Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) received a Gold Stevie® for Employer of the Year in the field of banking at the 2017 Stevie® Awards for Great Employers held last September 22 at Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.
During a gala event last Friday, UnionBank Executive Vice President and Center Head for Strategic Partnerships Genaro V. Lapez received the prestigious award on behalf of Human Resources and the Bank, which acknowledges UnionBank’s continuing efforts to develop numerous innovative programs that help its employees expand and forge their careers in the Bank and become the best versions of themselves.
The award recognizes the world’s best employers and human resources professionals, teams, achievements and HR-related products and suppliers who help create and drive great places to work for. More than 500 nominations from organizations around the world were evaluated in this year’s competition.
Stevie Award placements in the 35 Employer of the Year categories were determined by a unique blending of the ratings from professionals and the votes of the general public.
The Stevie Awards, one of the world’s most coveted prizes that was taken from the name Stephen (Greek word for “crowned”), organizes several leading global business awards shows including the prestigious International Business Awards and American Business Awards.
Last year, UnionBank was also recognized as the Best Company to Work For at the Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability Awards (ACES) held at Shangri-La, Singapore.
UnionBank was adjudged the best company to work for because of its great culture and strong leadership team, according to ACES.
Team members are encouraged to do their best and are supported in their efforts to succeed.
Apart from this, they also feel a strong sense of belongingness in the organization.
To make sure that UnionBank employees are empowered and up-to-date, the human resource department gives them access to trainings, workplace benefits, perks and a healthy organizational culture.