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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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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Slides: SBWS + CAMP + DSWD SAP — Clearing out Confusing Questions Re: the SBWS Application

Thanks to the HR Shouts and Whispers and the wonderful HR Guru, Ms. Cristana Estacio Reclamado, we have finished the Webinar regarding DOLE CAMP, DoF/SSS/BIR’s SBWS and DSWD’s SAP. This is a followup to my post, HR HACKS: 12 CONFUSING QUESTIONS ABOUT BIR/SSS SBWS + DOLE CAMP and DSWD SAP ISSUES. Here were my slides […]

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Respect in a Time of COVID-19

Respect is very important in the time of COVID-19. During the time of COVID-19, I am reminded of the word RESPECT. There’s three ways we should respect — Respect for SELF, Respect for your WORK, and Respect for OTHERS. You gotta have all three to have a fruitful and peaceful life. How does Respect works? Respect […]

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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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Current Events: How to Handle an ex-Frontrow or MLM Employee?

Yesterday, Dave Villanueva, a disgruntled popular multi-level marketing employee went to Raffy Tulfo to complain about FrontRow Millionaire’s Club’s failure to pay for his earnings due to some misunderstandings last year. Dave Villanueva was tauted as one of Frontrow’s rags to riches story and his face is still at the site’s web page. Here was […]

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Work Series: Look at the Man’s Character, NOT merely What They Say

A person’s character can be seen not because of what she said, but rather what she DOES.  A person can come all sweet and giggly, but underneath, is a snake in disguise. Whereas they may greet you with smiles and happy cheer, underneath, they are boiling with jealousy, insecurity and paranoia. You cannot change them […]

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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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Leadership Series: Crab Mentality

In the Philippines, we have a saying that you should not have a Crab Mentality. Have you ever seen crabs in a barrel?  Everyone wants to escape to avoid being eaten, but every time someone gets a leg up, the rest of the crabs in the barrel pull that crab down, until everyone gets eaten. […]

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HR Series: Are you a Responsive HR Leader?

Responsive HR Leadership was covered by Mr. Ericson A. del Castillo, Country Head for HR for Nissan Philippines Inc. He begins his talk by saying we should not be reactive leaders. It’s better to be PROACTIVE LEADERS. Why? Hirap kasi maging reactive HR leader. Because they are affected by their environment. But proactive leaders understand […]

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HR Series: How to Avoid Training Mistakes

This topic is taught by Mr. Bob Hooey, author, speaker and creative catalyst for Ideas at Work! Bob believes that employees are the company’s most important assets. Training does not always eliminate conflict. But talking about it, bringing everyone to try to solve the problem, then everybody wins. A program will NOT solve the issue. […]

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