How to Improve the Math Skills of the Filipino Children?

I saw this on my Facebook feed today. Fine, I admit it. Filipinos are not really blessed with math skills. In fact, many grow up to be afraid of it, refusing to even attempt to learn beyond counting how much is our overtime and holiday pay. Because yes, salary is important. However, I refuse to […]

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Free HR Talk: HR as Process Champions by Dee M. Ancot

FREE HR TALK: HR AS PROCESS CHAMPIONS Date: AUGUST 7, 2022 (Sunday)Time: 3:00pm to 5:30pmTopic: “HR as Process Champions”Special Speaker: Mr. Dee M. Ancot, OD ExpertHow to Watch: LIVE AND FREE at the Philippines HR Group Facebook and Youtube, and The HR Cafe: Usapang Trabaho, Buhay at Iba Pa Facebook pages On our 101st Episode […]

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My Thoughts in the Puregold Issue – Stop Overthinking It

DO NOT OVERTHINK IT Today’s post is in response to Bilyonario’s article of Puregold, a big Filipino supermarket chain, requiring their cashiers and clerks to have at least a college degree. And this comment from a Netizen: My response: This has nothing to do with HR’s incompetence. It has nothing to do that a high […]

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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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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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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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REMINDER – HOLIDAY PAY FOR ARAW NG KAGITINGAN (April 9, Friday):

REGULAR HOLIDAY PAY RULES: • If the employee DID NOT work, he/she shall be paid 100 percent of his/her salary for that day• If the employee WORKS during the regular holiday, the employee shall paid 200 percent of his/her regular salary for that day for the first eight hours. THE CONDITION SO THAT AN EMPLOYEE […]

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HR Talk: Top 15 Questions Answered Re: the Employee Compensation Program (Where You Get Paid If You Get Sick/Injured/Die At Work)

The Employee Compensation Program and its Many Benefits Everyone talks about the Philippine Social Security System (SSS) but stays mum about the Employee Compensation (EC) Program. When I started this subject, I was surprised on how so much information are out there about many benefits the EC Program, but the information is annoyingly kalat kalat, […]

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