First Balfour takes investment in people to an even higher level as it achieved the prestigious Investors in People (IiP) Silver accreditation during an awarding ceremony held last September 15 at the Henry Sy, Sr. Auditorium, St. Lukes Medical Center-Global City. Awarded with the IiP standard accreditation in April 2010 and the IiP Bronze in 2014, the company still remains to be the first and only IiP Silver-certified engineering and construction company in the Philippines.
Developed in Europe during the 1990s, the IiP standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people for sustained success and has become an international benchmark for companies that aim for business improvement through people management. First Balfour now joins the roster of nine other IiP Silver-certified companies in the Philippines.
Forty-two (42) employees across various functions and positions were randomly selected from the list of over 500 Core Business Employees (CBEs) for the assessment held last August 7-9. Participating employees were sourced not only from its Head Office in Paranaque City but from its ongoing project sites in Bataan, Bulacan, Quezon City, Cavite, Batangas, and Leyte. Since February of this year, the Strive for Silver Team has been ardently conducting orientations and mock audit sessions to better prepare the employees come the actual audit schedule.
“Moving forward, we hope to sustain a high performance culture with the right people as the company transforms itself into an industry giant,” shares Head of Human Resources Carlo Pedro C. Salonga. With this recent milestone, First Balfour solidifies its commitment to the development of its people – the driving force behind the company’s success.