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Employees From All Generations Want This One Thing From Employers

A recent survey found similarities across Gen Z, millennial and Gen X workers

Much has been written about recruiting and retaining millennials, as if they are a unique animal that has never been seen before. Entrepreneurs building the next wave of companies have prioritized perks like pool tables and craft beer on tap in the hunt for ...

by Phil Strazzulla  | April 07, 2017 01:00:00
News and Events

For Fresh-Grad Job Hunters: Where to Look and How to Nail It

Find out what you need to work on if you want to impress your employers

Online job portal recently released the 2017 edition of its annual Fresh Graduates Report, which used data gathered from employers who post job openings on its website.The report included the “Employers’ Survey on Fresh Graduate Hiring Preferences,” which revealed the industries ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 16, 2017 05:00:00
News and Events

What are the Countries With the Happiest Employees?

A European country tops the list

From Denmark to Canada, countries around the world differ in what they offer employees. And some countries seem to have it a little better than others.Scoring a 7.5 out of 10 on the employee happiness meter, Denmark takes the cake for one of the ...

by Rose Leadem  | March 14, 2017 12:00:00
News and Events

What are the Highest-Paying Specialist Jobs in 2017?

Top finance, HR and IT professionals in the Philippines seen to enjoy 20%-30% pay rise when moving jobs

Specialists and highly skilled professionals working in the Philippines received a salary increase between 20 percent and 40 percent when moving jobs in 2016, according to a report issued by professional recruitment consultancy Robert Walters. It also predicted that “qualified professionals moving jobs ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | February 12, 2017 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Toughening up in Microsoft: The making of an entrepreneur in the corporate world

In Microsoft Philippines, young professionals can prepare for their entrepreneurial dreams

There’s a rhythm in the way Paolo Luigi Balinas goes through his work week.On Monday and Tuesday mornings, he’s usually occupied with company meetings, presenting his extensive status reports and sales targets to a room full of colleagues sporting their corporate attire.From ...

by John Patrick Allanegui  | November 19, 2016 09:00:00
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Hiring an intern: 6 things to know before saying 'You're hired!'

Be careful ”" an internship can be very much like a summer fling

In life and in business, we’re faced with tough situations where there is no clear-cut answer. A week into my first high school relationship, I learned that the woman I had begun to date had withheld that she would soon be moving ...

by Michael Luchies  | November 07, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

Is your best self an entrepreneur or a worker bee?

The answer lies in what drives you and how you relate to others

Not everyone is born for the traditional 9-to-5 job. And not everyone is a born entrepreneur. While many prefer the security of working for others, others prefer the risk of starting their own businesses and positioning themselves for substantial rewards.But is entrepreneurship ...

by Peter Daisyme  | October 08, 2016 01:00:00
Run & Grow

The use of brain-teaser interview questions

Yes, of course, there’s math

 There was a lot of buzz a few months back, when news organizations began reporting on the odd (sometimes very odd) brain-teaser questions Google asks its interviewees. Odd: “Describe AdWords to a 7-year-old.” Very odd: “How many haircuts do you think happen ...

by Meghan M. Biro  | September 11, 2016 12:00:00
News and Events

Employment rate in PH up, job compatibility also rising

Philippine Statistics Authority reports positive figures as of July 2016

It looks like more Filipinos are finding jobs, as the latest findings of the Philippine Statistics Authority showed that the unemployment rate dropped from 6.5 percent to 5.4 percent for July 2016.Employment rate is at 94.6 percent, a notch higher than last ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 09, 2016 12:00:00
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Personality tests: Helpful tool or lazy shortcut?

Relying too much on these tests may not give a company the best hires

 For decades, personality tests have been used by big corporations to evaluate candidates during their hiring process. But, more and more, I am seeing early-stage companies using these tests to help them in their hiring process. I am not sure who is pointing them ...

by George Deeb  | September 08, 2016 11:00:00
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How to know if your job interviewee is telling the truth

You can use these secret military tricks

Former Green Beret Sergeant Major (Retired) Karl Erickson has faced all kinds of liars: combative locals who don’t want to tell you where the bad guys are hiding, friendly forces who exaggerate their capabilities to help, guys on your squad who don’t want to ...

by Dan Bova  | September 06, 2016 03:00:00
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10 quick changes that help your resume get noticed

Ever heard the term ”?"applicant-tracking system”? The first reader of your resume is a software.

The adage “What you don’t know won’t hurt you” is very misleading, especially for people in transition or otherwise contemplating a career change. Not only is the contention untrue, it in fact hinders your ability to get what you want. Furthermore, it ...

by Alex Freund  | September 02, 2016 06:00:00
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5 powerful uses of LinkedIn for your business

Entrepreneurs are yet to maximize this professional social network

I value LinkedIn more than any other website. I would gladly give up access to Facebook, Twitter, or my vice, Reddit, before I would let go of LinkedIn. Whenever I mention this, people think I’m crazy. You might be thinking that right now. Well, ...

by Iman Jalali  | August 31, 2016 04:00:00