BAT Rothmans Country Manager Kim Eun-ji, right, poses after receiving the ‘Most Respected CEO in Korea’ award from GPTW Korea on Feb. 24 in Seoul. Photo courtesy of BAT Rothmans

BAT Rothmans recognized for work-family life balance

GPTW Korea announced on Feb. 27 that the outfit had picked the recipients of its annual award, dubbed the ‘2023 the Top 100 Great Workplaces in Korea.’

Many corporations won multiple rewards. Among them, BAT Rothmans topped the podium in seven categories. It is a Korean unit of the global tobacco company BAT.

For example, BAT Rothmans was selected as one of the ‘Top 100 Great Workplaces in Korea,’ the ‘Great Workplace for Working Mothers in Korea, and the ‘Great Workplace for Korean Millennials.’

In addition, BAT Rothmans Country Manager Kim Eun-ji was named as the ‘Most Respected CEO in Korea.’ Its human resources department was tapped as the ‘GPTW Innovation Leader in Korea.’

BAT’s manufacturing plant, dubbed BAT Sacheon Factory, also garnered two awards.

GPTW Korea is the Korean affiliate of the U.S.-based Great Place to Work. It has set up a global standard model to evaluate and choose the best workplaces every year.

“It is even more gratifying and meaningful to be selected as one of the Top 100 Great Workplaces in Korea,” BAT Rothmans Country Manager Kim said.

“We will continuously do all we can to create a great workplace and take our organizational culture to be more flexible and creative by listening to the voices of our employees.”

BAT Rothmans contributed its notable exploits to its flexible working hours and telecommuting systems designed for an efficient working environment.

The Seoul-based outfit guarantees a return to their old jobs when its employees take maternity or paternal leave.

They can also enjoy various benefits in such activities as travel, cultural events, and self-development opportunities by providing welfare points of nearly 4 million won ($3,000).

BAT Rothmans also operates various personnel systems to give opportunities to its staff members to build individual capabilities, according to the company.