Recruitment firm Randstad today released the Top 75 companies in Hong Kong SAR in the annual Randstad Award. The award, which is now in its fourth year in Hong Kong SAR, will announce the winning companies on the 20th of April 2016 at the Asia Society.

In 2015, Cathay Pacific took the top spot as the most attractive employer in Hong Kong SAR, followed by Ocean Park Corporation and CLP in second and third place respectively.

top 75 companies in hong kong SAR revealed: randstad award 2016
top 75 companies in hong kong SAR revealed: randstad award 2016

The Randstad Award is presented to the most attractive employer in more than 20 markets across the globe. The 2016 edition of the award will cover 25 markets. Consisting of over 200,000+ respondents and covering 75% of the global economy, the winner is based on the outcome of the world’s largest survey into employer branding. It truly is the only award representing ‘the people’s choice’.

The outcome of the Randstad Award is based on public perception and focuses on three main areas: overall brand awareness, absolute attractiveness and relative attractiveness. This creates a level playing field for all competing companies instead of giving an advantage to large multinationals with higher name recognition than smaller companies.

The 75 largest companies are selected in each participating market, usually with more than 1,000 employees. This list is presented to a representative cross section of relevant respondents based on region, age and gender. In Hong Kong SAR, over 5,400 employees and job-seekers between the ages of 18-65 were surveyed. These respondents were asked to identify companies they recognize and indicate if they would like to work for them. This is then followed up with an evaluation of attractiveness factors, such as salary, benefits, work atmosphere and job content, for each of the companies. 

Mr Michael Smith, Managing Director of Randstad Hong Kong SAR, Malaysia and Singapore noted, "The Randstad Award is a milestone event for us in Hong Kong SAR and the region. The award, based off the biggest employer branding survey in the world, gives companies an unbiased and insightful look into public perception of top employers. With the growing importance of employer branding as a talent attraction and retention strategy, the Randstad Award continues to draw interest from the top employers in Hong Kong SAR.”


the top 75 companies for 2016 are:

3 (Three Mobile)

A.S. Watson




Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of China

Bank of East Asia (BEA)

BNP Paribas

Café de Coral

Cathay Pacific



China CITIC Bank

China Construction Bank

China Mobile

China Overseas

Chow Sang Sang



Dah Sing Bank

Dairy Farm

DBS Bank


Deutsche Bank

DFS Group



Ernst & Young

Estee Lauder

Gammon Construction

Goldman Sachs

Hang Seng Bank

HK Broadband Network

HK Electric


Hong Kong Jockey Club 

Hong Kong Land






J.P. Morgan

Jardine Aviation Services (JASL & JATS )

Jardine Schindler

Kai Fu Property Services



Lane Crawford


Li & Fung Group

Manulife International



Morgan Stanley


New World Development

Ocean Park Corporation


Pizza Hut


Ralph Lauren


Shanghai Commercial Bank

Standard Chartered Bank

Sun Hung Kai Properties

Swire Properties


UBS Bank


VF Corporation

Wharf T&T

Wing Hang Bank

Wing Lung Bank

about Randstad

Randstad is one of the world’s largest specialist recruitment & HR services company with a mission of ‘Shaping the world of work’. We are a true global leader in our industry and see it as our responsibility to take an active role in developing the industry. Our commitment to this long-term employer branding research stems from our passion to provide employers across Hong Kong SAR with vital information to build their talent attraction and engagement strategies, and future-proof Hong Kong SAR's position as Asia’s world city and talent hub.

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