Kuala Lumpur, 17 January — The Human Resource Development Corporation
(HRD Corp) hosted its 20th HRD Awards 2022 Gala Dinner at the Kuala Lumpur
Convention Centre today. The Awards ceremony was officiated by Yang
Berhormat Tuan V. Sivakumar, Minister of Human Resources.
Introduced by HRD Corp under the auspices of the Ministry of Human
Resources in 2001, the HRD Awards is the highest national recognition for
employers, training providers and trainers registered with HRD Corp who have
been at the forefront of human capital innovation and transformation.
A total of 31 Awards were given out to employers, training providers and
trainers. The Awards were broken into two categories; the Human Resources
Minister Award for large employers with 17 awards and the HRD Corp Awards
for SMEs, training providers and trainers with 14 awards.
Some of the key winners for the Human Resources Minister Award included
Malaysia Airlines Berhad, CIMB Bank Berhad, Airasia Berhad, Telekom
Malaysia Berhad, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad,
Alam Flora Sdn. Bhd. and 7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Winners of the HRD Corp Awards included Owen Mumford Sdn. Bhd., Jesin
Construction Sdn. Bhd., Zhulian Marketing (M) Sdn. Bhd., and Aspac
Lubricants (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Training providers were also recognised at the Awards, with the National
Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), Iverson Associates Sdn.
Bhd., and CF Learning Services Sdn. Bhd. walking away with the top
accolades for the night.
In his speech, the Minister of Human Resources said, “The HRD Awards is a
great way to evaluate how well employers and industry players have fared in
strengthening their human resources development efforts. Their successes have and will continue to set the benchmark for others to emulate,” the
The Awards, ran from April to November 2022, beginning with a call to
submission, followed by evaluation, shortlist, and winner selection. The winners
in the employer category were chosen from a pool of 5,508 eligible
employers with an 80 per cent HRD levy utilisation rate. The trainers and
training providers were selected based on a rating of 4/5 by at least 1,000
trainees through the HRD Corp Trainer Effectiveness Evaluation (TEE).
The shortlisted candidates were evaluated meticulously by an evaluation
panel consisting of industry representatives from employer associations and
government agencies. These included the Federation of Malaysian
Manufacturers (FMM), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC),
Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF), Malaysia Institute of Human Resource
Management (MIHRM), Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC), National
Tech Association of Malaysia (PIKOM), SIRIM Berhad and SME Corporation
Malaysia. The panellists also included members of the senior leadership team
at HRD Corp.
Datuk Shahul Dawood, Chief Executive of HRD Corp, said, “Over the last two
decades, the Awards have been instrumental in shaping the trends and
facilitating the growth of Malaysia’s workforce and talents. In fact, we have
seen past winners become the movers and shakers of the training and
development landscape in the country.”
The event was also attended by Tuan Mustapha Sakmud, Deputy Minister of
Human Resources; Datuk Muhd Khair Razman Bin Mohamed Annuar, Deputy
Secretary-General (Operations) of Ministry of Human Resources and Tuan A.
Maniam, Deputy Secretary-General (Policy & International).