DOLE backs wider adoption of remote work schemes

THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, called on employers and workers to mutually adopt telecommuting programs to help sustain the country’s economic recovery, as it has expanded the work-from-home scheme.Labor Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma signed Department Order 237, which contains the revised implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the telecommuting […]

Hybrid work setup is ‘way of the future’ for IT-BPM

THE IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (Ibpap) has stood by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) and its power to enable hybrid work for outsourcing companies, saying it’s the way of the future.“This long-standing policy is irrefutable legal basis for the continuance of the 30 percent work-from-home (WFH) arrangement for IT-BPM companies […]

Amazon pauses work on six new US office buildings to weigh hybrid work needs

AMAZON.COM, Inc. is pausing the construction of six new office buildings in Bellevue and Nashville to reevaluate the designs to suit hybrid work, the tech giant said on Friday. The pause and delay of construction will not affect Amazon’s hiring plans, a company spokesperson said, reiterating the firm’s proposal to create 25,000 jobs in Bellevue […]

Global Portfolio and Work Management Leader Planview Expands with Asia Pacific Headquarters in Singapore; Two Asian Tech Veterans to Lead Regional Operations out of Singapore

SINGAPORE and AUSTIN, Texas, Jul 7, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Planview, a global leader in Portfolio Management and Work Management, today announced the establishment of its regional headquarters in Singapore. The expanded Asia Pacific operations will support the growing demand for software solutions to accelerate agility and business transformation. The business disruptions […]

Lim: Dance to the rhythm

I am perhaps the only person who likes to wake up early while on vacation yet likes to wake up late the rest of the year.I’m not a morning person. It takes a while for me to warm up. I don’t schedule morning appointments unless I have to. I don’t even want people talking to […]

Tax agencies should keep up with global trend toward flexible work — ADB

Cognitive jobs that require data interpretation, analysis, and creative thinking — characteristics that are prevalent among higher educated and more skilled workers — can be done from home, said an Asian Development Bank economist.  “What we see globally is that enterprises and workers in information-related occupations are shifting towards hybrid and even remote work arrangements,” Sameer […]

Hexagon and Fujitsu Announce Strategic Partnership to Solve Societal Challenges for ‘Trusted Society’

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. and Tokyo, Jun 22, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division and Fujitsu Limited will partner to accelerate the development and promotion of use cases to solve societal challenges and contribute to the realization of the ‘Trusted Society’ — a sustainable, resilient place where people can live […]

NEC collaborates with DOCOMO and NTT on 6G experimental trials

TOKYO, Jun 6, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced that it has agreed to collaborate with NTT DOCOMO, INC. (DOCOMO) and NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION (NTT) on 6th generation mobile communication system (6G) experimental trials. 6G will require dramatic advances in communications technology to achieve 10 to […]

Cisco study finds 92% in Philippines prefer hybrid work arrangements

TECHNOLOGY company Cisco Systems, Inc. said its research has indicated a 92% preference for hybrid work in the Philippines, saying that technology has established itself as an enabler of alternative work configurations, though it called for such arrangements to be supported by “end-to-end security.” “Ninety-two percent of Filipino respondents are happier working from anywhere,” Cisco […]

BIR to inspect ecozone BPOs’ compliance with on-site work rules

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said it formed a task force to inspect compliance with the government’s order to resume on-site work for economic zone locators in the Information Technology-Business Process Management (IT-BPM) industry. In a statement on Wednesday, BIR Deputy Commissioner Arnel SD. Guballa said that mission orders have been issued authorizing inspections […]

ICT-BPM summit to tackle work-from-home issue, hopes new admin to adopt hybrid model permanently

THE work-from-home (WFH) scheme currently being implemented in the business process management (BPM) space will take center stage in one of the discussions during this year’s information and communications technology (ICT)-BPM Summit happening in June.Joslyn Canon, vice chairperson of the Cebu Business Month 2022, admitted that the mandatory return to work order after April 1, […]

Three-way cooperation key to safety at work during pandemic — ILO

WORK SAFETY during the pandemic will require effective collaboration among the government, employers, and labor, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said. “As the world continues to grapple with the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and the uneven recovery, occupational safety and health remains at the forefront of countries’ responses,” ILO Director-General Guy Ryder said in […]