CHUNG-LI, Taiwan — Ford Lio Ho Motor Company (FLH), Ford’s joint venture in Taiwan since the 1970s, has received the “Workplace of Empathy — Role Model Enterprise” award from the local government.
The local government of Tao-Yuan County rated the applicants based on five criteria: work environment, remuneration and personal development, welfare, workplace friendliness, and innovation, in a bid to select the role models for all corporations and organisations operating in the county.
FLH was recognised as one of the leaders in providing a comfortable, encouraging and innovative work environment to employees by satisfying the stringent criteria, which also involved health and safety practices, employee development and training, compensation and benefits, gender equality and employee support programs.
The company has been actively boosting employees’ morale and engagement by launching regular internal employee events, communications and activities such as family day and kids’ day. According to the Pulse survey conducted by Ford globally, FLH scored 78 in September 2012, significantly higher than the global average of 71.
“On behalf of the government, I am glad to join the award ceremony to recognise so many excellent companies, who have provided job opportunities to and taken good care of their employees. The award is a win for government, corporates and workers,” said Chien Hsiu-Lien, Director-General of Labor and Human Resources Bureau, Taoyuan County Government.
“It is a real honour to accept this award on behalf of Ford Lio Ho,” said Simon Woollard, FLH HR Director. “The entire Ford Lio Ho team is working very hard to create a great place to work for all of our employees and this recognition will help us as we continue to build our external and internal employee value proposition,” said Woollard.
As a corporation that always pays heed to the well-being of employees, FLH is no stranger to such honours.
It obtained "The Best Employer in Asia” and "The Best Employer in Taiwan" awards from the South-Eastern Wall Street Journal in 2001, the Best Workplace for Females in 2004, Top 3 Well-being Companies in 2005, the Happy Worker Award: Best Employer (2006), the Friendly Workplace Certified (2007), the "Built to Last" Excellent Business award (2009) and the 2010 Friendly Workplace award.