Monthly Archives: June 2020

HR Talk: 16 Common Questions Answered about Probationary Employment in the Philippines

Let’s Talk about Probationary Employment I have been receiving a lot of questions from probationary employees who found their employment allegedly prematurely ended after the ECQ was lifted. Many have started less than 180 days ago, mostly from January 2020. … Continue reading

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HR Talk: SSS Members with Over 36 Hulogs Can Now Apply for the SSS Calamity Loan Program Online (Max: Php 20,000 Loan)

1. What is the SSS Calamity Loan Program (CLAP)? The SSS has launched another awesome initiative to help members throughout the COVID-19 pandemic — the Calamity Loan Assistance Program (CLAP). Qualified applicants can borrow up to one month  of their … Continue reading

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Business Hack: Always Check the Breakdown (Version 2)

Problem 1: Requisition Request for Disinfecting Materials  My relative is the Treasurer of the Condominium Board of Trustees, and has asked me to double check the replenishment report of the administrative secretary. The administrative secretary asked for Php 30,339.50 to … Continue reading

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HR Talk: 10 Questions Answered Re: SSS Involuntary Separation Insurance Program Worth Up to Php 20,000 Max

Today, GMW News Online published this article, creating a ruckus in the HR Field: Source: SSS members who lost jobs to receive up to P20,000 cash benefit, June 9, 2020 When the employees saw the Php 20,000 cash benefit, biglang … Continue reading

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REAL TALK: 10 Reasons Why Businesses are Closed in GCQ, and 5 Reasons Why Businesses SHOULD Open

The company I’m working with officially opened last June 1 (Monday) at the start of GCQ. However, I noticed that while we were open, many businesses remained closed despite already being allowed by the government to open. See the scene … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Employees and a Valuable Lesson How to Talk to Your Employer

We began our operations last June 1 (Monday). Given the 1-meter social distancing rule and the expected market slump, our staff had to work in shifts. This meant that while everyone was asked to report, everyone had to deduct one … Continue reading

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Why is Social Business and Entrepreneurship the Next Big Thing by Dr. Sadia Kibria

Why are businesses failing? Socialpreneurship is the next big thing. Where is the next life cycle in a business? What makes a brand livable? Microsoft announced that they will be carbon negative by 2030. And by 2050, all the carbon … Continue reading

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HR Talk: How to Apply for Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA), Temporary Closure, Retrenchment and Permanent Closure

According to DOLE Labor Advisory No. 9, Series of 2020, Guidelines on the Implementation of Flexible Work Arrangements as Remedial Measure due to the Ongoing Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019, employers are encouraged to pursue flexible work arrangements so that … Continue reading

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Business Talk: Which S.O.B. Are You?

A Millenial son of a successful tycoon shared his frustration on working in his father’s successful business. The business has been there over the last 30 years, and has grown in size. Due to its age and the father’s management … Continue reading

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