AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance providers, received certification as an exemplary workplace in 2021 by the Great Place to Work (GPTW) Institute, a global people analytics and consulting firm based in the U.S. that works with companies to build a high-trust and high-performance culture that drive better business performance.
According to GPTW, 87% of AXA employees reported that they feel included and are made to feel welcome upon joining AXA, and that the company truly emphasizes a work culture that embraces people, unique ideas, perspectives, and experiences. The certification is based on third-party assessment and anonymous, voluntary surveys submitted by employees to independent analysts at the GPTW Institute.
“I am filled with pride that AXA has achieved this global recognition, as it cements our reputation as an employer of choice for Filipinos. At AXA, an inclusive workplace culture is of paramount importance to us and our employees always come first. We are committed to listening to different perspectives and making all feel welcome and valued,” said Rahul Hora, AXA Philippines President and CEO.
The company’s core values are a key factor in making AXA Philippines a great place to work, serving as its guiding principle in all undertakings. These values are comprised of Customer First, Integrity, Courage, and One AXA, or CICO. CICO is at the heart of everything the company does, and the management, the sales people, the staff, and the whole community that makes up the company live and breathe this well-defined culture. These are the building blocks of a cutting-edge program and culture relevant to the nature of the times.
AXA Philippines has always put its people first, and has taken concrete steps to show employees that they remain the top priority. For instance, as soon as the pandemic struck, AXA quickly activated its work from home arrangement and mobilized its IT team for 24/7 support to the transition effort, ensuring that employees can adapt to the new reality, further complemented by helpful programs to aid employees with their personal lives while working from home.
“In the ever-changing business landscape, one of the key drivers of success is people –and it is our people that make AXA a great place to work because each one of them adds his or her unique voice to our incredibly vibrant and inclusive company culture,” said Jaspreet Kakar, AXA Philippines Chief Human Resource Officer.
As part of its efforts to become the employer of choice and promote a safe and diverse professional setting, AXA Philippines, together with various organizations also organize events to highlight the importance of empowering women and fighting discrimination and bullying in the workplace. The company also regularly holds a Pride Month celebration for its LGBTQ+ community, as well as a Mental Health Awareness Week and events with fitness companies to help boost the well-being of its employees.
AXA Philippines also has employee engagement activities that promote fun and camaraderie such as recreational clubs and Unplug sessions, and just recently, an additional two days of paid time-off to be able to refresh mentally called the Well-being Day Leave was given to all eligible employees. Aside from that, AXA Philippines was one of the first companies in the country to implement a fully paid 112-day maternity leave for its employees.
More programs that promote a positive work culture and inclusivity are also in development, to further ensure that the company remains to be a great place to work in the future as well.
For more information about AXA Philippines, visit www.axa.com.ph.