We draw on the capabilities of 18,000 committed individuals across Malaysia, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Germany and the USA, and strive to nurture our diverse talent pool to ensure they reach their full potential.

Talent Recruitment and Attraction

We hire well-rounded talents and provide opportunities for these future leaders to flourish and contribute positively within the Group.

Learning and Development

As a learning organization, Top Glove strives to create a culture of continuous learning and development. Our motto, Must Know, Must Do and Must Teach is embedded into every component of the company’s operations.

Our employees receive on-the-job coaching and training, and are engaged in professional class room development. This is to ensure they are equipped with competencies needed for their present job as well as future advancement.

Besides the conventional learning approach, our training platform includes online management and self-development online book reading, breakfast talks and educational & inspirational movie screenings on Saturdays. Our 2014 training calendar comprised 152 sessions, focusing on key areas of Soft Skills, Technical Skills, Internal Quality Audits, Safety and Health and Risk Management.

In 2015, a series of new programs was also initiated. The Good to Great Program [G2G] series for example has new and current employees coming together to learn from each other through fun activities to promote good team work, to meet the common objective and goals of the Company. Upskilling programs for The Sharing is Caring series caters for young technical employees enabling them to learn best practices that are key to achieving our business aspirations. Sharing sessions by subject matter experts from other well-managed companies are also regularly organised as benchmarking initiatives.

Performance Management and Reward

Top Glove adopts a system of meritocracy where KPI’s are set with a view to promoting ownership and accountability, and performance is well-rewarded. Our compensation structure which incorporates both fixed and variable elements, as well as short and long term components (basic salary, benefits, incentives and an Employee Share Option Scheme) also gives us a competitive edge in the market. The development opportunities available within the company also serve to attract and retain talent.

Healthy Staff Programmes

Top Glove champions a healthy lifestyle and is committed to creating a culture of good health among our employees.

A total of 10 health talks by our resident nutritionists and external healthcare specialists were conducted in 2014 on topics such as the prevention of coronary heart disease and diabetes, as well as the importance of a healthy diet. In 2015, the Company introduced additional programs aimed at enhancing employee health and well-being, such as Top Glove’s Biggest Weight Loser which employees offered cash rewards for healthy weight loss.

Our efforts to ensure a healthy workforce also include quarterly measurement employees Body Mass Index (BMI) and twice-weekly free Yoga classes conducted on Company premises. Health counselling is also available to all employees.

Promoting Diversity

We recognise that organisational success turns on the ability to embrace and realise the benefits of diversity in the workplace. Top Glove is privileged to draw on the talents of a 18,000-strong workforce that is well-represented in terms of age and gender.

As at September 2015, 54.9% of the total workforce in the Company comprised women, while 23% of senior management positions were held by women. 45% of the Engineering Department workforce within the Company were also female.

Top Glove has also taken its commitment to diversity to the Board level and in line with the government guideline, fulfills the requirement for a 30% female representation in the Board by 2016.

A summary of the gender and age mix of our total workforce [excluding workers] is set out below:

Gender: [data compiled as of September 2015]
Category Women % Total Staff %
Top management 1 17% 6 0.39%
Senior management 5 23% 22 1.4%
Managers 50 52% 96 6%
Executives 551 65% 852 55%
Women 855 55% 702 45%
Total number of female engineers 26 45% 58 4%
Gender: [data compiled as of September 2015]
Employee Diversity and Skills Headcount %
Total headcount (All Malaysia) 1557
Employees under the age of 30 913 59%
Employees between the age of 30 and 50 555 36%
Employees above the age of 50 89 6%