Digital financial services provider PayMaya was recognized at the 57th Anvil Awards for its employee programs that are instrumental to building the safe workplace of the future.
PayMaya used various digital tools and programs that enabled employees and management to open honest conversations about PayMaya’s growth and allowed for a safe shift to a hybrid virtual-physical work arrangement.
“This recognition is a testament to the passion, resilience, and agility of our employees who are at the forefront of revolutionizing the way Filipinos access financial services amid the challenges posed by the pandemic,” said Carla Lanza, chief people officer, PayMaya. “Creating a safe, future-ready workplace is part of our effort to invest in our people’s health and wellbeing.”
Regarded as the “Oscars of Public Relations,” the Anvil Awards is locally organized by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP), the country’s premier organization for communication and PR professionals.
Last year, PayMaya sought to inspire and get employees excited to meet the increasing demand for digital financial services and to execute its thrust to go beyond payments along with the Maya Bank.
PayMaya came up with a multi-faceted internal communication campaign called “We are PayMaya and We Grow Beyond,” which utilized town halls as the hero initiative to sustain conversations between the management and employees.
The “I Am PayMaya Town Halls” won a Silver Anvil for Public Relations Tools – Special Events. While traditional companies conventionally hold town halls on a bi-annual or annual basis, PayMaya held five employee-wide meetings for its general population. Complementing these townhalls were regular Leaders’ Huddles to cascade the latest business developments, corporate directions, and performance.
A key feature of “I Am PayMaya Town Halls” was the attendance of subject matter experts and motivational speakers such as Netflix Director of Encoding Technologies Anne Aaron and multi-awarded basketball coach Chot Reyes. They spoke on the value of mental fortitude when pushing through frenetic periods of high growth.
Hybrid work setup
As the need for faster collaboration also grew, PayMaya expanded its vaccination efforts to keep its employees safe and then planned a shift to hybrid work. PayMaya also released its SAFEwork Playbook, an updated publication of its pandemic and work arrangement protocols, which also won a Silver Anvil for Publication Relations Tools – Handbooks.
PayMaya’s winning initiatives reflect the company’s people-first policy that has enabled it to retain and attract talents through data-driven recruitment, build real-time coaching and feedback via digital tools, and roll out various well-being and mental health initiatives.
Recently, PayMaya also bagged the Best Talent Acquisition Team Award from LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, at the 2021 LinkedIn Talent Awards Philippines.