With 2022 likely to be the year of hybrid work, organisations need to develop and introduce effective hybrid work strategies and policies.
Some 200,000 formal sector workers affected by pandemic-led restrictions in Metro Manila and other regions are set to receive P5,000 in cash aid.
Under more relaxed measures, only workers from some industries are allowed to return straight to work after recording a negative rapid antigen test.
The goal of teleworking is to maintain the same level of socio-economic activities in a time when rapid spread of COVID-19 is expected.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam has said that the government is preparing another round of subsidies for businesses impacted by the Omicron outbreaks.
A public outreach programme provides a more controlled and easier way for workers to receive their booster shots.
These include what to do when staff test positive, how to perform risk assessment and inspections, and procedures for monitoring and evaluation.
The government is planning to grant 40 trillion won (US$33.2 billion) of fresh funds to small firms and the self-employed before the Lunar New Year.
Government agencies also urged companies to provide sufficient assistance for individuals who are undergoing quarantine and isolation.
A slimmer stimulus package of 347 trillion dong (US$15.2 billion) is being considered to lift the pandemic-hit economy.
Amid the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the central government is allowing half of its employees below the rank of under secretary to work from home.
To curb the spread of the Omicron virus, all government officials have been directed to work from home (WFH) after the New Year break.
Altogether, the government has disbursed PHP26.1 billion worth of social protection assistance under various programmes.
Workers who are partially vaccinated will be granted a grace period of up till January 31 to complete their full vaccination regime.
Applicants who did not receive support under the grant this year can receive up to three tranches in 2022 should they meet the requirements.
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These workers were more likely to lose their jobs because they dominated sectors that were hard-hit, like hotels and restaurants, wholesale, and retail.
About 75.2% of businesses said they plan to either continue remote-work policies at the current level or partially downscale it when the pandemic ends.
From January 1 next year, up to 50% of employees who can work from home will be allowed to return to the office.
About 97% of the labour force have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with about 75,000 workers still unvaccinated as of December 5.
Workers who were most supportive of workplace vaccinations those who most likely to say that they would receive vaccinations to keep their jobs.
The survey of 760 human resource professionals also showed that 85% of workers in workplaces with vaccine mandates supported them.
CHRO Singapore highlighted why HR and business leaders should be open to feedback and, utilise technology and data to retain and hire talent
The government would continue to provide tax preferences and subsidies to industries that were impacted severely by the pandemic.
These include some 1.85 million workers who had their labour contracts temporarily suspended or were told to take unpaid leave.
About 55,000 West Australians were opposed to getting the vaccine, with 39,000 of them being in jobs where COVID-19 vaccination was mandatory.
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The government is granting financial support to help companies transition to the new traffic light system for managing COVID-19.
Displaced or disadvantaged workers receive an average of 10 to 90 days of work compensation based on the minimum wage.
By Q3’21, the total number of people employed had fallen by 196,400, of which 113,500 jobs were lost during the circuit breaker period in Q2'21.