Takeda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. has been recognized as a Great Place to Work in 2022/2023, and certified as Top Employer by the Top Employers Institute® for the sixth year in a row. These accolades are testament to Takeda’s commitment to creating an empowering workplace that provides an exceptional people experience in a diverse and inclusive organisation. Additionally, these recognitions reinforce Takeda’s dedication to its deeply embedded Takeda-ism values, which are brought to life by its decision-making framework in the order of Patient-Trust-Reputation-Business.
As of March 2022, Takeda Malaysia has a total of 85 employees and the retention rate is at an all-time high of 90%. Takeda Malaysia continuously invests in strengthening their talent pool. There are various talent programmes that help nurture and accelerate internal talents’ career progression such as executive coaching, mentoring, stretch assignments, and future leadership workshops. The organisation sees 15% lateral and vertical movements annually.
Igor Gomes, Cluster Head of Takeda VMAPS (Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore) said, “Takeda places great emphasis on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) in our People Agenda to create a sustainable organisation for the long term. This remained true even in the unprecedented times brought on by the pandemic. By intensifying omnichannel engagements, we ensured our people were taken care of at all times and there were regular touchpoints such as monthly virtual coffee sessions, townhalls, and frequent written communications to continuously support the employees as they worked tirelessly from home and on the field to safeguard patient access to our life-saving treatments.”
He continued, “The new ways of working also allowed us to amplify ways of empowering our employees to be more involved in Takeda’s decision-making process. For example, our current hybrid work arrangement is the result of a focus group championing the DE&I programme in Takeda Malaysia.”
Apart from Takeda Malaysia, Takeda Singapore and Takeda Vietnam also received the Great Place to Work 2022/2023 certificatio