Robert Walters is a global, specialist professional recruitment consultancy. Our story begins in 1985, when our CEO, Robert Walters, opened the first office in Central London. Over the last 33 years the business has grown and so has our ambition. We now operate across 30 countries and employ over 4,100 people. It’s a powerful success story built on the strength of our people. Established in 2016, Robert Walters Philippines specialises in permanent recruitment across accounting & finance, banking & financial services, human resources, sales & marketing, and technology & transformation and supply chain & procurement.
In support of the drive for local talent from both the government and companies, we have developed the Balik Bayan program targeting overseas Filipinos to share market research, and insights on the job market in the Philippines and assist them to secure a job back home.
Our employer value proposition is at the heart of everything we do: talent development, career progression, giving back to community, diversity & inclusion, and also rewards & benefits.
WORKPLACE POLICIES AND PRACTICES
THAT EMPOWER EMPLOYEES
In 2018, we invested to turn the Philippines office into an innovative and digital smart workplace. Instead of checking in to their desks every morning at 8:30am, we have embraced the rapid development of technology and revamped our systems – now all our consultants in the Philippines are equipped with their own smart devices, which empower their work mobility and allow them to access flexible work arrangements.
With this culture of trust, brought to life through flexible working practices, we have greater employee engagement and productivity as consultants find it easier to stay focused and complete their work.
To leverage the technology that supports staff engagement, we launched Workplace by Facebook — our new intranet platform to improve communication and collaboration between colleagues in different offices and countries. Our consultants can now access the company’s information in an easier way and are better connected with each other.
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS AND SENSE OF REWARD
Our best asset is our people, and thus we make the development and wellbeing of our employees our top priority. We offer outstanding earning potential, benefits and bonus opportunities. These include highly competitive base salaries and quarterly bonuses based on team profit share (not individual commissions). We also offer 105-day maternity leave and 15-day paternity leave to our employees in the Philippines and provide full support to working
We also have various incentive schemes, including bespoke annual Incentive Weekends for top performers. Last year, those employees were awarded a luxurious trip to Las Vegas, where they got the chance to meet top performers
from other offices.
On top of that, we also have various incentive schemes to reward our consultants, including:
• Monthly birthday lunch on Robert Walters
• Quarterly Stretch Target Incentive
• Advertisement Package Incentive
• Global High Achievers Trip
On the wellness side, we have a monthly wellness programme to help foster a fitter, healthier workforce.
ENCOURAGING COLLABORATION WITH A DIVERSE WORKFORCE
Robert Walters embraces the principles of diversity and equality and we are an equal opportunities employer. We provide a working environment and culture that recognises, embraces and value differences. For example, we have employees from Brazil, France and Singapore working together in the Philippines office.
WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP
As our culture has always rewarded effort and outcome over all else, we are proud to say that our senior leadership team in the Philippines is gender balanced; with half of the key roles being occupied by women.
EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT AND ENGAGEMENT
We are committed to investing in our employee´s personal and professional development.
We’re known for the quality of our training and we provide continuous professional development and learning opportunities to all staff. Apart from structured training on every aspect of becoming a successful consultant, our staff also receive mentoring from senior staff, peer learning and specially commissioned video-based learning.
We also organise various team-building activities, such as mid-year 2-day tripsduring summer, year-end Christmas parties to one of the sought-after holiday locations locally or in other SEA countries, to ensure employee satisfaction and engagement. We aim to foster team spirit and build strong a corporate culture through open and cross-team communication.
We also encourage our employees to give back to the community by organizing an annual Group Charity Day, providing charity time-off and also a charity trip to South Africa. A strong commitment to the local community is a trait we are proud of. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is about more than just supporting others – it is also about supporting and developing our employees.
EMPLOYER BRANDING WITH OUR GLOBAL NETWORK
Given our status as a leading global business we have a huge number of international career options. What sets us apart is that international careers are critical to our strategy, so we encourage these moves. Our international mobility programme allows successful employees to move around the world, building new businesses and strengthening existing ones. In the last year, two of our employees have moved internationally. For the Philippine employees that successfully apply for global mobility, we will provide them with monetary support, such as housing allowance, airfare for them and their immediate family members and non-monetary support, including relocation advice and visa/work permit applications, etc.