JobStreet advocates for Fair Hiring to eliminate exploitative recruitment practices

Thursday, March 9

Leading online job portal JobStreet intends to enhance its commitment to eradicating unfair hiring practices by cracking down on the exploitation of Filipino workers across the nation. Its parent company, SEEK, is focused on Fair Hiring with the intention to improve working lives by putting an end to exploitative recruitment and modern slavery. This initiative advances as modern slavery continues to rise significantly.

The Philippines faces its own unique risks, according to the 2022 Trafficking in Person Report: Philippines by the US Department of State. The report showed that the local government recorded 1,802 victims, of which traffickers exploited 535 in sex trafficking, 501 in forced labor, and 766 in unspecified exploitations.

Moreover, Filipino workers are disproportionately at risk of falling victim to exploitative recruitment practices due to the export of approximately a quarter of workers to work overseas. The hidden nature of domestic work set within private spheres of employers’ households and the informality of arrangements typically practiced enable the exploitation of vulnerable OFWs and in some cases, forced labor and trafficking.

According to Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon of the National Economic and Development Authority

(NEDA) it is estimated that in 2023, 1.5 million Filipinos are expected to enter the labor force, which is more than double the 600,000 before the pandemic.

In response to the high volume of jobseekers, JobStreet has continued its ongoing endeavor to develop the platform to best meet the needs of those helping to be employed through well-suited career opportunities and valuable support including the vetting of safe recruitment. One of the first steps JobStreet has taken to implement safer practices was the hiring of Scott Stiles, Special Advisor of Fair Hiring in Asia.



As far as what Fair Hiring means to JobStreet, Stiles explains that “Recruitment is one of the high-risk activities that can lead to modern slavery, therefore the purpose of the Fair Hiring Program is to improve working lives by eliminating exploitative recruitment.”

For years, JobStreet has had teams focused on spotting job advertisements thus making the company one of the most trusted employment marketplaces within most markets.

Led by Stiles, JobStreet along with parent company SEEK, enacts these processes top-down with the understanding that it needs to “walk the walk’ for itself, thus prompting the rolling out of companywide discussions for customer-facing staff in order to make sure that everyone at the company feels the importance of its purpose and it engaged in keeping the platforms safe.

Trusted by around 30,000 employers in the Philippines and more than 12 million candidates, the platform’s commitment is also demonstrated through its dedicated online security team which regularly surveys the site for evidence of suspicious job ads and advertisers so that they can be removed immediately. The platform’s Terms and Conditions act as a means to ensure that all job ads on the site are for legitimate job opportunities.

Furthermore, JobStreet continuously educates the workforce on spotting potential job scams and actively screens exploitative recruitment schemes.

Regarding the role that JobStreet can play in advancing Fair Hiring, Stiles explains,“ most forced labor situations start with recruitment, whether it happens through a recruiter, family member, or on social media. Connecting people to safe jobs is the best way to eliminate situations of forced labor and modern slavery. JobStreet has teams dedicated to ensuring JobStreet is the most trusted platform for candidates and hirers.”

Stiles believes that the platform should serve both employers and candidates, reflected in its approach to screening for potential partners. “Many companies claim a social purpose. But truly impactful companies align their social purpose with the core competencies of the business. The ones that are most successful can do this in such a way that benefits their clients, employees, and ultimately shareholders—making our marketplaces safe benefits candidates and hirers alike,” says Stiles.

JobStreet’s vision has always been to connect businesses with talent and improve lives through better careers. By leveraging world-class products to match talented job seekers with reputable employers across South East Asia, both parties can expect efficient and safe matching on the platform.

To find safer recruitment opportunities in 2023, visit https://www.jobstreet.com.ph/career-resources/.


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Lalamove offers Fleet Management program to manage drivers and vehicles more efficiently with maximizing fleet potential

Friday, March 3

 

Lalamove, the leading on-demand delivery platform, believes that now is an ideal moment to begin anew, thus providing aspiring entrepreneurs with more business opportunities through its Fleet Management Program for large vehicles, such as L300 and trucks.

With the upcoming summer festivities, businesses expect the peak season with orders pouring in. This is an opportune time for fleet owners to maximize their assets and earn more through the on-demand delivery platform.



Focus on flexibility


Lalamove’s Fleet Management offers a lot of benefits for fleet operators and partner drivers

as it allows them to operate either full-time or part-time. Part-timers can juggle having a side hustle while maintaining their full-time job or another business. Fleet

owners can register an unlimited number of vehicles that can be tracked and managed

through the platform, ensuring more efficient fleet operations.

The vision of the same-day delivery platform is to combine ease and profit, which led to the

creation of fleet operations. The brand has been putting efforts into developing platforms for

the transport and logistics industry to give everyone a chance to “be their own boss”,

especially aspiring Filipino entrepreneurs.


