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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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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Opinion Only: Do I Think Filipino Employees in General are Underpaid?

I used to think Filipino employees were way way way underpaid. But when I worked here vs. overseas, I realized why the relatively lower salaries: 1. ABSENCE WITHOUT LEAVE (AWOL) IS A CONSTANT PROBLEM Hindi papasok kasi walang magaalaga ng anak. Gusto mag give up agad. Magprovince daw bukas, etc. Overseas, NOBODY knows what AWOL […]

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HR/Investment Talk: Where is the BEST, Safest Place to Put Your Hard-Earned Money (Answer: Pag-IBIG MP2 Savings Fund)?

Especially now when life has become so unpredictable, so many insurance agents are coming out from the woods and informing everyone that they should be putting their money into life insurance as it is the best way for you to protect your future and loved ones in case you immediately pass away. Many boast that […]

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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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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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My Top 20 Lessons in HR for 2020

MY TOP 20 LESSONS IN HR FOR 2020: It’s almost the new year! To end the year with a bang, here are my top 20 lessons in HR that I learned this 2020: 1. When government puts everyone on lockdown, stop stressing and being depressed. Walang pakialam ang government kung depressed ka. Hindi dadagdag ang […]

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HR Talk: Top 13 Questions Answered on the New SSS Mandatory Provident Fund (AKA WISP) Program

Everyone may have been dismayed to learn that SSS will increase their contributions required from BOTH Employers and Employees by 13% starting from January 2021. This should be of no surprise as SSS is only following the increase of contribution that was scheduled since 2018 as stated via the Republic Act No. 11199 or the […]

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