Monthly Archives: May 2017

Sales of industrial robots are surging. So what does this mean for human workers?

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8 ways the construction industry can rebuild itself for the 21st century

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by Santiago Castagnino, Michael Buehler, Ibrahim S Odeh, May 31, 2017 According to the US National Association of Homebuilders, 82% of construction companies consider their main concern to be a shortage of construction workers. Sure enough, figures show that the average age of the workforce is rising faster than ever: the UK Chartered Institute of…

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This is how you can find meaning in your life, and still be happy

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by Thaddeus Metz, May 31, 2017 On the face of it, there are many situations in which doing something that makes us happier fails to make our lives more meaningful. Some recent examples from my life include: having taken a gloriously hot shower, watched several episodes of the HBO comedy series “Veep” while eating chocolate…

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These four technologies will shape the creative economy – for better or worse

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Iran introduced a basic income scheme, and something strange happened

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by Chris Weller, Business Insider, 31 May 2017 One of the biggest criticisms of basic income, a system of giving people modest salaries just for being alive, is that it discourages people from working. A new report on an ongoing cash-transfer program launched in 2011 in Iran may cast some doubt on the claim.

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This is how you can find meaning in your life, and still be happy

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by Thaddeus Metz, May 31, 2017 On the face of it, there are many situations in which doing something that makes us happier fails to make our lives more meaningful. Some recent examples from my life include: having taken a gloriously hot shower, watched several episodes of the HBO comedy series “Veep” while eating chocolate…

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Asia needs a world-class university. Here’s what it would look like

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by Chandran Nair, May 30, 2017 The Times Higher Education World University Rankings – often regarded as the who’s who of higher education – is the subject of much debate. Will the top university be American or British? Will Harvard keep its position as the world’s most respected university? And will a European university break…

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Congress approves free tuition in all SUCs

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By Paolo Romero and Rainier Allan Ronda (The Philippine Star), May 30, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – The bicameral conference committee yesterday approved the bill granting free college education in state universities and colleges (SUCs) and local universities and colleges (LUCs) in the Philippines, which senators described as a major reform in the country’s education system.

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Employers buck Labor Code amendments

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By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), May 30, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – Employers are strongly opposing provisions included in over two dozen House bills that seek to amend the provisions of the Labor Code on security of tenure and contractualization.

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ECoP: Labor contracting penalties ‘unconstitutional’

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by Raynan F. Javil, Businessworld, May 30, 2017 THE security of tenure of workers is “not an absolute right,” the Employer’s Confederation of the Philippines (ECoP) said, noting that businesses also have a right to pursue a reasonable return on investment.

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Soon, your boss will be watching your every eye movement – get ready

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By James Watkins, the Daily Dose, May 30, 2017 Because nothing in this world is safe. This article is NSFW — Not Safe for Work. Not because of sex or drugs or images of scantily clad women. For that, or for at least two of the three, check out my colleague’s repertoire. But if you’re…

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Japanese firm ordered to pay P26 M

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By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), May 29, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – A Japanese firm operating at the Cavite economic zone has been ordered to pay its workers P26 million in unpaid benefits.

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Why nuclear could become the next ‘fossil’ fuel

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by Businessworld, May 29, 2017 A GRAY DINOSAUR statue outside south Florida’s largest power plant is meant to symbolize two decommissioned fossil fuel reactors, but it also could be seen to represent a nuclear industry crumpling under mounting costs. Almost a decade ago, Turkey Point was aiming to become one of the country’s largest nuclear…

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Common worries in the workplace

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By Francis J. Kong (The Philippine Star), May 28, 2017 So you just graduated college and you are now entering your first job. Maybe you have been promoted to a higher position, transferred to a new department or you are now made as a team leader and have never led anyone before in your life.…

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Technology, jobs, and the future of work

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Employers decry higher penalties for wage violations

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By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), May 27, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – Employers have raised concern over bills that seek to increase penalties for non-compliance with government-prescribed minimum wages.

