Top Glove Corporation Berhad

Kate Yeong Wooi Chyng

Check out what Kate has to say about her job and get a feel of what she does day-to-day!
Kate Yeong Wooi Chyng
Senior Talent Development Executive


Top Glove Sdn Bhd


Senior Talent Development Executive


Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management, Taylor's Lakeside University

Has been with this company for

2 years

Can you tell us what you generally do in your job?

As a Talent Development Executive within the Human Resources department, my day to day role includes recruiting, managing and developing talents for the Top Glove Management Associate Programme (TGMAP). 

TGMAP is a 3-year programme designed to develop ambitious and exceptional young talents into Top Glove’s future leaders. Throughout the journey, they will learn and understand the core aspects of the business, work closely with different teams and leaders, receive guidance from top leaders and develop a myriad of skills that will open doors to endless possibilities.

My job also involves having regular engagement events with various universities and institutions to search for candidates who would be a good fit for the programme.

What would you say is the coolest daily task?

I would say that some of my coolest daily tasks are dealing with candidates, selecting the best fit, liaising with the top management to shortlist candidates and lastly, developing the management associates. 

I get to constantly connect with people from various backgrounds which allows me to build a more diverse network and create meaningful interactions. All of these add a dash of coolness to my daily tasks.

What is the greatest lesson you’ve learnt from your probation period at work?

One of the greatest lessons I have learnt during my probation would be to assimilate myself into the company culture. Corporate culture is usually quite disciplined and structured. To adapt to it, I have learnt to quickly grow accustomed to how things are and stop looking at them critically.

Another great lesson would be the importance of building rapport with colleagues within and outside of my department. There are quite a lot of opportunities to perform in projects that involve interdepartmental collaborations. In this case, I have learnt that collaboration can help build a reputation and establishing a solid reputation can go a long way, in the workplace and in life.

How do you motivate yourself when the going gets tough?

When the going gets tough, I ask myself what am I trying to achieve with this job in the first place. It helps me define my purpose. To keep me motivated, I stay focused on my career goals. 

Seeing the management associates I hired grow and develop further in their careers at Top Glove makes my career rewarding and worthwhile. Hence, for me, watching them gradually rise the career ladder to become outstanding leaders is what keeps the fire going within me.

If you could go back to your university days, what would you do differently?

If I could go back to my university days, I would actively participate in more events and extracurricular activities. It would potentially expand my network beyond my existing circles. 

On the other hand, I would also take up leadership roles in student clubs and societies. I would have not only studied hard but also played harder in my university days as days like these are hard to come by, especially after stepping into the full-time working life.

What is your advice to fresh grads who are having a tough time finding jobs?

Firstly, you need to identify your career goals; what you ultimately want to achieve with your career. Your career goals should align with your desired role and company. Once you set clear career goals, you need to understand what are your strengths and weaknesses and how would they match with the job characteristics. Additionally, upskilling yourself can make you stand out from the rest.

Knowing your interests and passion can be a great way to identify the kind of jobs that could be a good match for you. At the same time, building your networking skills enables you to move towards the specific company you like or have in mind. Lastly, never give up. Job search, especially in trying times like this, can be extra challenging and exhausting but don’t give up – be strategic in your job search.