Arvato Systems Malaysia takes a leap in empowering their digital leaders through encouraging and practicing a hybrid work setting. Aside from a hybrid work setting, Arvato Systems incorporates several initiatives to keep their employees' well-being fulfilled and learn to grow in an inclusive environment, whilst promoting learning and an open space for feedback sharing.
Why do you think hybrid work culture is the way to go?
As a technology-solutions organisation, we believe that a hybrid work culture provides flexibility to our employees and it allows them to be autonomous in their time and project/task management.
The combination of working from home and meeting at the office has its unique perks. For one, as we move towards the endemic phase and allow our employees to work from home, it will make the transition phase easier. At the same time, meeting at the office twice a week encourages deeper personal connections and interactions among our staff.
Wow, three days at home sound amazing! But with that, employees would need to set up their workplace at home. How do your organisation help with that?
In order to ensure our staff's productivity and efficiency is optimized while working from home, we provide them with extra computer monitors, headphones, web cameras, and screen filters.
At Arvato Systems, we are strong advocates for our employees to learn and enhance skills that are relevant to their speciality and to also develop their soft learning skills. We provide our employees the option to sign up for online learning platforms like Pluralsight and Udemy in addition to hiring qualified coaches to provide coaching instructions for all employees.
We also take mental and physical health into consideration. For employee care and wellness, we have delivered unexpected care packages and collaborated with outside vendors to host workshops to assist with mental health-related themes. We also arranged numerous focus groups for employees to discuss and learn from one another, in addition to organising a variety of online activities and games to bring enjoyment to the workforce.
Besides the hybrid lifestyle, how do your organisation ensure inclusivity?
Trust is one of our basic values, and as part of our open culture, we often engage in open discussions and flash out proposals made by our employees through our virtual suggestion box during our Town Hall Meetings, which are followed by inclusive action that takes into account all feedback.
We respect and value the internal cultural differences that exist among our 16 working nationalities.
We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis; instead, our recruitment process is based on merit performance using a Competency Based Interview framework.
Everybody adores a business that values diversity. With that being said, what are the skills expected from a talent that can help your organisation move forward in the new norm?
We are always on the lookout for individuals who have a strong sense of teamwork and a growth mentality so they can adapt to our agile work environment. These are important criterias to grow and be better together.
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