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Man charged for pouring boiling water on wife

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By Raymund Catindig (The Philippine Star), May 27, 2017 TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines – A farmer faces criminal charges for allegedly pouring boiling water on his wife after she refused to give him money to buy liquor. Initial investigation showed the incident occurred when Ramil Datul Andres was in a drinking spree with his friends…

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Mark Zuckerberg calls for a universal basic income amid rumors of presidential bid by Facebook founder

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The idea would give anyone the space to try out new ideas by ANDREW GRIFFIN, May 26, 2017 Everyone should be paid a universal basic income, Mark Zuckerberg has said. The Facebook founder said that making sure everyone received basic pay would allow them to take more risks and try out new things, while knowing…

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5 things you need to know about the global pension crisis

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Solar has the brightest sustainable energy future. Here’s why

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by Werner van Zyl, May 26, 2017 Humans consume 221 tonnes of coal, 1,066 barrels of oil, and 93,000 metric cubes of natural gas per second. These materials were wonderful for the industrial revolution that started in Britain in the 18th century and made use of “new energy” sources such as coal and petroleum. At…

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Demand for digital-ready workers grows as BPO’s evolve — LinkedIn

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by Kristine Joy V. Patag, Businessworld, May 26, 2017 A STRONG digital skill set tops companies’ list in seeking new employees, according to professional networking site, LinkedIn.

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Solar has the brightest sustainable energy future. Here’s why

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by Werner van Zyl, May 26, 2017 Humans consume 221 tonnes of coal, 1,066 barrels of oil, and 93,000 metric cubes of natural gas per second. These materials were wonderful for the industrial revolution that started in Britain in the 18th century and made use of “new energy” sources such as coal and petroleum. At…

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How to develop a practice of lifelong learning

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David Gewirtz continues his Productivity Hacking series with a look into what it takes to keep up in our changing world. The good news is it’s doable. You just have to be willing to learn. All the time, forever. by David Gewirtz, May 25, 2017 I recently received a note from a journalist colleague I…

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Baguio’s P300 minimum wage approved

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By IAN JEFREY ADDATU, May 25, 2017 THE Cordillera Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in the announced the increase of minimum wage in Baguio City and La Trinidad to P300 effective June 5. RTWPB-Cordillera chairperson Exequiel Guzman said the increase was approved by the board composed of worker’s representatives and employer’s representative after…

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We’re all used to an 8-hour work day. But is it effective?

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by Travis Bradberry, May 24, 2017 The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach.

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Hybrid PPP scheme worries businessmen

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By Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star), May 24, 2017 MOSCOW – Filipino businessmen are quietly raising concerns over the government’s proposed hybrid approach for public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects which President Duterte is expected to present during his official visit here.

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7 women rescued from Chinese slavery ring

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By Rey Galupo (The Philippine Star), May 24, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – Seven women were rescued and a Chinese man was arrested yesterday as police raided a building in Quezon City used by a slavery ring.

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2017 is the year of artificial intelligence. Here’s why

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by Sandhya Venkatachalam, May 24, 2017 A recent acceleration of innovation in Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made it a hot topic in boardrooms, government, and the media. But it is still early, and everyone seems to have a different view of what AI is.

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Minimum wage for ‘kasambahay’ in Central Visayas set at P3,000 a month

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By Charles R. Pepito, Businessmirror, May 24, 2017 THE minimum wage of kasambahay, or domestic helpers, in Central Visayas is now P3,000 per month. Wage Order ROVII-DW 01, which took effect on April 13, set the new monthly minimum-wage rate for kasambahay working in the cities and all first-class municipalities in the region.

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2017 is the year of artificial intelligence. Here’s why

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by Sandhya Venkatachalam, May 24, 2017 A recent acceleration of innovation in Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made it a hot topic in boardrooms, government, and the media. But it is still early, and everyone seems to have a different view of what AI is. I have investigated the space over the last few years as…

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