Afghanistan employers evacuate 12 OFWs

EMPLOYERS in Afghanistan evacuated seven overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Qatar and five to the UK, while evacuation attempts mounted by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)...

Wrong application of paternalistic management

The president and general manager (P/GM) who is also the owner of a small enterprise was interviewed by a group of human resource (HR) management students...

‘Employee experience’ in the spotlight as companies eye post-pandemic growth

THE PERCENTAGE of firms prioritizing employee experience has jumped to 95% as organizations look to post-pandemic growth, advisory firm Willis Towers Watson said, citing the results of a survey.

BHP edging closer to deal with unions at Escondida copper mine, world’s largest

BHP GROUP and union leaders at the Escondida complex in Chile are getting closer to a wage deal that would avert a strike at the world’s biggest copper mine.

A diligent but absentee worker

A man was driving alone in the countryside when his car stopped running. He pulled over and lifted the hood just as a horse was trotting by. The horse never slowed down, but glanced at the man and said: “Check the gas!”

For a thriving workplace, build empathy — author

Empathy is not an optional soft skill in the workplace, according to Jamil Zaki, professor of psychology at Stanford University and author of The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World. Citing several studies, he said that empathy leads to effective collaboration, increased morale, reduced stress, more effective feedback, and a more inclusive attitude.  

DTI links Cebu MSMEs with consultancy services

THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry (DTI) launched a program Thursday that will assist small businesses in Cebu through academic partnerships.

Amazon’s COVID dilemma: Mandate vaccinations and risk losing workers

WHILE MUCH of Corporate America scrambled to adjust COVID-19 policies this summer in response to a surge of cases, Amazon.com, Inc. was dismantling its coronavirus testing sites. Sequestered corners of warehouses and conference rooms where, just a few weeks ago employees were performing nasal swabs, are now blocked off or cleared of equipment.

Are human resource people critical thinkers?

I’m not sure if it’s the adverse effects of the pandemic on mental health. I’ve seen people jumping to conclusions, antagonizing their colleagues, sidestepping responsibility, and pushing their luck without any concrete evidence about their expertise. So, what’s making us focus our attention on HR people?

POEA backs more health worker deployments

THE PHILIPPINE Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said it will recommend increasing the annual deployment quota for healthcare workers, with more countries now seeking to employ them. 

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