THE People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) recently recognized the Bank of Florida (BOF) as one of the three most outstanding “Employer of the Year” in Luzon, during the PMAP 42nd Awards held on May 24, 2018, at the Venus Parkview Hotel in Baguio City.
Represented by its president, Teresa David-Carlos, Senior Executive Vice President Susan David-Nunga, Senior Vice President Cecile G. Escalante, and Human Resources Head Lee Ann S. Delfin, BOF was given the “exemplar award” along with two other finalists namely the Baguio Country Club and PTT Philippines Trading Corporation.
In an interview with SunStar Pampanga, David-Carlos highlighted that the said recognition is another milestone for BOF, which is now on its 54th year.
She said that it is also a testament to the company’s steadfast mission to become Central Luzon’s regional banking champion, by not only providing the best products and services to its clients but also integrating the standard of excellence in people management.
The president shared that BOF has always been a people-focused company that is committed and passionate in engaging its employees at all levels.
She noted that in behalf of the whole management, she is honored to be bestowed the “Employer of the Year” award.
“It is an aspiration to be an employer of choice and because of this PMAP recognition, it now became evident that an external party sees the way we take care of our employees’ welfare. With this, we aim to continuously look for means of uplifting the standards of our people in terms of their professional and personal development,” she relayed.
“Being a performance-driven organization, we value so much our employees’ efforts and dedication at work. By doing this, we carefully take into consideration their holistic career growth through our own program called Policy on Rewards, Recognition and Incentives or PPRI,” she added.
She said that aside from the said program which regularly acknowledges the company’s top performers, BOF also allocates an annual budget for professional training and team building of its over 160 employees in the bank’s 18 branches located across the region.
David-Carlos said that she believes that by investing in their people, they can develop a credible and competent workforce that is a key factor for business success.
“When you value your people and cultivate a healthy and fulfilling work environment, they reach their full potential and become more inspired to serve. With their increased productivity, we can better cater to our valued customers with varying needs,” she noted.
She then reaffirmed BOF’s commitment to becoming the bank of choice of micro, small, medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Central Luzon—delivering excellent and relevant products and services, and contributing to financial inclusion towards economic progress and development.
“Again, we want to reiterate our mission of ensuring utmost client satisfaction at all times, and more importantly, delivering consistent and satisfactory returns to our shareholders, as we also continue to build lasting partnership with our key stakeholders advocating social responsibility,” she concluded. (Erika Mariel Gines)