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CATS Recruit teams up with AON Hewitt in search of “Best Employers in Singapore”

CATS Recruit, in its capacity as a media partner, has teamed up with AON Hewitt for the Best Employers in Singapore 2011 study

Singapore, 28 April 2011As reported in The Business Times in the first quarter of this year, companies are convinced of the long-term economic recovery and have stepped up in their recruitment. For the same period, in terms of advertisement volume, Singapore Press Holdings' CATS Recruit reportedly saw an increase of 15% in its Classified Jobs pages and 62% in its Executive Appointments section, as compared to the previous quarter. In the face of a strong economy, organisations have to work even harder to retain and to attract new talents in a tight labour market.

Now in its sixth year and spanning over 11 markets in Asia-Pacific, the Best Employers Study seeks to provide definitive benchmarks and insight into how organisations drive business results through their employees and also enables them to measure the effectiveness of their own people practices. It rigorously assesses and shortlists a select cadre of employers who have managed best in delivering outstanding value through employee engagement for the Best Employers in Singapore 2011 awards. Close to 50 MNCs, SMEs, public and private companies of various industries in Singapore participated in the survey.

Commenced in August 2, 2010, participating companies were assessed by an independent panel of judges which comprised of leading academics and eminent business leaders from renowned organisations like Coca-Cola Singapore Beverages, Changi Airport Group, Insead, Singapore Press Holdings and Human Capital Leadership Institute. Judging criteria included the degree of employee engagement, being able to identify the best drivers of employees’ performance, leadership effectiveness and others. These stringent assessment standards made this study a litmus test which ensures that organisations making the grade are high-performance entities that deliver value through a highly motivated and aligned workforce.

Previous Best Employers included industry-leading organisations like The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, McDonald’s Restaurants, Federal Express, Singapore Food Industries and other prestigious companies with high brand equity.

On April 29, 2011, in addition to the announcement of the 11 Best Employers, two organisations will also be honoured with the Outstanding Best Employers awards.

Media Invitation

CATS Recruit would like to cordially invite you and your photographer/videographer to the awards ceremony.

Please RSVP latest by 29 April, Friday, 2pm to Mr James Ong at or 6319 5909.

Event details

Best Employers in Singapore 2011 awards ceremony

Date: April 29, 2010 (Friday)
Time: 7pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Media partners: CATS Recruit & The Business Times

Note: Registration and cocktail reception starts at 6.30pm.

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Regn. No. 198402868E

For more information, please contact:

James Ong (Mr)
Assistant Communications Manager
Advertising & Promotions
CATS Classified
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 5909

HP: 9389 8929

Diana Lee (Ms)
Assistant Vice President
Advertising & Promotions
CATS Classified
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 5978

HP: 9366 6875

Gary Yeo (Mr)
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1225
HP: 9684 0498

About CATS Classified

CATS Classified is part of the Marketing Division of Singapore Press Holdings Limited. It offers the most comprehensive marketplace for products, services and employment through CATS Classified in The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao, Shin Min Daily News, CATS Klassified in Berita Harian & CATS Fastads in The New Paper.

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing
In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 3 million individuals or 77 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.

Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 263 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; Stomp,, and The Straits Times RazorTV.

SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Chinese and 91.3FM in English.

Events and Outdoor Advertising
SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.

SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its latest retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.