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A talent magnet that empowers job-seekers
IT IS certainly no mean feat for an organisation to be named Best Workplace of the Year at the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES). Just to contend for the category means a corporation is already driving a relevant Corporate Social Responsibility campaign.
Globe Telecom is a major provider of telecommunications services in the Philippines. It operates one of the largest mobile, fixed line and broadband networks in the country. Established in 1935, it is listed on the Philippines Stock Exchange and has a market capitalisation of US$3.8 billion as at the end of June 2018.
This digital lifestyle company has a staff force of 7,206 and is a highly sought-after company by jobseekers, registering an attrition rate of 10.2 per cent, which is below the 12 per cent industry rate.
Globe also offers the industry's most competitive compensation, with incentive rewards ranging from three to 12 months' salary when staff achieve their targets.
Globe believes its purpose is to improve the lives of its people by helping them find purpose, meaning and value in what they do.
This initiative starts early on in the recruitment stage, where candidates are selected not only by skills and experience, but values, goals, and behavioural and leadership competencies that are aligned with the company's principles.
Globe believes it is the company's duty to invest in the growth of its people through continuous training and upgrading. Globe University enrols employees in partner schools, and offers institutionalised training and development for technology and innovation, sales and marketing, leadership and professional development.
The Everyday Leadership programme is designed for managers, directors, and vice-presidents, to teach them the key actions, behaviours, aptitude and attitude of an effective leader - skills that help drive team performance and motivation.
As an advocate for community and social responsibility, Globe nurtures its people's innate desire to help the community by providing every employee with two days of Volunteer Time-Off annually to pursue their advocacy.
It also institutes activity-based and skills-based volunteering to support a partner group or community, organising volunteers and providing pro bono services, capacity building, or skills transfer.
The company also encourages "volun-teaming", where employees are free to choose the advocacy in which they want to participate.
In 2017, volunteerism reached an all-time high of 52.8 per cent of the total employee base, with 3,803 employees volunteering for various social development causes; and over 3,000 employees contributing over 60,000 man-hours.