How to Develop a Career Path for Your Employees

As adults, we spend most of our waking lives working. In fact, an average person invests more than 90,000 hours in their lifetime at work. For this, the majority of people are willing to bend over backwards to find a fulfilling job that aligns with their long-term goals—giving them a sense of purpose rather than simply working for a paycheck alone. Since we all know that employees are the backbone of every company, it is imperative for employers to keep up with the shifting trends not only in attracting top talent but retaining each one by keeping them motivated. While employees’ needs and desires continue to evolve through the years, one thing will remain: more than competitive pay and benefits, one of the main drivers of continued productivity and motivation in the workplace is attractive career advancement opportunities. Like every competent HR professional, it is your responsibility to guide employees in their professional growth and give them an exciting career path.  If you’re not quite sure how to achieve that, read on as this infographic should help you build a foolproof career development plan for your company. Steps to Develop a Career Path for Employees As an HR professional, it…

How to Show Your Appreciation and Make Employees Feel Valued

Author Recent Posts Manila RecruitmentSPECIALIST RECRUITMENT SOLUTIONS DELIVERING UNRIVALLED RESULTSIN THE PHILIPPINESManila Recruitment is recognized as the leading recruitment firm in the Philippines for headhunting, executive search, expert, technical and IT recruitment. We share an unrivalled passion to help your business succeed by understanding your goals, then sourcing and providing you with your number one asset – driven, dedicated and exceptional people!Experience the Manila Recruitment difference, and give your business in the Philippines a competitive advantage by contacting us today. Whether you are exploring an offshore solution, or are an established entrepreneur, SME or Multinational in the Philippines, our team has the experience and a tailored recruitment solution to introduce you to the top talent in the Philippines.Contact our Manila Recruitment team at hello@manilarecruitment.com. Latest posts by Manila Recruitment (see all) Generations in the Workplace – January 30, 2015 Establishing and Growing Offshore Teams – January 30, 2015 All About Your Business/Startup – January 30, 2015

6 Factors to Consider When Evaluating Your Recruitment Process

As an HR professional, you should be able to identify and evaluate key elements in your recruitment process. A well-rounded HR professional knows that work doesn’t end at implementing strategies and processes. Rather, you need to measure how effective your standard operating procedures are to be a successful recruiter. Among companies, 67% believe it’s important to utilize the recruitment process to secure high employee retention rates. You too can make it happen by keeping tabs of these six factors to consider when evaluating your recruitment process. 1. Time It Takes to Present Candidates Timeliness in hiring works both ways for you and job candidates. On one hand, the longer it takes you to fill a position with the right candidate, the more it affects your company’s bottom line. You may be losing hours of productivity and money with no one or the wrong person doing the job. Moreover, a lengthy recruitment process doesn’t make a candidate think highly of your company and can be the easiest way to lose a good candidate to your competitor.  HR teams should not exceed 14 days from the time the position was first opened before being able to present at least three qualified candidates…

7 Creative Ways to Deal with Demotivated Employees

It’s an unrealistic goal to expect your employees to give out 100% every single day at work. The reality is, even your most motivated employee can lose their exuberance over time. While slow days at work is normal, it can affect office productivity.  Demotivated employees not only produce less work, but they also have the power to influence the office morale and drag other employees down. Statistics show that around 18% of American workers are unhappy and unproductive at work, while 52% perform without enthusiasm or care.  Don’t fret. Whether you’re working with a recruitment agency in the Philippines or standing on your own feet, there are various ways you can do to turn the workplace mood and morale around. Let’s get started! 1. Establish a strong and proactive leadership Make sure to establish your organizational objective to keep everyone aligned. This approach of leadership will drive employees to contribute to that common goal and, at the same time, inspire engagement with one another to fast track their progress.  For instance, if you have a project that involves several people in your team, become the key motivator in engaging them with their duties. The same approach applies when problems arise…

How to Solve These HR Issues in the Modern Recruitment Industry

The functions of the human resources department—and the way they do their job—have greatly evolved over the past few decades. The early days of the workplace may have seen HR professionals focus on recruitment, hiring, and payroll; but today, they also have a hand in employee retention, advocating for their holistic well-being, and keeping the morale high. What caused such changes? Perhaps it’s because of the continuing burgeoning of different industries that also paved the way for employees to work not only in their hometown but in other countries as well, wherever their talents may be needed. In a nutshell, HR evolved alongside the world. While there may now be advanced technologies to help HR understand business intricacies better and contribute in producing quantitative results, like keeping employees motivated for increased productivity, there are still a few HR issues in the modern recruitment industry that must be addressed. How to Solve These HR Issues in the Modern Recruitment Industry   1. Compliance with Laws and Regulation Some smaller businesses end up ignoring employment laws. However, the Philippine labor laws cover all sizes, and not following them could mean audits, fines, penalties, litigation, and even an eventual closing down of the…

7 Things You Should Know When Recruiting in Cebu

Cebu, the Queen City of the South, is the second largest city in the Philippines, next to the capital city of Manila. In recent years, it has been recognized as a hub for commerce, serving as the home for all kinds of businesses. For recruiters and HR executives, the region offers much potential with the right approach.  Below are a few things about the city and its environment that you’ll find helpful for implementing hiring strategies and processes or engaging a recruitment agency in Cebu.   1. Rich culture and history Cebu is home to a number of historical landmarks, like the Sto. Nino Church and Magellan’s Cross, given that it was the first city occupied when the Spaniards arrived. It is also the home of the Sinulog Festival, one of the most vibrant celebrations in the country, which is held every third Sunday of January. These hallmarks of Cebu’s culture and history attract much tourism, both from locals and foreigners alike. Tourism itself has become one of Cebu’s economic drivers, with approximately three million tourist arrivals in the Central Visayas region.   2. Strategic point for travel and logistics Cebu has become a highly accessible location given the availability…

How to Effectively Do Business Meetings in the Philippines

Business meetings—people either love them or not like them at all. There are those who eagerly attend meetings while others are less enthusiastic, as they’re under the impression that meetings are just a waste of time. Needless to say, the way you conduct yourself can affect the outcome of your meetings. Aside from following basic etiquette, you must learn the business culture in a particular city, region, or locale. Knowing the customs and culture of the community can help you organize successful and productive business meetings. If you’re looking for a guide on how to initiate and conduct meetings in the Philippines, here are some valuable tips and techniques. 1. Use third-party connections to set a high-level meeting It’s easier to reach high-ranking officers of a company when you have family members, friends, associates, colleagues, or mentors who can introduce you to them first. Since high-level contacts don’t usually entertain random requests for meetings, you need someone who has access to them instead. Your connections should not only know you personally or professionally, but they should also be ready to vouch for your good track record. By meeting these two requirements, it will be easier for you to be granted…

How Cebu is Evolving as the Next Recruitment Hub in the Philippines

In the Philippines, the metropolitan area of Manila stands out in many different ways. Apart from being home to the capital city of the Philippines, Metro Manila has always been the center for a lot of things, especially recruitment. People from all around the country go to the city center to land promising jobs. However, this scenario isn’t limited to Manila anymore. Slowly but surely, other areas outside of Metro Manila are becoming a go-to place as well. In particular, Cebu is making a name for itself as the next big recruitment hub in the Philippines brought about by recent positive developments in the Visayas region. Here are some of the recruitment trends that are catching up in the province of Cebu, which make it a significant place of interest for recruiters these days: 1. Low unemployment rate Unlike at the national level, Cebu had a low unemployment rate of 4.6% in January 2017, which is 2% percent lower than the average figures recorded nationwide in the same period. Also, back in January and October 2016, the unemployment rate recorded in the region was at 5.7% and 5.1%, respectively. The dwindling unemployment numbers year on year indicate the availability of…

