Building Bridges at Work: Agoda’s People Team   

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Agoda’s People Team is the beating heart of our company culture. As guardians of the employee experience, they ensure that Agoda’s mission of bridging the world through travel translates to every aspect of our work environment. Since Agoda’s inception, the People Team has fostered a supportive and dynamic global workforce. 

In this article, we’ll uncover how the People Team at Agoda helps to create:  

  • Diverse learning opportunities that foster career progression 
  • An inclusive environment that celebrates everyone’s strengths
  • Unique events that bring our community together.

Building an inclusive workplace

Pride at Agoda

Diversity and inclusion are woven into the very fabric of Agoda’s culture. We strive to create a welcoming environment where everyone feels valued and empowered to be their authentic selves. 

Advocacy and support: Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) like Pride@Agoda, Women@Agoda, and THrive provide safe spaces for dialogue, peer support, and advocacy. These groups champion inclusivity and work towards positive change within the company. 

Connecting through shared passions: Agoda Life Groups offer a platform for employees to bond over shared interests and hobbies. Whether you’re passionate about sports or creative pursuits, there’s a group for you.

“Creating an inclusive environment is not a one-time initiative but a continuous process of learning and improvement. More can be done to uncover any unconscious bias and cultivate better practices, and we are on this journey of improvement every day.”– Aanchal Gupta, Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leader

Learn more about our diverse teams. 

Health and well-being 

Support when you need it most: We understand that life can be challenging. Agoda’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers confidential access to professional counseling services in over 20 languages. This holistic approach to well-being ensures our employees have the support they need to thrive personally and professionally. 

In addition to health insurance and travel discounts, the Benefits team oversees Agoda Choice. This customizable benefits program allows employees to take ownership of their development and well-being.  

Flexible employee benefits: Whether health, fitness, learning, personal travel, or wellness, Agodans can decide what they want to focus on – and get reimbursed for it. Over the years, we’ve heard our colleagues’ stories of using their benefits to achieve different goals. From spa days and new eyeglasses to wine certification courses and even skydiving, Agoda Choice enables us to do more and sparks conversations on self-care and personal development.  

“I used my Agoda Choice to take Thai language classes. When I moved to Bangkok, I knew I wanted to learn Thai so that I could meet people, make deeper connections, and be able to explore corners of the country even when I’m by myself.”– Kate Yen, User Experience Researcher

Learning and leadership development 

At Agoda, continuous learning is the cornerstone of professional growth. Our dedicated Learning & Development (L&D) Team offers a wide selection of programs to empower each Agodan’s journey. Whether they seek to hone existing skills or master something entirely new, Agoda provides the resources to excel. 

Upskilling made easy: Access a vast library of free learning resources on platforms like Bridge, LinkedIn Learning, and Udemy. These comprehensive courses cater to diverse interests and career goals and are accessible anytime and anywhere. 

Fostering innovation: Initiatives like aGROWda, our global learning festival, promote knowledge-sharing and collaboration, facilitating personal and professional growth. Additionally, Agoda Leap empowers employees to become intrapreneurs, encouraging them to develop and launch innovative ideas that can reshape the travel technology landscape. 

Learn how these employees grew at Agoda.  

Building a community at Agoda

Building connections at Agoda goes beyond casual Friday drinks or annual retreats. The Workplace Development team creates experiences as unique as our teams, like our in-office celebrations that bring food, culture, and conversation together.

Our epic global annual staff party, Agodafest, also lets us celebrate our achievements. We’re always finding ways to blend work with fun, encouraging our teams to bond, collaborate, and celebrate together. 

Giving back as a team

We’re committed to using our skills to drive positive change around the globe. Through our Volunteering and Giving platform, team members engage in everything from beach and canal cleanups to refurbishing community spaces – embodying a culture of service.  

Whether offering virtual support for Giving Tuesday in North America or serving meals for communities in need, our Agodans are actively leveraging their collective power to build a more inclusive and resilient society.  

In 2022, we launched our Community-Based Tourism Support Initiative in Thailand, the home of Agoda’s largest office. Through this initiative, Agodans lend their time and expertise to small—to mid-sized businesses within local tourism communities and help them thrive. Since then, we’ve dedicated more than 2,000 volunteer hours to communities across five provinces and received the CSR Excellence Award from the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand for our work.

Learn about how we give back:

Join us in building the future of travel 

Are you passionate about driving positive change, supporting others, and fostering a thriving community? The People team could be your perfect fit. We go beyond traditional HR, shaping a dynamic and diverse workplace that reflects the individuals who make it great. 

Contribute to a more sustainable future for the destinations we serve. 

  • Tackle global challenges: Working with an international team on a global scale. Our team serves over 7,000+ employees worldwide.
  • Work with the best: Collaborate with a talented and diverse team of individuals who are passionate about travel and making a positive impact. 
  • Continuous development: We invest in your growth. Refine your skills and explore new areas of expertise through our comprehensive learning and development programs. 
  • Thriving work culture: Become part of a vibrant community that fosters connection, celebrates individuality, and prioritizes well-being. 

Let’s bridge the world through travel and build a more inclusive and sustainable future together. We’re hiring!

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