Employee engagement prove crucial for twenty-three Filipino companies as they claim the title for Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2021. 9,200 employees from 165 Filipino companies took part in the HR Asia employee engagement survey.

Survey participants were asked affirmative statements about their employers and the results only further reinforces that Filipino employees share a sense of comradery spirit as 85% of the respondents have shown that they are willing to assist colleagues who require assistance.

83% are also very happy that their organization is flexible on working arrangements especially during the pandemic as they are able to choose to work from home. 83% of the survey participants also likes that they have a clear and open communication with the organization regardless of seniority or role as problems can be voices out and addressed effectively and efficiently

With the economic uncertainty and heath safety in the Philippines, the employees have voiced their concerns and this has reflected in the survey results. 30% of the survey participants feels exhausted at work and 31% claimed they feel that there is not enough time for them to accomplish their tasks. These are the leading concerns they hope their employers can address as the economy is moving towards post-pandemic recovery.

“The pandemic has placed extraordinary demands on business leaders and beyond. For some companies, a near term survival plan may seem to be on the only agenda for recovery but by investing in employee engagement. It can have a positive impact in work productivity as they feel supported in their jobs which will in return contributes to the overall business operations and post recovery survival,” said William Ng, group publisher and editor-in-chief of Business Media International, the publisher of HR Asia.

The HR Asia’s Best Companies to Work for in Asia Awards recognises companies that have shown world-class employee engagement and workplace excellence, while displaying demonstrable empathy and care for their employees.

The award covers twelve markets across the region including mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam making this the largest survey in the region for employee engagement.


“We are thrilled to be recognized as one of HR Asia Philippines’ best companies to work for. We are grateful for the honor that recognizes the commitment that everyone at American Express has contributed to create the best experience for our colleagues. I am proud to be part of such an amazing team.”
– Albert Marcelo, Director, Colleague Market Partner, American Express International, Inc.

“This recognition inspires us to raise the bar further in our workplace practices for our employees and for our customers. The company will continue to build a program that keeps the employees connected, engaged, and cared for. We will continue to provide staff with the skills, training and flexibility they need to thrive at a global stage. At Cloudstaff, our staff care is central to everything that we do because we know that an investment in our people is an investment in their success, Cloudstaff success and the ongoing success of our customers and partners.”
– Andee De Guzman, Chief Human Resource Officer of Cloudstaff Philippines, Inc.

“We at GBP are truly honored to receive these distinguished awards as we give the utmost importance to our employees, whom we value as our company’s greatest asset. We dedicate these recognitions to the talented and brilliant men and women of GBP across all our sites. It is through their collective efforts and passion that we are in this position today. These awards affirm that we are on the right path, yet we remain driven in further developing our culture of empathy and care for the benefit of our people. In joining this type of awards, we are able to continually improve our people management programs by benchmarking them with best practices in the industry. As we serve the purpose of our business, which is providing power, we make it our utmost priority to keep policies, processes, and practices flexible. This is not only to meet the needs of our business, but the welfare and well-being of our people, anchored on our corporate value of “Care for Employees.”
– Jaime T. Azurin, CEO / Managing Director of Global Business Power

“More than ever, the digital economy will play an increasingly significant role in social transformation. For us at Lazada, our mission has always been to accelerate progress in Southeast Asia through commerce and technology. We empower Filipino consumers with a wide selection of products and provide them a safe and secure online experience. We are here to empower MSMEs and brands to create more resilient businesses and help them thrive. And our people, are at the heart of everything we do.”
– Ray Alimurung, Chief Executive Officer of Lazada E- Services Philippines Inc.

“We attribute this honor to our families and support groups, who have never wavered and have always been there to bolster our spirits and cheer us on. We deserve to be recognized and be celebrated for everything we are and can be during and after the pandemic. I’m sure we all had our fair share of grit and stories to tell and inspire one another with. We’re so proud of you! Once again, our heartfelt congratulations go out to all for reaching yet another milestone and for thriving together, which has led to us earning this award for the second year in a row.”
– Robert New, Area Head of HR / Maersk Indonesia and Philippines

“This award is a direct result of everyone’s contribution to our community to change lives.  It could be as simple as greeting someone with a smile or checking in on each other with a simple “how are you?”. It might seem small, but when you have a whole community pulling together in this way, then it becomes immensely powerful. We will use this award to start more conversations in our industry about always putting values and people first.”
– Ben Quirol, General Manager of People & Culture, Smartsourcing.


Company Industry
Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. Conglomerate
American Express International, Inc. Financial Services
B&M Global Services Manila, Inc. Shared Services – Legal
Bank Of the Philippine Island Banking
Cloudstaff Philippines, Inc. BPO / KPO
Collins Aerospace Aerospace Manufacturing
Everise Philippines IT-Business Process Management
Global Business Power Power Generation
Globe Telecom, Inc. Telecom
Health Carousel Philippines, Inc. Recruitment Agency
Lazada E- Services Philippines, Inc. E-Commerce
Maersk Philippines Transportation, Supply Chain and Logistics
Microsoft Philippines, Inc. Information and Technology
Mondelez Philippines, Inc. FMCG
Monocrete Construction Philippines Incoporated (MCPI) General Construction
PSG Global Solutions, Inc. RPO
Puregold Price Club, Inc. Retail
Smartsourcing Outsourcing
Splash Corporation FMCG / Manufacturing
Startek Philippines, Inc. BPO
Unilever Philippines FMCG
Vena Energy Philippines Energy


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