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Startup Tips

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

3 ways to develop an excellent workplace

Shell retailer Eva Tan shares tips on developing an excellent staff.

The best way to take care of your business is by taking care of your people.This sums up the advice of Shell retailer Eva Tan on creating a productive business enviroment, adding that “happy” employees are more dynamic and perform better.After all, ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | September 04, 2012 01:00:00
Startup Tips

How to fire someone the right way

The procedure plays an important role

Letting go of an employee is never easy and entrepreneurs are advised to follow the law to avoid any problems in the long run. Better to be compliant rather than risk any legal setbacks afterwards.To ensure that the rights of employees are ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 03, 2011 02:00:00
Startup Tips

What the Labor Code says about dismissing employees

It must be done in good faith

Planning to fire an employee? Letting go of someone is never easy and can be a nerve-wracking experience but is a necessary part of running a business. Apart from five ‘just causes’ that the employer may invoke, the Labor Code also allows ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 03, 2011 09:00:00
Startup Tips

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
Business Ideas

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
Startup Tips

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