Having worked with GMP for over 8 years, Wai Peng has been a key member of the company’s IT division. He attributes his long service to the company’s culture as well as being able to have a good work life balance.

“I’m very appreciative of my supportive colleagues and understanding boss. Work is important, but we all recognise that there are also other obligations that we have to attend to at certain times – be it family commitments or reservist.”

When tragedy struck in early 2016, the “kampong spirit” culture came into play. “Early that year, my grandfather passed away. My team was there for me and assured me that everything will be okay. It gave me the peace of mind that I needed.” With his team there to back him up while he was out of the office, Wai Peng was able to settle his familial duties and yet come back to his work seamlessly.

Of course, not everything is a bed of roses. With every job, you can expect to be faced with challenges – from managing candidate expectations to fulfilling the needs of clients. How does he deal with it? “Maintaining a positive mindset and a “can do” attitude is very important! Also having faith that everything can be done. And if you fall, to have the determination to pick yourself up time and time again.”


“I'm very appreciative of my supportive colleagues and understanding boss. Work is important, but we all recognise that there are also other obligations that we have to attend to at certain times.”

Tan Wai Peng, Senior Staffing Consultant
The GMP Group