The future of work: making work better for humans and humans better at work

By Patricia Mirasol Discussions about digitalization and hybrid work focus on the “how,” according to Deloitte’s 2021 2021 Global Human Capital Trends report presented at a Sept....

ECC considers cash aid for WFH coronavirus victims

THE Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) said it is studying the possibility of providing cash assistance to employees who contract coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) while working from home. 

White House backs workplace rights bill for nursing mothers

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said it is backing a bill that could give millions of new mothers more workplace rights when they pump breast milk.

Torn by a competitor’s lucrative job offer

You need to make a decision based on your understanding of your own situation, status at your current job, and possible issues that may crop up with a new employer should you accept the new job offer. Let’s focus on the last two — your current employer and what a new employer could give you.

Pandemic touted as window for digitally reskilling workers

THE IMPORTANCE of digital skills in the workforce has been highlighted by the pandemic, according to Senior Economist Yoonyoung Cho of the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice at the World Bank. 

Dubai turns page on COVID with hottest jobs market in two years

WHAT may have been the steepest population decline in the Gulf region is giving way to the hottest jobs market Dubai has seen since China detected its first coronavirus case in December 2019.

Ten irrelevant job interview questions

If you’re not new to recruitment, you may have already experienced what’s working or not, which could be different in the case of the BPO industry, which is experiencing employee turnover of as much as 40%, either forced or voluntary due to the stressful and toxic working environment. Comparatively, the banking industry averages in the single digits for turnover rate, for reasons that are not found in many BPO firms.

PHL to sign deal with Britain on nurse deployment

LABOR Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) will sign a memorandum of understanding with the United Kingdom on the welfare and deployment of more nurses to the UK.

Four vital elements of a job vacancy ad

Not all vacancy announcements are created equal. Some are done professionally, while the rest are prepared haphazardly, without much thought given to improving their attractiveness to applicants. Sometimes, we hear critics ask us — what do you expect? “They’re done by human resource (HR) people who are not exactly creative,” or words to that effect.

Female Coursera registrants drop to 47% in 2020

ONLINE TRAINING service Coursera said the share of female first-time registrants to its courses fell to 47% in 2020 from 54% in each of the preceding two years, possibly reflecting women’s outsized share of household duties and childcare, including the supervision of children studying at home.