HR Talk: What to Do if the Staff Refuses to Report to Work?

Can the Staff Refuse to Report Back to Work Due to the Pandemic? There are many reasons why a staff may refuse to report back to work as follows: He’s angry at the boss for not receiving any ayuda from ECQ to present day.  He’s already in the province and don’t want to take the […]

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HR Talk: 8 Questions from the DTI and DOLE Supplemental Guidelines on Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID-19 Answered so You Don’t Have to Read the 22-Page Document Dropped Last August 15

The DOLE and DTI released the following Joint Memorandum Circular No. 20-04, Series of 2020 (DTI-DOLE Joint Memorandum Circular No. 20-04-A-3) last August 15 afternoon and created a big ruckus in the Philippine business and HR community for being non strategic, not friendly to businesses, and impracticality. Reading through 22 pages of it, I realized […]

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HR TALK: Top 10 Questions That Many Angry Employees Ask During the Pandemic Answered

Especially with the pandemic ongoing, so many companies are undergoing a lot of turmoil. Many employees has been on forced leave since ECQ hit last March 16. Many companies are still operating at 50% to 70% capacity and have no clue what to do with all of the extra headcount. They don’t know if they […]

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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 to two workdays from the regular work week to accommodate government regulations. Thankfully, our employees […]

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COVID-19 Update: Seniors, Please Stay at Home!

Senior citizens are protesting the government’s movement to stay at home. They said they want to go out, shop, buy medicines. They say it is unconstitutional to stay home, saying it feels like house arrest. The well-respected businessman and blogger, Mr. John Gaisano, wrote the following statement today in support of Yafuibanag’s statement (below): While […]

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Love Hacks: The Choice is Simple — Forgive or to Leave

A lot of women complain about their significant others. Specifically, in the aspect of infidelity. “My husband cheated,” they would ask. “But he said he’s sorry. Do cheaters change?” Obviously, every single woman would shout, “NO, Are you freaking nuts?! Don’t be a martyr!” This shout of indignation is followed by, “LEAVE HIS ASS!” Why is it […]

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HR Talks: How to Convince your People to Stay Put during the ECQ?

After the President’s Expanded Community Lockdown last March 17, everybody is asked to stay at home and self-quarantine. In our condominium, our building’s board of trustees made the critical decision to ask our frontliners to stay in the condo. These frontliners include the building admin (1), security guards (8), maintenance (3), janitor (2), gardener (1) […]

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Q&A: What should I do if Husband and I Have Petty Fights all the time? He does not give me what I want…!

ORIGINAL QUESTION: My husband and I constantly fight over petty issues. Like just 2 weeks ago we fought over an officemate of his that would send him memes from FB through messenger. Anytime of the day even during weekends. His point is it’s not like he’s doing something wrong. My point is he should act […]

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5 Important yet Unconventional Questions to Ask BEFORE You Marry

Husband and I have joined more pre-marital counseling sessions more than average. We’ve gone through at least 15 separate sessions both one on one and as a group, but after we got married, there was still some adjustment. Apparently, most pre-marital counseling sessions are merely formality, and despite their good intentions, do not really dive […]

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Leadership Series: Create an Atmosphere where your People can Tell the Truth

I received a call this afternoon. My new supervisor made a big boo-boo — She erroneously gave our staff the wrong schedule causing the store to still remain closed until noon. The late opening caused us to incur mall late opening charges, which usually, if hidden, can be charged to the affected staff for not […]

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