Never Let a Snake Inside Your Company

NEVER LET A SNAKE INSIDE YOUR COMPANY There is a saying that a bad apple spoils the lot. And I find this as true when hiring someone to join the company. When a bad apple joins the company, there’s dissent. The bad apple will pretend to be part of a team but actually had malicious […]

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Why Does Your Boss Ask You to Admit Your Mistake

I had an engraver who mistakenly added another “0” when engraving on an item. As a result, the product wrote 20021 instead of 2021. Obviously, we have to junk the item. It was engraved on a gold-plated metal so such mistake is not erasable. “What happened?” I asked. In Tagalog, “Anong nangyari?” The staff said […]

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Top 12 DOLE Labor Advisories on on COVID-19

HR Practitioners should be very conversant to the many DOLE Labor Advisories issued related to COVID-19. Regardless, it’s still a shock to me that many do not seem to read the DOLE Labor Advisories that are published for free in their website. Not only are such information widely available, but they are also timely updated, […]

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HR Talk: Top 11 Questions About the Certificate of Employment (COE)

Certificate of Employment (COE) — A simple document that has created so much ruckus in the HR community these days. Why oh why oh why? Technically, the COE is a very simple document.  See DOLE Labor Advisory No. 6, Series of 2020 for the particulars: Verbatim to the advisory, a Certificate of Employment (COE) is a […]

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HR Talk: Top 17 Questions About Resignations Answered

It must be the rainy season but I’ve noticed a surprisingly uptick of people resigning from their jobs despite the pandemic. Chances are, people most likely resign because they’ve already received their 13th month pay and annual bonuses. Sometimes, it’s just to try something new. Even I had some loyal employees resign despite my best […]

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FREE HR WEBINAR: The HeaRT of CSR: Making Your CSR More Successful (July 18, Sunday at 3:00pm)

FREE HR WEBINAR: The HeaRT of CSR: Making Your CSR More Successful (July 18, Sunday at 3:00pm) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) demonstrates that you’re an organization takes an interest in wider social issues, rather than just those that impact your profit margins, which will attract customers who share the same values. Therefore, it makes good […]

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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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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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