Sun Life Grepa is a Great Place To Work for two years in a row

Sun Life Grepa Financial, Inc. (Sun Life Grepa) has once again earned the Great Place To Work (GPTW) certification for 2023. Having been recognized by GPTW for two consecutive years since 2022, Sun Life Grepa emphasizes its commitment to fostering a positive and supportive workplace culture.

Great Place To Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and leadership behaviors.  It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace.

According to the results of the GPTW survey, 88% of Sun Life Grepa employees say that it is a great place to work, compared to 53% of employees at a typical global company. 92% said that the company makes them feel welcome while 93% express fair treatment regardless of sexual orientation. More importantly, 92% of Sun Life Grepa employees say that they are proud to tell others that they work here.

“At Sun Life Grepa, we believe that a positive work culture is the foundation for individual and collective success. This drives us to continuously invest in our people and their well-being,” Sun Life Grepa President Richard S. Lim said. “That is why we are proud to receive again the GPTW certification because his recognition shows how we truly value our employees and their contributions to the organization,” Lim added. 

In tandem with this recognition, Sun Life Grepa also recently rolled out several initiatives to ensure continuous dedication to employee development.

“Sun Life Grepa continues to invest in people through strategic and needs-based development programs that hone the expertise of our teams. We put employee and business needs at the center of every engagement and development strategy for Sun Life Grepa to meet its business goals while simultaneously enabling our people achieve their career aspirations and development goals,” Human Resources Head Pinky Moreno said.

Sun Life Grepa’s programs are anchored on self-driven development because the company believes that everyone can grow within the organization and to do this, talents should take ownership of their own career and development.

Another investment that Sun Life Grepa made for its employees is the implementation of the ePMS, an automated performance management system that aligns employees’ development goals with company objectives. The ePMS helps ensure that regular performance and career conversations happen in order to help employees stay on track in meeting their performance and career goals. Sun Life Grepa  also implemented Feedback 360 which enables employees to collect feedback from managers, peers and direct reports and use the insights to help them craft detailed individual development plans. These new tools enable employees to drive their own performance and development.

Sun Life Grepa also launched programs to reinforce leaders’ capabilities. Coaching and Mentoring Workshops were rolled out to ensure that leaders can adequately support the performance and development goals of employees.  These leader development programs aim to foster a Coaching and Mentoring Culture that supports the strong performance culture within the organization. 

Sun Life Grepa also ensures the availability of programs that support the total wellbeing of employees via various employee activities, mental health talks, wellness activities including yoga, boxing and zumba.  The company even makes available an Employee Assistance Program that provides 24X7 support for the mental health needs of its employees and their dependents.

“By cultivating a supportive and nurturing work environment for our people, we instill a deeper sense of belongingness across our teams, inspiring them to give their best every day and helping them achieve their personal purpose as well as fulfilling the company’s purpose which is to help Filipinos achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives,” Moreno added.