Productive investment

Fleet operations are lucrative in nature, but the main benefit of joining Lalamove’s Fleet

The management program is that of earning a steady income without having to operate and run

the fleet 24/7.



Patrick Guiyab, a newly onboarded Lalamove Fleet Operator, shared that upon seeing how

in-demand trucking and transportation services are in the Philippines, he knew that enrolling

in the fleet management program meant good business.

“It’s a good business that fits well into the budget and has a quick ROI (return on

investment). It's easy to juggle being a Cost Engineer and managing my small fleet of

vehicles,” he said.

Easy sign-up process

Being “your own boss” is possible with Lalamove’s easy sign-up process. Aspiring fleet

owners can even do online or walk-in applications.

Those who decide to apply online only need to access Lalamove's official website and fill out the application form. The Lalamove team will then get in touch with the fleet owner to follow up on the submission and discuss the next steps. Once the application is accepted, the fleet owner will get a notification through SMS with login details, at which time they can begin registering their vehicles and drivers.

For walk-in applications, aspiring Lalamove fleet owners may visit Lalamove offices in

Pampanga, Cebu, and Manila.


Makati

Tuesdays to Saturdays; GF, 114 Herco Center, Benavidez St. Legaspi, Village, Makati City

Quezon City

Tuesdays to Saturdays; GF, Hexagon Corporate Center, Quezon Ave., West Triangle,

Quezon City

Pampanga

Mondays to Saturdays; Gruppo Del Diamante, Magalang Ave., Angeles, Pampanga

Cebu

Mondays to Saturdays; Unit 3-104, Ground Floor, OIC3-Oakridge Business Park, Mandaue

City, Cebu


Explore business opportunities in the logistics industry with Lalamove’s Fleet Management program. Those looking to start a trucking business with Lalamove but have no fleet may also visit Lalamove Automotive to learn about the available rental and brand-new vehicle options. Stay updated on the latest about Lalamove by visiting www.lalamove.com/en-ph/ or following Lalamove’s official Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok accounts.

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ABOUT LALAMOVE

Launched in the Philippines in late 2016, Lalamove is an on-demand logistics company that matches drivers with customers and SME businesses to fulfill same-day deliveries. Lalamove’s mission of making local deliveries faster and simpler across North, Central, and South Luzon, and in Cebu is achieved through innovations such as instant order matching, real-time GPS vehicle tracking, 24/7 services, and a driver rating system. Lalamoveallows these businesses to scale their deliveries and operations at an accelerated rate. Lalamove now operates in over 40 cities across Asia and Latin America. Visit Lalamove’s website: http://lalamove.com

BTS J-Hope's Documentary "j-hope IN THE BOX" Now On Disyney+!

Sunday, February 19

 "Pandora immediately felt her angst melt away, and her heart glow with warmth. It was HOPE that was kept in the innermost nook of the box..."


"When did you started planning all these?" "Even before I debuted"

I've always admired each BTS member for their great personalities. Aside from creating songs with straight-to-the-heart messages that transcends time and space, they are also beautiful human beings. That's already a given to me, a big ARMY (or BTS fan).


But after watching this new Disney+ documentary j-hope IN THE BOX, it gave a whole new level of RESPECT for BTS, most especially for Hobi. He was so passionate, so hands-on. "I need to pay attention to every detail. I've been having trouble falling asleep at night. But I'm definitely having fun. I love what I do...This is my chance to grow as an artist." A true artist, this documentary is our witness for his creative process--before, during, and after releasing this crucial first solo album. I can feel his anxiety even from my laptop screen.


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Self conditioning. J-Hope will tell himself "You can do this, right!" before his performance


A perfectionist. No wonder everything he releases is a sure hundred percent!


I will never forget Hobi Lollapalooza era


Reinventing Dynamite for Lollapalooza to make it his own


He was able to overcome all these by working extra-hard, and preparing a hundred times over than what is expected. I also felt from my laptop screen how wonderful of a person he is.. thanking EVERY person who helped him in this big project, from the baristas at the listening party, to all the staff, dancers, band, and fans he passed by after his Lollapalooza performance. You can really say that, wow, he deserves all these and more.


A documentary special produced by HYBE, viewers will be given never-before-seen clips from his star-studded album listening party, as well as front row seats to j-hope’s 2022 Lollapalooza performance. For more sunshine, make sure to stream j-hope IN THE BOX on Disney+ starting February 17.


I can still remember how Hobi Listening Party broke the internet when stars after stars kept on posting scenes from the party



 

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Lalamove offers trusted same-day delivery solution for SMEs

Wednesday, February 15

 With Cebu’s market reverting back to its ways pre-pandemic, the small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on the island are now dealing with a high demand for fast delivery for their customers’ orders, especially consumers now are finding a reliable service provider and access to transparent pricing.


