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5 Steps to Maintain and Promote Discipline at Work

In his best-selling management book Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t, business consultant and lecturer Jim Collins said, “A culture of discipline is not a principle of business, it is a principle of greatness.” We all know the deal: in order for a company to succeed, discipline should sit at its core. No one should lose sight of the predefined vision and values. As HR managers and leaders, we’re tasked to make everyone [...]

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5 Ways to Boost Employee Morale as HR Manager

We all know the basic rule: happy employees function better and blossom within the company. This saves the company from incurring unnecessary retention costs. Good pay, enjoyable office environment, and adequate management support are fundamental to boosting employee morale. But how do you take that up a notch? At some point, employees will need extra layers of appreciation and gratitude. Here are some tips to help you uplift your employees’ morale as HR manager. Get rid of the stigma on socializing Managers are [...]

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4 Common Mistakes HR Teams Commit after the Hiring Process

HR responsibilities do not end after a successful applicant signs the contract. They extend to orientations for new hires and even to performance evaluation. It’s HR’s task to make new recruits feel welcome in their new workplace, let them know the rules, and ensure that they live up to the expectations that have been set during the interviews. However, some companies tend to skip the needed introductions or go through them in a rush. This usually happens when everyone’s work bucket [...]

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Measure Employee Engagement with These 8 Survey Questions

Employee engagement refers to workers’ overall willingness to help their company succeed. It reveals their passion for their roles and predicts whether they would go the extra mile to take the company to where it wants to be. According to Officevibe’s article entitled 6 Amazing Benefits of Employee Engagement, employee engagement can lead to increased profitability. The idea was clearly pictured out as follows.   Happy employees -> Quality Work -> Happy Customers -> Referrals -> Happy employees   This diagram suggests that it’s [...]

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Your Language Shapes Your Company’s Culture

Dietitians and nutritionists say “You are what you eat.” Food feeds our physical bodies, but in the workplace, it’s the executive’s command, and the way he says it, that nourishes an organization’s culture and beliefs. On an article published by the Harvard Business Review, cultural permission is defined as “the tone, attitude and language that emanates from the executive suite. It is a mantra, expressed in oft-used catch phrases and philosophies that move like waves through the organization.” Choice of words, manner [...]

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Heads Up Tax Payers, The TRAIN is Coming

As per the table of tax comparisons in Asia, Philippines is tied with India for having the highest tax rate based on taxable profit at 30%. This fuels the argument that the “poor becomes poorer, and the rich becomes ultra-rich.” This is why currently, the majority of consumers – who are taxpayers at the same time – find it hard to strike a balance between budget and expenses.  However, this inequity is expected to be eradicated as soon as Ways and Means Committee [...]

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How To Maintain Leadership at Work Despite Household Issues

Managing a team at work is an equally big responsibility as that of managing a household. It comes with certain expectations, such as showing leadership and being the role model at all times, being able to manage troubled employees, and more, while also ensuring the operations are running in tip top shape. Everything can be easy at times, but what if it’s you who isn’t in tip top shape? What if it’s the operations at home that needs work and it [...]

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Work Culture: More Fun In The Philippines?

We all know how fun the Philippines can be when it comes to being with the people, eating the food, and seeing the sights. But what about working here? What’s true, what’s false? Company culture refers to the set of behaviors and beliefs that are shared by employees and people within the organization. The company’s values, visions, beliefs, and assumptions are all examples of what forms company culture.  The Philippines, known as a country of rich and diverse culture, doesn’t come [...]

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5 Ways to Handle Underperforming Employees

Your team members are staring blankly into their monitor screens, wanting to speed up the clock so they can immediately head on their way home. Mountains of paperwork remain undone, and your men are badly lagging behind the company-wide metrics. Now you begin to question if it’s still a matter of technicality – or will. Underperformance means going below the expected or desired outcome. In the workplace, underperforming employees can cause the business thousands of lost profit from missing the [...]

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Four Signs Your Employee Is Unhappy and How to Prevent It

Department managers have their plates full on a daily basis ensuring all operations are going well. They have a tremendously long list of to-do’s; The most essential one among all is managing his or her staff, and making sure they are happy and performing at their best. The truth is that the latter, gets overlooked quite often. Filipinos, by nature, are happy and fun-loving people. On a report published by Job Street last year, Filipino employees garnered 6.25 points on job satisfaction rate, which [...]

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