Leading global company HP has created a consistent, amazing employee experience to elevate its status as an employer of choice in the Philippines.
Flexibility and an inclusive culture are key to employee experiences. This is an attraction to top local talents “who can work wherever they want,” underscored Great Place to Work® (GPTW), a certification body that conducts the world’s largest study of workplace excellence. It holds the gold standard benchmarks, surveying over 100 million employees around the globe.
Early in 2022, HP Philippines took the 5th spot in the year’s top 25 best workplaces in the country under the medium business category. The previous year, the company was recognized as a top employer with over 91% of surveyed HP employees saying so themselves that they are in a great workplace. This 2022, the company got an even higher rating of 94%.
“Our efforts have paid off, with HP Philippines continuously being recognized by the Great Place to Work® as one of the country’s top employers,” beamed Christian Reyes, Philippines managing director of HP Inc. in the Philippines.
Reyes added, “At HP, every one of our people makes up a whole, and we take pride in the work that they do every day. When employees have a sense of belongingness and feel supported and empowered, they are more likely driven to showcase creativity, collaborate, and make extraordinary contributions.”
Some of the Best People Practices and Initiatives in driving innovation in culture and technology at HP include:
One. Boosting female leadership through its WOMEN’S IMPACT NETWORK (WIN PH), a Business Impact Network for women and male allies.
It is an employee-led resource that provides insights and suggestions on how HP can operate with a DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) lens. The network aims to cultivate an inclusive environment where everyone is celebrated, motivated, and respected.
“Diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to HP’s culture and are business imperatives. They lead to thoughtful ideas that have the power to change the world,” said Rena Marin, country HR head of HP Inc. in the Philippines.
HP is the first Fortune 100 tech company to commit to achieving 50/50 gender equality in leadership by 2030. In 2021, women represented 32.5% of director-level and above positions globally. Women also represented 22.7% of technical and engineering roles at HP, on track to go beyond 30% by 2030.
Two. Employee-centric initiatives or programs that promote connectedness, future-readiness, and driving a purposeful business through sustainable impact programs that accelerate climate action, human rights, and digital equity.
An example of how HP promotes connectedness within the company is through the NEXT GENERATION BUSINESS IMPACT NETWORK PHILIPPINES (NGen PH), a program that seeks to create a culture of inclusion and inspire success for all generations at HP where everyone is interacting and sharing their unique perspectives to learn from one another.
For future-readiness, HP has TRAILBLAZER AND JUMPSTART – talent development programs to accelerate leadership capabilities and ensure continuous career growth. Meanwhile, the HP SPARK is a graduate program available in the Philippines and five other countries where aspiring talents can develop innovation skills, be leading corporate citizens, work with the wider business in other countries, and create industry-leading approaches, enabling them to pursue success in and outside of HP.
Three. HP gave strategic importance on employee wellness as it helps build a healthy mindset, resilience, and even keep productivity high. From access to healthcare services to sharing regular tips to increase immunity and ways to stay fit even while working from home, HP led efforts in supporting employees and addressing their health concerns amid the pandemic. The HP SPIRIT AND WELL BEYOND programs are designed to bring physical and mental health balance.
In the latest GPTW Employee Well-being Insights Report, HP Philippines was among the workplaces that showcased their best in employee care. Its Flexible Work program was specifically featured which addresses both “where you work” and “when you work” needs of employees.
“A number of benefits are provided to employees and the community at large so that work-life balance is achieved. This in turn generates a sense of fulfillment and motivation to continue doing good,” Marin explained. “We are committed to fostering an environment where inclusivity and equity are second nature, and where employees embrace collaboration and find strength in diversity.”
HP is constantly looking for visionaries and fresh talents; visit HP.com for more information.