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Lessons from PLDT’s Recent Labor Controversy: Employee Regularization and Contracting in PH

As HR practitioners, we shouldn’t just be familiar with labor laws; we also need to make sure that our companies abide by them. Fjallraven Kanken Sales Taking care of employees involves sticking up for their rights, after all. Fjallraven Mochilas adidas ace Besides, no company wants to be identified with unfair labor practices. Last July 21, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ordered Philippine Long Distance Telephone Incorporation (PLDT) to regularize 8,720 employees. The said employees had been [...]

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Employment in the Philippines: Results of the Latest Labor Force Survey

The numbers have spoken: the employment rate in the Philippines has hit a record low in July. Louboutin Pas Cher Fjallraven Kanken No2 According to the latest Labor Force Survey (LFS) conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the figure has gone down to 94.4% from 94.6% during the same period last year. Kanken Classic asics soldes That gives us an unemployment rate of 5.6% — the second lowest among all the July employment numbers since 2006 — [...]

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The Php21 Minimum Wage Hike and How It Affects HR and Finance

Metro Manila’s wage board has finally come to a decision. Last week, it approved a Php21-minimum wage hike for workers in the region. ugg boots bailey That’s an increase from Php491 to Php512. The new base pay will be implemented this October and shall apply to all minimum wage earners in the private sector in NCR regardless of their position, designation, or status of employment. It’s also irrespective of the method through which they are being paid. That’s a [...]

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The Proposed Law Against Late Salaries and Wages

Everybody hates delayed salaries, but workers in the Philippines may no longer have to worry about them soon. Fjallraven Kanken UK nike requin Employers who pay their their workers late will be penalized — that is, if the the bill against delayed wages and salaries passes Congress and sees the light of day. House Bill 6537, short-titled “Timely Payment of Wages and/or Salaries Act of 2017,” is now being reviewed by the House of Representatives. Mochilas Kanken Mochilas Kanken [...]

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Closing the Gender Pay Gap

The gender pay gap still exists, and, as leaders and people managers, we have one of the biggest stakes in closing it. The fact that women have yet to earn as much as men keeps us from building a stronger workforce. It ushers in a host of problems we work hard to avoid every day: unnecessary turnover, skill shortages, missed opportunities for business growth, and even a bad rap among young and driven jobseekers. The Philippines holds a reputation [...]

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The Core Employee Needs HR Leaders Should Address

The idea of investing in employees beyond giving them their wages is relatively new. Before, people simply cash in on their rendered hours and go. Now, employers and HR leaders also face the pressure of providing “the perks” — the things that drive job satisfaction and employee engagement. nike air max flyknit ultra 2.0 To attract and keep people in this day and age, we’re expected to give them sources of motivation, commitment, and focus. And those ought [...]

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Counteroffers: To Pitch or Not to Pitch?

A lot has been said about counteroffers. Some say it’s a knee-jerk reaction: a mechanical and reckless response to a top employee’s resignation that a number of companies are guilty of. nike air max 2016 soldes Employees, on the other hand, are often warned never to take a counteroffer, lest they fall victim to the ultimate kiss of death for their careers. adidas yeezy boost Accepting a counteroffer means accepting the stigma that comes with it; once you’re [...]

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Leadership 101 with Jeff Bezos: 4 Things HR and Business Leaders Can Learn from One of the World’s Richest Men

Need some inspirational insights on leadership? Learn from one of the most successful businessmen today: Jeff Bezos. Kånken Rucksäcke asics gel lyte 5 Last July 27, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos became the world’s richest man. Mochilas Kanken Barcelona UGG Maylin With a fortune of over $90 billion then, the e-commerce tycoon surpassed Bill Gates, Microsoft’s co-founder, who has held the throne for 18 of the past 23 years. fjallraven kanken rucksack Though Bezos’s streak ended on the same [...]

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How DOLE’s New Ban on Forced Wearing of High Heels Protects Female Employees

As HR leaders, we take delight in seeing pro-employee policies see the light of day — especially when those policies promote health and safety in the workplace. Fjallraven Kanken Kids The most recent example? The department order signed by DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III last August 25: an order that prohibits employers from requiring female workers to wear high heels at work. Christian Louboutin Pas Cher The new regulation defines “high heels” as shoes with narrow and [...]

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Bye, TGIF; Hello, TGIT! The Benefits and Drawbacks of Having 4-Day Workweeks

Got mixed feelings about working longer hours in exchange for longer weekends? One thing’s for sure: the idea no longer seems as vague and as far-fetched as it used to be. Fjallraven Kanken Sales Recently, House Bill 6152 — more popularly known as the compressed or 4-day workweek bill — made waves when it passed its third and final reading at the House of Representatives. Now that the proposed law has gone to the Senate, it appears as if [...]

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