ECQ Saved My Staff from Getting COVID-19

REAL TALK: THIS ECQ PROBABLY SAVED MY STAFF FROM COVID-19 Just got word last Sunday, April 4, that one of my office staff swab tested positive of COVID-19. By that time, we were on ECQ on the 7th day. In my staff’s household, there were 7 people. Out of 7, 6 caught COVID-19: Auntie: Died […]

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HR Talk: Top 15 Questions Answered Re: the Employee Compensation Program (Where You Get Paid If You Get Sick/Injured/Die At Work)

The Employee Compensation Program and its Many Benefits Everyone talks about the Philippine Social Security System (SSS) but stays mum about the Employee Compensation (EC) Program. When I started this subject, I was surprised on how so much information are out there about many benefits the EC Program, but the information is annoyingly kalat kalat, […]

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HR Talk: Can You Terminate Staff During the Pandemic (And Not Pay Separation Pay)?

Quick and Short Answer: Rule of Thumb: There are two distinct type of Terminations — 1) Termination for Just Causes, and 2) Termination for Authorized Causes. So this blog post will summarize the different ways you can properly terminate a staff in the Philippines as follows: What is Just Causes of Termination? How Can Companies […]

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HR TALK: Top 10 Questions Answered Re: ECQ Part 2

It’s official — Last March 27, the Government has announced via IATF Resolution No. 106-A, Series of 2021 that the following cities in NCR will be placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) from March 29 (Monday) up until April 4, 2021 (Sunday). Before anybody panics, please remember that this is NOT our first ECQ rodeo. […]

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Get yourself COVID-19 Vaccinated to SAVE LIVES

A TALE OF TWO “RESPECTABLE” DOCTORS: ONE CREATES FEAR. THE OTHER SAVES LIVES I respect Dr. Edsel Maurice Salvana. Many respectable doctors are choosing to take Sinovac. And then there’s people like Dr. Tony Leachon who strives to create fear and anger just because he was let go of the IATF. Dr. Tony Leachon is […]

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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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