As a go-to reliable logistics partner with its affordable same-day truck delivery service, Lalamove helps business owners to track and monitor the delivery process. SMEs can enjoy making cost management free of any hassles or surprises. Learn more from these Cebuano business owners about how Lalamove helps them deal with rush and bulk delivery orders.



Fresh products delivered fresh to consumers


Offering premium and exotic fruits in Cebu, Prutasan ni Adan’s top priority is to give clients the freshest quality fruits. Having both walk-in and online customers, they tapped Lalamove to assist them in delivering their products to their wide variety of clientele, such as hotel and restaurant owners, corporate clients, professionals, and fruit lovers across the island using Lalamove’s 4-wheel delivery vehicles and small trucks. 



According to Bobby Adan, owner of Prutasan ni Adan, it’s actually their third year working with Lalamove, adding, “Knowing that Lalamove is the best in their field, we were able to maximize our reach and accept more customers across Cebu.”


Businesses reach more markets  


Cookies N’ Dreams and Souffle Cakes and Chocolate Art are growing baked goods businesses offering a variety of delectable pastries in Cebu. As growing brands in the province, they cater to various events such as weddings, birthdays, corporate events, and more. 


“Lalamove has been very efficient. It has passed the test of delivering its services even on busy periods, especially during February and December when our baked products are in high demand,” shared Jeremy Arboleda, owner of Cookies N’ Dreams.


Adding variation to their intricately designed cakes, Souffle Cakes and Chocolate Art also offer food trays and lechon belly packages that are great for small to big celebrations. Owners Nancy Concha and her husband Chef Marvin Concha remarked that aside from Lalamove’s motorcycles being well-suited for their cake deliveries because of their insulated bags, Lalamove's small trucks and sedans have been their reliable delivery vehicles in bringing their products straight to the customers’ events, be it birthdays, parties, weddings, and more. 


“Lalamove has been our lifesaver, especially during peak season. With the help of their Sales Team, they can assign drivers for corporate clients like us ahead of time which makes it very convenient,” Nancy Concha added. 



Meanwhile, Didang’s Delicious Masareal, a popular souvenir delicacy in Cebu, is able to maintain its good quality product that many generations enjoy through the help of Lalamove’s wide fleet of vehicles. With small or big trucks, the on-demand delivery platform can meet the demands of delivering Masareal to its patrons.


“Lalamove is steadfast in ensuring reliable and affordable same-day delivery service to all its patrons anywhere in Cebu. As the Expert in Affordelivery, Lalamove has an available vehicle that is suitable for every business’s delivery requirements,” said Nelson Judaya, City Manager of Lalamove Cebu. 


Reaching more customers and making bigger deliveries for entrepreneurs in Cebu – and even across Luzon – is made possible with Lalamove’s same-day truck delivery. In just a few taps, Cebuano SMEs can book small trucks (1,000 kg) and medium trucks (2,000 kg). 


Need bulk delivery for your business? Learn more about Lalamove’s same-day truck delivery by visiting www.lalamove.com/en-ph/ and download the Lalamove app. Explore more business solutions and other exclusive corporate client benefits by having a Lalamove Corporate Account. Get the latest updates on Lalamove by following it on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok


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ABOUT LALAMOVE


Launched in the Philippines in late 2016, Lalamove is an on-demand logistics company that matches drivers with customers and SME businesses to fulfill same-day deliveries. Lalamove’s mission of making local deliveries faster and simpler across North, Central, and South Luzon, and in Cebu is achieved through innovations such as instant order matching, real-time GPS vehicle tracking, 24/7 services, and a driver rating system. Lalamove allows these businesses to scale their deliveries and operations at an accelerated rate. Lalamove now operates in over 40 cities across Asia and Latin America. Visit Lalamove’s website: http://lalamove.com



Recognizing Exceptional Stories of Digital Financial Inclusion: GMEA@10 Introduces I-GCashMo Award

Tuesday, February 14

 The Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) announces the addition of the I-GCashMo Award to its list of categories for 2023. This special award recognizes stories demonstrating how GCash, the country’s leading mobile wallet, impacts everyday life, aids in livelihood and opens up previously unavailable opportunities for Filipinos.

 

With its mission to provide finance for all, GCash continuously expands its services to offer GInvest, GLoans, GSave, and more to the largely unbanked population.




 

“As Globe continues to go beyond telco, we are also expanding the scope of storytelling we would like to honor at the Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA). In its 10th year, the GCash award will be introduced in GMEA to recognize excellence in reporting on the impact of our fintech business.  Since the pandemic, GCash has been a lifeline and life enabler to many Filipinos,” said Globe Group Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer Yoly Crisanto.

 

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