8 Qualities of an Outstanding Filipino Manager

The demands of the present world have caused significant changes in different business industries. Now that employees and employers are more particular with how work is done, business processes have evolved and even traditional office setups are starting to fade away. Most companies aren’t restricting themselves to the 9-5 schedule, and most importantly, the image of a strict and grumpy manager is becoming a thing of the past.  The development of technology has paved the way for the emergence of new leaders who are more innovative, agile, and adaptive to change. Due to their influence, more effective forms of management have arisen and are now being implemented across different companies. Today, the modern leader takes on a more nurturing, empathetic and enthusiastic approach as compared to the firm and rigid character of the traditional manager.  Learn how you can keep up with the times. Refer to this infographic to know how you can be an outstanding manager! Leadership and Filipino Values The world of work has evolved, and so has the Filipino workforce. As such, management and leadership styles must also evolve and adapt. But, some things never change. And that’s the characteristics and values inherent to the Filipino people.  …

How Foreign Investors Can Take Advantage of Emerging Filipino Talents

A higher number of investments and a strong workforce – this powerful duo represents a big part of the emerging economy in the Philippines. Together with Filipino corporations, foreign investors contributed a total of P274.2 billion worth of investments in the first quarter of 2019, according to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority. Many factors are responsible for this milestone. For one, the country’s government has been supportive of foreign trade and has initiated a forward-looking program to entice more investors to come to the Philippines. It’s also a bonus that the Philippines has a young, competent, and English-speaking workforce. Here are some steps you can take to help you get the most out of Filipino talent while establishing your business operations in the country. 1. Focus on their strengths Filipino workers possess both the knowledge and skills that make them competitive worldwide. Based on surveys, the Philippines ranks first in having a knowledge-based workforce, while also placing second in having the highest number of skilled workers. These characteristics make it easy for you and your recruitment agency in the Philippines to build the country’s pool of talent in many aspects of professional and skilled labor. When it comes to…

8 Things to Consider When Assembling a Work Team

Behind every successful project is a great work team. A work team is a cohesive unit of individuals who are responsible for the production of goods and services of a company. An effective work team requires the collaboration of experts from multiple fields led by a supervisor that directs how the tasks should be planned and carried out. Forming a great team may seem like an easy thing to do, but it isn’t as simple as it sounds. If you think it’s enough to fill your team’s vacancies with people who have great resumes, all companies would enjoy the luxury of having effective and efficient work teams.  There are many factors to consider in order for you to create a team with a strong sense of collaboration, responsibility, and harmony. Establish your goals, identify the kind of culture you want, and preferred leadership style to make the process smoother. Here are 8 things to consider when you’re assembling a work team: 1. Set your team’s goals Begin with an end in mind. Setting your team’s mission, vision, and goals will help you clearly define everyone’s roles. Knowing what you want to achieve within your team will help establish an innate…

6 HR Policies for Your Employees to Work Smart

Company policies have been known to help in creating structure, systems, and balance in a corporation. However, that’s not the only reason why it exists. These guidelines can also affect and improve the productivity levels of your employees. That’s right—productivity is involved! It’s not uncommon for you to hear news about office burnouts, work stress, and more. Simple adjustments in your HR policies can help make a profound shift in your employees to work smart. Further, these changes can be a selling point your recruitment firm can advertise to future employees. After all, happy employees are the best promoters. Employee happiness is incredibly relevant in this discussion, as various reports show that mood is linked with productivity. For instance, one study showed that happy employees are up to 20% more productive than those who are not. This is a huge component of where to center your policies on, as will be discussed in-depth in the infographic below. HR Policies that Can Raise Employee Productivity 1. Encourage people to take breaks regularly In the office, it’s easy to forget that there’s a world beyond your work. As HR managers, it’s also your responsibility to encourage your employees to move around and…

4 Effective Ways to Implement Recruitment Marketing in Your Company

Job seekers of today are much like customers. How recruiters treat candidates is a reflection of their customer relationship experience and brand reputation. Also, they now compete with other companies in hiring the best candidate for the position. Therefore, recruitment has evolved to adopt key concepts and practices from marketing.  Recruitment marketing is the process of driving talented individuals to apply to a company’s vacant positions. This is executed by developing and communicating the organization’s employer brand and employee value proposition.  A reputable recruitment firm can help your business attract, nurture, and hire the top talents who will work to grow your business. It’s time to arrange your recruitment marketing in place to start hiring the best candidates.  Recruitment Marketing Essentials Beyond tools and software, recruitment marketing will thrive when it observes these strategic factors:  1. Employer branding Much like how corporate branding works, employer branding refers to how you want to shape your candidate’s perception of your company as an employer. This is your “people” brand, and it should be your first step in recruitment marketing. Around 80% of talent acquisition managers say employer branding has a great impact on their capacity to hire excellent talents. Ensure that your…

5 Employee Benefits Companies Should Have for A More Competitive Offer

The current candidate-driven job market requires employers to keep on thinking of recruitment strategies with the help of recruitment firms to be more attractive for candidates. With the number of available job openings and the number of people looking for jobs reaching almost the same levels, job seekers are now in a more advantageous position to evaluate what companies have to offer to them. As an employer, you should know that candidates look for modern employers who can provide purposeful and meaningful experiences in the workplace through flexible work policies, among many other employee benefits they usually consider. This trend has spurred the growth of modern recruitment strategies like remote work setup, flexible office space, and more—all of which are designed to make your candidates choose your company and avoid losing top talent. In the Philippines, employers are recognizing that having comprehensive compensation and employee benefits can be effective in attracting and retaining employees. Here’s how you can apply the same strategy of providing strengthened basic and premium employee perks to get more quality candidates on board: 1. Promote wellness programs and fitness initiatives This 2019, Gen Z workers are expected to overtake millennials as the largest population in the…

How Flextime Is Transforming Office Productivity

Nowadays, the long-standing practice of having fixed work hours is slowly and surely fading from the office culture scene. Instead, companies are allowing more flexibility in their employee’s work and giving them more control of their time in the office. This is, in fact, good for both employers and employees. It turns out that giving employees the freedom with their time helps them become more productive and satisfied at work.  In this infographic, we discuss how flextime is emerging as one of the most popular trends in office management all over the world and how it leads to greater efficiency in the workplace. How Flextime Works Flextime, flex-time, and flexitime are all one and the same. Under this policy, employees are free to come in earlier or later than their peers as long as they’re able to complete the required number of work hours allotted for each day. Employees are also expected to be in attendance during meetings or training sessions, with prior arrangements made between employees, team managers, and the HR department.  Flextime Practices Around the Globe All over the world, companies are trying out and introducing flexible work arrangements to help their employees organize their schedule in a…

How HR Managers Can Prevent Career Plateau of Their Employees

Many employee surveys say that the most important factors for an employee include a meaningful job, compensation, company culture, work appreciation, and availability of growth opportunities. What’s particularly interesting is that a staggering 86% of millennials have expressed in these surveys that they would stay in a company that provides career growth. On the contrary, 67% of millennial employees would leave their position if there’s no career advancement waiting for them in their current company. Indeed, career plateau is one of the most significant issues that you need to address in your organization. As an HR manager, you can initiate and implement policies to make it possible for your employees to improve their career, accelerate their professional development, and reach their full potential. Here are some ideas on how to keep your employees away from reaching a career plateau. 1. Identify the reason behind career plateau It’s quite easy to identify employees who are going into a spiral of stagnation. They’re disengaged, isolated, or bored. The challenge lies in understanding why they plateau. The reasons may be varied—from lack of more challenging tasks for them to frustration with co-workers and even their own unwillingness to improve. As a manager, you…

