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HR Round Up: Talent Retention and Systems Connect Forum and Matrix Organization Executive Session

Maiden Talent Retention Forum slates best practices

The Aboitiz Group HR hosted the first ever Talent Retention and Systems Connect Forum last April 5 to 7 at the Taguig Corporate Center in Bonifacio Global City. The forum gathered 46 Retention Process Owners across the Aboitiz Group. Chief Human Resources Officer Txabi Aboitiz welcomed all participants and shared why employee engagement and retention is key in driving the business agenda.  FVP for Human Resources Nancy Lim presented updates on HR Leaders’ Journey program.  VP for Talent Retention & Systems Anji Azuelo shared the new AGHR Retention and Systems organization, as well as the team’s focus for 2016.  Highlights of the first day also included sharing of Group Benefits Program, HR Analytics and best practice sharing of engagement programs from UBP and VECO.

Executive Session on Effective Matrix Organization 

Last, May 10, 2016, an Executive Session on “Understanding the Matrix Structure, Organization and Management” was conducted by Gallup Consulting for the Aboitiz Group Mancom and AEV Corporate Mancom. The half-day session was facilitated by Vibhas Ratanjee, Senior Practice Expert from Gallup Consulting.  He discussed the matrix organization concept, the challenges in applying a matrix approach, and shared examples of effective implementation to drive collaboration, engagement and performance.

A matrix structure does not only strengthen teamwork and collaboration in any organization, but also strengthens governance, introduces best practices more effectively and ensures we operate at the same level of excellence across the Group.

– Erramon I. Aboitiz, President and CEO, AEV