Ibang klase! ICTSI rewards employees with new houses
Global port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has raffled off house and lots to qualified employees for their outstanding performance.
Since the launch of its employee rewards program, ICTSI has already given away 40 houses to employees of its flagship, Manila International Container Terminal.
“We are proud of this unique rewards program for our employees. Only a few Philippine companies have done this—give their employees the opportunity to own every Filipino family’s dream: a house and lot they could call their own,” said Christian R. Gonzalez, ICTSI senior vice president and head of Asia Pacific and MICT.
Each draw allows for five to 10 winners picked by Gonzalez himself.
Qualified employees are categorized into five groups depending on the type of equipment or operational function they carry out — quay crane operators and dispatchers, rubber tired gantry operators, assistants and dispatchers; prime mover operators, container yard checkers, forklift operators, empty container checkers, gate checkers, general purpose workers, radio operators and reefer container service staff; and rank and file employees of engineering and IT.
Gonzalez said this gesture was in recognition of their employees’ contribution to the company over the years.
“Gone are the days that dockworkers and stevedores are seen as plebeian. In ICTSI, to work in the port means you are a contributor to your country’s economy. A port worker, whether he or she is manning equipment, the container yard, the freight stations, or the terminal gates, is a driver of the economy. It is more than a decent job; it is a job you could be truly proud of,” Gonzalez said.
“We value our people. That’s why at the MICT, we enjoy a low attrition rate. While still on its initial run, we are looking at replicating our Manila rewards program to our global operations,” he added.
Headquartered in Manila, ICTSI has 31 terminals in 18 countries that span the Asia Pacific, Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa.