BEIJING, Aug. 10, 2017 : Zhaopin Limited (NYSE: ZPIN) (Zhaopin or the Company), a leading career platform1 in China focused on connecting users with relevant job opportunities throughout their career lifecycle, kicked off the nomination process for the annual China's Best Employer Award together with Peking University Social Survey Research Center.
Launched in 2005, "China's Best Employer Award" has become the most influential and prestigious brand nomination event for both China-based and multinational employers. The "Oscars" of the human resources industry in China, the award is both a valuable reference for job seekers, and an important way for local and international employers to measure themselves and their work environment against the best in the industry. Last year more than 9,700 candidate employers competed for the awards and over 28 million votes were casted by employees nationwide.

"Over the 13 years of hosting China's Best Employer Award, we have introduced 'employer brand' to China and identified and analyzed major trends in China's labor market," said Mr. Evan Guo, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Zhaopin. "With the emergence of new employment relationships in China, we defined the 'new employer economy' in 2015. The new employer economy has been evolving, driven by the Internet, cloud computing, Big Data and artificial intelligence. For this year's award, we will explore the new employer economy in the digital era."

China's Best Employer Award 2017 will include: China's Best Employer Nationwide TOP 100, China's Best Employer Nationwide TOP 30, China's Best Employer for University Students, China's Best Employer for Female Employees, China's Most Socially Responsible Employer, China's Most Aspiring Employers, China's Most Intellectually Spirited Employer, China's Best Employers in Cities, and China's Most Aspiring Employers in Cities.

UN Women will collaborate with Zhaopin on "China's Best Employer for Female Employees" this year. UN Women will integrate the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) into the award selection criteria.

Employers, both China-based companies and multinational companies with China operations, can apply for the award by registration through or until August 31, 2017. China's Best Employer Nationwide TOP 100 award will be announced in September 2017. A grand ceremony will be held in December 2017 to announce award winners.

The award selection is based on professional and fair evaluation by the jury committee and public online voting by employees and job seekers. The jury committee consists of academic professionals, employment specialists, senior media reporters and third-party consultants. The professional evaluation will focus on employer image, management, salary and benefits, growth and training, work environment and company culture. A jury team of 1,000 HR professionals will review the nominations made by the public.

(Posted on 11 August 2017, 1686175639 172O70O39O167)