My Thoughts in the Puregold Issue – Stop Overthinking It

DO NOT OVERTHINK IT Today’s post is in response to Bilyonario’s article of Puregold, a big Filipino supermarket chain, requiring their cashiers and clerks to have at least a college degree. And this comment from a Netizen: My response: This has nothing to do with HR’s incompetence. It has nothing to do that a high […]

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An Interview with Someone in Heaven: Keep Your Dick in Your Pants

AN INTERVIEW WITH SOMEONE FROM HEAVEN: KEEP YOUR DICK IN YOUR PANTS Dude, you’re supposed the smartest guy in the whole universe. If that was the case, then why the hell would you ever keep 700 wives and 300 concubines? Just imagine, if you had sex with one different girl each night, you’d have to […]

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IATF RESOLUTION 148-B, Series of 2021 (November 11, 2021) – Mandatory Vaccinations in Process

IT IS OFFICIAL – IATF RESOLUTION 148-B, Series of 2021 (November 11, 2021) NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, as it is hereby resolved, in compliance with the directives of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the IATF approves the following measures to the extent applicable under existing laws, rules, and regulations: A. In areas where there are […]

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HR TALK: Top 10 Questions Answered on SSS Loan Restructuring Program 2021

FINALLY! The SSS has released Circular No. 2021-014: Pandemic Relief and Restructuring Program 5 – Short-Term Member Loan Penalty Condonation Program just last October 29 with much abated breath. SSS_CI_2021-014 (1). Over the last few months, employees has been waiting for some sort of loan condonation/ restructuring/ forgiveness from the SSS in vain, especially when […]

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Life is Suffering

“What’s suffering, daddy?” Asked 5-year old Aeva the other night. “Suffering is when you have to go through things you don’t like,” Her daddy said. “And you still have to finish it.” “Oh, so you just have to roll with it,” the kid said. “Yeah,” I said. “Roll with it is a good way to […]

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Why Does Your Boss Ask You to Admit Your Mistake

I had an engraver who mistakenly added another “0” when engraving on an item. As a result, the product wrote 20021 instead of 2021. Obviously, we have to junk the item. It was engraved on a gold-plated metal so such mistake is not erasable. “What happened?” I asked. In Tagalog, “Anong nangyari?” The staff said […]

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HR Talk: What to Do if Someone Steals from You?

During times of financial hardships, many employer would find themselves victims of theft from the very people they trust. In May 2021, one of my sales staff was caught stealing Php 56,000 worth of cash and jewelry via reporting fake GCash transactions which turned out to be real cash transactions, with her pocketing the money. […]

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Top 12 DOLE Labor Advisories on on COVID-19

HR Practitioners should be very conversant to the many DOLE Labor Advisories issued related to COVID-19. Regardless, it’s still a shock to me that many do not seem to read the DOLE Labor Advisories that are published for free in their website. Not only are such information widely available, but they are also timely updated, […]

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