Many studies have hinted toward how happier staff might mean greater productivity or why longer hours don’t equate to more work done. In light of this, Great Place to Work Institute, Singapore, announced the 2016 Singapore Best Companies to Work For yesterday.

Minister for Manpower, Lim Swee Say was at the awards ceremony attended by Human Resources, where he said: “Being ‘manpower-lean’ doesn’t imply that companies can be ‘manpower-mean. In fact, the opposite is true. Be lean but don’t be mean. For companies to succeed, in fact, they need to pay even more attention to develop, nurture and engage their employees. They need to move away from viewing employees as mere human resources," he said.

He concluded with three things that make a great place to work – being employee-centric, diverse yet inclusive, and purpose-driven.

Below is the list of winners:

Rank      Company

1              Salesforce

2              Cisco

3              InterContinental Hotels Group

4              AbbVie

5              SAP

6              Royal Plaza on Scotts

7              Autodesk Asia

8              Dell EMC

9              Tableau Asia Pacific

10           NetApp Singapore

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