HP: 5 company culture must-haves in the new age of work

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    As the pandemic continues to lead the global workforce to its digital transition, HP Philippines shares insights into finding new ways to work, create, collaborate, and train while keeping employees physically and digitally safe. 

    A recent McKinsey survey reveals that 9 out of 10 will adopt a hybrid work setting as companies reopen their offices. In the Philippines, the 2021 PhilCare Wellness Index found that 48.7% of employees prefer hybrid work arrangements, 35% are willing to return to their workplaces, and 16% want to work entirely from their homes. Meaning that almost half of Filipino employees prefer flexibility in working in the office and from home. 

    Adapting to the changes while uniting a diverse, dispersed workforce behind a shared purpose requires new strategies and a thoughtful approach. To that end, HP provides some insights to conquer the challenges in the new age of work:

    Flexible and positive workplace environment

    One of the signs a company has a strong culture that benefits employees, the organization, customers, and other stakeholders, is when the leaders know and clearly articulate the company’s culture to their people. But this isn’t just listing a set of values— they need to define the behaviors that show what culture looks like in practice.

    In early 2021, HP in the Philippines was recognized as a top employer by Great Place to Work (GPTW), the global standard and the world’s most extensive study of workplace excellence. More than 100 HP employees participated in the survey and shared their feedback and experience working at the company. Over 95% of HP employees said they feel welcomed, feel treated as a full member regardless of their position (96%), and feel that they are being treated fairly regardless of their race (95%). The company took the 5th spot in the 2022 top 25 best workplaces in the country, under the medium business category. 

    Upgraded in-office experience

    A great workplace understands this reality and adds value to in-office experience should they require it. This means offering benefits employees can’t get remotely, including providing more dedicated space for collaboration and resources that make work more productive and efficient, like high-powered PCs, office printers, and advanced conferencing technology.

    Offers a supportive, ongoing onboarding experience

    When employees quickly feel part of an organization through a thorough and continuous onboarding program, they become proficient faster and are more likely to stay. In a hybrid environment, helping employees build that sense of belonging also means expanding the idea of “onboarding” beyond the first few days on the job.

    In this case, the best way to support employees is to give them opportunities to speak their minds and contribute ideas. 

    Provides opportunities for connection and growth

    The hybrid model also requires more intention around helping long-time and new employees to interact and form connections with each other. The success of a remote team depends very heavily on the tools they are equipped with. 

    HP ensures its people maximize their potential while working wherever and whenever. The more employees are equipped with the right tools, such as cutting-edge mobility, security, connectivity, and collaboration capabilities, the more they are empowered to succeed in life and work.

    Keeps hybrid workers protected from cyber-attacks

    Too many organizations erroneously think being behind a firewall is enough to keep an endpoint safe. Worse, they leave the accountability solely to their employees to try and secure themselves when they’re outside the office network. 

    HP Wolf Security is a newly integrated portfolio of secure by designing PCs and printers, hardware-enforced endpoint security software, and endpoint security services to protect employees and customers from growing cyber threats. 

    “At its core, hybrid work requires companies to reimagine how managers and employees can work, collaborate, and maintain a high level of trust in each other. Most importantly, the focus will always be on the people’s well-being and what is necessary to not only retain them but make them thrive,” Christian Reyes, Philippines Managing Director of HP Inc.