With social distancing the catchphrase of the
times, public and private companies locally and overseas are implementing work
from home. In the Philippines, where the government has put the entire island
of Luzon under enhanced community quarantine to curb the spread of the COVID-19
virus, government work is largely suspended while most private establishments enforce
As organizations undertake measures to ensure
business continuity without endangering their workforce, the rapid response and
creativity of managers will be key to ensuring an easy transition to a new work
setup with minimal or zero disruption in operations and business processes.
Managers know what works best for their teams and can tap into this knowledge
to make adjustments seamless, deliver results and maintain business viability
amid this uncertain period.
Robert Walters, a global recruitment specialist group headquartered in England and with regional offices in Southeast Asia, shares tips on how businesses and organizations can ensure efficiency and productivity even while working from home.
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Free shuttle services for health workers and
frontliners are now operational in Metro Manila through a partnership with
Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Hino Motors Philippines.
Since the implementation of the enhanced
community quarantine for Luzon, public transportation has been suspended in the
entire Luzon island. To ease the commute of these modern-day heroes, free PUV
rides have been made operational daily until from 8AM to 5PM. The commuters only
have to present their IDs for proper identification.
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In today’s plugged-in world where
information flies faster than ever before, communication during a crisis has
taken on a different meaning, in many ways revealing the strength or weakness
of an organization and redefining its future. With the internet and social
media fast-tracking the transfer and sharing of news and providing a platform
by which people can articulate their opinion on most things, organizations big
and small are finding it imperative to be able to respond quickly and
appropriately lest they risk compromising their reputation and business.
A crisis can take many forms. It
can be a result of natural causes such as a crisis caused by an earthquake or
similar other disasters. A crisis may also be financial in scope or
technological, with the latter involving cybersecurity threats, loss of
database information and related matters. It can be an unprecedented health or
No matter the cause or scope, a
well-thought out communication and management plan will see an organization or
business through a crisis. Responses may
differ depending on the circumstances but let’s look at some general guidelines
on what to do to pull through.
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More than 440 medical institutions from 104 countries and regions have applied to learn and share experiences in battling COVID-19 through the International Medical Expert Communication Platform.
platform, a centerpiece of the Global
MediXchange for Combating COVID-19 (GMCC) program, was jointly established
by the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation. It is designed for medical experts around
the world to communicate seamlessly with each other to share their invaluable
experience of fighting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and to ask and
answer each other’s questions. To date, the most applications have come in thus
far from medical institutions in the U.S, Turkey, the U.K., Pakistan, Spain and
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To support medical and health COVID-19 frontliners in Mindanao, OYO is
offering discounts to practitioners from hospitals within a 5-kilometer radius
of its partner properties. The company is also closely coordinating with BPOs
and other businesses for accommodation for their employees, and with stranded
foreign tourists affected by the lockdown.
In response to the need for more accommodations raised on social media and by LGUs and NGOs, 24 OYO properties in Mindanao were reopened. OYO has 500 rooms available for occupancy in the region, and the company is currently working on the possibility of opening more should the need arise.
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