7 Employer Branding Tips for Small Businesses to Recruit Top Talents

Recruiting the right talent for your company is one of the most crucial parts of a growing business. However, it’s also one of the most challenging to perform. Across all industries, 72.8% of employers admit that they are having a difficult time filling vacancies in their respective companies. While there will always be plenty of willing and able candidates in the job market, it’s not so easy to find the perfect ones that mesh well with your company culture and perform the job right. If you’re a startup, the challenge of attracting premium talents become an even more intimidating task. There is plenty of fish in the sea for job seekers nowadays, and there will be those who prefer established companies over newer ones. Here lies your task of beefing up your recruitment efforts to ensure you don’t get left behind and still catch the best. Without further ado, it’s time to learn how to improve employer branding to boost hiring wins: 1. Tell your company story Everyone loves a good story—but first, you need to be consistent with the message that you want to tell. Your brand’s story doesn’t just consist of how the company started; it also includes…

How Tech Companies Are Changing the Recruitment Industry

Some of the biggest names in the tech industry wouldn’t be where they are now if not for their talented employees working tirelessly to put these companies on the map. An organization’s workforce will always be one of its key strengths, so they always make sure they get top talent to help run the company and achieve its business goals. Huge tech companies devise and introduce some of the most innovative yet meticulous methods to recruit the best in the business. They are so comprehensive that a recruitment agency or HR team could take a page out of their books to fine-tune their recruitment process and find the right talent. Google The search engine giant has built a reputation for having some of the most rigorous recruitment processes. A potential candidate must undergo tight preparation to ace that job interview and secure the position. According to Google employees, the interview process they had to go through was difficult or even very difficult. In fact, before they became employees, they had to pass three stages in the recruitment process that includes undergoing 29 interviews. If you’re a company that receives a million CVs a year, you’ll have to take the necessary…

7 Ways a Growing Economy Boosts the Recruitment Industry

The Philippine economy is continuing to soar new heights, and if it continues, it could be ASEAN’s second-biggest emerging economy by 2050—closely following the heels of Indonesia. The World Bank says that the Philippines will achieve a 6.4% growth forecast this 2019. Its growth has been consistent throughout the last several years, making it a very impressive candidate for business investors all over the globe. With this in mind, it’s essential to know how the economic growth rate of the Philippines can affect the recruitment industry. This could influence the future of acquiring talent in the country. After all, every recruitment firm should familiarize themselves with the hiring landscape in a dynamic economy. How Economic Growth Affects Recruitment 1. Creation of new jobs While a growing economy doesn’t always correlate to job creation, the case is real for the Philippines. The same investors who are looking to put up their headquarters in the country also can’t help but notice that Filipino workers are cost-efficient and hardworking individuals. This inspires them to create a team based in the Philippines as well. These invaluable Filipino skills and the rising business investment opportunity equate to better job creation. 2. Competitive recruitment in a…

10 Ways Top Level Executives Improve Company Culture

Organizations of the 21st century are leaning more towards building well-balanced, employee-centric work environments. This not only has a positive effect on the employees, but also attracts a long line of future leaders to your company. Great leaders positively influence the way people work, think, act, and perform in an organization. Top executives who strive to hone a culture that promotes empowerment, learning, innovation, and fun is essential to the success of the company. Company leaders must also have the vision to develop a robust culture to effectively encourage employees to perform to the best of their abilities, instill ownership of work, and make them feel the significance of their role to the success of the business. A healthy corporate culture starts with visionary top-level executives. Below is an illustration that tells us the different ways company leaders can elevate company culture and uplift team members to create a more dynamic work environment. Signs of a Positive Company Culture Imagine a company where employees look forward to working each day, surrounded by their colleagues (or friends). This is what a healthy work environment with a positive company culture looks like. A strong culture elevates employees’ productivity, efficiency, and overall performance—resulting…

9 Creative Ways to Engage Candidates in Your Recruitment Campaigns

You’ve already spent months trying to recruit the perfect candidate, and you still couldn’t hit the jackpot in finding the right person to fill a job vacancy. Your frustration is completely…

How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Recruitment Process

Business processes need to be a well-oiled machine, relying on the seamless execution between personnel and teams to drive the organization forward. Like other business processes, recruitment involves other departments of the company aside from your HR team and sometimes, your chosen recruitment agency. However, bottlenecks or constraints are also possible, and these may cause your processes to slow down, be less effective, or completely stop. Employees are your company’s most important resource, so hindrances to recruitment and hiring processes can also result in damage to your bottom line. The longer a position remains empty, the more opportunity, productivity, and revenue are lost. There are different reasons behind recruitment bottlenecks, such as parties miscommunicating and failing to agree to a strategy, not knowing where to look for candidates or how to sell the company, not having the right process for applications, not having the right decision-makers during hiring, and not reviewing your recruitment process. Every organization can experience constraints for various reasons. So, for you to correct your company’s bottleneck, you’d first need to get to its root cause. You can do this by answering these questions: Who should spend the most time with resumes? Should it be the hiring…

How PH Elections Can Influence Recruitment and Investment

Government elections are always a huge deal for any country since the polls are part of a crucial process in determining who will be leading its people in the next few years. But as much as this important event has massive implications on a nation’s political and economic sectors, the results can send ripples beyond its own circle. It could have possible effects on hiring on a recruitment agency level and investment in the country through economic changes. The Philippines will be having its midterm national elections in May, which will elect 12 senators, lawmakers in the lower house, and local officials across the country. This shift in power sparks changes that depend largely on the platform of the candidate who won a seat, so here are a few things that you need to keep an eye on: Implications of the PH Elections Economic According to HSBC Global Research, President Duterte’s tax reform program is expected to continue to make its way through the lower house in 2019; however, it stressed the importance of being mindful of political developments leading up to the elections in May. The report also stated that the tax reform agenda was put on the back…

The Burnout Generation: Why Millennials and Gen Z Are Getting Tired of Work

We’ve all been through a rough patch at work, which mostly involves spending more time beyond your regular eight-hour shift to complete one task after another. Stress can wear you down, and this eventually leads to exhaustion where you can’t keep up with work’s excessive demands. Often, this kind of situation has taken you to a place where you drag yourself to work every day and tackle each task with a total lack of enthusiasm. This is a sure sign of occupational burnout, and it’s more common than you think, particularly in the younger generation. With millennials making up most of today’s workforce and Gen Z right on their heels, occupational burnout has become a cause for concern. Apparently, there are various reasons behind this behavior that are specific to their generation. These two generations may differ in many ways, but they converge in how they’re affected by stress-related work. As with every good employer, business owner, or recruitment agency professional, it’s your job to know what makes both generations tick, and this includes all the reasons that cause burnout, so you can address them properly. ‘Errand paralysis’  A viral BuzzFeed piece explored the reasons why millennials have become the…

10 Facts about the Status of Startups in the Philippines Today

The current state of the startup industry in the Philippines is reaching new heights, and its future is only set to get brighter. Both foreign investors and local entrepreneurial veterans have been capitalizing on business opportunities in the Philippines today. It’s not uncommon to hear about successful companies that were founded in less than a decade and thriving in the country’s economy. Plenty of talents also want to work in this landscape now, as any experienced hiring manager or recruitment agency would be likely to say. But how exactly did the startup scene emerge in Manila? How the Startup Scene Exploded in the Philippines First off, let’s define terms. According to Trade and Industry Undersecretary Nora Terrado, a startup should satisfy three conditions to be called such: (1) a potential to scale, (2) uses non-traditional business models and emerging tech, and (3) has an intention to solve a social problem. Perhaps the earliest milestone in the scene was the establishment of Philippine Emerging Startups Open (PESO) in 2005. However, the 2017 Philippine Startup Survey revealed that only 11% of known startups today were established before 2012, and the year where most startups were founded was in 2016. The common industries…

