By Dianna Carla S. Yap
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.
By EJ Tolentino
, Mandi Angeles
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.
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.
By Marshaley J. Baquiano
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.
By Alfred Presbitero
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?
By Nico A. Canoy
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.
By Mary Jane B. Balasi
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.
By Lilia Borlongan-Alvarez
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:
By Emerald D. Ilac
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.
By Lilia Borlongan-Alvarez
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 [...]
By Isabel Berenguer Asuncion
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?