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 […]

‘Scubasurero’ underwater cleanup held by Therma Visayas in Toledo

LEADING up to the celebration of Earth Day this year, AboitizPower subsidiary Therma Visayas Inc. (TVI), in partnership with the Aboitiz Foundation, organized an underwater garbage cleanup with its volunteer “Scubasureros” in Barangay Bato, Toledo City, Cebu last April 14, 2022.“Scubasurero is a term coined from ‘scuba diving’ and ‘basurero’ or garbage collector,” said Therma […]

Appeal of IT-BPM sector to extend WFH setup denied

EMPLOYEES in information technology-business process management (IT-BPM) enterprises will now have to return to their offices after the Fiscal Incentives Review Board (FIRB) turned down the industry’s request to extend the work-from-home (WFH) setup after March 2022.FIRB said denying the sector’s request is meant to stimulate the economic activities of the country which have been […]

Two months later: Building back Bohol

ON DECEMBER 18, 2021, Typhoon Odette (Rai) ravaged many parts of the Visayas and Mindanao regions of the Philippines. The province of Bohol recorded the most fatalities, at 108 as of January 5, 2022. Images and videos of broken trees and electric posts, destroyed houses, and flooded communities surfaced on the internet.This is not the […]

Human Resource Initiatives Bolster Fujitsu’s Status as DX Leader

TOKYO, Mar 8, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Fujitsu today announced its plans to strengthen its status as a leading digital transformation (DX) company that drives DX both in its own and customers’ businesses with the aim of realizing a sustainable society. Amidst an ever-changing business environment and growing demand for talent with […]

Fujitsu Honored with the Mayor’s Award 2021 as an “Osaka City Leading Company in Women’s Participation,” Receives First Prize in Large-Scale Enterprise Category

TOKYO, Feb 15, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Fujitsu today announced that it has been recognized with the Mayor’s Award as an “Osaka City Leading Company in Women’s Participation” in the Large Enterprise category. Osaka City certifies companies that are making outstanding efforts in providing women with a comfortable work environment under its […]

Taxation of separation pay

The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it an unprecedented and drastic change in how business was conducted. Businesses in many places were deeply affected, and the Philippines were no exception. Some companies managed to survive; others struggled, resorting to cutting costs or laying off employees in order to stay afloat and compete in the new normal. […]

No RT-PCR test result, no work for unvaxxed workers by Dec. 4

WORKERS unvaccinated against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) who fail to show a negative RT-PCR test result will no longer be allowed entry to their workplaces starting Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, according to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. IATF chief implementer for the Visayas Melquiades Feliciano relayed this information to […]