7 Tips to Effectively Lead Your Offshore Team

As a business owner, deciding to outsource talent is one of the smartest moves you can do for your company. Remote teams can help you save time and money in completing specific tasks and projects while still hitting the business goals you’ve set. It’s not that difficult to implement either, as any reputable recruitment agency can recommend remote workers or third-party service providers that can deliver what your business needs. However, hiring a virtual team does not come without challenges. In the age of telecommuting, business owners should be evolving their leadership skills as well. It’s critical to learn how to properly manage your offshore teams to maximize productivity and iron out any hiccups along the way. Here are some tips and adjustments you can do to lead your offshore team better. 1. Develop a communication system Make sure your offshore team is using the same communication tools as your in-house team. Whether your first line of communication is via email or chat, give everyone the same information and directive. For meetings, let your offshore team know whether they should be prepared for voice calls or video conferences. Your virtual communication tools should always align and make sense for the…

How Your HR Team Can Help Achieve Business Goals

Human resources professionals are more than just headhunters who tap on skilled and talented candidates year-round. They’re also responsible for retaining top employees as well as devising strategies and activities to unify your organization and realize your vision. Inviting your HR team during the planning stages can help guarantee that your objectives are being supported with appropriate programs and regulations. Let’s take a look at the different ways your human resource team can help you achieve your business goals. 1. Aligning the organization’s mission and vision Often, business leaders and employees fail to dance in tune with the company’s core principles, culture, and mission-vision, because they’re too focused on increasing profit, acquiring more clients, improving the processes, and hitting targets.    Your human resource team or recruitment agency can help your company communicate its vision and values through leadership team discussions, employee onboarding and training programs, and other organizational initiatives. They can also help realign your employees with the company culture, especially at times when it your core values seem like an afterthought. HR holds a significant role in reigniting these organizational values and principles within the company, most notably during corporate restructuring or when new strategic plans are implemented….

Stop These 3 Cultural Biases That Can Affect Your Recruitment Process

In general, you make decisions based on a number of relative factors, such as your personal beliefs and previous experiences, to help you weigh your options. When it comes to recruitment, this kind of approach – where you rely on your own subjective point of view to make decisions – can lead to unconscious bias in evaluating and hiring candidates. Unconscious bias happens when you develop a quick and baseless opinion of someone without you intending to do so. After all, it’s natural for most to prefer those who have similar beliefs and principles over those with different backgrounds. As humans, we take comfort in familiarity. Cultural Biases in Recruitment Bias in recruitment is a global phenomenon. Whether you’re a recruitment agency for Asian or Western companies, cultural biases can sneak their way into your recruitment process. Here are some examples of recruitment bias found across cultures, which you need to put a stop to. Gender Gender bias simply pertains to preference for one gender over other gender types. Today, the gender spectrum is no longer limited to females and males but includes other gender identity. If your organization’s workforce is predominantly composed of a specific gender type, there might…

How to Hire Top Talents Using Modern Recruitment Strategies

Any recruitment agency keeping up with the beat of the times knows that the hiring landscape is quickly changing. Perhaps a decade ago, recruiters could completely rely on job search sites and wait for candidates to flock to them. While that’s still a great way to attract applicants, many companies now ride the competitive digital wave and deploy clever tactics that are influencing how jobseekers choose their place of work. One of the biggest reasons for this shift is the evolution of the modern workforce. How do you attract talent from a crowd that is notorious for switching jobs every couple of years? Here are some of the modern techniques companies are using and how you can execute them. 1. Social media recruitment Social media has undeniably become a huge influencer when it comes to shopping, lifestyle, and even business decisions. Studies show that the average person has 7.6 social media accounts. While they may not be active on each one, it’s safe to say that most people get their daily dose of content and information from these platforms. LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are some of the most popular channels that help companies find the right talent that they…

6 Workplace Culture Trends to Attract and Keep Top Talents

An employee who has stayed with a company and thrived in it for over 10 years is quite a feat in today’s professional landscape. It’s rare to find hardworking and loyal personnel who started as a young candidate from a recruitment agency and made it up your company’s own ladder. In a case like this, you’d want to know what makes them stay. There are many reasons why an employee stays loyal to a company. It may be the salary you’ve been paying your workers or how awesome the workspace looks. Perhaps it’s the way they are treated at work or a combination of everything. This is where workplace culture comes in, making it a key factor in not only keeping top talents but also attracting them. Take the best companies to work for in 2018 according to employees. They have the perfect mix of competitive salaries, reasonable benefits, and fabulous workspaces. If you keep your employees happy, they will stay for years to come, and you would even have many others want to work for you. It may sound simple, but it takes a lot to achieve this. Back in the day, it didn’t take much to please employees….

6 Recruitment Trends That Will Dominate 2019 and Beyond

The world only has a few months away before it sees the end of 2018. This year, companies have learned and seen the significance of keeping up with technological trends and advancement to further improve their key processes, especially for HR. With 2019 on the horizon, it’s time to look at some of the new things your organization can take advantage of. Natural Language Processing Artificial intelligence (AI) dominated every industry possible in 2017, and for HR, that means including solutions based on AI tech. According to research by Bersin by Deloitte, almost half—at 40%—of companies they surveyed are already using one or more AI tech for HR. For 2019, AI will continue to develop, and companies are looking at NLP to address one of AI’s many flaws. AI-based conversational tools lack the failure to understand the true meaning of words as it relies on literal interpretations and translations, even when the human language used is not always used in the literal sense. NLP solutions will learn to think and speak like humans. The AI will speak the language, not just translate it, and will go as far as recognizing human emotions. With this new feature, NLP will be able…

4 Changes You Need to Tailor-Fit Your Offshore Strategies in the Philippines

There are many corporations that go global, so they could take advantage of the many benefits of having a brand presence in other countries. This is a big strategic move that allows them to generate more revenue and diversify their business through the expansion of capital and the recruitment of new talent. Offshoring is a sure sign that a company is growing. But as much as this is good for the business, setting up shop in a foreign country poses a lot of challenges. If your firm is one of the many that has set its eyes on the Philippines as an ideal country to establish a presence for global expansion due to its wealth of talent, you’ve come to the right place. However, it’s important to note that you will have to make some adjustments to tailor-fit your business strategies to garner considerable success in the country. When running a company in the Philippines, you will need to recruit new local talent, and fine-tune your offshore strategies to make it suitable for the Philippine recruitment market. This move will have you consider the current recruitment landscape, the country’s customs and culture, and offshoring behaviors. To make it considerably easier,…

6 Ways to Boost Productivity at the End of the Year

The holiday season is a critical time in the workplace. From the days that employees prepare for Halloween leading up to the final days of the year, productivity in the office can spiral down. Of course, employees and employers alike are excited about the festivities, and rightfully so. But it’s your goal to keep everyone’s focus in check. Peakon reports that 54% of workers confess that they get distracted more than a week before Christmas. No wonder, since this is the period where most people are doing their last-minute shopping and finalizing their holiday preparations. This dip in work productivity is a common issue faced by companies, and a recruitment agency can help in finding people during this time. However, let this not be the reason to start micromanaging your employees. Treating them with a heavy hand can further plummet their work performance. Since it’s the season of giving, boost their morale in-theme with the holiday spirit, and you’ll reach a high productivity rate in the office.   1. Identify your goals You don’t have to wait for the new year to start before you set new goals. But preserve and keep your employees motivated by evaluating your annual goals and…

Understanding Why Employees Leave: 10 Turnover Statistics You Need to Know

High employee turnover rates never mean well for a company. It’s a glaring sign that something could be wrong with some aspects in your business. Whether or not you have been experiencing higher turnover rates recently, it’s helpful for your company to have a good grasp of why employees decide to resign from their posts. An effective HR manager or recruitment agency will be able to detect areas of improvement and implement ways to help your business positively, such as fixing plot holes in your internal processes. With the outpouring of job opportunities globally and remotely, job seekers are now getting pickier when it comes to their choice of employment. Below are the vital statistics you should know regarding why your employee hands in their termination notice, as well as tips for employee retention. Reasons Why Employees Leave Lack of growth   A considerable portion of the workforce wants variety and multiple opportunities thrown at them in their jobs. Once they feel stagnant, they become restless and look for other companies who can satiate their thirst for growth. Feelings of under-appreciation Employees like receiving credit and validation. Not commending them for a job well done makes them feel invisible and unwanted….

