Top Workplace Articles of 2021

With introduction by Claire Hastwell This past year has proved itself to be a continuation of 2020’s uncertainty. Around the globe, lockdown cycles, variants and anti-vax movements have paved the way for a “new normal” that feels anything but normal. But despite all this, 2021 also brought us stories of hope, from companies that truly […]

Annalou Marie de Villa, Synchrony Philippines: In Sickness and in Health

Fear gripped Annalou Marie de Villa as she lay in a hospital bed at the Peter Paul Medical Center in Candelaria, Quezon. Breathing through a tube hooked to a ventilator, she was fighting a long-drawn-out battle with COVID-19 that left her too exhausted to move and struggling to breathe. Going to sleep scared her, afraid […]

Company Culture – Meaning, Benefits and Strategies

We all know how it feels when there is a lack of trust in our organization. That feeling of someone always breathing on your neck, someone always lurking from behind, ready to pounce on you as soon as the opportunity strikes. But can you measure trust (or distrust) in your workplaces? Does it depend on […]

How to Promote Employee Well-being in the Workplace: Global Study

Researchers at Great Place to Work and Johns Hopkins University Partner on Study that Reveals Key Insights in Promoting Employee Well-being What is employee well-being? How can leaders create a company culture that nurtures employee well-being? Leaders are asking these questions because not knowing the answers means missing out on a key driver of effective […]

Global Employee Engagement Benchmark Study

The current state of employee engagement worldwide Great workplaces are in short supply across the globe. According to our new study at Great Place to Work®, employees worldwide persistently experience a lack of trust, purpose and connection at work. “These experiences are sadly familiar to many employees,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place […]

Canva’s For All™ Culture: What Fuels Its Accelerated Business Performance

Canva is a company that began in 2013 with a single-minded mission: to empower everyone to design. Fast forward to nearly a decade later, it is now valued at US$40 billion. It has also inspired users of the platform from over 190 countries to create 4 billion designs to date, which continues to grow at […]

Reflections on HR: The New HR Agenda in an Ever-Evolving Landscape (Part 2)

Stay in the know. Catch up on part one here. In the Philippines, we are admittedly still dealing with the realities of the new normal brought about by the pandemic, and it’s safe to say that 2021 has been a year of transitions. From remote offices, relying on virtual meetings, digitization, and automation of work […]

Getting Started on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) Strategy: A Guide for SMBs

Getting Started on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) Strategy: A Guide for SMBs

In the inaugural Philippines Best Workplaces™ Insights report in 2020, we showcased that Camaraderie, Diversity and Inclusion were amongst the top organizational priorities. Given our battle against a global pandemic, it is unsurprising that efforts to make workplaces physically safe were amongst the initiatives that employees appreciated the most. But despite the challenges of organizations […]

Reflections on HR: The New HR Agenda in an Ever-Evolving Landscape (Part 1)

As we enter Q4 of 2021, it’s a great time to reflect and think about how our organizations continue to adapt in times of uncertainty. What are the realities we’re going to face in 2022 and beyond? How are our organizations coping with constant change? Specifically, what have we learned as HR professionals, and how […]

How the World’s Best Employers Did MORE for their Employees in 2021

A funny thing happened to the World’s Best Workplaces this year. Amid months of lockdown isolation and health scares and return-to-office uncertainty, companies named to the Fortune World’s Best Workplaces™ 2021 list actually saw an increase in employee satisfaction. The average employee experience went up for every Trust Index™ survey statement year-on-year. In other words, […]