Monday, September 11, 2017

MERALCO held as JOBSTREET's Top 1 Company of 2017

"The company takes good care of its employees. It knows how to motivate its workforce and provide its needs. It never runs out of ideas on how to make its environment conductive to work." ~Employees, the no. 1 job site in the Philippines, has just released the results of its Top Companies 2017 survey. This year, there are new entrants in the top 10, changing the face of the annual list.

A total of 3,658 respondents participated in this year's series of surveys that were sent out in May 2017. The respondents came from different position levels (predominantly junior executives and fresh graduates) and represented various specializations.

Utility firms, for the first time, have broken into the list, with electric distribution company Meralco as the overall top preferred company of jobseekers and telecommunications company PLDT Inc. at number nine. Hirer Marketing Manager Eileen

Food and beverage conglomerate San Miguel Corporation (SMC) takes second place the rest of the previously unmovable top 3, wellness multinational Nestlé Philippines takes the fourth place while the foremost business process outsourcing in the country, Accenture, is in fifth

The only Henry Sy-led company on the list this year and the lone financial institution in the top ten, BDO Unibank, is sixth this 2017. Consumer goods giant Procter and Gamble rises entertainment company, is eighth this year. PH Marketing Manager Cielo Javier explains the results of the Top Companies in the Seek Asia perspective.

Rounding up the top companies most of the Filipino workforce prefer to work is consumer goods multinational Unilever, which was last seen in the 2015 list now takes the tenth place this year.

Recognition expands to other strong employer brands The Top Companies Report, now on its fourth edition, is expanding to give out special awards to category and regional winners. These companies, are being recognized for their strong performance in their respective categories and areas

Job security matters more this time competitive basic salary is the primary reason when choosing a firm to work for whereas the candidates asked this year indicated that job security is the foremost reason for their consideration

Regional awardees this year include:

  • Bank of the Philippine Islands for Central Luzon
  • Shell companies in the Philippines for CALABARZON
  • Aboitiz for Central Visayas

For the corporate category, awardees include:

  • Shell companies in the Philippines
  • Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines
  • SM Investments Corporation

In the BPO category, winners are:

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank
  • IBM Business Services
  • Convergys Philippines
These choices indicate that professional Filipinos are more interested in the long-term gains, as factors that directly affect their professional lives such as career growth offerings and promotion, and career-enhancing training and development opportunities. A strong leadership team that can mentor them in their professional trajectory are now more preferred, making it in the top 5 attributes of an inspirational company.

About is a leading online job board presently covering the employment markets in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam. currently services over 230,000 corporate hirers and over 15 million jobseekers in its database.

About SEEK
Asia is part of SEEK Asia, which is the leading online employment marketplace in Asia. SEEK Asia covers 7 countries namely Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

SEEK Asia is the extension of the Australian Securities Exchange-listed company called SEEK. The company's purpose is to help improve people's lives through a better career. SEEK Asia's database consists of over 500,000 corporate hirers and over 24 million candidates

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