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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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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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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