Teleperformance (TP), a global group in digitally integrated business services, strengthens its advocacy of advancing gender equality in the workplace by joining the Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (PBCWE).
PBCWE was established in 2017 as an inaugural project of the Philippine Women’s Economic Network (PhilWEN) in partnership with Investing in Women, an initiative of the Australian Government. As the newest member of PBCWE, Teleperformance joins other 18 member companies in leading efforts towards building a business case for gender equality, creating knowledge on best practices in the workplace, communicating the benefits of empowering women in the workforce, and institutionalizing policies based on best practices.
“There is so much that the society can contribute when we are all welcome and empowered. I am personally committed to seeing all levels being represented in the organization – not just women – but other areas that may be underrepresented. I am proud to be working side by side with PBCWE and I look forward to the success that we’ll see in the coming months as we take this partnership to the next level,” said Jeffrey Johnson, SVP for Human Capital Resource Management of TP Philippines.
TP’s global commitment to the principles of diversity, respect, fairness, empowerment, and equality are said to be reflected through its TP Women initiative which seeks to maintain an overall equal gender distribution in the TP Group’s workforce and in management positions, and to increase the proportion of women in governing bodies. Currently, TP’s global employee base is comprised of 52% women. By 2023, TP committed to its global target of 30% women in the senior leadership roles.
As part of its membership package, TP will undergo the Gender Equality Assessment, Results and Strategies (GEARS), a tool developed in partnership with Investing in Women. GEARS provides companies with the information and resources necessary to start the change process towards gender equality. It evaluates the company’s current gender equality strategies, plan future gender equality objectives, and track their progress over time.
TP also stands firm with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. In June 2020, TP Philippines celebrated diversity and inclusion through its TP Pride initiative which sought to strengthen employee engagement, promote a diverse and inclusive culture in the workplace, and recognize the contribution and influence of each and every individual.
In 2021, TP Philippines was re-certified as a Great Place to Work and is the only organization in the country to receive this certification from the Great Place to Work Institute for four years in a row. This 2022, TP will be celebrating its 26th year of continued excellence and leadership in the country. This milestone highlights the company’s commitment to steadily provide the best employment experience for Filipinos, proactively support the nation’s IT-BPM sector, and uphold its socio-civic engagements to create a difference in the lives of the Philippine community.