B&M Global Services Manila, Inc (GSM), the first services center of leading international law firm Baker McKenzie, marks its 20th anniversary this year by being named as one of the Philippines’ best employer brands by the World HRD Congress and the Employer Branding Institute.
Criteria for the selection of winners include linkage between a company’s people and business strategy, people practices innovation, penetration of HR initiatives, the impact of people processes on business and spectrum, and impact of talent management processes.
The recognition is a testament to the strength and effectiveness of the company’s operations, which have continued to grow progressively throughout its 20 year history.
Originally established to provide document support services to Baker McKenzie’s then 14 offices in Asia Pacific, GSM is today a strong organization of over 950 experts providing the firm’s 77 offices in 46 countries with a wide range of support functions that include finance support services, billing and collection, document services, meetings and events administration, industry and practice group support, knowledge management, marketing and business development, design services, core IT services, and talent management.
In 2018 and 2019, SSON Analytics also named the company as one of the world’s 20 most admired shared services organizations.
Within Baker McKenzie, GSM is an acknowledged leader in promoting greater diversity and inclusion, with teams and programs in place to advance the rights and welfare of women, the LGBT+ community and persons with disabilities.
Lorie Barredo, GSM Executive Director says: “From its inception 20 years ago to where it is now, GSM has evolved and transformed to become an important and integral part of the wider Baker McKenzie firm. Our ability to adapt and to stay solidly focused in providing high quality end-to-end services that consistently help deliver exceptional client experience have earned us stronger credibility and good reputation through the years. Driven by our people, who are strongly committed to our culture of high performance, I’m confident that we will continue to have more success stories side-by-side with our clients as we journey on in the next 20 years.”
- ARBOLEDA, ELYCA JANE
- SOBEJANO, MARY VALERIE
- DELATINA, CRYSTAL LEE
- CORCINO, DESSSA MAE
- SABIO, VIEN ANGELA
Reference: McKenzie. (2020, December 22). Pioneering law firm shared services center marks 20 years in the Philippines | Newsroom | Baker McKenzie. Retrieved October 19, 2022, from https://www.bakermckenzie.com/en/newsroom/2020/12/20-years-in-the-philippines