Watsons wins top recognition at the Gold IIP Awards: A Celebration of People Management and Wellbeing Practices

Watsons Executives celebrating their Gold Award in Investors in People. L-E Ms. Josefina Arriola - Director, People and Organizational Development; Mr. Danilo Chiong - Managing Director; Ms. Ma. Corina Marte - Controller, People and Organizational Development

The leading health, wellness, and beauty retailer brand, Watsons Philippines was recently awarded gold and silver recognition at the first annual Investors in People (IIP) Philippines Awards, a global affiliate company that provides advice and assessment services on people management. The awarding took place last July 27, 2023 at the Watsons Head Office.

The top honor is given to companies that champions the very best community of people that are driven by a purpose. It is about shining a light on a community-- making a difference to people's lives.

Watsons Philippines received the Investors in People Sixth Generation People Management Practices Gold Accreditation and Investors in People Well-being Silver Accreditation.  Watsons Philippines' Managing Director, Mr. Danilo Chiong, has received these awards on behalf of the Watsons community.

“It was such an honor receiving this award on behalf of the whole team. This has solidified our company’s ambition on having a good health and wellbeing strategy at the same having our principles in place.  We have established a wellbeing vision and framework thus receiving positive response from employees through our implemented initiatives,” Mr. Danilo Chiong said.

Watsons Executives receiving the Gold Award in Investors in People. L-R Ms. Josefina Arriola - Director, People and Organizational Development; Mr. Danilo Chiong - Managing Director; Ms. Ma. Corina Marte - Contoller, People and Organizational Development

With Watsons scoring the gold level accreditation from IIP rightfully confirms that the organization has people practices in place and are successfully engaging the employees in creating a positive outcome or impact to the overall business.

Watsons was also awarded the Silver accreditation for Health and Wellbeing. The commendation assesses the organization’s employee wellbeing practices. Thus earning an IIP accreditation attests that a company’s people management initiatives are measured up with the international standards and best practices. 

Criteria was based from a completed survey by Watsons employees giving their assessment on Watsons as an employer  and organization specifically in the way it leads, supports and improves people performance. 85% of the total employees have completed the survey. Likewise, conversations, observations and context discussions with the senior leadership team and review of relevant documents were also part of the assessment conducted by Investors in People Assessors.

Watsons Philippines has also been an inspiring partner for Investors in People since 2016 which is aimed to lead, improve and support the company’s initiatives to attain exceptional performance within  the organization. The data used to develop the initiatives, the goals of wellbeing programs, the communication and implementation plans and the engagement of employees on the wellbeing initiatives.

“This partnership with Investors in People has made Watsons Philippines more progressive in terms of employee management to empower them and strengthen the organization. We acknowledge that our employees have become the driving force in Watsons Philippines’ overall success and we look forward to achieving more milestones with them,” Mr. Chiong added.
Zach Golez

A lifestyle blogger based in Iloilo City

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