Great Place to Work’s Ambitious Mission Gains Deeper Meaning

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There’s a common misconception of people about Great Place to Work® that we often observe and encounter: that it’s merely a certifying body.

Indubitably, recognizing great workplace cultures makes a big chunk of our function. However, our craft overall is hinged on a much bigger purpose—to help organizations not just achieve a high-trust company culture but also be a Great Place to Work For All™.

When we say “For All” this translates to working environments that empower all individuals to reach their full human potential.

The beauty of this ambitious mission is that it doesn’t just stay within the workplace. We believe achieving For All inevitably results in a transformation that lies beyond your organization. It ultimately leads to a community of Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies that desire a better world for everybody; For All.

This mission holds a special space for Filipino children’s education. And how can it not when the statistics reflect a crucial need for aid in the Philippines’ fragile educational system?

Data by Teach for the Philippines shows that over 40,000 teachers are needed in public schools. Moreover, only 13 of 100 students who enter Grade 1 will complete their education. Quite alarming, isn’t it?

This cause for concern is one of the countless reasons why we, at Great Place to Work Philippines, hold a firm belief that education is For All.

For two consecutive years now, we have answered the call to play our part in ensuring learning continuity for Filipino students.

Along with some Great Place to Work-Certified companies, we partnered with Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation last year to raise resources to build Educational Hubs. These “E-hubs,” as they are coined, assisted students and teachers in the mangrove villages of Layag-Layag, Zamboanga at the height of the pandemic.

In addition, our collaboration was able to bring forth even more generous donations. These were three Yellow Boats that granted a source of living to three families in need and tools for the e-hubs such as printers.

In 2022, Great Place to Work Philippines partners with Teach for the Philippines.

We share the organization’s belief that education plays an important role in reducing poverty and activating a positive domino effect that impacts the lives of individuals, their families, communities and eventually the country.

Founded in 2012, Teach for the Philippines works towards a vision where all Filipino children will benefit from an excellent, inclusive and relevant education.

Giving light to how they do such, “We achieve this by enlisting high-potential Filipino leaders who can positively impact students’ academic and life skills, and who leverage their teaching experiences to advance education reform.”

With this meaningful initiative, we hope to achieve three things:

• To assist in the procurement of bright young professionals and the cream of the crop of this year’s graduating class for Teach for the Philippines’ growing pool of Teacher Fellows

• To encourage others to be a champion for education as well

• To help uplift the Philippines’ educational system that’s been badly bruised by the pandemic

This donation was handed over to Teach for the Philippines’ Chief Program Officer, Adelaide Elpidama, on July 15, 2022, at Teach for the Philippines’ headquarters in Makati City. Also present in the scene to represent the Great Place to Work Philippines team were Karissa Huyong-Manankil (Client Solutions Manager), Zoe Rosal (Content and Creatives Manager), Patricia Yambao (Content and Creatives Associate) and Denise Baje (Customer Success Manager).

Great Place to Work is the data scientist behind the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list and whose Best Workplaces™ Lists are considered the Gold Standard of Recognition for over three decades worldwide. We take pride in building a network of Certified companies that understand that what we collectively do is not just for our people and for the business, but for the world.

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Great Place To Work identifies Best Workplaces™ in Asia by surveying over 1 million employees in Asia and the Middle East about the key factors that create great workplaces for all and analyzing company workplace programs impacting over 4.7 million employees in the region.

To be considered, companies must first be identified as outstanding in their local region by appearing on one or more of our Best Workplaces lists in Greater China (including China, Hong Kong and Taiwan), India, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, UAE, Vietnam during 2021 or early 2022.

Companies rank in three size categories: Small and Medium (10-499 employees); Large (500+); and Multinational. Multinational organizations are also assessed on their efforts to create great workplaces across multiple countries in the region. They must appear on at least two national lists in Asia and the Middle East and have at least 1,000 employees worldwide with at least 40% (or 5,000) of those employees located outside the headquarters country.

Great Place To Work identifies Best Workplaces in Asia™ by surveying 2.1 million employees in Asia and the Middle East about the key factors that create great workplaces for all and analyzing company workplace programs impacting 5.9 million employees in the region.

To be considered, companies must first be identified as outstanding in their local region by appearing on one or more of our Best Workplaces lists in Bahrain, Greater China (including China, Hong Kong and Taiwan), India, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, UAE, Vietnam during 2022 or early 2023.

