HR Talk: Did You Know SSS Provides Funeral Benefits (It’s Php 20,000 to 40,000!)?

Did you know that SSS provides Funeral Benefits to its Members? One of the not-so-much-talked-about benefits is the Funeral Benefits provided by our Social Security System (SSS). From August 2015, deceased members can receive a Php 20,000 to Php 40,000 funeral benefit from the SSS, depending on how their Average Monthly Salary Credit (AMSC), which […]

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HR/Investment Talk: Where is the BEST, Safest Place to Put Your Hard-Earned Money (Answer: Pag-IBIG MP2 Savings Fund)?

Especially now when life has become so unpredictable, so many insurance agents are coming out from the woods and informing everyone that they should be putting their money into life insurance as it is the best way for you to protect your future and loved ones in case you immediately pass away. Many boast that […]

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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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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: 22 Most Common Questions Asked by Employees in GCQ Answered

It’s been a month since we returned to work and things are returning back to normal except for the COVID-19 confirmed cases rising on a daily basis, at the very least, deaths are kept steady, which is still a good thing. The HR world is still full of uncertainty as companies retrench large group of […]

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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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