HR Trends in the Philippines: What to Watch Out for in 2018

January 17, 2018

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The fields of human resources (HR) and organization development (OD) have been constantly envolving in response to economic, political, social, and technological landscapes organizations are embedded in. To understand this context for 2018, a recent survey was conducted by the Ateneo Center for Organization Research and Development (Ateneo CORD) to identify current issues facing Filipino organizations.


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How To Land Your Startup Dream Job

January 09, 2018

How To Land Your Startup Dream Job


2017 has come to an end, whether we like it or not. And like the years before this one, we are seeing an increase in applicants– a trend that we’re expecting until end of February. It is not always easy to apply to a job, especially if you are applying to be in a company that already has a particular set of screens that is a bit unusual.


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Four Steps to Implementing Flexible Working Arrangements in Your Workplace

November 27, 2017

Four Steps to Implementing Flexible Working Arrangements in Your Workplace


Did you know that your employees’ job satisfaction is affected by the time they spend commuting to work? In England, the average acceptable commute time falls from 48 to 60 minutes per day which is fairly the same in the US where they spend 50 minutes per day…


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How to Improve Incentive Programs with Vroom’s Expectancy Theory of Motivation

November 20, 2017

How to Improve Incentive Programs with Vroom’s Expectancy Theory of Motivation


In the second part of our blog series about Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory of Job Satisfaction, we discussed how motivation factors can be applied in rewarding and recognizing in the organization. We were able to give practical tips on what to offer employees based on Herzberg’s two-factor model, which is a content theory of motivation…


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Building Benefits Around Employees: 8 Tips for a Better Flexible Benefits Program

October 25, 2017

Building Benefits Around Employees: 8 Tips for a Better Flexible Benefits Program


In 2017, we have seen more human resource teams become increasingly digital. As companies keep up with trends, they also find it easier and faster to integrate technology into internal processes. The goal, however, remains focused on age-old HR targets such as increasing attraction, retention, and motivation–all while controlling the function’s costs…


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4 Steps to Create a Learning Culture in the Workplace

October 20, 2017

4 Steps to Create a Learning Culture in the Workplace


For two years in a row, “learning and growth opportunities” has been in the top 3 factors that made job candidates apply to STORM. It was not much of a surprise when our CEO, Peter Cauton, announced just a week ago that Learning is now one of our core values especially when STORMers have enjoyed attending and speaking in learning sessions, participating in Tech UpGrades and Knowledge Transfers, Quiz Night, Product Champions, and core book clubs…


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5 Ways to Apply Herzberg's Motivation Factors

October 13, 2017

5 Ways to Apply Herzberg's Motivation Factors


While the hygiene factors cover job context, motivation factors relate to job content. In this regard, “throwing money at the problem” wouldn’t work. Increasing salary and benefits may make employees feel secure, but that drive to perform comes from the work itself, a possibility for growth, advancement, recognition, achievement, and responsibility…


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From Theory to Practice: Improving Employee Job Satisfaction

October 06, 2017

From Theory to Practice Improving Employee Job Satisfaction


With disruptive trends affecting today’s business landscape, organizations are faced with the challenge of keeping their critical talents engaged and satisfied. This blog series looks at proven, time-tested organizational theories to help employers design compensation and rewards programs that will meet the needs of their diverse workforce…


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How We Are Gamifying Learning

September 29, 2017

Core books Quiz Night


At STORM Technologies, we have recognized that employee-learners are in the driver’s seat. We’ve seen how easy it is for them to adapt to the increasing availability of content around them because it is already on their mobile and social lives…


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Five Insights for Implementing a Successful Performance and Rewards System

September 22, 2017

Ateneo Cord Talk


One of the most significant trends observed in today’s business landscape is that there are now five generations represented in the workplace: Maturists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Y and Z. Despite their differences, these generational groups can be very collaborative while working together in the same spaces…


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HR in the digital age: How to attract the best talent and help your employees grow

September 08, 2017


CEOs and members of top management are often focused on crafting pitches for investors and business partners, but they should also take an active role in shaping and polishing the pitch to potential employees. The pitch should underline their vision, mission and culture to help HR ‘sell’ the company, and find the best fit for the role they are looking to fill…


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3 Strategies to Boost Employee Engagement

August 25, 2017

Deloitte University Press


More and more, employee engagement has become a CEO-level concern. Managers and leaders are now being held accountable for engagement, decentralizing this from the HR area of responsibility. Over the years, we have seen the clear significance of employee engagement as far as attracting, retaining, and motivating employees…


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Flexible Benefits: A 21st Century HR Painkiller

August 18, 2017


The biggest challenge of human resource leaders is attracting, retaining, and motivating employees while maintaining the interests of the company. As the talent landscape changes and the market competition grows, it is all the more crucial that HR policies, strategies, and practices evolve to address the current and upcoming needs of the workforce…


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Lessons from the Google Memo on Employee Diversity

August 11, 2017


An employee-initiated memo recently went circulating on the web, and Google has released its response memo to the public through their official blog. Essentially, the employee memo raised that biological differences between males and females actually impact their…


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