Security Bank recognized for employee wellness

Security Bank was recently conferred the People Program of the Year (Wellness) Award by the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) for its Total Wellness Program during the 42nd PMAP Awards in Clarkfield, Pampanga.

Security Bank’s Total Wellness Program is a series of activities, benefits and perks that exceed the usual employer practices and addresses all aspects of health: physical fitness, mental and spiritual well-being, developmental, educational and financial wellness.

To ensure physical fitness, the Security Bank Head Office houses a gym where employees may do their own fitness routines or attend after-work Zumba, yoga and martial arts classes.  Moreover, the Bank holds an annual Health, Wellness and Fitness Fair where employees enjoy free check-ups, healthy food options and gym membership discounts.

To promote spiritual well-being, the Bank holds daily Masses, Advent and Lenten recollections, midweek services and Bible study groups – all of which employees may choose to join.  In addition, a wellness coach is available for personal counselling to nurture employees’ mental and spiritual health.

“At Security Bank, we believe that caring for our people’s needs helps create a healthy and happy workforce that is prepared for success,” said SBC President & CEO Alfonso L. Salcedo, Jr.

For developmental, educational and financial wellness, the Bank’s training entity, SBC Academy, offers rigorous skills and capacities training through seminars on leadership, management, sales and service.  Security Bank likewise offers wealth management, financial literacy, investments and insurance to employees, along with a workshop that seeks to prepare employees for retirement financially and emotionally.

Security Bank even goes the extra mile to support its employees and agency personnel by providing emergency financial and medical assistance in times of illness or natural calamities.  Putting a premium on the safety and security of employees, the Bank regularly communicates traffic and weather bulletins, and hosts self-defense workshops, disaster response seminars, and fire and earthquake drills.

The Bank makes sure to give back to the communities it serves through the Security Bank Foundation, Inc. (SBFI), its corporate social responsibility arm.  Employees volunteer their time and resources through various activities spearheaded by the Foundation.  Through SBFI, the Bank supports education by providing scholarships to deserving students all over the Philippines, some of whom are the children of Security Bank’s employees and agency personnel.

With this recognition from PMAP, Security Bank demonstrates that its BetterBanking commitment is not just for its customers and partners but also for its own people.  “We are known for BetterBanking, a service commitment that ensures that customer experience is at the heart of our services.  On the flip side of this brand promise are Security Bank’s catalysts for BetterBanking – our people.  They are the hallmarks of our success.  Behind the facts and figures are the stories of Security Bankers who have made our organization’s success possible,” said Salcedo.

Security Bank’s progressive employee wellness program is rooted in its core belief that the Bank’s most valuable asset is its people.  With its unmatched dedication to the well-being of its employees, it comes as no surprise that Security Bank can boast a proven track record in banking excellence.