Igniting Hope As A Great Place To Work® Community

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In this photo (Left to Right) : Denise Baje – Customer Success Manager, GPTW PH, Ada Mae David – Portfolio Manager, Sun Life Asia Service Centre – Philippines, Karissa Huyong – Sales Manager, GPTW PH, Dennis Bocoy – Head of Finance and Operations, Sun Life Asia Service Centre – Philippines, Gaurav Mishra – COO ASC and Site Head ASCP, Sun Life Asia Service Centre – Philippines, May Sunega – Head of HR and Communications, Sun Life Asia Service Centre – Philippines and Doc Anton Lim – Co-Founder/President, Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation

Great Place to Work® Philippines (GPTW) is delighted to collaborate with our community of GPTW-Certified™ companies, in reaching out to disadvantaged communities and provide support to our fellow countrymen who were greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Focusing on our charity of choice, the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation, the GPTW community raised resources to support its Covid-19 response program, called ‘Educational Hub’ or ‘E-hub.’ These e-hubs provide students and teachers in the mangrove villages of Layag-Layag, Zamboanga with laptops, stable internet, printers and supplies that will cater to their education needs despite the limitations the pandemic has brought.

In true ‘Bayanihan Spirit,’ the GPTW community donated three (3) educational hubs to this cause. These three e-hubs are intended to benefit more than 200 Filipino students from these far-flung areas by providing them with access to online education, and more than 30 teachers will now have much-needed equipment to empower and help them cope with today’s new way of teaching.

Great Place to Work® is committed to fulfilling our brand promise, which is to “to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.”  We chose to support this meaningful initiative to pave the way for quality education to be made available For All™, especially Filipino children as the country shifts to remote learning.

Apart from the e-hubs, the GPTW community also donated three (3) Yellow Boats, which grants three (3) families from Layag-Layag with a means of livelihood and transportation that can bring their children and neighbors to the nearby Yellow Boat Community Centers.

Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation, a non-profit and 100% volunteer-driven organization so named because of the inspiration lent by yellow school buses, provides Yellow School Boats and other modes of transportation to struggling children so they can get to school safe and dry. It started as a passion project after Jay Jaboneta, who went viral for his video of children swimming across mangroves to reach their school, touched many hearts all over the country, and received an outpouring of support to help them built a boat that will take these children to school.

With the suspension of physical classes since March 2020, Yellow Boat likewise shifted its response by building e-hubs instead.

The challenges brought about by the pandemic gave Yellow Boat of Hope and Great Place to Work® Philippines the opportunity to band together and make valuable and impactful contributions that can better the lives of Filipinos, especially children, recognizing that education is the foundation upon which the future is built.

In the future, these established e-hubs will be converted into learning hubs to further sustain the growing educational needs within the community they are located. It is also a means for the community to stay connected, be up-to-date on current affairs, and have a contact tool for emergencies.

Among the Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies who joined us for this community outreach include SutherlandDHL Express Philippines, Synchrony Global ServicesIngram MicroPSG Global, and White and CaseCanva Philippines likewise donated one full e-hub while Sun Life Asia Service Centre-Philippines donated 12 additional printers.

These donations were handed over to Yellow Boat of Hope’s President & Co-Founder, Doc Anton Lim, on March 10, 2021 at Sun Life Centre, 5th Ave, BGC, Taguig. To represent the GPTW community were top executives from Sun Life Asia Service Centre-Philippines, as well as Karissa Huyong, Sales Manager for GPTW and Denise Baje, Customer Success Manager for GPTW.

Karissa Huyong beams with pride as she talks about this community outreach in the recent Philippines Best Workplaces 2021 virtual event, held on March 3, 2021. Karissa shares,

“We, at Great Place to Work® Philippines, are not only here to recognize organizations with a High-Trust workplace culture, but we’re also here to help our local community rise up to challenges. For this year, we have collaborated with our certified companies to support Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation. Their advocacy is to improve children’s access to education and make it easier for them to go and stay in school, especially during this time. There is no better way for Great Place to Work® to fulfill its mission in helping build a community that is better for business, better for people, and better for world.”

Great Place to Work® are the data scientists behind the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list and whose Best Workplaces™ Lists are considered as the Gold Standard of Recognition for over three decades worldwide. We are proud to build a network of certified companies which not only endeavor to do good by their employees by providing high-trust workplace culture, but also by extending a helping hand to communities in need, recognizing that by taking care of our people and taking care of society, we are changing the world for the better.

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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