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Beverage giant harnesses woman power in its work force

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SHE’S THE REAL THING. Ceree Eberly (third from left) poses with Coca-Cola Philippines colleagues in a recent visit. From left: lawyer Adel Tamano, vice president for public affairs and communications, Coca-Cola Philippines;Waleed Elhelw, strategic business partner, Coca-Cola Philippines; Marcela Esquivel, senior strategic business partner, Coca-Cola Asean;
Angielyn Tan-Riosa, strategic business partner, Coca-Cola Philippines; and Ed Stephenson, executive assistant to the chief people officer, The Coca-Cola Company PHOTOS BY LEO SABANGAN

On the day she marked her 24th year with The Coca-Cola Company, Ceree Eberly just happened to be in Manila. “And what a wonderful place to be,” she says with a faint drawl and characteristic cheer. “I’m delighted to be here.”   While in town, the senior vice president and chief people officer of the [...]

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

The online cleanup job


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Time was when applying for a job only involved turning in a concise and well-written resumé and coming to an interview dressed appropriately. You were judged on the merits of your interview answers as well as your educational attainment and extra-curricular achievements (for first-time job seekers, at least).

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Rome restaurant serves up new attitude toward Down syndrome

Alessandro Giusto, a young men with Down syndrome, works at the restaurant "Locanda dei Sunflowers" on January 28, 2014 in Rome.  AFP

It was another busy night for the staff with Down syndrome at the Girasoli restaurant in Rome, which serves up traditional pizza and pasta dishes along with a new way of looking at disability in the workplace.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

DOLE to employers: ‘Lactation stations’ good for breastfeeding moms’ morale

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There’s nothing wrong with breastfeeding in the workplace. In fact, it boosts morale, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Not happy with work? Wait until you’re 50 or older

In this photo taken Sept. 20, 2013, Oscar Martinez, 77, greets diners at the Carnation Cafe at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. The chef is the park’s longest-tenured employee, beginning as a busboy nearly 57 years ago. He says he loves his job, and a new poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs finds he’s not alone: Nine out of ten workers 50 and older say they’re satisfied with their work. AP Photo/Matt Sedensky

Not happy with your job? Just wait. A study by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 9 in 10 American workers who are age 50 or older say they are very or somewhat satisfied with their job. Older workers reported satisfaction regardless of gender, race, educational level, political ideology and income level.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Women on top: Meralco pioneers linewomen training program in PH

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In Manila Electric Company’s 110-year history, the utility pole has been an exclusive space for men. The physically taxing 50-ft pole climb and a tango with high voltage wires were tasks reserved for male workers – but not for long as the company hatched the idea of taking women trainees in.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Meet my boss: Social media

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The tasseled caps have been tossed, diplomas handed out and graduation parties thrown here and there. Now what? Do you search for a job with the rest of the new graduates, or take a few months off to recharge and savor liberation from the academe? There’s no right or wrong choice. It all boils down [...]

Posted: April 5th, 2013 in 2BU,Infographics | Read More »

Global warming: Heat stress hits labor productivity

Graphic charting ice sheet contribution to global sea level. Scientists on Thursday said that Antarctic and Greenland have contributed just over 11 millimeters to global sea levels since 1992. AFP

Heat stress from global warming may be having an impact on outdoor work productivity in hot regions like northern Australia, Southeast Asia and the southern United States, a study said Sunday.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Smelling like French fries in school

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Paula, 18, smelled like French fries when she came to the seminar, wafting of the delicious scent of newly cooked potato. She was still wearing her uniform beneath her school jacket.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in 2BU | Read More »

Philippines’ musicians sing their way out of poverty

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On a mock-up stage in a Philippine music studio, single-mum Joanna Talibong is singing for her life.

Posted: June 24th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Dogs on the job drive down workplace stress—study

Doctor Dogs (from left) Adonis, Bianca,  Ginger,  Kohler and Dr. Dog in training Eddie (behind)

Employers looking to ramp up productivity in these dog-eat-dog times might consider letting their staff bring Fido to the office, a scientific study published Friday suggests.

Posted: March 31st, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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