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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: 22 Most Common Questions Asked by Employees in GCQ Answered

It’s been a month since we returned to work and things are returning back to normal except for the COVID-19 confirmed cases rising on a daily basis, at the very least, deaths are kept steady, which is still a good … 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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12 Things Employees Need to Know about the Post-ECQ Working Environment

A lot of businesses AND employees have been lambasting the national government for not offering enough support. Given how harshly they complain, I wonder if they actually know what rights do businesses have as an Employer. Likewise, I don’t think many employees understand the precarious situation is everyone is in, and the “New Normal” is […]

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For Those who Received Double Aid — How Honest Are you?

My letter to my staff wrote like this:   SUBJECT: FOR THOSE WHO RECEIVED DOUBLE AID — HOW HONEST ARE YOU? Congratulations!   Our company was approved for the Small Business Wage Subsidy (SBWS). The government will give Php 16,000. … Continue reading

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10 Invaluable Lessons for Employees During the ECQ (And Things to Prepare so We Don’t Panic Again)

Hindsight is the greatest teacher. While people are suffering due to the no work no pay policy during the ECQ, I cannot help but think that there’s invaluable lessons for employees from this ECQ experience. Not everyone goes through the … Continue reading

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HR Talk: How to Deliver Bad News during the Lockdown

How did ECQ affect your industry? We are in the retail industry so all mall are closed. So our entire operations is temporarily closed, and there’s no work, no pay for our company. What kinds of challenges did ECQ bring … Continue reading

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Current Events: How to Handle an ex-Frontrow or MLM Employee?

Yesterday, Dave Villanueva, a disgruntled popular multi-level marketing employee went to Raffy Tulfo to complain about FrontRow Millionaire’s Club’s failure to pay for his earnings due to some misunderstandings last year. Dave Villanueva was tauted as one of Frontrow’s rags … Continue reading

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Work Series: Look at the Man’s Character, NOT merely What They Say

A person’s character can be seen not because of what she said, but rather what she DOES.  A person can come all sweet and giggly, but underneath, is a snake in disguise. Whereas they may greet you with smiles and … Continue reading

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An Entrepreneur’s Life: Solving Problems the Entire Day

A lot of people ask what I do the entire day. The short answer is, “Long term wise, I set the direction of the company. Short term wise, I solve problems.” Especially when it comes to running a business, you … Continue reading

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HR Series: For probationary employees, are you counting the correct 6 months deadline?

The Philippine Law said that companies have 6 months to gauge the capability of a probationary staff before the decision is made to regularize that staff. Companies erroneously count 6 months from the day they start. Hence, for example, if … Continue reading

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HR Series: How long does it usually take for me to hire someone?

I usually need just one interview to decide to hire. If I am on the fence, I would usually ask the applicant to come back 2 to 3 times. But most of my hires got an offer by the end … Continue reading

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