Three-way cooperation key to safety at work during pandemic — ILO

WORK SAFETY during the pandemic will require effective collaboration among the government, employers, and labor, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said.

US daycare workers quitting due to low pay and lack of benefits

LOW PAY, demanding work and a lack of benefits have driven child-care workers out of the industry for good during the pandemic — creating ripple effects on the rest of the US economy.

What workers can do when a manager breaks a promise

By Rey Elbo
Per my experience with dynamic companies, the average number of years between promotions is three years, in addition to getting annual pay increases in line with inflation. Sometimes, I hear people being promoted after two years for consistent high performance and the possession of a unique skill that is difficult to find outside the organization.

10 rules of modern work: Helping employees thrive

Since the pandemic plunged the workforce into a completely different world of work, new rules must be put in place to address employee-level concerns, according to Deloitte’s 2022 research on modern work presented at an April 26 webinar. To thrive, new rules must help workers feel less overwhelmed, frustrated, and anxious.

60% inflation triggers Turkish pay protests

ISTANBUL — For five years, Zahide Sogut asked her bosses at a car parts factory on the industrial fringes of Istanbul for a pay rise. With inflation soaring, they finally agreed, but for Ms. Sogut it was too little, too late.

When is the best time to resign?

By Rey Elbo
A 10-year old girl from the city was visiting a farm for the first time. She had never seen many animals before. The first time she encountered an animal, she blurted out: “What a strange-looking cow. But why hasn’t she got any horns?”

VOX POPULI | BPO professionals voice their concern about returning to the office

Due to long commutes, rising prices, and a lower quality of life, information technology-business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) employees dread the return to onsite work. They are instead asking that their previous work-from-home (WFH) setup be made permanent.

TUCP files wage hike petition in Caraga

THE Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) on Thursday filed a petition seeking a P420 increase in the minimum wage for Caraga region in northeastern Mindanao, bringing daily pay to P745.

Biden warns Amazon ‘Here we come’ after New York union vote

PRESIDENT Joe Biden took a shot at Amazon.com, Inc. over its battles with employees seeking to unionize.

The 5 don’ts of employee problem-solving

By Rey Elbo
He who waits to do something good will never accomplish anything. Management is not a waiting game. You should be the first to know that in HR, being the in-house specialist in people management. If you’re a regular follower of this column, you’ll find that the common thread in much of my advice is to be proactive with the workers.