In its continuing drive to Make Da Diff, UnionBank gathered various IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) member companies in a bid to share its best practices in the arena of employee engagement. Already, two discussions have been held in the Seda Hotel in Bonifacio Global City with themes of Elevating Lives through Benefits and Retention and Employee Engagement.
The Bank is consistently recognized by international award giving bodies for its various employee satisfaction, engagement, and retention initiatives. In 2015, it was awarded the Best Employee Engagement Award in the Retail Banking Awards by Asia Banking and Finance. The Asian Banker similarly bestowed upon the Bank the Best Employee Engagement Award in its Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards. In the 2016 World HRD Congress, it has been awarded the Award for Excellence in Training and Award for Innovation in Career Development.
The discussions were led by Leadership Pipeline Head Laarni V. Ona, Corporate Product Management Head Arvie de Vera, Trust and Investment Services Business Development Manager Ralph Alo, Mortgage Finance Business Head Nino Fajardo, SME Banking Solutions Head Jessymel Cruz, and Cash Solutions Manager Allan Hizon. They discussed how the Bank uses its products to elevate the lives and fulfil the dreams of not only its clients but also its employees.
These interactions with the various companies gave way for existing clients such as Sutherland and Sitel to express their satisfaction with the UnionBank brand of service. It also paved the way for other IT companies to get to know the Bank’s offerings and prompted discussion on how UnionBank can offer customized products and services fit to address the needs of both the company as an institution and its employees as its lifeblood.