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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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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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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World Marketing Summit Philippines 2020: Digital Marketing and Disruptive Marketing (Prof. Marc Oliver Opresnik)

We are living in a VUCA world as follows: Vision: We need to know where we are going. Understanding: We need to understand both the customers and the stakeholders. Clarity: We need clarity and a clear focus. Agile: We need to be agile and quick. VUCA changes a lot of activity. Products have a shorter […]

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Words of Wisdom from Philippine Restaurant Tycoon, Mr. Enrico “Rikki” Dee

  Thanks to the ANVIL Business Club, I had the pleasure of hearing Mr. Enrico “Rikki” Dee, CEO and Founder or Foodee, talk about his success secrets as a restaurant tycoon. The enlightening talk happened last February 19 at the Marco Polo Ortigas. You may find his brands familiar as they are as follows: MESA: Classif […]

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