Here’s Why 75% of Millennials are in Favor of Job-Hopping

When a hiring manager or recruitment agency thinks of millennial workers, one of the stereotypes that come into mind is that they probably won’t stay in the company for long. Perhaps this assumption is correct, as 75% of people ages 18-34 believe that job-hopping will have a positive effect on their careers. On the other hand, for Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, job-hopping is a foreign concept. Their office culture promotes staying in a company for years before transferring elsewhere; some even last in the same organization for decades. This is one of the primary reasons why millennials are criticized for not being able to stay in the same job for a long time. It’s seen as unprofessional, and some people believe it can hurt their professional image. Compared to millennials, only 59% of those ages 35-54 (Gen X) are willing to change jobs frequently. That’s a significantly lesser figure, but still the majority. So why are millennials pegged with this kind of behavior? The younger generation is thought to be more experimental and fearless when it comes to seeking opportunities that can level up their career, which can be seen in a lot of industries. Here’s a closer look…

A Guide to Recruiting this Last Quarter of the Year

The year may be ending, but that doesn’t mean you should become lax with your recruitment efforts. The last quarter of the year has a reputation of being a low season for hiring talent, but that’s no longer the case. Opportunities can spring up any time, and more people in the workforce are braver in taking leaps to find a new career path. As such, it could be an excellent time for your HR manager or recruitment agency to focus on getting the perfect people to join your team. Scouting for talent during the holidays will give you a head start in fulfilling your company’s goals for the new year rather than chasing recruits at the beginning of the year. Why the End of the Year is the Best Time to Recruit Kickstart the following year right It’s a bit more challenging to get the ball rolling with your future projects if you’re going to be a few heads short. It’s much better for recruits to be part of year-end check-ins and goal-setting for the following year, so the transitions are more seamless. It’s also much more cost-effective for the company this way—you can cut down on training and dive…

Bad Hiring Habits You Need to Change Before the Year Ends

Bad habits are difficult to unlearn once you’ve been doing it for a significant amount of time. It starts to affect your behavior, and this would eventually become evident in how you handle everyday situations. Always late when showing up for appointments? That’s going to leave a mark. Dressing inappropriately during business meetings? Bad impression. Poor hygiene? Let’s not even go there. Old habits die hard, but if you start becoming aware of them and realize you need to make some changes, you may have gained enough resolve to overhaul what you’ve perceived as the norm. And when you’ve cleaned up your slate, you are ready to start making some good ones and jump back on the right track. This is applicable in all kinds of situations. In the field of recruitment, HR professionals from a company or a recruitment agency may have also developed lousy habits that need to be broken. This should be done as soon as possible so you can streamline the hiring process and start finding the right employees who will work for you. To raise awareness so you could address them, here are some of the bad hiring habits you need to change as soon…

How Employers Can Make Every Employee A Top Performer

The hiring process has always been a rather grueling undertaking both for the employer and the applicant. There’s constantly a risk involved on the employer’s or recruitment agency’s side of the fence since you will be banking on a series of tests and interviews to gauge if a candidate is a high-potential employee who is expected to be an asset to your company once hired. However, it can be quite unfortunate when your newly-hired employee starts showing signs of a struggle and fall short of meeting your expectations. It’s a tough call to base assumptions on initial screenings, but you still have to do your best to find the best person for the job. When you see the potential, it’s going to be up to you to nurture that potential and turn your employees into the best version of themselves as they learn new skills and use them to dish out one impressive performance after another. A high-potential employee is one who does not only perform well but also exhibits the capabilities to climb up the ranks and be the next leader of your company. He or she should demonstrate the collective ability to not only do their jobs well…

The Risks in Your Recruitment Process and How to Mitigate Them

Recruiting the right candidate is included in every HR team’s goals. Well-chosen employees contribute a great deal to positive and productive workplace culture, smooth business operations, company stability, high team morale, and more. To secure these benefits, it’s your responsibility in HR to adopt a fool-proof approach in your search for the perfect talent. This means identifying errors in your recruitment process since any loophole may affect the quality of results in your hiring. A good practice is to make an audit of your selection process, focusing on possible risks and planning how to mitigate them. 1. Not looking beyond your ideal candidate Even in recruitment, we also have that concept of “The One,” which describes the ideal candidate that you want to hire. However, if you focus your search on your ideal candidate, you might miss out on other equally qualified candidates. It’s simply wrong to assume that there is a single person who has the exact set of skills, values, and attitude that will make that candidate eligible to be a part of your team. Recruitment firms should avoid falling into the trap of getting fixated on the perfect candidate by balancing the profiling credentials provided by hiring…

How Open Office Plans Can Affect Workplace Productivity

Silicon Valley is known to be ground zero of forward-thinking companies that have been building their empires in an attempt to change the world. This is where office spaces that are designed with a modern touch are the norm, which generally consists of an open space layout where teams are usually grouped without partitions to encourage creativity and collaboration. Today’s open office layout is a stark contrast to what a corporate office such as a Cebu recruitment agency frequently looked like just a decade ago: offices separated by walls with employees seemingly caged and secluded in each of them. While both the cubicle and open space layouts usually define a specific company culture, each has an entirely different purpose in line with an organization’s objectives. The trend of the open plan layout became a popular part of the corporate culture when the need for higher efficiency through collaboration became a priority. This kind of no-boundaries workspace also allowed managers to check on the members of their team anytime they wish without going through much trouble. But despite the logic behind this making a lot of sense, there are downsides. Research suggests employees working in an open space layout are more susceptible…

8 Management Tips for Resolving Employee Conflicts in the Workplace

Workplace conflicts between employees are inevitable due to different factors. Some may be work-related while others are not, but realize that such disputes are normal and healthy. Many even believe that it’s vital to an organization’s success…

Ease of Doing Business Law in the PH: How Will It Benefit Foreign Investors?

It has always been a frustrating endeavor whenever you set foot in government institutions and try to process documents to start a business. Long lines; inept, corrupt or often lazy employees; and red tape can be discouraging. This kind of environment turns away not only citizens who want to run their own business, but also foreign investors who wish to set up shop in the country. Foreign investments provide tremendous benefits that include an employment boost to help each recruitment agency in the Philippines fill open positions, ultimately affecting economic growth from a stronger buying power. Fortunately, the current administration made an effort to address the issues that hound the delivery of services by the government when President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act on May 28, 2018. The new law is an amendment of the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007, which aims to make the process of setting up and running a business simpler and more efficient. The president is hopeful that the law will ‘solve the perennial problem of bureaucratic red tape’ that has infested the government and ‘spare people of intolerable waiting…

The Future of the Workplace: How Will AI Change the Way We Work?

