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DDB Group Philippines becomes the first advertising agency in PH to be named one of HR Asia's 'Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2022'

Published Nov 30, 2022 3:00 pm

DDB Group Philippines, a leading integrated marketing communications group in the country, has become the first advertising agency in the Philippines to be recognized as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2022” by HR Asia, the region's most authoritative publication for senior HR professionals. The Award recognizes companies across the region with the best HR practices and which demonstrate high levels of employee engagement and excellent workplace cultures.

"It brings us great pride and honor to be recognized by HR Asia as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Asia. This is testament to how the group's leadership tirelessly puts into practice our People First values and ensures a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. A place where people feel valued, safe, and respected for who they are, and where everyone contributes to collective growth," said DDB Group Philippines Chief Culture Officer Anna Chua-Norbert.

DDB Group Philippines' gender-equal executive management team

Being recognized as HR Asia's Best Companies to Work for entails undergoing a holistic and informative assessment of the company’s HR practices and employees, with HR Asia administering its proprietary TEAM assessment on the nominated company’s employees. This also allows for benchmarking of results across industries and across markets.

Being a "People First" group of companies led by its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gil G. Chua, DDB Group Philippines advocates holistic health, which entails taking care of its employees’ needs through these pillars—Personal, Career, Physical, Mental, Spiritual, and Community. Notably, it takes care of its employees' mental wellness through 24/7 access to health care professionals and by providing company-wide mental health breaks.

DDB executives during one of their corporate planning trips

Its diverse inclusion strategy ensures employees are treated fairly and that there is a merit-based performance evaluation system in place to reward people regardless of their gender, religion, ethnicity, age, and physical condition.

DDB Group also allows flexible work arrangements—giving employees leeway to work in ways that enable them to perform at their best while being safe from threats like COVID-19, and at the same time being able to manage their life situations. In fact, work flexibility is one area where DDB Group scored the highest in the HR Asia survey.

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Editor’s Note: This article was provided by DDB Group Philippines.