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Startup Tips

How to Help a Struggling Employee Get Back on Track

Employees aren't just the skills you hired them for. They are people with all the baggage that entails.

Do you have an employee—or multiple employees—struggling with output and productivity? Or perhaps you have a recent hire who hasn't been living up to expectations, and neither one of you knows what to do.These cases are extremely frustrating: People who appeared capable of ...

by John Rampton  | May 13, 2018 08:00:00
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How businesses can attract and retain fresh graduates

These new talents could be your next most trusted employees.

As graduation season comes to an end, employers eagerly anticipate the fresh pool of talent about to enter the workforce. However, they should perhaps also anticipate ways in which they can best equip that talent with the tools and knowledge these young people will need to succeed in ...

by Amy Glaser  | May 13, 2016 01:00:00
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4 ways to have a winning training strategy

Because it's the people who'll put the process in place, hit the numbers, and achieve company objectives.

Having seen the e-trike initiative suffer because the operators were not trained in maintaining expensive lithium-ion batteries, Philip Apostol knew he could not make the same mistake when it came to his green buses. The founder and managing director of bus service ...

by Bernadette Reyes  | April 07, 2016 01:00:00
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Financial Adviser: Should I pay my company's interns?

Our financial adviser lets us in on the merits of compensating on-the-job trainees and interns.

ON THE JOB. You may consider paying interns an allowance just to help them recover their daily expenses while coming to work for you. Photo from ThinkstockQ: My company is just starting in the business. I hired some interns from a university ...

by Henry C. Ong  | February 23, 2016 09:00:00
Business Ideas

Things to know about the new SSS rule

SSS branches nationwide will open for business on four consecutive Saturdays in June to enable household employers and domestic workers to register.

Social Security System (SSS) branches nationwide will open for business on four consecutive Saturdays in June to enable household employers and domestic workers or ‘kasambahay’, such as maids, nursemaids or yaya, gardeners, cooks and laundry women, to register with SSS.SSS President and ...

June 03, 2013 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Play to learn

Simulation games are good ways to train your employees to deal with real-life situations, but without the attendant consequences.

Running a business is often compared to waging a war. It involves a lot of problem-solving. Employees are combatants who need ample preparation, and must learn to adjust quickly and easily to changing conditions. This is why in business, as in war, ...

by Ruben D. Canlas Jr.  | August 22, 2012 10:00:00
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Team building on a budget

Do you need to have team building sessions, and how can you have one when funding is tight?

Q: I run an accounting firm with less than 20 personnel. Though we are a small group, I think team building sessions would be helpful for us. But how can we have them when there is very little budget? A: Before budget ...

by Dr. Agnes "Aggie" Sarthou  | May 22, 2012 01:00:00
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Tips on how to make your employees stay

Keep your best employees from jumping ship.

Each year, close to 3,000 people—a significant percentage of them skilled workers and professionals—leave the Philippines to migrate or work abroad. This is a nagging concern that can hurt the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), considering that they usually don’t ...

by Noel De Leon  | March 12, 2012 10:00:00
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Hiring for your business

Understanding what the law states in relation to the people you hire is key to building a successful business.

Understanding what the law states in relation to the people you hire is key to building a successful business. [related|post]Business plans, no matter how good they are, will simply remain as such—plans—unless they are implemented by you, your business partners, and your ...

by Jose Marlon Pabiton  | January 24, 2012 05:00:00
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Pitch your talent

Jobseekers must find creative ways to advertise themselves to potential employers.

These days finding a job can be tough particularly with increased competition from other job seekers. Indeed these days coming from a good school and having good grades are no longer good jobs. Because of this jobseekers are now being forced to ...

November 09, 2011 09:00:00
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What the law says about overtime pay

Are you paying your employees right?

The law requires an employee to work no more than eight hours a day to protect his health and to minimize unemployment by forcing employers to use shifting when they require more work hours to run their businesses efficiently. Nonetheless, an employee ...

by Riva Khristime Maala  | October 26, 2011 01:00:00
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Recruitment for SMEs

Five common problem areas for SMEs

When employees are leaving your business left and right, there might something not right about the way your handle their needs. assessed the most common problem areas of small and medium businesses when it comes to their employees and here are ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 19, 2011 03:00:00
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How do you deal with employee turnover?

Should you hire employees or get contractual workers?

High employee turnover can be disruptive—take care of your business by taking care of your employees.While there is enormous risk and competition, doing business these days could be made much easier by relevant technology and efficient manpower.Investing in manpower can be costly, ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 19, 2011 01:00:00