KUALA LUMPUR: Sime Darby Property Bhd bolstered its status as one of the best workplaces in the region, by bagging the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2015 (Malaysia Chapter) award recently. The HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia recognises and honours world-class corporations that demonstrate high levels of employee engagement and outstanding workplace cultures. Sime Darby Property acting managing director Datuk Jauhari Hamidi said the recognition validates its efforts in making Sime Darby Property a great company to work for. “We always regard employees as our greatest asset and key to maintaining the company’s competitive advantage. We believe in providing equal opportunities to all of our employees. We are committed in fostering strong individual and organisational performance, which focuses on talent and leadership development along with identifying, attracting and retaining talent,” he said in a statement. Central to Sime Darby Property’s success is the ability to attract and develop talent. For the company, effective succession planning involves more than just replacement planning. It includes a comprehensive employee development system. Sime Darby Property has put in place various policies covering recruitment, training and development, labour practices, human rights and workplace health and safety. Employees are given the opportunity to learn new skill sets, while the company helps them to grow and move forward in their careers.