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The Philippines introduces Work from Home legislation Earlier this month, Philippine’s President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed legislation providing a legal framework for working-from-home (WFH) for private enterprise. Partially the initiative is a recognition of the long commute times due to Metro Manila traffic congestion. The Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) is tasked to run a pilot program, in …
Getting to Work in Manila Do your offshore staff in the Philippines seem to be sick more often than you would expect? Sunday morning, Manila – I wake up with a splitting headache. Due to a series of unforeseen circumstances the night before, I’d found myself in a jeepney from Marikina heading towards Pasay, trying to get to …
How do you choose to travel for Business? When you travel for business, how do you choose to get from the airport to the hotel? What does the decision say about your management hashtagstyle? Some options: Limousine Hotel Car Airport Shuttle Taxi Public Transport In the last month, I’ve been in Australia, Thailand, Singapore and Philippines, and as I was en-route from Singapore …
Do you have an English Only policy? Does your outsource provider have an “English Only” policy? Why? It’s common for BPOs to mandate that staff can only speak English while at work. I’m always curious as to why this is deemed important. Reasons given range from “So the staff can practise their English” to “So we know what they …
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