Smart lands on LinkedIn’s Top Philippine Companies of 2021
PLDT’s wireless unit, Smart Communications, lands on LinkedIn’s Top Companies of 2021. It ranks second on the professional networking site’s list and the only telco to make it to the Top 15 list.
LinkedIn used data analyzed through seven key pillars: ability to advance, skills growth, company stability, external opportunity, company affinity, gender diversity, and educational background.
“Being recognized by LinkedIn as one of the Top Workplaces in the Philippines reaffirms our position as an equal opportunity employer, committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive culture and developing transformational leaders,” said Smart President and CEO Alfredo S. Panlilio.
LinkedIn cited Smart for its effort to reach customers and retailers in areas affected by COVID-19 restrictions, deploying more than 600 community stores in Metro Manila during the pandemic.
It also highlights Smart’s push to serve mobile-savvy Filipinos, with over 2,600 5G sites built. The company currently serves over 95% of the cities and municipalities in the Philippines with mobile communications services through its postpaid and prepaid groups.
“I am truly grateful for my Smart family. Our current circumstances make this recognition extra special and meaningful. We offer it to our own fallen heroes who upheld our values to the end,” Panlilio expressed.
Moreover, Smart mentioned that the recognition by LinkedIn underscores its commitment to build resiliency through human capital and strong communities.