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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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: 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 at company’s expense. Based on Labor Advisory No. 18, Series of 2020, bawal po i-charge […]

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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 thing. The HR world is still full of uncertainty as companies retrench large group of […]

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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. After the lockdown, probationary employees found themselves unceremoniously unemployed by “heartless” employers who don’t seem […]

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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. The first tranche has been released. The second tranche is to follow. This is government’s […]

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