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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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: Why Do We Need to Pick our Employers Well? And How to Compute for Retirement (And Separation Pay)

More than ever, an employee must take special care in finding an employer he/she would want to serve with. If I were an employee, the ECQ would have been an eye opener. Not only does it shed light to the type of lifestyle I am having — whether I’m too magastos or kuripot for my […]

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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. After the lockdown, probationary employees found themselves unceremoniously unemployed by “heartless” employers who don’t seem […]

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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 Monthly Salary Credit and pay for it over 2 years + 3 month period at […]

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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 replenish some disinfecting supplies for the condominium. Here was her request: Let me give you […]

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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 lumaki ang mata ng mga tao. “Wow, ang laki!!!! Apply tayo!”  After the SBWS’ Php […]

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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 in SM Megamall, one of the largest malls in the country. Despite retail shops already […]

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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 skills, the business churns out income from regular customers. Many of the staff has been […]

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The GCQ Checklist: 10 Things to Do Before You Open on June 1, 2020

Are You Ready To Operate on June 1, 2020? Today, the President officially announced that from June 1, NCR, Davao City, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Pangasinan, and Albay, will now enter General Community Quarantine (GCQ). The other regions of the country will be under Modified GCQ, which is a looser version of GCQ. Limited […]

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Don’t Be a Want-Trepreneur

DON’T BE A WANT-TRAPRENEUR A wantrepreneur is defined as someone who aspires to be an entrepreneur, but never realizes his ambition. My friend was a Want-trepreneur. He felt being an entrepreneur was his true calling and constantly thought of one business idea after another. Out of the 8 years I know him, he had 12 […]

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