BEATING STRESS IN THE WORKPLACE (PART 2)

Work-related stress can seriously affect your emotional, mental and physical well-being. In my previous article, I shared some of the major causes of stress at work. It is important to know this and be able to identify your negative stressors because recognizing the problem will help you prevent and manage stress effectively. To learn more about …

STRESS IN THE WORKPLACE (PART 1)

One of my dearest friends recently experienced extreme pain and acidity in her abdomen which gave her a scare.  Her doctor diagnosed her with acid reflux which was caused by too much stress in her life.  She was advised to slow down and take a break.  She was told to change her lifestyle because her …

How to Organize Your Job Hunt

One of my favorite questions to ask when I interview job applicants is:  “How did you find out about our company?”  This innocent question sounds simple enough to answer, but out of the many questions that I ask, this one has allowed me to uncover the qualities and competence of the many people I interview. …

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 …

Stay Safe During Your Daily Commute

So many taxi crimes have been reported by leading newspapers and news shows. There was the case of an HR officer from a Call Center Company who rode a cab and was shot on the face by the cab driver who turned out to be a robber, after she refused to hand over her belongings. …