My Top 20 Lessons in HR for 2020

MY TOP 20 LESSONS IN HR FOR 2020: It’s almost the new year! To end the year with a bang, here are my top 20 lessons in HR that I learned this 2020: 1. When government puts everyone on lockdown, stop stressing and being depressed. Walang pakialam ang government kung depressed ka. Hindi dadagdag ang […]

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HR Talk: Top 13 Questions Answered on the New SSS Mandatory Provident Fund (AKA WISP) Program

Everyone may have been dismayed to learn that SSS will increase their contributions required from BOTH Employers and Employees by 13% starting from January 2021. This should be of no surprise as SSS is only following the increase of contribution that was scheduled since 2018 as stated via the Republic Act No. 11199 or the […]

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HR Talk: Can Companies REALLY Extend Floating Status For A Year?

The DOLE Department Order No. 215, Series of 2020, which dropped just last October 26, caused a lot of confusion in the HR space. Personally, I found the Department Order No. 215, Series of 2020 weird since paragraphs over paragraphs are in BOLD and ALL CAPITAL as if someone in DOLE has been shouting their […]

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Life Lessons: The Lazy Girl and the Diligent Girl and How it Relates to Life and Employment

My daughter and I discovered the Story of the Diligent Girl and the Lazy Girl on YouTube. It is a story that should be watched by everybody, especially by employees and children during this time of the pandemic. There was so many takeaways for me in this story for both children and adults alike, especially […]

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HR Talk: 16 Most Common Questions Answered About Employees on Floating Status

The hottest topic this week are Employees who are placed on Floating Status. As we are now almost on the very 6th month since ECQ was declared and thousands of employees started their work suspension, people are now asking — What will happen to us: Will we be recalled back to work or be paid […]

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Be Authentic Than Correct in a Job Interview

BE AUTHENTIC THAN CORRECT IN A JOB INTERVIEW There’s nothing more nerve-wracking than going to an interview. It’s scary, the interviewer is relentless, and you don’t even know where the questions are coming from. Rejection sucks and you always want to make a great impression so that at least you can get that offer. The […]

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HR Talk: Employers of “floating employees” only have 1 week to go

Today is September 5, and we’re almost at the 6th month mark since ECQ started!   According to Article 301 (Ex. Art. 286) of the Labor Code — companies can place their employees on floating status so long as the period does not exceed SIX months.  When employment not deemed terminated. The bona-fide suspension of […]

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HR Talk: What are the 9 Legal and Valid Flexible Work Arrangements Available According to the DOLE Bureau of Working Conditions

Last August 24, 2020, the DOLE Bureau of Working Conditions held a Zoom Webinar on DOLE Issuances, Preserving Employment Through the Adoption of Flexible Work Arrangement. To spare you the 1-hour sit through of the webinar, here is the summary of the talk. Why is the Government Promoting the Adoption of Flexible Work Arrangement? The […]

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Highly Recommended: My Little Art Place (Zoom Version) for Art Classes to Kids as Young as 4 Years Old

It’s Aeva’s first My Little Art Place lesson last August 11. I have enrolled her for some art classes just to see how far her interest would go.  Their Zoom-based art classes had the following details: Rate: 8 Sessions, 2x a week for Php 6,800.00 payable by bank deposit or transfer 1.5 to 2.0 hours […]

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HR Talk: List of Centers Offering FREE Psychosocial Services during the Pandemic

MENTAL HEALTH NOW A PRIORITY According to the DOLE and DTI Joint Memorandum Circular No. 20-04, Series of 2020, employers should provide their employees with psychosocial support especially re: mental health support. If this is unavailable, a referral system must be in place. Here’s a list of centers offering FREE online psychological services during the […]

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Awesome News: When the DOLE and DTI Listen to Feedback and Issue a Quick Clarification on COVID-19 Testing

Quick Feedback After the Backlash (Yay!) After issuing the DOLE and DTI  Joint Memorandum Circular No. 20-04, Series of 2020 last August 15 afternoon, the two were quick to listen to the constructive feedback of everybody else (Thank you, you guys!) and immediately issued a clarificatory statement regarding two questionable issues I had with the original […]

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