How to Teach Kids Consequences

The kid had her ipad privileges removed for an entire month for bad behavior. It is bad enough that she’s disobeyed the instructions not to bother me while zooming, which got her 3 days no ipad. Then she did not want to sleep early, which made her sleepy in class, after which she cried, tantrumed […]

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HR TALK: Top 10 Questions Answered on SSS Loan Restructuring Program 2021

FINALLY! The SSS has released Circular No. 2021-014: Pandemic Relief and Restructuring Program 5 – Short-Term Member Loan Penalty Condonation Program just last October 29 with much abated breath. SSS_CI_2021-014 (1). Over the last few months, employees has been waiting for some sort of loan condonation/ restructuring/ forgiveness from the SSS in vain, especially when […]

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HR Talk: What to Do if Someone Steals from You?

During times of financial hardships, many employer would find themselves victims of theft from the very people they trust. In May 2021, one of my sales staff was caught stealing Php 56,000 worth of cash and jewelry via reporting fake GCash transactions which turned out to be real cash transactions, with her pocketing the money. […]

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HR Talk: Top 11 Questions About the Certificate of Employment (COE)

Certificate of Employment (COE) — A simple document that has created so much ruckus in the HR community these days. Why oh why oh why? Technically, the COE is a very simple document.  See DOLE Labor Advisory No. 6, Series of 2020 for the particulars: Verbatim to the advisory, a Certificate of Employment (COE) is a […]

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HR Talk: Top 17 Questions About Resignations Answered

It must be the rainy season but I’ve noticed a surprisingly uptick of people resigning from their jobs despite the pandemic. Chances are, people most likely resign because they’ve already received their 13th month pay and annual bonuses. Sometimes, it’s just to try something new. Even I had some loyal employees resign despite my best […]

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Opportunities Await Those Who Show Up

OPPORTUNITIES AWAIT THOSE WHO OPEN We were at Metrowalk running an errand and it was lunch time. Maybe it’s the time of day or the pandemic, but Metrowalk in the daytime is an absolute ghost town. Seats were all packed. Stores were closed. Some staff were present but they were not receiving service. Instead, they […]

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Life/Parenting Lessons: Why I Enrolled My Daughter in Kumon Philippines

The Battle for My Daughter to Take Up Kumon Lessons Up Head —  A few days ago, my naughty husband sent the following photo to my mother, who is a doting grandmother to my 5-year old daughter, Aeva: On the photo, Aeva fell fast asleep on top of her Kumon worksheets. Apparently, she was doing […]

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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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