Manila Water is No. 3 on LinkedIn’s 2021 Top 15 Workplaces for Career Growth

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Manila Water Company, Inc. ranked third on LinkedIn's inaugural annual list of 2021 top 15 companies for professionals to grow their careers in the Philippines.

The LinkedIn Top Companies list is created exclusively using data from the online professional network’s 740 million members across the globe. The methodology is built on seven key pillars, each revealing an important element of career progression: ability to advance, skills growth, company stability, external opportunity, company affinity, gender diversity, and educational background.

“We found the best companies that have put their employees first by implementing various policies around well-being and mental health, and helped them get back on their feet through training and development programs,” said Chris Anderson, Senior News Editor for Asia Pacific at LinkedIn.

Key trends from the country’s top companies list include prioritizing skills, resilience in essential services, and supporting the workforce through challenging times. Overall, these companies are ahead of the game in supporting their talent pool, with programs for flexible work arrangements and employee well-being, among others.

For Manila Water’s part, Janine T. Carreon, Group Director for Corporate Human Resources said: “We realized that the pandemic is an unprecedented reality that we all need to face over an extended period of time. To help our employees overcome the impact brought about by COVID-19, we rolled out programs that aimed to listen and respond; redirect focus and energy; build confidence and assurance; instill gratitude; celebrate big and small wins; retool and re-skill; provide financial support where needed; and prepare for the new normal.”

“Consistent with our corporate value of ‘malasakit,’ these programs are the best expressions of our care for our employees who drive our business forward. Without our people’s commitment, we cannot deliver our service to our customers and create value for our stakeholders. In the darkest moment of uncertainty, we wanted to provide hope for our employees and in by so doing, help the country in our own small way,” Carreon added.

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