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Mr Chow Woai Sheng (second from right) is committed to helping his employees grow. PHOTO: TED CHEN

Growing together

Agilent Technologies aims to make the lives of employees better — in and outside the workplace

Improving people’s lives may seem like a lofty ideal to some, but not Agilent Technologies.

The American company, a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, is serious about developing solutions to help people around the world. Likewise, it is committed to ensuring that its employees enjoy a good quality of life at the workplace.

Being placed on the 2019 Singapore Best Medium and Large Workplaces List is a testament to this, and Singapore country general manager Chow Woai Sheng says it is their commitment to investing in their staff’s growth that sets Agilent Technologies apart from other companies.

“We are fully committed to providing an environment where employees can expand their knowledge, develop new skills and contribute their best work,” says Mr Chow.“For example, we are investing in our people, processes and workplaces for a digital future. Some courses we have organised for our employees include emerging trends, big data, blockchain and Python programming.”

One of the core values that Agilent Technologies takes seriously is “Trust, Respect and Teamwork”. With over 15,000 employees around the world and more than 570 employees in Singapore serving customers in 110 countries, they ensure that every employee gets their opinions heard.

This is done through employee-led workgroups and taskforces, open-door policies to facilitate easier communication, and internal career opportunities.

“To realise the full potential of a global team, we are serious about treating all individuals with respect, and creating an inclusive environment that fosters respect for each person’s unique talents, ideas and contributions,” says Mr Chow.

Thanks to its nurturing work environment, Agilent Technologies’ passionate and capable employees are able to fully explore their abilities. And this is the key to the company’s success.

“We are deeply invested in the well-being of our people and ensuring every individual can achieve their potential,” says Mr Chow. “Our people are our biggest differentiator. Their commitment, coupled with Agilent’s strong company values, is the foundation to achieving our mission.