PRWeek Asia has launched its first annual Best Places to Work contest.
The competition will crown the best boutique agency (seven staff or fewer across APAC), small agency (8-50 staff across APAC), medium agency (51-400 staff across APAC), and large agency (401+ staff across APAC), plus the best in-house PR places to work in Asia-Pacific.
Each agency needs to sign up only once, by filling in this form
. The entry fee for a boutique agency is US$99 and US$299 for all other categories.
The person who registers will then be sent a link to an online survey which needs to be distributed to staff across Asia-Pacific.
The survey should be filled in by a minimum of 10 percent of employees across the region (or three people for boutique/in-house teams, or five people for small agencies, whichever is greater).
However, the judging panel will look more favourably on those entries which have a higher proportion of entries and, where appropriate, cover a wide range of job titles and a broad geographical area.
Employees should be assured that the results will only be seen by the judging panel, and not their employers.
The questions cover career development, training, mentoring, salary, benefits, working practices and reputation.
The answers will then be assessed by our judging panel of HR experts, recruitment specialists, trainers and senior PRWeek editorial team members.
A maximum of three winners will be named for each category.
The winners will be announced in May and awards will be presented at our annual PR360 conference in Hong Kong on June 16.
PRWeek Asia Head of Content Gary Scattergood said: "This is a very popular PRWeek project in the UK and US where, just like in Asia, there is a war for talent and staff retention remains a key priority.
"We have received some great feedback about our decision to launch the project in Asia, especially because the awards are based on the opinions of employees.
"This is a great opportunity for agencies and in-house teams to showcase what they offer exisiting and prospective employees across Asia-Pacific."
The closing date for the submission of surveys is March 25.
(This article first appeared on PRWeek.com)