Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank) is named by LinkedIn this year as the best bank for job seekers aiming to enter the banking and finance industry.
The Bank secured the fourth spot among all Philippine employers in LinkedIn’s recently released 2022 Top Companies List for the Philippines where the online professional network ranked 15 local companies. It also bested all other domestic banks as the best banking employer in the country. LinkedIn said these companies offer stability amid a constantly changing work environment and they not only attract employees but strive to retain them.
The past two years have been tough for companies, especially in terms of human resource operations. The pandemic has compelled employers to drastically overhaul their systems and procedures, as well as initiate measures to maintain staff productivity and morale.
Against this backdrop, Metrobank made it a priority to ensure that all it’s over 14,000-strong employees are being cared for and equipped with tools to help in their productivity.
“During the pandemic, Metrobank developed employee wellness programs, from work-from-home policies to employee training. The company offers programs to support its employees’ emotional and mental well-being,” said LinkedIn.
LinkedIn’s ranking is based on seven pillars: the ability to advance, skills growth, company stability, external opportunity, company affinity, gender diversity, and a wider scope in educational background. It also included key trends from the top companies such as the provision of flexible work setup, upskilling opportunities, provision of services that address mental health, and workforce equality.
“As we continue to navigate the challenging realities of today’s world, employee engagement and support are now more important than ever. Our Top Companies list celebrates companies invested in the growth and well-being of the most important resource in the workplace–people. With dedicated programs and initiatives to support career progression and the growing need for work-life balance, these companies are leading the charge for long-term success in the workforce,” said Satoshi Ebitani, LinkedIn News Senior Managing Editor.
For his part, Metrobank HR Head Gerboy Ortega said, “Metrobankers strongly exemplified the Bank’s promise of putting our clients in good hands during the lockdowns. They went the extra mile to deliver and provide our customers’ needs. In the same way, Metrobank puts tremendous importance on the welfare of its employees. That is why during the pandemic, we anticipated their needs to keep them motivated and healthy, both physically and mentally.”
For more information on Metrobank, please visit https://www.metrobank.com.ph/. If you want to start your career with the country’s strongest bank, visit: https://careers.metrobank.com.ph/ or https://www.linkedin.com/company/metropolitan-bank-&-trust-company/jobs/