PLDT and Smart invest in people development with LinkedIn partnership

PLDT and Smart are investing in their people with LinkedIn solutions.

PLDT and Smart Communications announce their strategic partnership with LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, to enhance their talent management and development initiatives.

The partnership aims to help PLDT and Smart build a future-ready workforce that can deliver more innovations to customers, drive better business outcomes, and strengthen their brand as the employer of choice.

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“As we navigate the new world of work and find the right organizational rigor, Linkedin will be in step with us on market intelligence, talent engagement and learning, to help achieve our aspiration of becoming the best workplace,” said Gina P. Ordoñez, Chief People Officer at PLDT and Smart.

Through LinkedIn solutions, PLDT and Smart will be able to find, engage, and retain premium talent across various functions and roles. They will also provide their employees with access to over 20,000 courses on LinkedIn Learning, covering topics such as leadership, digital skills, and personal development.

Additionally, PLDT and Smart will leverage LinkedIn’s GLINT platform to measure and improve employee engagement through regular feedback and insights on organizational health. They will also use LinkedIn Talent Insights to gain real-time data and trends on the talent market and their competitors.

“LinkedIn research shows that one of the top priorities for professionals when choosing or staying at a job, is having adequate learning and development opportunities. By investing in all aspects of managing the employee experience, the PLDT Group shows that they are serious about building a people-centric culture, as well as an agile and resilient workforce. LinkedIn is uniquely positioned to help them quickly spot market trends, plug any vital skill gaps, as well as attract, engage and retain their talents effectively,” said Atul Harkisanka, Head of Emerging Markets for the Philippines at LinkedIn.

The LinkedIn engagement is part of PLDT and Smart’s transformation journey on people and culture, and hinges on the vision to become an organization that customers advocate for, employees love, competitors admire, and shareholders value.

The announcement comes on the heels of the Group’s Purpose, Vision, Mission and Values refresh, and underscores its aspiration to create a future-ready Philippines. This likewise highlights its commitment to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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