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Ayala Land ranked Top 3 among Philippines’ Best Employers by World’s Leading Data and Business Intelligence firm

/ 07:00 AM November 18, 2023

In a resounding testament to its commitment to employee welfare and development, Ayala Land Inc. (ALI), the largest full-line property developer in the Philippines, has been recognized as one of the top three best employers in the country. The accolade comes from a joint survey conducted by the Philippine Daily Inquirer and Statista, the world’s leading data and business intelligence platform headquartered in Germany, with operations spanning 13 locations worldwide.

Ayala Land Best Employer

Ayala Land awarded as among Best Employers of 2024. (L-R) Atty. Rudyard Arbolado, Phil. Daily Inquirer President and CEO; Sandy Prieto-Romualdez, Inquirer Group of Companies Group CEO; Chrissy Roa, Group Head of Marketing and Communications for Ayala Land Corporate Estates and Malls; Isabel Sagun, Chief Human Resources Officer of Ayala Land; Rigel Marie Caunca, APMC HR Manager; Voltaire Contreras, Phil. Daily Inquirer Executive Editor; and Lawrence Ho, Statista Pte Ltd. Team Lead Asia Pacific.

ALI achieved an impressive rating of 9.15 out of a perfect score of 10, marking a significant improvement from its previous ranking of 48th place last year. Additionally, parent company Ayala Corporation and two other Ayala Land subsidiaries, Ayala Property Management Corporation and Makati Development Corporation, also made it onto the list.

The acknowledgment, which coincides with Ayala Land’s 35th-anniversary celebration, underscores the company’s unwavering focus on its workforce as the driving force behind the company’s sustained growth, solidifying its status as an employer of choice for Filipinos.

Holistic Employee Development Initiatives

Ayala Land’s approach to employee engagement goes beyond professional growth, extending into holistic development that encompasses mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Employees actively participate in individualized development programs, leveraging a mix of self-paced learning, online modules, facilitator-led training, and blended learning approaches.

Ayala Land Best Employer

Ayala Land recently celebrated its 35th anniversary and among its activities was the ALIversary Sing & Swing, a concert event at the Ayala Triangle Gardens which was attended by over 4,000 employees from the Ayala Land group of companies.

The company fosters a healthy lifestyle among its workforce through various initiatives, including sports festivals, onsite gyms, and sports competitions such as football, golf, and bowling. Community events like Car-Free Sunday Mornings at Ayala Avenue not only encourage physical activity but also strengthen ties among employees.

For relaxation and leisure, ALI organizes company socials and provides special discounts at its malls, hotels, and resorts, promoting a balanced work-life dynamic. Additionally, the presence of onsite chapels and prayer rooms caters to the spiritual needs of its diverse workforce.

Ayala Land Best Employer

Focus on Sustainability; Malasakit as a core value

Employees at Ayala Land find pride and purpose in contributing to sustainable development initiatives. Team members actively contribute to designing, building, and nurturing sustainable developments, not just for immediate economic growth but with a vision for the benefit of future generations. The commitment is tangible, with employees actively participating in voluntours for tree-growing activities in ALI’s dedicated 586 hectares of carbon forests across five locations in the country.

The core value of “Malasakit” — genuine care and empathy — is deeply ingrained in ALI’s organizational culture. This ethos extends from the organization to its employees and, reciprocally, from the employees to their stakeholders. This creates a stable and supportive work environment, motivating employees to go the extra mile and realizing their potential in contributing to nation-building.

Ayala Land Chief Human Resources Officer Isabel Sagun was a key presenter at the awarding ceremonies and talked about the culture of positive change and employee engagement that inspires nation building.

“To be recognized as one of the Best Employers by the Philippine Daily Inquirer and Statista is a great honor and it also comes with great responsibility,” Isabel Sagun, Chief Human Resources Officer of ALI said at her keynote presentation. “Our unwavering commitment is to always strive to stay relevant in the eyes of our employees, our customers, our partners, our investors, and the community we serve with the hope that we will bring a positive impact on the Philippine society and ultimately enrich lives of more Filipinos.”

Ayala Land’s recognition as one of the top three best employers reflects not only its dedication to the professional growth of its workforce but also its unwavering commitment to their holistic well-being, sustainability, and the core values that define the organization. As the company celebrates its 35th anniversary, it stands as a beacon of excellence and a model for creating a workplace that values its most valuable asset – its people.


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