Gender Choices for Job Vacancies

Here’s a thought about Philippine companies that advertise their vacancies. If we see a post looking for a (preferably) male or female applicant only, we ask – “Why not the other gender?” Would it be gender discrimination? But if we see one advertising “Wanted (position): male or female” – we also wonder – “Why specify?” Would […]
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Q&A: Background Checks

I’ve received inquiries on the validity of pre-employment background checks. Are they allowed, or even legal? Some applicants think that this process is supposed to be done after being hired. In general, companies ask applicants to fill up and sign a form authorizing a background check even if the person hasn’t been hired yet, the purpose […]
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Termination of Employment: Due Process

Is a verbal appraisal of the charges against the employee a breach of the procedural due process? To clarify, the following should be considered in terminating the services of employees: (1) The first written notice to be served on the employees should contain the specific causes or grounds for termination against them, and a directive […]
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Recipe: Banana, Honey and Cinnamon Muffins

I love cooking.  I love baking. And one of the recipes I make on a regular basis is any variety of muffins, though I prefer anything and everything chocolate. Back story: With the use of a high-speed Nutri Ninja Slim blender, I’ve been making smoothies and other cold drinks from fresh fruits and either milk […]
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