Uber, delivery apps propose offering Mexico drivers social security

MEXICO CITY — Tech giant Uber and delivery apps DiDi and Rappi have proposed offering social security benefits to workers in Mexico for the first time ahead of a new government bill set to regulate the gig economy.

When HR becomes unpopular

By Rey Elbo
First thing to do is to immediately fire the new concessionaire subject to the terms of the contract to avoid a protracted court battle. This is a double-edged weapon as it could inconvenience the employees who rely on the canteen for reasonably-priced meals and snacks.

CA upholds dismissal of worker by Ilocos electric cooperative

THE Court of Appeals (CA) has found that the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) acted within its authority in holding Ilocos Norte Electric Cooperative, Inc. (INEC) not liable for the dismissal of a maintenance worker.

HK migrants locked out of UK jobs by police check fears

LONDON — When Hong Kong (HK) math teacher Jessica was freed from jail last year following her arrest during the territory’s massive pro-democracy protests, she decided it was time to leave her home city and head abroad.

Promotion policy for employees without degrees

By Rey Elbo
One traditional solution to your problem is to offer other forms of rewards and recognitions for Romy and other similarly-situated workers. But before you do that, ask HR to resolve an inconsistency. Why hire undergraduates if your company has no intention of giving them more responsibility after they’ve proven their worth through tangible accomplishments?    

MSMEs on frontlines of improving job quality

THE Department of Labor and Employment said on Thursday that it plans to make micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) the focus of improving the quality of jobs, following the release of underemployment data earlier this week.

A temporary boss takes over HR

By Rey Elbo
It’s not easy. It depends much on the consistency of your performance over the years. Meritocracy takes precedence over seniority. In many cases, long years of service does not guarantee you a promotion. You must prove your competence as an HR person. But first, let’s explore why the CEO has not hired a full-time replacement.

STEM-focused education seen addressing work-skills mismatch

A SCIENCE, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) focus in the educational system is expected to help bridge the skills gap in the workforce, STEM advocates said on Thursday.

Global jobs growth will ‘deteriorate significantly’ this quarter

GENEVA — Global employment growth will “deteriorate significantly” this quarter, hit by the economic turmoil caused by the Ukraine war and by the impact of tighter monetary policy on consumption, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said.

Managers with conflicting styles

By Rey Elbo
You don’t have to be personally involved. You must take the high road and do your job from the standpoint of a CEO and not be bothered by this issue. The best approach is to delegate the mediation process to your direct reports without the two realizing it. You can do this by creating a management committee composed of all department heads to work on the project.

Caregiver benefits bill filed in Senate

A BILL seeking to ensure the rights and welfare of caregivers has been filed in the Senate, which if passed would provide protections against abuse, harassment, and require that they be paid at least the minimum wage.

Livelihood aid worth P1M distributed to Intramuros tourism workers

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) on Thursday said it distributed over P1 million in livelihood assistance to at least 120 pedicab drivers and vendors in Intramuros.
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