14th in the 2021 list of Fortune Best Workplaces in Technology™ 2020 (Large). In previous years, WWT has been named to additional lists including Best Workplaces for Diversity™, Best Workplaces for Women™, Best Workplaces for Millennials™, Best Workplaces for Parents™ and more.
The health and well-being of all employees have always been WWT’s number one priority. On top of WWT’s existing benefits program, the company has enhanced and adopted additional programs to support and encourage employees to excel in every facet of their life by offering resources to enrich their physical, emotional, social and financial well-being and promote health, resiliency and teamwork.
In response to the pandemic, WWT proactively helped employees use the company’s benefits, including sessions with its Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider and additional paid time off for frontline workers. WWT also provides mental health services as part of its comprehensive health care benefits. As 2020 unfolded, WWT also expanded its management curriculum, which instills values and ethics, to have a greater focus on diversity and inclusion, fostering communication, listening, and recognition when someone needs support.
“WWT believes that supporting mental health starts by ensuring your workplace culture values inclusion and trust and then putting those values into action,” added Marr.
About World Wide Technology
World Wide Technology (WWT), a global technology solutions provider with $13.4 billion in annual revenue, combines the power of strategy, execution and partnership to accelerate transformational outcomes for large public and private organizations around the world. Through its Advanced Technology Center, a collaborative ecosystem of the world’s most advanced hardware and software solutions, WWT helps customers and partners conceptualize, test and validate innovative technology solutions for the best business outcomes and then deploys them at scale through its 4 million square feet of global warehousing, distribution and integration space. With over 7,000 employees and more than 55 locations around the world, WWT’s culture, built on a set of core values and established leadership philosophies, has been recognized 10 years in a row by Fortune and Great Place to Work® for its unique blend of determination, innovation and respect for diversity and inclusion. With this culture at its foundation, WWT bridges the gap between business and technology to make a new world happen for its customers, partners and communities.
How Great Place to Work® determines the Best Workplaces in Asia™
Great Place to Work identifies the Best Workplaces in Asia by analyzing companies’ workplace programs and surveying employees across Asia and the Middle East about the key factors that create great workplaces for all.
To be considered, companies must first be identified as outstanding in their local region by appearing on one or more of our Best Workplaces™ lists in Greater China (including China, Hong Kong and Taiwan), India, Japan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka or UAE during 2020 or early 2021.
Companies rank in three size categories: Small and Medium (10-499 employees); Large (500+); and Multinational. Multinational organizations are also assessed on their efforts to create great workplaces across multiple countries in the region. They must appear on at least two national lists in Asia and the Middle East and have at least 1,000 employees worldwide with at least 40% (or 5,000) of those employees located outside the headquarters country.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make strategic people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For AllTM.