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The 5 Top Complaints of SME Employees — And What HR Can Do About Them

The first step toward change, says psychotherapist and writer Nathaniel Branden, is awareness. That’s also true for managing employee complaints. We’re used to resolving workplace issues as they come, but as HR managers, we’re also expected to have foresight: to be aware of what might cause complaints before the complaints themselves are brought to our attention. So what does our workforce complain about nowadays? To answer this question, we asked 50 entry and associate-level employees from various small and [...]

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How HR Managers Should Deal With Employee Complaints

Dealing with employee complaints proves to be one of the toughest parts of being an HR manager. In worst cases, it means having to face so many things at once: a gap in the company’s policies, an error caused by a colleague (or even by yourself!), a lack of resources, and an emotional fit thrown by a valued employee. You’ll never know what’s coming your way — payroll disputes, a harassment-related grievance, an aggravated conflict between rank-and-files and their [...]

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HR Highlights: August 2017

Here are the top news, events, and announcements that shaped and steered the HR industry and labor in the Philippines in August 2017. DOLE announces pay rules for 2018 holidays The Department of Labor of Employment (DOLE) published last August 10 the prescribed computation of wages for 2018 holidays. Labor Advisory No. 10, s. 2017 or the “Payment of Wages for the Regular and Special (Non-Working) Holidays for the Year 2018” is set to guide private sector employers in determining how [...]

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Congress Passes Compressed Workweek Bill. Here’s What It Adds to the Labor Code

Last week, the House of Representatives approved on final reading House Bill 6152 – a bill that allows companies to opt for a 4-day or compressed workweek. Under this setup, employees can work beyond 8 hours a day in exchange for up to 3 rest days per week. nike air max 1 pas cher House Bill 6152 amends Articles 83, 87, and 91 of the Labor Code of the Philippines. new balance femme It adds rules and conditions [...]

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HR Highlights: September 2017

Here are the top news, events, and announcements that shaped and steered the HR industry and labor in the Philippines in September 2017. Senate endorses TRAIN Bill The Senate has endorsed its own version of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill on September 20. fjallraven rucksack The proposed law, called Senate Bill 1592, provides complete exemption for the first Php150,000 annual taxable income and retains the Php82,000 tax exemption for 13th month pay and [...]

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The Senate’s Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Bill and How It Affects Employees

The much anticipated Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) program has finally gained foothold in the Senate. Last September 20, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means officially endorsed Senate Bill 1592, its version of the tax reform package proposed by the Executive Branch. The said bill raises the take home pay of 99% of the individual income taxpayers in the country and exempts about 64% of all local workers — roughly 3.192 million Filipinos — from paying [...]

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Separation Pay vs Final Pay: What’s the Difference?

Talking to outgoing employees about final and separation pay can be quite tricky. A lot of people don’t know that there’s a difference between the two, so you’ll first have to identify which of them you should discuss. If an employee is entitled to both, you may have to distinguish one from the other. Doing so demands ample knowledge of the laws on salary and wages, something that we HR leaders are expected to have. Kanken Big So how [...]

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How to Compute Holiday and Special Non-Working Day Pay in the Philippines

Long streaks of holidays and non-working days lie ahead, and for most of us in HR, this means one thing: special pay computations. nike air max femme pas cher Fjallraven Kanken Rucksack nike air max soldes While some employees are taking their much anticipated breaks, a lot of people will work as usual. air max pas cher Fjallraven Rucksack nike requin Some will even render overtime hours for additional income. To field atypical questions and preempt unnecessary disputes, [...]

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Meet Hire, Google’s New Recruitment Tool

In charge of recruiting talent for your company? If you are, then it looks like easier workdays are ahead. Last week, Google has publicly launched Hire, a tool that will change the way small and medium businesses discover and manage their job applicants. Fjällräven Rucksäcke chaussures running nike Before the launch, recruitment teams had only 2 choices: to bounce between different tools or to use legacy talent acquisition apps. A lot of time was spent on syncing application files, [...]

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Digital Trends That Are Changing The HR Industry

There’s no doubt about it: HR is going digital. asics gel lyte In the recently held Philippine HR Congress, HR leader, businessman, and bestselling author Roger Collantes talked about how technology has gained traction in the industry in the past few years, and how it has given rise to the need for “digital HR leaders.” This new breed of HR leaders embraces technological trends with skyrocketing levels of agility and adaptability. They want accuracy, but are unwilling to [...]

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