February fellowship and the Work From Home policy

March 25, 2019

 Hello, members. Thank you to all who attended the first Fellowship of the year at Shangri-la at the Fort.  And thank you, Emerson, for being a generous host and for providing a guided walk-through of your organization during “What’s New with You.” 

 

Unfortunately I was unable to attend, but our Executive Management Team gave me a brief rundown.

 

The group talked at length about the Work From Home (WFH) policy, both from the standpoint of the law — courtesy of Quisumbing Torres’ Atty. Kenneth Chua, who is also GICC’s Legal Advisor — as well as from the perspective of member companies who have already implemented the policy and had lessons to share.  

 

 

 See the video


It was a lively exchange, covering the conditions under which WFH may be implemented, the process for grievances, and many other questions raised by our members. 

 

Thank you to Chevron, Emerson and Henkel, who shared their experiences with WFH, particularly on lessons learned. In summary:

·         A Principle of Trust is needed, but with internal measures to address any abuse.
·         Strong performance monitoring should be in place.
·         Employee performance should be treated and addressed on an individual basis.
·         Following implementation, no significant negative impact on operations was seen nor any significant uptick in sick leave availment.

 

We will provide the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the law once they are released.  

During our next Fellowship, we will discuss the Anti-Competitive Act. In the meantime, do watch out for other events that we continue to help announce, such IQPC’s Robotics Process Automation and this year’s SSON.

See you again, soon!

 

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 


 

Elaine Kunkle  

GICC Chair  

 

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