HR Talk: Can You Terminate Staff During the Pandemic (And Not Pay Separation Pay)?

Quick and Short Answer: Rule of Thumb: There are two distinct type of Terminations — 1) Termination for Just Causes, and 2) Termination for Authorized Causes. So this blog post will summarize the different ways you can properly terminate a staff in the Philippines as follows: What is Just Causes of Termination? How Can Companies […]

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HR TALK: Top 10 Questions Answered Re: ECQ Part 2

It’s official — Last March 27, the Government has announced via IATF Resolution No. 106-A, Series of 2021 that the following cities in NCR will be placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) from March 29 (Monday) up until April 4, 2021 (Sunday). Before anybody panics, please remember that this is NOT our first ECQ rodeo. […]

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Get yourself COVID-19 Vaccinated to SAVE LIVES

A TALE OF TWO “RESPECTABLE” DOCTORS: ONE CREATES FEAR. THE OTHER SAVES LIVES I respect Dr. Edsel Maurice Salvana. Many respectable doctors are choosing to take Sinovac. And then there’s people like Dr. Tony Leachon who strives to create fear and anger just because he was let go of the IATF. Dr. Tony Leachon is […]

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10 Reasons Why Employees Rant to Social Media than to their HR

Hanap ng kakampi: If they get support online, bigger chance to legitimate their case. Ayaw mapahiya: They also want to double check if may laban talaga ang reklamo nila. Natatakot mabara: At least pag binara ka sa socmed, it’s relatively anonymous. Ayaw mo ding kasi lagi magtanong ng question na silly. Easier: Minsan, may HR […]

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Would you hire a person who keeps on jumping from one job to the next?

YOU CAN SEE A LOT ABOUT THE PERSON FROM THE CV AND THE INTERVIEW If hindi tumatagal ng one year sa trabaho: Best yung at least two or more years. Limited natutunan ang one year lang sa work. Saan siya lumipat at bakit: If he moves because he’s “unhappy” or pinagiinitan siya sa work, bad […]

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My Practical Views on “Bale” or Cash Advance

Allowing cash advance in company = Inviting more headaches. We have a “No cash advance or bale” policy in place. It is contained in our rules and regulation and also written in the employment contract. If staff wants a cash advance, they can borrow from SSS and Pagibig. Basta ang policy namin, buo ang sweldo […]

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Common Mistakes I Had Managing a Business

Giving your staff access to cash for more than a day: If your staff has cash access, they will use it for their personal use. You don’t trust in God but give your staff the temptation to steal. Daily deposits dapat. Payroll: Always double check that the SSS, Philhealth and Pagibig payments are done correctly […]

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HR Talk: How to Enroll Your Bank Details onto mySSS

You might have received the following email from SSS regarding the need to register your bank account to SSS online last December 2020: The email read as follows: Dear Sir/Madam: In an effort to protect members against unauthorized access to their My.SSS accounts for fraudulent enrollment of bank details and unauthorized filing of benefit/loan applications, […]

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Life Lesson: When a Son Brings His Family Deep in Debt

The source of drama this week was care of my daughter’s yaya (babysitter). Our yaya is hre family’s breadwinner and supports her Mindoro-based unemployed husband and her five male children, one of whom is already working in Batangas. The eldest is 21 years old and is working in a feeds factory in Batangas. Yaya was […]

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My Top 20 Things People Do NOT Realize are Privileges

MY TOP 20 THINGS PEOPLE DO NOT REALIZE ARE PRIVILEGES (Philippines Version): Having two parents still married together. Graduating from college. Most dont have enough money to finish high school. Having enough disposable income to travel abroad. Many don’t even have money to travel. Accessible hot water for showering. Most don’t have water heaters. Working […]

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HR Talk: Are You Eligible for SSS Maternity Benefit?

Check out your due date using this table and see if you have paid your contributions for at least 3 months BEFORE your semester of contingency. If you paid, you are eligible. If hindi umabot ang bayad sa tamang window of payments, walang SSS Maternity Benefit. IMPORTANT: Hindi po counted ang late SSS contribution payments […]

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Business Talk: Are Your Donations Legit and Tax Deductible? Is Your Church/Charity Accredited? And Why Is this Important?

Introduction: Why People Tithe? There is a difference to Tithes and Offerings — Tithe is 10% of the income while Offerings are anything you give beyond the 10% which is from the bottom of your heart. In Proverbs 3:9 (NIV), “Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops.” In the […]

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