The 15 best Philippine companies to work for in Asia

The 15 best Philippine companies to work for in Asia
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A human-resource survey of more than 5,200 workers at 150 companies across the Philippines has named more than a dozen domestic employers as among the Best Philippines Companies to Work for in Asia 2018

The 15 Philippine-based companies, which include the local operation of international brands Fonterra Brands Inc, Johnson & Johnson Philippines, Manulife, Philam Group, and Telstra International Inc., are interspersed throughout the poll conducted by HR Asia as leaders in maintaining healthy workplaces and encouraging greater employee engagement. HR Asia, an industry publication, announced its awards to the winners in its Philippines edition.

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Philam Group, one of the companies honoured with the award of ‘Best Philippine companies to work for in Asia (click for larger view) HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia

Workers at the winning companies said that they were satisfied that their companies were meeting or exceeding customer expectations, and that they were clear on how their work performance was contributing to the vision of the organisation.

At companies that scored lower in the survey, employees said that they did not feel supported in their own professional development, and many said that they did not have a clear understanding of their employers’ vision.

All the winning companies scored significantly higher in employees’ evaluations of transparency, support and leading by example. More than 88 per cent of employees said that safety was essential in creating a positive, productive workplace.

William Ng, group publisher and editor-in-chief for HR Asia, said that both employers and employees were evolving in the Philippines in response to market trends.

‘Disruptive innovation is not only changing markets and industries, it is redefining the workplace,’ Mr Ng said in a news release.

He continued, ‘The skillsets required are rapidly changing, while workplaces are being transformed to accommodate telecommunicating (sic) and flexi-working, among others. Companies need to adapt and do so quickly in view of these changes brought about by technology and global inter-connectivity.”

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Fifteen companies emerge winners of the 2018 Best Philippine companies to work for in Asia (click for larger view)

The HR Asia survey covered 12 markets across Asia, including China, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Thailand. It was drawn from respondents, taking into consideration the best practices and the inner workings of the respective companies.

Published by Business Media International, HR Asia is Asia’s largest publication for human-resource professionals with over 50,000 copies distributed every issue, and an online audience exceeding 200,000.


Feature photo HR Asia



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Stella-maris Ewudolu

Journalist at AEC News Today

Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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