Category Archives: Philippines

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 … Continue reading

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HR Talk: What to Do When A Worker is Positive? Where to Get Swab Tested?

If you have a suspected positive case, you need a confirmatory RT-PCR to see if he’s positive or not. Reiterating, here’s the DOLE and DTI Health Guidelines for the prevention of COVID-19: The rapid test and swab test should be … Continue reading

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HR Talk: 13 Questions Answered about the 105-Day Maternity Leave Law (And an Excel Calculator to Compute Mat Ben)

The RA No. 11210 105-Day Maternity Leave Law is one of the most highly celebrated laws passed by the Duterte government last 2019. Despite the hoopla surrounding this law, so many people are still confused about its application, specifically how … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Employees and a Valuable Lesson How to Talk to Your Employer

We began our operations last June 1 (Monday). Given the 1-meter social distancing rule and the expected market slump, our staff had to work in shifts. This meant that while everyone was asked to report, everyone had to deduct one … Continue reading

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Why is Social Business and Entrepreneurship the Next Big Thing by Dr. Sadia Kibria

Why are businesses failing? Socialpreneurship is the next big thing. Where is the next life cycle in a business? What makes a brand livable? Microsoft announced that they will be carbon negative by 2030. And by 2050, all the carbon … Continue reading

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HR Talk: How to Apply for Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA), Temporary Closure, Retrenchment and Permanent Closure

According to DOLE Labor Advisory No. 9, Series of 2020, Guidelines on the Implementation of Flexible Work Arrangements as Remedial Measure due to the Ongoing Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019, employers are encouraged to pursue flexible work arrangements so that … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Super Intelligence: Inspire your Marketing by Salvador “Salvarock” Lopez

Designing your Customer’s Emotions in the Key of Rock Is Marketing more of an art or a science? Marketing is more of an art with strategy. Some of the biggest businesses in the world got there by intuition. Musicians work … Continue reading

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