Job Hunting Etiquette

Last week, a group of new graduates dropped by our office and asked if there were any job vacancies.  Our receptionist told them that they can leave their resumes and she’ll hand it to the HR department.  Surprisingly, they did not have any resumes with them— Yikes! This is like entering a battlefield without any …

Job Hunting Tips For Graduating Students

After years of tedious study, I’m sure most of you, graduating students, are excited to wear your togas, get your diplomas and toss your graduation caps into the air.  But while waiting for that celebratory day, you are faced with the thought and excitement of joining the workforce soon. As this would be the official …

Best Careers in Human Resources

Contrary to popular belief, a career in Human Resources is not just about paperwork and payroll-processing. There are many facets to this exciting career. It offers many challenges and growth opportunities, with great rewards and benefits. BENEFITS OF THE JOB A career in Human Resources can be very rewarding. The financial rewards will usually commensurate …

How To Improve Employee Attendance

One of the most rampant HR concerns of many companies in the Philippines is poor attendance.  Frequent absences, tardiness, under-time or even AWOL are ever prevalent and wreaks havoc to the day to day operations of any company. Poor attendance is often attributed to an employee’s lack of self-discipline.  Sometimes, it is shrugged off as …

Ten Characteristics Of Star Employees

In the workplace, there will always be star employees who shine.  These people are well-liked by their bosses.  They reach their targets or accomplish notable achievements.  They are star performers, which is why they get recognized by their company and get promoted faster than the rest of the regular folks.  It’s pretty cool to be …

Ten Characteristics Of Star Employers

Your happiness and contentment in the workplace is directly affected by how the company that you work for is run.  Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just the salary that people look at when they choose employers.  Money is not the end all and be all of job satisfaction.  So if you want to be …

Reignite Your Passion For Work

When you are young and just starting in your career, having passion and excitement for your job is quite easy to muster.  It is like starting with a blank page where so many possibilities and opportunities are waiting to be discovered.  There is a natural energy that makes you want to get up daily, ready …

The Cost Of Disorganization

The difference between an efficient employee versus a delinquent one most often lies in the person’s ability to organize his work life. An organized person is able to manage his work and life better compared to a disorganized one.  He makes better use of his time and avoids unnecessary stress.  He continuously seeks to put …

Training As A Second Career

Many people nowadays do not just depend on one source of income. Opportunities to earn extra income, to prepare for the future or transition to another career abound.  One of the more lucrative opportunities available is a career in Training.  If you have very good communication skills, years of work experience and more importantly, a …

Sense Of Urgency

I enjoy cramming.  There’s nothing like the adrenalin rush that goes through your veins knowing that the eleventh hour is fast approaching.  I noticed that whenever I crammed, my senses were more alert; my mind was clearer and my memory, fresh. Beating deadlines is exhilarating, until of course, you experience an extremely stressful situation where …