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How PH's Leading Maker of Natural Personal Care Products is Thriving Without Contractualization

The founder of Human Nature argues that businesses should find a path towards regularizing all employees

The writer, Anna Meloto-Wilk is president and co-founder of Gandang Kalikasan Inc. (Human Nature), the Philippines’ largest brand of genuinely natural, affordable personal care, cosmetics and home care productsAt least 22 percent of the country’s total working population are contractual workers and have little ...

by Anna Meloto-Wilk  | May 01, 2018 10:00:00
News and Events

Every May 1, We Pay Homage to the Value of Labor. Here's How Much We Actually Pay Them

Vast majority of occupations pay monthly wages barely above the poverty threshold

The median monthly pay of more than 400 occupations in the Philippines is barely enough to keep the average Filipino household above the official poverty line.According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)’s latest Occupational Wages Survey, which covers establishments that employ 20 ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | May 01, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Looking for a Job? Here’s a List of DOLE-Sponsored Labor Day Job Fairs

Also open to business owners and companies looking for workers to hire

In celebration of this year’s Labor Day on May 1, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has organized 44 job fairs nationwide, with the theme “Matatag na Kabuhayan at Trabaho Tungo sa Progresibong Pagbabago.”Happening in 17 regions in the country, the ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | April 30, 2017 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Mainstreaming freelancing in the Philippines

Filipinos have the ‘working hard’ culture that makes it click to the employers, and that can help transform the country from freelancing to a hiring community, a senior VP says.

In this place, no one is late. But there sure are deadlines. Bosses come and go, and co-workers? Not so many around. The salary may come in dollars or pesos, and the best thing about it? No daily commute required.This is the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 01, 2016 11:00:00
Startup Tips

4 reasons why entrepreneurs should take Labor Day off

Unplugging yourself from work-related things even just for a day can help increase productivity.

For most people, Labor Day is a time to kick back, relax and enjoy the company of friends and family. But for many entrepreneurs, it is just another work day.One internal study conducted by accounting firm Ernst & Young in 2006 showed ...

by Matthew Toren  | May 01, 2015 12:00:00