Companies rank in three size categories: Small and Medium (10-499 employees); Large (500+); and Multinational. Multinational organizations are also assessed on their efforts to create great workplaces across multiple countries in the region. They must appear on at least two national lists in Asia and the Middle East and have at least 1,000 employees worldwide with at least 40% (or 5,000+) of those employees located outside the headquarters country.

For All™ Methodology

Great Place To Work, the global authority on workplace culture, determined the Philippines Best Workplaces™ 2023 List by conducting annual workforce studies through our Trust Index Survey™ and Culture Management platform Emprising®, representing the voices of over 450,000 employees across the Philippines.

Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a great place to work For All™, meaning that the company empowers all individuals to reach their full human potential. Eighty-five percent of the evaluation is based on what employees report about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. We analyze these experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce makeup, and what’s typical in their industry and region. The remainder of the evaluation is an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of the company’s values, people’s ability to contribute new ideas, and the effectiveness of their leaders to ensure they’re consistently experienced.

To ensure surveys truly represent all employees, we require enough people in each organization to respond that results are accurate to a 95% confidence level and 5% margin of error or better. We review any anomalies in survey responses, news, and financial performance to ensure there aren’t any extraordinary reasons to believe we couldn’t trust a company’s survey results.

For All™ Methodology

Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, determined the Philippines Best Workplaces™ 2022 List by conducting annual workforce studies through our Trust Index Survey™ and Culture Management platform Emprising®, representing the voices of over 130,000 employees across the Philippines.

Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a great place to work For All™, meaning that the company empowers all individuals to reach their full human potential. Eighty-five percent of the evaluation is based on what employees report about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. We analyze these experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce makeup, and what’s typical in their industry and region. The remainder of the evaluation is an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of the company’s values, people’s ability to contribute new ideas, and the effectiveness of their leaders to ensure they’re consistently experienced.

To ensure surveys truly represent all employees, we require enough people in each organization to respond that results are accurate to a 95% confidence level and 5% margin of error or better. We review any anomalies in survey responses, news, and financial performance to ensure there aren’t any extraordinary reasons to believe we couldn’t trust a company’s survey results.

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These organizations’ assessment is based 100% on employee responses to the Trust Index survey.

  • Small 10-99 Employees

For larger organizations with more than 100 employees, we also use our Culture Audit™ tool, asking organizations to share with us their practices, policies, and programs to create a great workplace For All™ and evaluate the approach they take.

  • Medium 100-999 Employees
  • Large 1000+ Employees

Why do you say in one place your national list scoring is based on 85%/15% and in another place that it is 75%/25%?

We are explaining two different things:
1.  The criteria we evaluate

  •  85% concerned with Trust and Maximizing Human Potential and
  • 15% concerned with everything else

2.  Where the data comes from

  • 100% Trust Index for organizations with less than 100 employees
  • 75% based on the Trust Index survey analytics and 25% based on responses to the Culture Audit for organizations with more than 100 employees.
For All™ Methodology

Great Place To Work, the global authority on workplace culture, determined the Philippines Best Workplaces™ 2023 List by conducting annual workforce studies through our Trust Index Survey™ and Culture Management platform Emprising®, representing the voices of over 450,000 employees across the Philippines.

Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a great place to work For All™, meaning that the company empowers all individuals to reach their full human potential. Eighty-five percent of the evaluation is based on what employees report about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. We analyze these experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce makeup, and what’s typical in their industry and region. The remainder of the evaluation is an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of the company’s values, people’s ability to contribute new ideas, and the effectiveness of their leaders to ensure they’re consistently experienced.

To ensure surveys truly represent all employees, we require enough people in each organization to respond that results are accurate to a 95% confidence level and 5% margin of error or better. We review any anomalies in survey responses, news, and financial performance to ensure there aren’t any extraordinary reasons to believe we couldn’t trust a company’s survey results.

Categories:
These organizations’ assessment is based 100% on employee responses to the Trust Index survey.

  • Small 10-99 Employees

For larger organizations with more than 100 employees, we also use our Culture Audit™ tool, asking organizations to share with us their practices, policies, and programs to create a great workplace For All™ and evaluate the approach they take.

  • Medium 100-999 Employees
  • Large 1000+ Employees