HR Talk: How Much Separation Pay Do I Get in the Philippines?

Separation Pay in the Philippines Okay, so many people have been PM’ing me re: how much is their Separation Pay for the 4Rs of Termination — Retrenchment, Redundancy and Retirement. So once and for all, this is the encompassing entry on how much an employer should pay you if they are terminating your employment. To […]

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HR TALK: Top 10 Questions That Many Angry Employees Ask During the Pandemic Answered

Especially with the pandemic ongoing, so many companies are undergoing a lot of turmoil. Many employees has been on forced leave since ECQ hit last March 16. Many companies are still operating at 50% to 70% capacity and have no clue what to do with all of the extra headcount. They don’t know if they […]

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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 speak up People who work long hours are more successful The trend is clear: 89% […]

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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. During my interview, I told the staff to show up last Saturday for training. These […]

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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 her studies because of her growing belly and worrying financial future after she found out […]

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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 said with tearing eyes. “I have to find a job.” I hesitated to give her […]

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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 up to Php 13,500, which is already slightly higher than minimum wage. And boy, did […]

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