Monthly Archives: September 2015

What is remote work?

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What is remote work? … and what can it do for my business and as a worker? – See more at: http://northcarolinadeportal.com/remotework/what-is-remote-work/#sthash.PA2xpcgH.dpuf

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How to avoid burnout in a remote team

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This chapter was contributed by Zapier community manager Allison Groves Working remotely is a wonderful thing. It allows you to work when it’s best for your schedule, giving your teammates and company the chance to have your best work. It also lets you call your own shots, leaving you more creative, happier, and healthier (hello…

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To raise productivity, let more employees work from home

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FROM THE JANUARY–FEBRUARY 2014 ISSUE The study: Nicholas Bloom and graduate student James Liang, who is also a cofounder of the Chinese travel website Ctrip, gave the staff at Ctrip’s call center the opportunity to volunteer to work from home for nine months. Half the volunteers were allowed to telecommute; the rest remained in the…

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5 ways to make working remotely actually work

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MORE PEOPLE ARE WORKING REMOTELY THAN EVER BEFORE. HERE’S HOW TO DO IT EFFECTIVELY. Where are you working right now? On your sofa? In a coffee shop with your earbuds in? From your tablet on an outdoor patio? If you work virtually—that is, “telecommute”—you’re part of a fast-growing trend in the modern workforce. But like…

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Employee’s compensation increased for public sector

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Public sector workers under the Employees’ Compensation Program will enjoy a 10% increase in their monthly pension.

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Mechanized system speeds up relief goods packing

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A mechanized repacking system will speed up the production of emergency family food packs for evacuees the next time the country faces a disaster.

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Int’l group slams PH gov’t failure to stop child labor in mines

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(UPDATED) While the Philippine benefits from small-scale mining in the provinces, HRW says the industry must be rid of any and all elements that force children to live adult lives MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) slammed the Philippine government for its alleged failure to “protect children who dig and…

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6 critical things great leaders do differently

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Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you’re working for one, but even they can have a hard time articulating what it is that makes their leadership so effective.

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Government retirees to get pension hike

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MANILA, Philippines – Government pensioners of the Employees Compensation Commission (ECC) are getting an increase in their monthly pension.

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More on remote work advantages

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A few of our readers sent reactions to my column two weeks ago about the Internet-based, work-at-home sector in the Philippines. While the original intention was to support new ways of working per se, some of our readers have also chosen to relate this as a means of helping solve Metro Manila’s critical traffic problem.

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Mega Job Fair, September 30, 2015, QC Hall Covered Walk

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ITUC-AP’s PH affiliates issue joint statement vs. gender-based violence on workers

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BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 29 (PIA) – Officials and members of the International Trade Union Congress – Asia Pacific’s (ITUC-AP’s) Philippine affiliates, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), Federation of Free Workers (FFW) and Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO) recently made a joint call for action to combat gender-based violence (GBV),…

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Carpenter electrocuted

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A 59-year-old carpenter was electrocuted in Quezon City Saturday, police said yesterday. Police identified the 59-year-old victim as Diego Carlos Medina, of Cainta, Rizal.

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Women’s rights are humanrights & womensland rights are central to empowering women & ensuring #gender equality

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1 killed, 3 hurt as wall of condemned Baguio hotel collapses

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The iconic Burnham Hotel was being demolished by workers when the accident took place BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – A worker was killed and at least 3 others were hurt when one of the walls of the condemned Burnham Hotel collapsed late Saturday morning, September 26. Police said that construction workers of Alfonso Lao Construction were…

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Will some countries be 100% renewable by 2030?

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This is part of a series on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, in collaboration with the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Size now matters: in a single human lifetime we have become a big world on a small planet.

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Iskolar ng Bayan gets P382 M

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MANILA, Philippines – The Iskolar ng Bayan scholarship program is getting P382.2 million in funding next year, Pasig Rep. Roman Romulo, who chairs the House committee on higher education, said Monday.

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DOST to launch 400 cyber techvoc centers

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MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)’s Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) is set to launch an initial 400 cyber technical-vocational (tech-voc) education centers nationwide next week.

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Immersion in tech-voc

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The key to understanding the Technical-Vocational-Livelihood (TVL) Track of Senior High School is studying the Curriculum Guides posted on the website of the Department of Education (DepEd).

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Fitch changes outlook on PH credit rating from ‘stable’ to ‘positive’

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MANILA, Philippines — Fitch Ratings on Thursday gave the Philippines’ credit rating a “positive” outlook, an improvement from “stable”, on back of the economy’s proven resiliency against external shocks because of solid fundamentals.

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Feature: High incidence of domestic violence in PH affects work and workers, study finds

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QUEZON CITY, Sept. 23 (PIA) – One in five respondents reported personal experience with domestic violence (DV) at some point in their life, the Philippines’ first ever national survey on the impact of domestic violence on workers and in workplaces released today revealed.

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We should not be afraid

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PARIS – Europe is facing an historic moment. By the end of this year, the number of people applying for asylum in the European Union will exceed one million. The human cost of this refugee crisis is appalling. Yet, in all but a handful of cases, the response of Europe’s governments has been tentative, at…

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Which are the world’s 10 most congested cities?

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If you thought traffic in Los Angeles was bad, just wait until you see how bad it gets in other major cities around the world.

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ADB slices Asia growth forecasts

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A farmer harvests rice on a field next to residential buildings on the outskirts of Hanoi. Asia’s growth outlook has taken a haircut from slowdowns in China and India as well as developed markets’ soft recovery, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in a new report, cutting its forecasts for the region.

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Why some OFWs remain poor despite working abroad

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While most Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) earn better in other countries, some of them still experience financial problems despite years of hard work due to inefficient money management. The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) has identified over-dependency of families and relatives of OFWs as one of the common causes why workers abroad struggle with their…

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P98.5M allotted for college scholarships of sugar workers’ dependents

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MANILA, Philippines — The government has earmarked P98.5 million to provide free college education to eligible dependents of sugar industry workers and small cane farmers, Pasig Representative Roman Romulo, chairman of the House of Representatives’ committee on higher and technical education, said.

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What investors look for in presidential bets

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AS THE 2016 presidential race heats up, foreign investors look forward to Filipinos electing a president with “integrity and a clear-cut economic agenda,” the country chief of European banking giant ING said. “We would want to have a leader with integrity. I think that kind of covers a lot of things that you would want…

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What is the global economic impact of climate change?

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Climate negotiations and the 2°C target The climate negotiations in December in Paris will be the funeral of the 2°C target (Doyle and Wallace 2015). It will be an expensive funeral, with tens of thousands of mourners in attendance. The Paris proceedings will re-open the question: How bad is it if the world would warm…

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Macquarie: Emerging markets are not facing a 1997-style crisis—they’re facing something worse

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“A far more painful and insidious process.” If the 1997 Asian financial crisis was a heart attack for emerging markets, the current situation is akin to chronic cardiovascular disease, according to Macquarie analysts led by Viktor Shvets and Chetan Seth.

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7 tips for becoming an excellent public speaker

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Having to give a speech in front of an audience can cause some people to shake, sweat, get sick, or freeze in terror. The root of this fear is simple: It’s scary because it’s unfamiliar to anyone who doesn’t regularly perform to a crowd.

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Time for a new gender-equality playbook

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