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HR Opinions: Minimum Wage is NOT the Problem. Freeloaders are.

How Minimum Wage Works I wrote this last Labor Day, and as usual, employees are clamoring to increase the Minimum Wage. As of today, minimum wage in the Philippines stands between Php 380 to Php 537 depending on locality. For … Continue reading

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12th HR SUMMIT: How do you Motivate your Staff to Do More?

Dra. Joyce Carols is an international speaker, author, TEDx Speaker and Founder & Owner of Enjoy EsC and Drive4Diversity.com and talked about Responsive Coaching She started her talk with a lot of myths which include: People who are unhappy will … Continue reading

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HR Lessons: Hire Someone who can Follow Simple Instructions

Common sense is underrated. It’s really not that common. As a hiring manager, you need to find someone who have common sense and can listen/follow to simple instructions. Story 1: Spot the one who followed instructions and who did not. … Continue reading

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Life Stories: Candy

Candy is 21 years old with a 4-month old son. Her boyfriend left her after he found out that Candy was pregnant. She was finishing up her studies at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines when she conceived, and stopped … Continue reading

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How can you work if you are hungry?

I had a staff member start working for us last week.  According to her, she was living with her aunt in Caloocan, and the aunt was forcing her to find work. “I only have php 5.00 in my pocket,” she … Continue reading

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Labor in the Philippines: You Get What You Pay For

I realized that you always get what you pay for. This month, my business is looking for a junior administrative officer. The minimum wage is Php 466/day or Php 12,200/month (that’s USD 285 for 26 working days).  I’m willing to pay … Continue reading

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