MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Microsoft Philippinesreceived two major international awards for its efforts in employee engagement, diversity & inclusion, and accessibility. HR Asia named Microsoft Philippines as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Asia” for the third consecutive year, while the United Nations Women Asia-Pacific WEPs (Women’s Empowerment Principles) recognized the company as a “Gender Inclusive Workplace Champion.”
Celebrating a work culture of diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility
HR Asia is a global authority and one of the top HR publications in the world. Its annual “Best Companies to Work for in Asia” awards is the largest of its kind in the region, including markets such as Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The HR Asia Awards utilize HR Asia’s proprietary Total Engagement Assessment Model (TEAM), which surveys 1.5 million employees across Asia. TEAM uses a five-point scoring scale from employee feedback based on the three areas of employee engagement:
- Collective Organization for Real Engagement (CORE) – culture and ethics, leadership and organization, and active initiative
- Self: Heart, Mind and Soul – emotional engagement (heart), intention & motivation (mind), and behavior & advocacy (soul)
- Group: Think, Feel and Do – collective consciousness (think), workplace sentiment (mind), and team dynamics (do)
After conducting an employee-wide engagement and advocacy survey, HR Asia recognized Microsoft Philippines’ exceptional performance in workplace excellence, human capital development, and outstanding employee engagement.
Microsoft Philippines has consistently executed its People Strategy, focusing on prioritizing the safety, wellbeing, and development of its employees. Throughout the pandemic, the organization has provided healthcare support in addition to a flexible work setup, proactive learning initiatives, employee engagement, rewards, and wellness programs founded on a diverse, inclusive, and accessible (DI&A) culture.
“At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our people are our greatest resource and as such, we are driven to create a workplace that cares deeply and genuinely for each other’s wellbeing, fosters a culture of inclusivity where people can be their authentic selves, provides a platform through which our people can grow and realize their passions, and welcomes their unique perspectives and empowers them to change the world for the greater good,” said Microsoft Philippine Chief Executive Officer Peter Maquera. “To receive this distinction during such a challenging time, makes it so much more meaningful — more so because this is our third consecutive award from HR Asia. We’re honored to be counted among the country’s best.”
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