As an upholder of labor standards across its operations and value chains, Globe Telecom, Inc promotes non-discrimination, equal opportunities and treatment, social integration, participation in union activities, and the freedom of employees to express workplace concerns, leading to a happier, more fulfilling work place, and employees who go the distance in all things.
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Globe Telecom, Inc.
Making A Global Difference
Investing in employee satisfaction, growth, and affirmation as a key to success.
Telecommunications giant Globe Telecom, Inc. proves that being a socially and environmentally responsible corporation not only does not have to cost the earth, but could well be the key to growth and employee satisfaction. The Manila-based company, which was established in 1935, is one of the largest companies in the Philippines, and has been consistently recognized both locally and internationally for its corporate governance practices. Globe adopts the best practices of ISO 26000 Social Responsibility, enabling the company to operate in a socially responsible way and translate principles into effective action
As a leading mobile company in the Philippines, Globe is committed to promoting environmental sustainability by reducing the impact of its business operations on the environment. This includes recovery and buyback initiatives to reduce waste and reuse resources. The company’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Maria Yolanda C. Crisanto, monitors and reports on the environmental, sustainability, and social impacts of its business operations. Globe appears to be well on its way to achieving its sustainability goals, with projections that it will upgrade its infrastructure and retrofit its industries to optimize resource use efficiency and adopt clean and environmentally-sound technologies by 2030, which will result in a 30 percent reduction of carbon emissions from 2017 levels.
The guiding principle of Globe is summarized as The Globe Purpose: “In everything we do, we treat people right to create a Globe of Good”. Aligned with its purpose is the way it communicates its sustainability approach, actions, and performance to different stakeholders. This presents the company with the opportunity to be transparent and to share the details of the company’s performance on these sustainability focus areas, namely, Digital Nation, Care for the Environment, Care for our People, and Positive Societal Impact.
Recognized as one of Asia’s top workplaces, Globe demonstrates a strong commitment towards employee empowerment and enrichment, investment in its people, recognition and retention of talent, increasing the job satisfaction of its employees, practicing fair communication, and promoting work-life balance. Globe’s low employee attrition rate compared with the general industry average is a testimony of the success of its efforts in recognizing and retaining talent, and creating opportunities for learning, leadership and career development, through initiatives such as Globe University, corporate social responsibility and volunteering programs, and other employee programs that create a sense of identity, belonging, and validation. Globe University embodies the company’s commitment to invest in the personal and professional development of its employees, providing training and development opportunities in priority subjects that include data analytics, design thinking, Lean Six Sigma, 5G Technology, Cloud Technology, and Solutions Selling.
The Human Resource Staffing Team strives to ensure that the company is provided with the resources needed to maintain a strong and high-quality workforce, that the employees receive due recognition for exemplary service in the form of Kudos points that can be redeemed for rewards, as well as other awards that commend and honor top employees and long-serving staff members. Employee feedback is cultivated through programs such as “Customer First Circle”, which empowers and rewards employees for coming up with innovative solutions to customers’ problems and improving customer experience. Flexible medical and health benefits for employees and their dependents let the employees know that their employer cares about their health and well-being, create a culture of health, and boost loyalty and productivity.