SM Prime and SM Supermalls score recognitions at the 2020 International Business Awards

SM Prime and SM Supermalls scored three Stevie awards from the prestigious International Business Awards held virtually on December 1, 2020. SM received recognitions for its employee engagement programs and immediate response to help their employees amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

“We started our journey in the beginning of 2020, amidst the pandemic, with hope. Despite the challenges, we took quick actions to protect employee welfare through a series of learning and engagement initiatives. SM Supermalls remains committed to continue the momentum of learning and to embrace innovation and technology, redesigning new experiences for our mall customers and our employees,” said Steven Tan, SM Supermalls president.

Executives of SM Prime Group at the 2020 Stevie International Business Awards Virtual Ceremony

Top Row (L-R): Mr. Jeffrey C. Lim (President, SM Prime), Mr. Steven T. Tan (President, SM Supermalls), Ms. Fides V. Tanay (SVP & Group Chief HR Officer, SM Prime Group), Ms. Cheryll L. Agsaoay (Vice President and HR Head, SM Supermalls), Ms. Maria Margarita C. Guevara (HR Vice President, SM Prime) Bottom Row (L-R): Mr. Irvin B. Domingo, Jr (HR Vice President, SM Prime), Mr. Jose Wilson M. Caisip (HR Senior Assistant Vice President, SM-EDD), Mr. Rhoneil E. Caimol (HR Asst. Vice President, SMDC, and Ms. Maria Jennalyn M. Miranda (HR Asst. Vice President, SM Hotels & Conventions)

“Anchored on SM LIFE’s 3-part framework on Purpose, Passion, and Performance, the Business and HR Leaders accelerated its digital transformation journey to equip employees with new skills focusing on agility, innovation and resilience as we adapt to the evolving needs of the business,” shared by Fides V. Tanay, SM Prime Group Chief HR Officer.

To build learning agility, digital programs such as the SM LIFE Mobile App and functional in-house webinars, were provided to fuel employees’ passion for learning despite challenging times.

More than 29,000 SM employees and agency front liners underwent Rapid Testing  before work resumption. Periodic tests are done to ensure employee safety.

With employee welfare at the heart of its operations, SM removed barriers that may hinder employee performance. It gained competency in virus management, ensured uninterrupted delivery of HR’s essential services, and implemented Workplace Health and Safety Measures, in compliance with the IATF, DOLE, and DTI guidelines.

Aside from the 2020 International Business Award, SM Prime and SM Supermalls also received a Silver Asia-Pacific Stevie Award for its innovative programs that aim to deliver a memorable employee experience journey in SM.

Formed in 2002, the Stevie Awards is the world’s premier business awards organization that aims to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide.

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