HR TALK: What to Do if You Need to Keep People in Barracks During COVID-19 Pandemic

What to do if you need to operate, and you need to house your employees in the company-sponsored barracks and they want to go home?

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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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HR Series: Latest Supreme Court Decisions on Labor Cases

What and how to learn from others’ mistakes and commission By former DOLE Undersecretary, Atty. Josephus Jimenez, DPM He wrote these two books which is useful for any beginner HR: First, we must remember that in the Philippines, there are four layers of arbitration — Labor Arbiter with NLRC and DOLE, filing of case and […]

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HR Series: How to Avoid Training Mistakes

This topic is taught by Mr. Bob Hooey, author, speaker and creative catalyst for Ideas at Work! Bob believes that employees are the company’s most important assets. Training does not always eliminate conflict. But talking about it, bringing everyone to try to solve the problem, then everybody wins. A program will NOT solve the issue. […]

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