Jobstreet.com Presents Top Companies for 2017

JobStreet.com, the leading online job board covering employment markets in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam, just released the results of its Top Companies 2017 survey with new entrants in the top 10 thus changing the face of their annual list. Jobstreet.com currently serves over 230,000 corporate hirers and more than 15 million jobseekers in their database IMG_20170907_021416

Now on its fourth edition, the Top Companies Report has expanded to give out special awards to category and regional winners aside from the 10 Top Companies that are being recognized for their strong performance in their respective categories and areas.

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For this year’s survey, a total of 3,658 respondents participated. Surveys were sent out last May, with respondents coming from different position levels representing various specializations.

For the first time, firms in Utilities have broken into the list led by electric distribution company Meralco. Respondents/jobseekers chose Meralco as their overall top preferred company and telecommunications company PLDT Inc. placed at number nine.

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Food and beverage conglomerate San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has taken the second place and tech giant Google Philippines jumped to third place from last year’s eighth. As for the rest of the previously unmovable top three, wellness multinational Nestlé Philippines takes the fourth place while the foremost business process outsourcing in the country, Accenture, is in fifth.

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It is interesting to note that the only Henry Sy-led company on this year’s list and the only financial institution in the top ten is BDO Unibank, placing sixth. Consumer goods giant Procter and Gamble is this year’s seventh placer and ABS-CBN Corporation, one of the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment company, is eighth this year.

Rounding up the top companies the Filipino workforce prefer to work for is consumer goods multinational Unilever, which was last seen in the 2015 list, placing 10th this year.

As part of the expansion for the annual list, regional awards were given to Bank of the Philippine Islands for Central Luzon, Shell companies in the Philippines for CALABARZON, and Aboitiz for Central Visayas.

For the corporate category, awardees include Shell companies in the Philippines, Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines and SM Investments Corporation. In the BPO category, winners are JPMorgan Chase Bank, IBM Business Services, and Convergys Philippines.

Jobseekers were asked which companies they aspire to be a part of and why they want to work in these firms.

Last year’s results showed that a competitive basic salary was the primary reason in choosing a firm to work. For this year, job security was the foremost reason for consideration.

These indicate that professional Filipinos are wiser this year and that having job security tenure and long-term gains are more important to them. Other factors include career growth offerings and promotion, and career-enhancing training and development opportunities. Also a strong leadership team that can mentor them in their professional trajectory are now more preferred.

To learn more about the results, visit JobStreet.com.

Caitline Rosseci

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