Great response to PRWeek Asia's first Best Places to Work contest

There is still time for agencies and in-house teams to register - completed staff surveys need to be submitted by March 25

Thirty-three agencies have so far entered PRWeek Asia’s first annual Best Places to Work contest.

Those agencies’ staff now have until March 25 to fill in the survey questionnaires.

There is still time for more agencies to sign up here.

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. 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: "We’re very pleased that so many agencies have signed up for this contest, but there is still time for more to register too.

"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.

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