Aspiro Supports Country’s Initiative by Generating Jobs to Curb Unemployment

SHAH ALAM, 22 March 2018 — Aspiro Sdn Bhd is all set to return the Government’s call to provide new jobs for fresh and unemployed graduates. The business service provider is responding to the Department of Statistics report that Malaysia’s unemployment rate fell to 3.3 per cent in February 2018, down 0.1 per cent from the previous month.

Having just launched its Global Business Services Centre in Shah Alam, Aspiro is well on its way to employ up to 1500 persons by 2019. This year itself will see almost 500 job openings.

“We believe that we can contribute towards reducing this percentage as we are amid hiring young graduates to take on operational roles in the human resources, information technology and finance & accounting spheres,” states Aspiro’s chief executive officer, Lee Teck Seng.

(L-R) Thomas Lim, director of corporate services, Aspiro; Lee Teck Seng, CEO of Aspiro; En. Mohd Zahid Abdullah, senior director of services sector development division, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI); Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, chief operating officer of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDec); Goh Lin Piao, managing director of Asia Pulp & Paper; and Gan Bock Herm, country manager of Jobstreet Malaysia.

Choosing Malaysia as its headquarters, this MSC status company offers on-site and off-site services to more than 80,000 users across businesses in Indonesia and China. The launch of the innovative business services centre marks a new chapter for Aspiro in providing not only essential skills and competencies to its employees, but additionally a vast exposure to the best international practices and experiences.

The organisation is currently serving Asia Pulp & Paper, one of the largest pulp and paper companies in the world and is rapidly growing to support more entities.

Lee said that diversity and inclusion are some of the key drivers towards internal innovation and business growth for any corporations. As such, choosing Malaysia as their preferred location for headquarters was the best decision.

“Malaysia is a multi-cultural country with a diverse group of talent. This alongside the excellent infrastructure and the friendly business-oriented policies put in place by the government is a perfect location for our multilingual global business services centre,” he stated.

“We believe that our business services centre, which is not of a cost arbitrage model will benefit from the rich talent pool of multilingual capabilities here. Moreover, Malaysia is filled with an immense diversity of ideas, creativity and innovation that will lead to a huge professional advantage.”

A platform that supports its customers by building strategic capabilities and delivering service excellence through a digitalised environment by leveraging the industry best practices and digital solutions, Aspiro is all set to boost local employment rates in Malaysia. With a generation of 450 to 500 jobs across different technologies and capabilities in Malaysia by end of 2018 and an approximate 1,500 jobs by end of 2019, Aspiro aims to empower the Malaysian workforce with an effective career growth.

“With our diverse and inclusive skilled workforce combined with best-in-class technologies that include analytics and robotics, our company enables the business to be truly digital and cyber safe.”

“Our digitised offering does not stop with our customers. Even our employees can perform all their HR related needs such as leave applications, claim submissions and have access to employee related policies and company announcements through our mobile app, at all times.”

Aspiro hires fresh graduates and enables them to chart a fulfilling career journey with the organisation. Employees are provided with trainings that offer them opportunities to be transferred out to business units and corporate roles within selected clients’ space. This will enable them to gain experience from diverse, cultural backgrounds. The knowledge received is then applied in their professional lives, which makes them more self-empowered and adaptable.

This strategic one-stop hub will not only attract talents with many skillsets, but also aims to bring out the best and further inspire these talents to grow and develop themselves into becoming the leaders they were meant to be.

“We cultivate a ‘One Team’ culture of unity and teamwork, where we optimise our people’s potential and provide equal opportunities for our people to develop their skillsets, through a culture of empowerment and trust. This, I believe will enable Aspiro to provide our customers the best of services that is inclusive of enhanced business capabilities and high-quality services,” added Lee.

“A career with Aspiro is an enriching and rewarding one as we believe in empowering our young talents to grow with us on this journey. We are here to stay!”

The launch of the Global Business Services Centre saw the presence of Senior Director of Services Sector Development Division of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Mohd Zahid Abdullah; Chief Operating Officer of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Dato’ Ng Wan Peng; Managing Director of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), Goh Lin Piao; and Country Manager of Jobstreet Malaysia, Gan Bock Herm.

For more information about Aspiro Sdn Bhd, visit www.aspiro.co

Kugan Kumar

V.Kugantharan is the founder of Joy With Music, where he teaches adults and kids the joys of playing the piano. He also runs a web design agency, 504 Studios. A father of a very "opinionated" four-year-old, he divides his time between his passions -- blogging, reading, music, design and books.

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