Thursday, May 30, 2024

Skyro expands workforce in the Philippines, commits to fostering a work culture centered on DEI

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Skyro expands workforce in the Philippines, commits to fostering a work culture centered on DEI

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Since starting its operations in the Philippines nearly two years ago, the fast-growing fintech brand Skyro has experienced exponential growth, establishing an expansive network of over 500 partner merchants and a formidable presence in more than 3,000 stores across the country.

As the brand continues to expand and provide more Filipinos access to credit opportunities through its inclusive digital financial products, Skyro recognizes the indispensable role played by its workforce in achieving these milestones.

From its humble beginnings of starting with a small team of 42 employees back in 2022, Skyro has expanded its workforce to 1,200+ strong employees to date – an achievement that speaks volumes to the company’s aggressive expansion and growth as it continues to reach more Filipino customers in the coming years.

“Reflecting on our journey, I am deeply appreciative of the remarkable dedication shown by our employees. Their unwavering commitment and tireless efforts have been instrumental in driving Skyro’s growth and success,” said Skyro’s co-founder and co-CEO Nasim Aliev.

Asiya Erzhanova, Skyro’s Head of Human Resources, also shared, “Each member of our team plays a vital role in shaping our company’s narrative, and their passion fuels our mission to revolutionize the fintech industry. At Skyro, we hold immense gratitude for our people’s contributions, and we are committed to fostering a culture of appreciation and empowerment, ensuring that each individual feels valued and supported in their professional journey.”

Fostering a culture centered on diversity, equality, and inclusion (DEI)

As the company prepares for its expansion this year, Skyro is committed to fostering a culture centered on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This will stand as a core of Skyro’s values, aimed at acknowledging the potential of every employee regardless of sexual orientation, age, gender identity, nationality, disability, ethnic origin, or marital status.

The company prides itself on its rich and diverse workforce, boasting a balanced gender with nearly equal representation of males (48%) and females (52%) across the company. Additionally, Skyro values cultural diversity, providing equal opportunities for Filipino executives to hold top management positions alongside expatriate leaders.

Skyro’s workforce comprises a blend of experienced industry veterans who offer hands-on support and guidance to young professionals eager to learn and contribute insights into industry trends. Millennials make up 74.2% of the workforce, with centennials comprising 24.0%, while Gen X represents 1.8%.

Embracing its diverse employment culture, Skyro has recruited talents from over 10 different countries, including the Philippines. The company is also proud to have 156 hires from Visayas and 103 from Mindanao, giving opportunities to other Filipinos across the country.

Through its DEI initiatives, Skyro aims to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace, where employees can freely share unique perspectives, respect one another’s individual needs, and realize their full potential without encountering barriers.

Celebrating Skyro Day and unveiling of new HQ for employees

With the goal of showing Filipinos a glimpse of working in fintech, the brand celebrated Skyro Day last March 25 in which Skyro employees showcased their experience on social media about what it is like working in a fintech company like Skyro.

This initiative goes beyond showing Skyro’s culture but also aims to debunk common misconceptions about working in fintech. As a leading fintech brand in the Philippines, Skyro actively supports the country’s growing fintech market, offering numerous opportunities for Filipinos to enter an industry that promotes growth, learning, and enjoyment.

In line with this, Skyro also announced its recent relocation to a new headquarters in Mandaluyong City, reflecting the company’s expansion plans and preparation for onboarding more talent in the coming months. Located at Robinsons Cybergate Tower 3, this new workspace was designed to foster an environment conducive to collaboration, wellness, and productivity.

As Skyro continues to expand its operations in the Philippines, the company remains steadfast in its commitment to making its employees one of its top priorities. Skyro believes that cultivating an empowered and diverse workforce will enable them to deliver better services, offerings, and experiences to their valued Filipino customers.

Skyro is a fintech company duly licensed and supervised by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  To learn more about digital financial products from Skyro, visit its official website www.skyro.ph. Follow its official Facebook and Instagram accounts to know more about its latest promos and offerings.