Health, Safety and Welfare of Employees
All employees have been enrolled in a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) to cover in-patient and out-patient care beginning February 2012. An annual medical check-up of all employees was conducted in June 2012 and in August 2013, and an annual executive check-up for executives and key officers from August to November 2012 and from September to December 2013. The same programs will be implemented every year.
Human Resources Division also partnered with various institutions to carry out health awareness programs involving lectures, sampling of medicines, vision tests and affordable eye wears, and blood extraction. The Company retained two in-house physicians to provide medical consultations at the workplace.
The Company is committed to maintain a safety and security program for its employees, which is periodically updated and revised.
The Company periodically updates its security procedures and facilities to ensure the safety of employees in the workplace.
Training and Development Programmes
The Company created in September 2012 an Organization Development and Training Unit (“ODT”) to spearhead its training and development programs. In the same month, the OD Unit conducted a Project Management Workshop which was participated in by the members of the Contracts, Procurement & Project Management Division and of the Project Development & Property Management Division. The OD Unit, now under the Human Resources Division, likewise launched in February 2013 an organization-wide Work Instruction Creation Program, which lays the ground work for the development of a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) and, ultimately, the creation of a skills-based/competency-based training and behavioral training programs.
Also, the OD Unit provided the following training and development programmes to the employees: (i) Disaster Management in coordination with the Office of the Civil Defense (NDRRMC); (ii) Basic Occupations Safety & Health for Construction in coordination with Synerquest Management Consultancy Services, Inc., for Site Engineers, Legal Team & Building Admin; (iii) Opera Training (technical training) for the FBRGCCI Hotel Team; and, (iv) Micros-Fidelio Materials Control which is a technical training for the FEUDC Finance Team.