Eastvantage was named Silver winner for two categories, the Excellence in HR Innovation Excellence category and in the Excellence for Crisis Management and Recovery category in the HR Excellence Awards (HREA) 2022 Philippines held at the Hilton Manila Hotel last Friday, September 23, 2022.
The HR Excellence Awards has been serving as a platform to showcase successful HR programs and initiatives as well as to acknowledge individuals and teams who have proven their caliber in demonstrating excellence in the HR field. It was first held in Singapore, then expanded to Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, and now the Philippines. The HREA program is unique such that it is judged 100% by end users: CHROs and HR heads. Winners in the first HREA in the Philippines were determined based on scoring from a panel of judges composed of eminent senior HR practitioners from the corporate sector across multiple industries.
“Eastvantage has always considered our people to be the power behind our successes. We are happy to be recognized by peers in the HR realm for our efforts to improve the organization’s performance through the performance of our people,” said Beth Ballesteros, VP Shared Services of Eastvantage. This year’s HREA awards dove deeper into the quality of work put forth to the esteemed jury and narrowed down Asia’s most commendable teams.
“Our focus on empowerment through a culture of ownership, communication, and collaboration (#OCC) aligned team members with the company’s growth goals, inspiring them to perform better. This, we believe, helped us overcome the challenges of the pandemic and become a stronger organization,” shared Kamal Asarpota, CEO of Eastvantage. Asarpota was one of the finalists as Most People-Focused CEO and his efforts in instilling an empowered culture has earned the recognition of the HREA judges as one of the finalists in the Excellence in Employee Engagement category. “It is a true honor for Eastvantage to be recognized alongside the biggest companies in the Philippines,” he added.