We live in a time when every day gives us an opportunity to discover new things that could change our lives. For businesses, the possibilities for improving products, services, ideas, and methodologies are endless – thanks to the emergence of game-changing technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI). AI is a valuable innovation that technology has given us since different industries can use it to transform their business. The concept of AI involves the creation of machines, devices, or bots that can think and work like humans. That being said, AI has far-reaching applications in the workplace, which have the potential to bring out positive changes within teams. Here are some of the most significant uses of AI that can help change the workplace for the better. 1. AI as an effective medium for meetings and collaboration Meetings and collaboration regularly take place in companies, and with AI on board, you could accomplish your agenda in lesser time but with more high-value impact for your organization. This sentiment is shared by 65% to 73% of respondents who joined a recent survey about the value of AI for company meetings and other collaborative projects. For example, there are now AI applications that…

A Guide to Implementing an Efficient Mid-Year Performance Review

It’s that time of the year again when HR professionals, managers, supervisors, and employees focus their energies on mid-year performance reviews. When conducted properly, mid-year performance reviews can help organizations determine whether the strategies they set in the beginning of the year are working. It also provides employees the structure, motivation, and guidance they need, so they can be better at what they do. The results of your mid-year performance review will also guide you into making executive decisions that will propel your organization to success. A Gartner study revealed that consistent, regular feedback boosts employee morale by 12%. Indeed, mid-year performance reviews is a great opportunity for employers to evaluate how each employee is doing in the company, identify gaps in the workflow, and improve employee productivity. Critical Points to Evaluate 1. Metrics In the beginning of the year, you set metrics to measure the success of your goals. The goal of your mid-year review is to identify met and unmet goals so that you can explore problems surrounding why a specific metric wasn’t reached and what the employee did to successfully meet the other goals. 2. Ongoing Projects Teams and organizations set realistic goals before launching a project….

30 Ways to Disengage Your Employees

Your company’s HR specialist or recruitment consultant is tasked with recruiting and retaining talents who are eager to be an integral part of the organization. This vitality resulted in an employee engagement level of 82%, according to a research of ADP, Evolution of Work 2.0: The Me vs. We Mindset. However, this means that there are still around 20% of employees who are disengaged. A Custom Insight survey found that managers are the drivers behind employee disengagement, with 49% of the respondents giving this response. Lack of respect for or conviction in the management’s organizational direction and lack of basic needs (compensation, workplace conditions, etc.) can also cause disengagement. These are some of the things you may be doing that can disengage employees. 1. Controlling or calculating their every move Tracking and timing your employees’ every step will make them feel like they are machines, causing them to feel detached, lose morale, and even underperform. 2. Breaking promises      Management likes to make commitments to employees to encourage them to work harder. Most of the time, though, they bite off more than they can chew and fail to deliver. 3. Micromanaging As a superior and an individual, you work differently from others….

Promoting the Culture of Equality and Diversity in the Workplace

Organizations and businesses recognize the value of having a culture of equality and diversity in the workplace, as the benefits go beyond just the legal obligations. Having a diverse workforce and inclusive culture allows organizations to offer a wider range of ideas, skills, and experience. As such, promoting equality and diversity in the workplace is one of the top goals of any employer, recruitment consultant, or HR professional. A lot of times, people aren’t even aware when their comments or actions can already be considered discriminatory. Most employers would even claim that they practice a culture of equality and inclusivity in their company. So, it’s important to look at all the vital aspects of equality to ensure that proper measures are taken to prevent discrimination.   What Does Workplace Equality and Diversity Mean? Equality in the workplace means that all employees have access to equal opportunities and peripherals regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or class. Diversity means that business and companies welcome people from various backgrounds. It’s about how an organization reflects these attitudes in their workplace policies and hiring process.   It’s a Conscious and Continuous Effort for All Involved Promoting a culture of…

How to Cultivate a Culture of Growth in Your Company

Every company has a formula for success that they faithfully abide by, whether that’s an operational technique, marketing strategy, or product improvement. But, your biggest asset and strategy lie in your employees—the people propelling your company to success. Ask your recruitment consultant and he or she will tell you that as much as you’re concerned about the growth of your business, growth is also the priority of employees regardless of the age group or generation they are in. However, some businesses fail to focus on their employees’ growth, possibly because you’ve put too much emphasis on performance and productivity, metrics, and performance. As a result, your workplace becomes too toxic, and employees start to feel burned out. Everyone responsible for employee development, including recruitment firms, HR consultants, managers, CEOs, and more should all work together to cultivate a culture of growth. Here’s how.   Implement Focused Feedback In many organizations, managers and superiors tend to focus on what the employee is doing wrong instead of what they’re doing right. Little did they know, acknowledging positive performance gives the employee a sense of drive within the company. This will make them work harder in improving their skills to become an even…

How a Performance-Obsessed Management Hurts Employee Engagement

All industries are competitive, and companies always must step up their game to be one step ahead. That is why HR professionals and recruitment firms are inclined to hire more talented individuals. Naturally, everyone in the company is pressured to perform, but it seems like the ones who are on the bottom end of the hierarchy are the ones feeling the overwhelming work. It’s not a new practice for companies to focus on employee performance. After all, when your employees work hard and produce excellent results, your business thrives, too. However, it’s also common that most companies tend to focus on it solely. There are now lots of ways for management to monitor their employees like setting up office cameras, implementing strict time tracking, and utilizing other equipment that can keep tabs on what they do throughout the day, especially on their computers and laptops. Whether the intention is to keep workers safe or improve productivity, it may also be a way to make sure the management is getting ROI. What they are unaware of though is that these strategies may be affecting employee performance negatively.   Employees are Human Sometimes, it may feel like companies forget that they are…

Common Challenges of Managing Offshore Teams (And How to Overcome Them)

Many businesses nowadays outsource their back-office operations or at least some part of their workflow to offshore teams. Even startups and small businesses have some form of offshore operations—from hiring freelancers to do repetitive or creative tasks to partnering up with a digital agency and recruitment firm in the Philippines. This allows them to primarily save on costs and quicken their time to market. In more ways than one, offshoring to the Philippines has become a common business strategy. While having an offshore team can help you reach your business goals, it also comes with its own set of challenges. If the right steps are not taken to avoid and resolve these issues, then the offshore strategy may result in significant business losses. As a business owner, you need to be prepared for the common challenges of managing remote teams. Here are the things you can do.   1. Cultural Differences Culture differences are inevitable. You’re partnering up with people who grew up in a different environment and have a different set of values and principles. Cultural barriers should be acknowledged from the very beginning. Even the subtlest cultural difference can have a significant impact on your workflow—from basic courtesy…

The Importance of Social Learning Integration in the Workplace [Infographic]

How often do you say to yourself, ‘I learn something new everyday’ after picking up enlightening information you haven’t known before from one of your conversations with coworkers at the office? Learning is a continuous process, and this happens even if you are not aware of it. You are bound to discover new things in your interactions with people, discussions on online forums, and your activities on social media. This is the premise of social learning. Social learning is a theory that involves learning outside the classroom through observing and imitating the behavior of others, which significantly impact both the cognitive and behavioral aspects of our persona. This happens when we share, collaborate, and co-create information with others within a social structure. While this has been around since man has learned to interact with others, it has certainly evolved into a more defined concept at the workplace—making it a great approach at learning well beyond the formal education system. This can be deemed crucial to an employee’s growth, so as a manager, HR professional, or recruitment consultant, it is important to consider supporting this kind of learning process in the workplace to help improve their skills and cultivate a team…

