The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event that has brought immense fear, anxiety and uncertainty among workers, employers and the general public. Many businesses have closed and a huge number of workers were displaced leading to higher rates of unemployment. At a time when local and global companies across industries are reeling from economic losses, how do we rebuild better beyond? We must recalibrate, re-engineer and innovate ways in order to stay afloat.
In a series of focus group discussions conducted by PMAP among its members, three (3) essentials to company culture were highlighted : agility, “malasakit sa kapwa” or care and concern for others, and the bayanihan spirit. These were identified as essential to create safe and dignified working conditions that will promote productivity. Further, to sustain employee engagement during this crisis, we must also create a sense of peace and assurance among the family members of the workers.
The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), the leading organization of people managers and HR practitioners, continues to push for a national people-first strategy in addressing human capital management issues during this difficult times. PMAP is strong in its belief that promoting the interest of Filipino workers and business owners through sound people management even during this pandemic is viable. Thus, on October 21-23, PMAP will be holding its 57th Annual Conference via a digital platform with global and local speakers from across government, varied industries and the academe. Spearheaded by PMAP’s Vice President and Conference Chairperson, Ms. Lin Mukhi, the conference’ discussion will highlight how to future-proof organizations in the digital age, creating agile talent management and development, HR innovations, ethics and governance, employment relations and social protection. Indeed, the PMAP Annual Conference will bring sharp focus on the issues of our times and help participants become future-ready.