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Out of place sometimes

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Every person wants to be “in” or to belong. The feeling of belongingness is a positive experience connected to being accepted in a group. Thus, being out of place or “OP” as we say in conversations is a dreaded feeling for most individuals. This feeling of being left out is experienced in our daily life from social gatherings to the workplace.

Posted: April 1st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Building partnerships between HR, line managers

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Over the years, the skills and talent of human resources (HR) practitioners have proven beneficial to companies, making the HR unit more strategic and a key factor to corporate success. As businesses become increasingly competitive, some organizations in the Philippines now turn to their human resources unit to help drive company strategies.

Posted: November 26th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Cultivating innovation through human resources management

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In this era of globalization, innovation in organizations is truly an imperative for survival. One such innovative force is coined Corporate Entrepreneurship (CE), defined as the practice of developing innovative business ideas, processes or practices to improve the organization’s profitability.

Posted: August 20th, 2012 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Competitive advantage through innovation

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Business organizations are constantly faced with the challenge of gaining competitive advantage over competitors. Developing that special edge may mean survival for some or a way to stay on top of competition for others.

Posted: July 23rd, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Involvement, development and recognition

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Employee engagement has been an important component of an organization’s success. An engaged employee displays effort and dedication toward the attainment of organizational goals, is committed to the organization, satisfied with the job, and intends to stay in the company. So what drives employee engagement? How can organizations ensure that their employees are highly engaged?

Posted: May 28th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

To love and to work

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We often hear about efforts to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in many parts of the world including the Philippines. In recent years, our country had documented a dramatic increase in rates of HIV/AIDS infection. Among the most at risk are young gay men.

Posted: April 23rd, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

HIV and the workplace

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Every day, eight Filipinos are infected with HIV [human immunodeficiency virus]. Just last September, 253 Filipinos were infected—the highest record of new HIV cases in the Philippines.

Posted: January 30th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Workplace realities bite

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Let’s face it—the workplace isn’t where people are treated like family or a home where everyone may be forgiven for committing grave sin, much like the prodigal son. Far from it. In fact, the workplace is known by some unsavory names: “jungle” (where survival of the fittest reigns supreme) and “hell” (literally and figuratively). This is, of course, not to say that employees should be jaded, paranoid, or distrustful everywhere they turn. It’s simply that they should not be naïve or assume too many things at work. Here are some of them:

Posted: December 5th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

When work hits home

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Many employees experience various levels of distress in an organization. This can be due to many factors, but the most common source of stress is the relationship between employees and their supervisors.

Posted: November 7th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

Overcoming turfism in the workplace

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MANILA, Philippines—Ever encountered a co-worker or colleague who’s had a penchant for encroaching on someone else’s job description thus creating resentment and squabbling? Or overheard someone at another department saying something like “don’t show this to the guys in finance—they’ll just screw it up”? The first example may well be someone overzealous about revision and [...]

Posted: October 17th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

The evolving workspace

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THE FURNITURE for today’s workforce:  Workstations that come with panels in various heights, integrated hanging storage shelves, marker boards, nametag holders, ample (and novel!) storage boxes, bag holders, movable fabric panels and acrylic privacy screens.

If you are part of the greater working population, you likely spend more time at the workplace over any other place during the day. Given that, have you ever wondered if your body is properly carried or supported by your chair and worktable? Do your sensory and tactile requirements support your activities and make your work more enjoyable? Do you have the appropriate amount of privacy or inversely, are you allowed an adequate degree of interaction with your coworkers?

Posted: September 16th, 2011 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

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