Five companies representing various industries, such as business-process outsourcing and logistics, were named best workplaces by Great Place to Work Philippines.
The winners were Synchrony Global Services Philippines, DHL Express, Canva Manila, Icon Hilton and Ingram Micro.
Michael Zolin, CEO of Synchrony Global Services Philippines, commended the employees for developing a caring culture that made them a valued partner in the company’s operations.
“It has just felt that caring and open and wonderful ever since I got here, and I realized I walked into something very special, and that has been the main focus of my nine years here: Keeping that caring culture, grow it, and enhance it,” Zolin said in a statement.
Global logistics leader DHL Express was cited for its commitment to deliver its employee promise of having a “culture of motivated people,” and mastering the art of inspiring its work force, making it natural for all to have the customers at the heart of everything they do.
Web-based graphic design firm Canva Manila made it to the top 3 for its team members’ firm belief and practice of the core value of “Empowering Others,” achieved through good communication, mentoring and knowledge sharing—essential ingredients in a workplace culture where everyone thinks and acts like an owner.
Fourth placer Icon Hilton was cited primarily because of the “Hilton Effect”—a strong, positive impact on team members of the family-type atmosphere in the workplace.
Major wholesale technology and supply chain distributor Ingram Micro (IM), represented in the country by Ingram Micro Manila Global Business Services Center, was the fifth awardee. It was awarded for its overarching theme, “IM Engaged Human Capital Strategy.”
Antoniette Mendoza-Talosig, managing partner of Great Place to Work Philippines, said the awards is a key milestone for the company and for the companies who for many years have waited and worked hard to achieve this gold standard of recognition.
“We are also proud of the Philippine Great Place to Work-Certified companies who have embarked in their own journey of culture-building. The leaders and employees of these companies are our nation’s trailblazers in building great places to work for all,” she said in a statement.
Employee surveys, culture audit assessments, analysis, reporting and deliberations among participating companies were the tools used in selecting the winners.
The Philippines Best Workplaces 2020 is Great Place to Work Philippines’s inaugural awards, and has been livestreamed on May 1 with the event theme “Tiwala’t Tagumpay: High-Trust Culture Drives Business Success.”
For the past three decades, Talosig said Great Place to Work has published hundreds of best workplaces lists all over the world.
“From conference rooms to grand hotel ballrooms, year on year, we have celebrated with thousands of business leaders and their employees who have created great workplaces,” she said in her livestreamed message.
“We celebrate our inaugural Philippines Best Workplaces 2020 list in an unprecedented way. We are virtually joined by business leaders and employees who are at the confines of their homes,” she added.