Editorial: Rightsizing Cebu City Hall

Something is not right with a local government unit (LGU) when non-regular employees outnumber the regular employees, or individuals who have civil service eligibility and security of tenure. One such LGU is the Cebu City Government, which had 3,433 casual employees, 200 coterminous employees, 45 contractual workers and 2,263 job order employees as of Sept. […]

Consolacion mayor ‘cracks down’ on employees amid complaints

EMPLOYEES of the Municipality of Consolacion will now be monitored at work.Mayor Theresa “Neneng” Alegado made this announcement after she received several complaints of employees from different departments who do not treat the public accordingly.“So you have a big problem and you seek assistance but no one will entertain you because it’s not office hours. […]

Uber says responding to ‘cybersecurity incident’ after report of network breach

Uber Technologies Inc. said on Thursday it is responding to a cybersecurity incident, after a media report that its network was breached with the ride-hailing company taking several internal communications and engineering systems offline. A hacker compromised an employee’s workplace messaging Slack app and then used it to send a message to Uber employees announcing […]

CHD head: Bureaucracy to blame for delays in releasing of pay, allowances of medical frontliners in Cebu City

AN OFFICIAL of the Cebu City Health Department (CHD) admitted that the lengthy processing between the City and the national government has contributed to the delay in the release of salaries and allowances of healthcare workers.But Dr. Jeffrey Ibones, CHD head, assured that the release of salaries and allowances of their employees will be expedited.Ibones […]

Tell it to SunStar: If enacted, Tolentino’s proposal will spur crackdown on government officials, employees and their kin

Rights group Karapatan criticized Sen. Francis Tolentino for his remarks made on Aug. 31, 2022 at the Senate. The lawmaker proposed measures requiring government employees to disclose information on their relatives who may have connections with so-called terrorist organizations.“What Sen. Tolentino is suggesting is a crackdown on officials and employees in the public sector and […]

Employees trained to save lives

NEW employees have learned first aid and life support at work, while existing first aid responders have updated their skills to save lives at the workplace in various facilities and sections at Taiheiyo Cement Philippines Inc. (TCPI) in Cebu.The Environment and Safety Division (ESD) organized the training as part of the company’s Occupational First Aid […]

Globe bags UN SDG Award for ‘People’ in 1st SDG Awards in the Philippines

Globe, the country’s digital solutions provider, leveraged its strength in technology to keep its 8,000 employees safe, connected, and engaged during the pandemic. With this, Globe took home the first-ever United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) Awards under the People Category hosted by the UN Global Compact Network Philippines (UNGCP). The Awards, which recognize […]

Work-life ‘integration’ considered critical for employee retention

WORKER RETENTION will hinge largely on moving beyond work-life balance to work-life integration, in which employer support for their workers’ personal circumstances like parenthood is ingrained in the company’s culture, participants in the BusinessWorld Virtual Economic Forum were told on Thursday. Arlene De Castro, human resources platform Sprout Solutions chief people and customer officer, said […]