This year, LinkedIn voted Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank) the top bank for job seekers looking to enter the banking and finance professions.
In LinkedIn’s newly issued 2022 Top Firms List for the Philippines, where the online professional network listed 15 local companies, the Bank ranked fourth among all Philippine employers. It also outperformed all other domestic banks in terms of being the top banking employer in the country. According to LinkedIn, these organizations provide stability in a continuously changing work environment, and they not only recruit but also try to keep personnel.
The last two years have been difficult for businesses, particularly in terms of human resource operations. Employers have been forced to radically modify their processes and procedures in order to preserve workforce productivity and morale.
Against this backdrop, Metrobank makes it a mission to guarantee that all of its over 14,000 workers are cared for and have the tools they need to be productive.
“During the pandemic, Metrobank developed employee wellness programs, from work-from-home policies to employee training. The company offers programs to support its employees’ emotional and mental well-being,” said LinkedIn.
LinkedIn’s score is determined by seven factors: promotion possibilities, skill growth, business stability, external opportunities, company affinity, gender diversity, and a wider range of educational backgrounds. It also highlighted important trends from leading firms, such as the availability of flexible work arrangements, upskilling opportunities, the availability of mental health services, and work force equality.
“As we continue to navigate the challenging realities of today’s world, employee engagement and support are now more important than ever. Our Top Companies list celebrates companies invested in the growth and well-being of the most important resource in the workplace–people. With dedicated programs and initiatives to support career progression and the growing need for work-life balance, these companies are leading the charge for long-term success in the workforce,” said Satoshi Ebitani, LinkedIn News Senior Managing Editor.
For his part, Metrobank HR Head Gerboy Ortega said, “Metrobankers strongly exemplified the Bank’s promise of putting our clients in good hands during the lockdowns. They went the extra mile to deliver and provide our customers’ needs. In the same way, Metrobank puts tremendous importance on the welfare of its employees. That is why during the pandemic, we anticipated their needs to keep them motivated and healthy, both physically and mentally.”