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Ways to Work podcast series

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February 14, 2022

Exploring the modern workplace through the lenses of people and risk, with a focus on the Philippines and the broader Asian market.

Welcome to Ways to Work, a WTW podcast series exploring the modern workplace through the lenses of people and risk, with a focus on the Philippines and the broader Asian market. We provide access to current thinking on topics that matter most to employers and employees.

Included in this series:


Episode 1: Cyber threats in the “business as unusual” environment


It has been a year and a half since the pandemic forced a sudden shift to remote working for a lot of organizations, resulting to greater reliance on technology and increased vulnerability to cyber threats like ransomware attacks, hacking and phishing activities. In this episode, our experts take us through the current state of the cyber risk landscape, the critical role that employees play, and their practical advice for companies looking to start or move forward with their journey to protect their organizations from various cyber threats.

Episode 1: Cyber threats in the “business as unusual” environment
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About our guests
Jennifer Tiang
Jennifer Tiang

Jennifer leads WTW’s cyber insurance business in Asia, together with a team of cyber champions across the region. She drives business growth and implements innovative cyber ideas and solutions to help organizations mitigate rapidly evolving cyber risks. Jennifer is part of the company’s Financial & Executive Risks (FINEX) business. The division focuses on financial, executive and professional risks within Willis Towers Watson’s Corporate Risk and Broking business.

Joaquin Uy
Joaquin Uy

Joaquin is the Cyber Leader and Deputy Head of the Corporate Risk & Broking business of WTW Philippines. He has over 15 years of experience in Non-Life Insurance Broking where he has continuously provided an array of insurance broking and risk management services to clients from various industries such as design and engineering consultants, financial institutions, non-profit organizations, pharmaceuticals and property development. In addition to the placement of risks and ensuring the overall competitiveness of insurance programs, Joaquin has also facilitated insurance audits and worked in various capacities in special projects that are meant to ensure the adequacy of clients’ insurance requirements.


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Episode 2: EX that matters


Introducing the #EmployeeExperience series, Lee Briones and Margret Semana talk about the evolving employee engagement landscape and their advice on empowering people managers to drive engagement and shape the employees’ experience in the workplace.

Episode 2: EX that matters
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About our guests
Lee Briones
Lee Briones

Lee is the leader of the Employee Insights practice of WTW Philippines. He works with companies at the executive and board level to consult on the measurement and management of human capital issues that allow organizations to better execute their business strategies. With over 10 years of experience in the field of employee survey research, Lee’s key areas of expertise include employee experience measurement and analysis, engagement and wellbeing.

Margret Semana
Margret Semana

Margret is a talent and rewards consultant with over 6 years of experience working with diverse companies in both private and public sectors. Her work is mainly in the areas of organization design, job analysis, job evaluation, competency framework development, talent assessment, and employee engagement.


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Episode 3: Creating authentic connections in the virtual workplace


In this episode of the #EmployeeExperience series, Nico Bambao shares with Lee Briones how Globe is supporting its employees in navigating the workplace changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, with its signature #AlagangGlobe and guided by its Circle of Happiness Philosophy. Nico likewise shares the major role that purposeful and innovative technology has played in creating authentic connections and delivering wonderful experiences for its employees.

Episode 3: Creating authentic connections in the virtual workplace
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About our guests
Nico Bambao
Nico Bambao

Nico Bambao is a motivational speaker, people enabler, and a business disruptor who creates "wonderful" and is in constant pursuit of excellence. With over 18 years of experience both in Human Resources and Marketing in the telco industry, Nico brings people experience to a whole new level, empowering employees to unleash their untapped potential and positively impact the organization and its customers.

This Ayala Young Leader is currently the People Experience Director at Globe Telecom who ensures the overall operational efficiency of HR services and implements continuous improvements and game-changing employee experiences. More importantly, she helps redefine and fuel the organization’s culture and purpose, inspiring every employee to treat people right to create a Globe of Good.

Lee Briones
Lee Briones

Lee is the leader of the Employee Insights practice of WTW Philippines. He works with companies at the executive and board level to consult on the measurement and management of human capital issues that allow organizations to better execute their business strategies. With over 10 years of experience in the field of employee survey research, Lee’s key areas of expertise include employee experience measurement and analysis, engagement and wellbeing.


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Episode 4: Transforming employee experience beyond borders


In this episode of the #EmployeeExperience series, Tizza Zamora shares with Lee Briones the journey of Energy Development Corporation (EDC) in creating a virtual workplace that focuses on inclusiveness and sustainability, leading to higher engagement scores for the organization versus their pre-pandemic results and improved employee performance and productivity.

Episode 4: Transforming employee experience beyond borders
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About our guests
Tizza Zamora
Tizza Zamora

Tizza is the Head for HR Partnering in Energy Development Corporation (EDC). She oversees a team that interfaces with the senior leaders in the company and works with them for their strategic HR requirements. Together with the EDC Line managers, they work together to ensure that accountabilities are clear, performance measures are defined and employees are kept motivated and productive.

Lee Briones
Lee Briones

Lee is the leader of the Employee Insights practice of WTW Philippines. He works with companies at the executive and board level to consult on the measurement and management of human capital issues that allow organizations to better execute their business strategies. With over 10 years of experience in the field of employee survey research, Lee’s key areas of expertise include employee experience measurement and analysis, engagement and wellbeing.


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