The Growing Philippine Economy and Why You Should Invest Here

For two years in a row, the Philippine economy has been growing at a relatively steady pace. Back in 2016, the country ranked 9th on the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) survey. UNCTAD polls business leaders of multinational corporations to identify their top investment destination. Last year, the Philippines fared even better. It moved up two notches in the 2017 UNCTAD survey, getting the 7th spot from among 15 developing countries where businesses are looking to invest. A number of growth indicators seem to influence the increased investment in the Philippines. Just look at the following data and statistics: The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) numbers grew 6.6% in Q4 2017. The government was targeting 6.5% to 7.5% GDP growth. Among the strongest players were the manufacturing, trade, and real estate sectors. Growth for domestic demand was also recorded—from 6.4% in Q3 to 7.3% in Q4. By Q3 2017, the Philippines has overtaken China in terms of economic growth. To top it all, the Philippines is expected to be aggressive in creating and implementing policies that will boost the country’s economic gains. Among the plans of the government is the “Build Build Build” program, an eight trillion…

How to Best Manage Unhappy Employees

Unhappy employees can destroy your brand reputation and company culture. Employee dissatisfaction can be contagious, whereas one unhappy employee can influence other employees to feel the same about the company, thereby causing the negative behavior of not just one employee but a whole lot of them. It then results in an overall decrease in productivity and performance—potentially costing the business millions in lost revenue. Not to mention, the cost of losing an employee and having an open position that your recruitment firm needs to fill. However, unhappy employees don’t resign immediately, which means managers and HR teams can still work together to prevent employee resignation by managing their wants and needs as professionals.   1. Assess the situation. Employees won’t call your attention and tell you they’re unhappy. But, there are warning signs you can look out for to determine whether an employee or team member is disgruntled or dissatisfied. Here are some warning signs to watch out for: Lack of motivation, excitement, or passion about their job. Constant tardiness or absence from work. Taking long lunches outside the office. Doesn’t participate in meetings or team activities outside work. Talks about the projects or the company in a negative tone….

How Hiring Managers and Recruitment Firms Can Work Together

Your company’s recruitment success depends on many factors. For one, candidates prefer a short and well-laid-out application process that lets them move from the first step to the next fast enough. Another consideration for jobseekers is the interview process, which they use as a basis in rating their candidate experience with your company. This is why there should be a positive relationship between your hiring managers and your recruitment consultant. When these two key players work as a team, the result is a streamlined hiring process that helps in attracting the right candidate. However, it’s also possible for recruitment managers and recruitment agencies to encounter challenges in their hiring efforts. There might be unequal expectations between the two, and miscommunication happens at times, too. Both teams need to develop the right strategies and mindset to avoid potential conflicts. After all, recruitment is a matter of knowing and agreeing as to who does what, when, and why. Here are some tips for effective teamwork between hiring managers and recruiters:   Tips for Hiring Managers   1. Write clear job descriptions. This enables your recruiter to focus on the skills that they should be looking for in candidates. If your job description…

The Trend of Telecommuting and Its Implications in the Workplace [Infographic]

Millions of workers around the world are taking advantage of telecommuting or working outside the office. For proper context, telecommuters fall into two main categories: full-time employees who work at home and freelancers who work remotely from time to time. Together, full-time telecommuters and freelancers make up a big part of the global workforce. In this infographic, we’ll show you some revealing facts and stats that telecommuting is a growing trend and could become the norm in the global workforce in the future. However, employers, employees, and recruitment firms need to know the various impacts that telecommuting might bring to every stakeholder.     The Good   1. Cost Efficient Your overhead expenses will decrease since you’ll only spend for smaller office space, fewer pieces of equipment, and minimal use of utilities. You could also benefit from high employee retention when you allow your employees to work remotely since this is seen to contribute to greater job satisfaction. You’re also helping your telecommuters save on their daily allowance when you allow them to stay at home while they work.   2. Enhanced Employee Productivity = Higher Company Earnings Remote workers have reported increased productivity, which could also result in more…

How Technology Is Changing the Filipino Workplace

The traditional workplace is on its way to oblivion because of the global digitization of technologies across different industries. In the Philippines, a new breed of a Filipino work culture reflecting changes in the way people work these days is also unfolding.   The Digital Workplace and What It Implies The trends in the digital workspace will definitely have an impact on Filipino employees and employers. Both of them need to be technologically ready and responsive to this new workplace culture to stay relevant in their industry. Unfortunately, studies show that organizations are not doing enough to help their employees cope with digital trends in the workplace. Approximately 47% of respondents in the study expressed the lack of company initiative in equipping them with technological know-how. If you’re a recruitment firm in the Philippines, you need to take note of these possible challenges and implications that technology will be bringing about in the Filipino workplace so that you could better prepare them for the so-called New World of Work.   1. Increased use of mobile and cloud technologies Files, instructions, checklists, reports, and other relevant information and data can now be stored in the cloud. In some organizations, employees don’t…

8 HR Issues to Address and Resolve Before the Year Ends

HR issues are very common among organizations, and they encompass a wide variety of problem areas—from running the HR department itself to assisting the company’s employees through HR functions. If this sounds familiar to you, you need to look at the big picture and all the small details to get to the root of the problem and help you lay down your plans on how to best resolve these challenges at every level. Get rid of the challenges you’re currently facing in your organization so that you could start the coming year with more efficiency and positivity.   1. Employee retention Employees who leave a company often take with them proprietary information, as well as skills that are unique to them, so you need to pay serious attention if there’s a high turnover rate within your organization. Not only is it costly to replace one employee after another, but could also severely damage your reputation as an employer. Your organization is most likely to encounter retention problems when you have managers who lack either leadership skills or are micromanaging too much. Under the first type of manager, your employees may feel they can’t trust their manager enough, especially when there’s…

Recruitment Strategies for Tech Startups to Hire the Right Talent

As more and more people become dependent on technology as a way of life, tech people are a hot commodity these days. Companies are beefing up their hiring process to get the best talent first, so their business gets ahead of the curve. If you’re a startup, you might find this situation working against your favor. Since many candidates might be looking at bigger companies first rather than smaller ones, you might be losing a large chunk of potential employees to large corporations. Another possibility is that you’re not optimizing your hiring process and candidates do not see your potential as a great employer. Remember that it’s now a candidate-driven market out there where jobseekers are deemed as critical as employers are when it comes to choosing the company they want to work for. But with the right strategies, you could have more success in getting the right tech talent to work for you. Here are a few of the best recruitment practices that have worked for startups, which you could apply to your budding organization.   Look for passive candidates Passive candidates or those who are not actively seeking for a job could be your potential employees because they…

A Guide to Welcoming Your New Hires Effectively

A successful business recognizes that recruiting is a continuous process that extends on a new hire’s first days, weeks, and months in the company and not just a one-time procedure. With a strategic process in place, businesses can better deal with a possible turnover with limited impact on operations and avoid a bad hire in the long run. With the promising trends that shape HR management such as effective onboarding, a more comprehensive approach is provided to new hires that go way beyond a simple orientation. Statistics show that 69% of employees are more likely to stay with a company for approximately 3 years if they were provided with a great onboarding. This shows that onboarding plays an important role in maintaining a positive relationship with your employees, especially new hires. It ensures that new employees starts a new job on the right foot, and remain engaged throughout his tenure. The makers of a successful recruitment process don’t just depend on the responsibilities of your HR department. Apart from your in-house HR, working with a recruitment firm is the core of a well-managed recruitment system that can best provide the needed control of the process. While your recruitment firm manages…

