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: Top 10 Questions Re: SSS Sickness Benefit Answered

What happens when you get sick? Uso na ang COVID-19 positive ngayon. At 95,000 confirmed cases, you will meet a suspected COVID-19 patient as you go on your daily lives. Everywhere I look, someone is positive. Too Many People are Contracting COVID-19 My aunt’s adopted son was tested positive of COVID-19. He is a BPO […]

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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: 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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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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10 Simple Steps to Apply for the DoF’s Small Business Wage Subsidy (SBWS) Program

The Department of Finance’s Small Business Wage Subsidy Php 51 billion program offers employees cash subsidies to formal workers of small businesses affected by COVID-19. The subsidy is quite generous reaching up to Php 8,000 for NCR, payable in two tranches: This is a great help to many employees especially those whose companies are closed […]

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10 Invaluable Lessons for Employees During the ECQ (And Things to Prepare so We Don’t Panic Again)

Hindsight is the greatest teacher. While people are suffering due to the no work no pay policy during the ECQ, I cannot help but think that there’s invaluable lessons for employees from this ECQ experience. Not everyone goes through the same ECQ experience. Some people suffer than most. While many complain about not having any […]

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Why Buying a Car is not a Good Idea

My father tells me a story of a man who won a helmet in a raffle. As people were congratulating him, the man became sad. When asked why he was sad, the man said, “Now that I have a helmet, I should buy a motorcycle. Once I have a motorcycle, I should install a basket […]

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