China Banking Corporation (Chinabank) was named as the 2023 Employer of the Year in the Philippines by the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP).
The prestigious Employer of the Year (EOY) award represents a standard for excellence in people management. Chinabank, the only bank to win this coveted award in the last 30 years, was recognized during the 60th PMAP Annual Conference Awards Night on October 26, 2023 at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu.
“Our legacy is not just about banking, it's about people. This achievement reflects our commitment to the wellbeing and happiness of Chinabankers and to creating an empowered and inclusive workplace,” President & CEO Romy Uyan said.
PMAP received a total of 77 nominations from all over the country for the three Award categories—Employer of the Year, People Manager of the Year, and People Program of the Year. There were 33 nominations for the EOY category, which were evaluated based on the following criteria: strategic business management and HR partnership, performance focus, HR competence and credibility, leadership focus and approaches, people engagement, and risk management and sustainability.
The rigorous evaluation process narrowed down the list to seven Regional Exemplars, including four Exemplar Employers that vied for the EOY award—Chinabank, Manila Water Company, Inc., Murata Philippines, and Rizal Commercial Banking Corp.
PMAP is the premier group of companies and professional management executives engaged or interested in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations work in the Philippines. Now on its 47th year, the PMAP Awards program continues the tradition of recognizing the best practices in the people management profession for others to emulate.