5 Tips to Use HR Tech for a High-Performing Recruitment Process

The tech recruitment landscape has been changing rapidly through the emergence of the latest HR technology. These technologies include mobile computing, artificial intelligence, and the rampant use of social media. As a result, HR team and recruitment firms have been given a proactive approach to sourcing the right candidates for the job and the company. This goes to show that technology has become more than just an imperative, but the cornerstone of an effective recruitment strategy. While most companies believe that traditional is still the way to go, 72% of organizations believe that digital HR is an important priority. But as handy and useful as HR technology can be, the possibility of depending too much on software and automated tools can affect making effective hiring decisions. The use of HR technology is not to replace human connection, but rather enhance it. Then again, keeping up is not an easy thing.   Below are some tips to ramp up your recruitment process using HR technology:   1. Craft a compelling job post ad on different digital platforms Creating a job post is not just about getting your job posted online. It’s more about engaging with a target community and leveraging relationships…

How Your Startup’s HR Team Can Improve Business Productivity

No matter how big or small your startup is, your recruitment firm or HR team plays a crucial role in improving productivity in the workplace. When it comes to productivity, most organizations rely on team managers or department heads most of the time. However, productivity doesn’t start on the floor. It starts with the recruitment or HR team. Here are a few things you can follow as HR personnel or recruiters to help improve workplace productivity.   1.     Design workspaces according to specific needs. As a startup company, you may not afford the most modern or beautiful office, but there are ways you can design your workspaces to ensure that your employees can become productive. First and foremost is to make sure that your office is well-lit. This makes it easier for employees to see what they’re doing properly and helps avoid eye strain and headaches. Workspaces are important for every employee. Make sure that you individualize work station and equipment according to the specific needs of every department. For instance, you can’t just provide ho-hum computers to your IT professionals, web developers, or graphic artists. They need more powerful equipment that can help them do their tasks more efficiently…

5 Signs Your Startup Company Needs a Recruitment Firm

You’ll probably agree that the infancy stage of a startup is like a rollercoaster ride. Your energy could be at an all-time high upon seeing all the nitty-gritty of putting the business together move forward…

The Last Guide You Need to Building a Great Startup Team

The Philippines has the fastest growing economy in Asia. It is the social media capital of the world, has a large local market, has a large base of English-speaking communities, and an improving investment grade. All of these significant developments in the country have become an appealing business opportunity for startups and entrepreneurs. The Philippine startup community is bustling with local and international traders who contribute innovation to the scene—one product and service at a time. If you’re interested in forming a great team in the Philippines, this is the guide you need to take note of. Accompanied by a compelling team search, you’ll have an excellent startup team of Filipinos in no time. How to Create Your Philippine Startup League   1. Determine the positions you need Once you start forming your startup team, you have to always ask the question, “What else do I need?” If you need more marketing strategies to rise above the competition, then you have to employ a marketing officer. If you need assistance when resolving the rising customer and business inquiries, then you need a customer service assistant. Find out the positions you need to fill to make your startup team stronger and…

How to Find a Lead Developer for Your Startup Company

For startup companies, looking for the perfect lead developer is a challenging ordeal. In fact, 90% of startups fail because developers are only expected to code—no more,…

How Employee Turnover Hurts Your Business

High employee turnover rates are a plague to the business world today. According to a 2013 study by consumer credit reporting agency, Equifax, 40% of employees who leave their jobs do so…

How to Conduct an Effective Video Interview

Much like everything else, the world of recruitment has gone digital. HR professionals of companies and recruitment consultants are now using video interviews when traditional in-person…

How Startups Benefit from PEZA

The Philippines is home to billions worth of foreign investments. No wonder why startups continue to flourish, making the country the next startup hub in Asia. In Q2 2016 records, the country’s total approved foreign investments is reported to have risen by 11.5% compared with figures from Q2 2015…

How to Motivate Your Employees in the New Year

New Year, New Me. If there’s a universal New Year’s resolution, this would be it. The same can be said for every employee in your organization. New years are an opportunity to…

Navigating the Filipino Work Culture [Infographic]

You’ve probably heard about the world-famous Filipino hospitality from friends who have traveled to the Philippines, and it is true. The Filipinos really are one of the world’s friendliest people. In HSBC’s survey titled “Expat Explorer Survey 2011,” the…

6 Reasons Your Top Employees Are Leaving You

Nothing hurts more for an employer than to receive a resignation letter, especially when it’s from a top employee. Yes, people come and go, and companies can’t expect their employees to stay with them forever (or at least until they retire). But…

Philippine IT-BPO: Trends and Predictions [Infographic]

The information technology and business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) sector in the Philippines is one of the country’s most dynamic industries today and is here to stay. This is because the country has…

The Philippines’ Tech Startup Community Is Growing

The Philippines seems to be following the footsteps of its much-advanced cousin, Singapore, in terms of tech startup ecosystem. Its tech startup community is fast-growing, and investors…

A Startup’s Guide to Hiring Executive Talents

Hiring your first executive will be worth the effort to obtain long-term stability for your startup company. An experienced talent of top caliber can accelerate your business given their expert knowledge in…

Why Recruit Your Startup Team in the Philippines

Traditionally, if you want to build a new team, you first look for professionals located within or near your place of business. This makes sense. After all, you don’t want to hire someone from a remote location and then set aside a budget for relocation costs…

10 Things Foreign Investors Can Expect from Pres. Duterte

When former Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte announced his plans of running for presidency, a lot of international and foreign investors had apprehensions about the repercussions of…

What PH’s 6.9% GDP Means for Foreign Investors

As the Philippines’ economy continues to rise, foreign investors also stand to gain a lot because of it. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), in the first quarter the country exhibited…

Philippines: The Next Startup Hub in Asia

Establishing a startup business in the Philippines is a great idea for any corporation, as the country is rich in resources and rife in local and international trades. The country’s economy is ever-growing, and the trade industry is booming—now with…

Guide for Corporations Entering the Philippines

The Philippines is a fertile ground for brand expansion and market growth. As a melting pot of cultures, the country is home to a myriad of consumers. Before you think about team recruitment, go through these steps in…

10 Ways Your Company is Driving Away Talent

For the sake of stating the obvious, there is ‘no forever,’ even in the workplace. In fact, people are bound to leave. Senior executives leave, top-performers resign, and even the promising ones who are being shaped to become…

Guide to Working With an Executive Search Firm

With multitudes of candidates vying for job vacancies daily, recruiters, executive search firms, and human resources always find their hands full in a dynamic cycle of choosing between qualified and unqualified candidates—each with…

Why You Need an Executive Search Firm

Hiring top brass in a company is not as simple as hiring rank and file employees. There are rules of engagement to be followed when looking for executives, and this is why an executive search firm is in a better position to headhunt for you.

Top 10 Employer Branding Ideas to Attract New Talents

The key to a successful recruitment process is being able to effectively communicate your company’s culture and atmosphere. While there are plenty of traditional ways to do so like getting help from job recruitment agencies…

Company Culture as a Game Changer in Recruiting and Retaining Talents

An attractive company culture is fast becoming one of the main considerations that top candidates seek in a company they want to work for. Between two corporations that offer the same salary, perks, and benefits, the best talent will more often go for the one with an exceptional work environment. Outstanding employees, likewise, have more job options and can easily move to and from various companies if they’re unhappy with their current work situation. If you want to attract and retain exceptional talent, you need to make a conscious effort to develop your company culture, as it’s a factor that can give your organization a competitive advantage over other firms conducting an executive search and vying for the same potential employees. Here are five ways to generate an enviable company culture that will bring first-rate talent into the fold as recommended by Manila Recruitment. 1. Have a Clear Purpose Most companies have a mission and vision, but does it have clear, actionable steps that employees can relate to? If not, make an effort to create one that has a clear purpose and a set of values that supports it. This is the starting point for developing a company culture that…

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