DDB Group Philippines is the “Best Place to Work: Individual Shop of the Year 2021” Gold winner at the recently concluded Campaign Agency of the Year (AOY) Global Awards.
Group Chief Culture Officer Anna Chua-Norbert said that the agency group is truly honored to be recognized by Campaign as ‘Best Place to Work’.
“Winning this award means a lot to us since it will inspire us more to put our People First through our holistic health programs, and to provide a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where our people feel the freedom to bring their best selves to work,” she said.
The agency group’s philosophy is based on a “people first” approach, with The Culture Hub leading the human resources, talent management and corporate communications teams in taking care of employees’ total wellness through these five pillars: Personal, Career, Physical/Mental, Spiritual, and Community.
Business unit heads and The Culture Hub work hand in hand to ensure that employees are equipped with the knowledge and skills to perform their work to the best of their ability, as well as to foster a fun, diverse, inclusive, and equal-opportunity workplace.
Flexible working conditions are embedded within the agency’s culture, helping to attract and retain top talent, with regular employee surveys carried out to determine the need for flexible work arrangements on a case-to-case basis.
The agency group also enhances employee engagement by providing its staff with fun socials as well as volunteer opportunities through its corporate social responsibility arm, DDB Cares.
With all these, DDB Group has been getting high engagement scores in its annual employment engagement surveys, with the company’s areas of strength including trust, love and pride. Employees most especially appreciate the agency’s initiatives, especially those carried out during Covid-19.