Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Your Time Is As Precious as Others: Philippine Standard Time

I wrote at Earthlingorgeous.com about my take On Philippine Standard Time & National Time Consciousness Week because yesterday a PR pissed me off when he asked where was my representative on their event that was suppose to happen at 6PM according to the invite.  Well, he texted at  8:45PM  and he said their event started at 8PM  .  I wouldn't blame that representative for leaving after an hour or hour and 30minutes after the 6PM call time because they are the ones who were late.

Anyway, I hope people in the Philippines start respecting time and the people they are about to meet and not to tolerate tardiness because it is not a good habit.  A bad habit we all in the Philippines have to break.

This is also the same reason the Philippine government put into law the Philippine Standard Time so as to curb that bad habit of tardiness and early time out at work because it hampers in the productivity of the company.

Productivity is a major concern for many companies. Some businesses want to take a hardline approach to managing productivity while others would like to find ways to incentivize good, productive behaviors. Understanding the underlying cause of productivity problems in the workplace is the first step to improving it throughout the organization. Here are the several things that impact productivity levels in the business.

Tardiness is one of the most commonly reported problems in the workplace. Each year, employees get paid for hours of work they haven't performed, essentially giving themselves a raise. According to research, companies have thrown away billions of dollars each year when it comes to chronic tardiness. Companies are using tools like the biometric time clock at Timeclockeshop.com can eliminate productivity problems with businesses.

One report showed that attendance problems like absenteeism can really take a toll on the average business. According to the research, American employers lose $153 billion each year in productivity because of absenteeism. Wellness programs have encouraged employees to take better care of their health to improve attendance rates among employees.

Social media has also been considered a major productivity problem in some companies. Idle or less productive employees can fall into certain patterns, engaging regularly in social media during work hours. The introduction of tablets and smart phone devices really do have an impact on overall employee productivity, some research states. Attitude has been found to take away from employee productivity. Attitude can affect multiple areas of the business. Teamwork issues, the employee turnover rate and downsizing can all lower productivity. In environments where change is constant, attitude can really have a negative impact on the team dynamics and environment. Team-building exercises and changes in the managerial approach can really make employees more productive and leave them feeling empowered.

As companies look to solutions and different managerial approaches to boost employee morale and eliminate attendance problems, they must walk a fine line. Companies must continue to look for creative ways to promote creativity while providing a welcoming environment for people to work.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Pregnancy Myths Debunked @ ProMama Event

Coffee is bad for pregnant women.  Pregnant women can't swim.  Doing Yoga is a no no when you are pregnant.

These are just some of the common pregnancy myths that were debunked at the ProMama event held at Lolo Dads just recently with    ProMama council of fit and fab moms Amanda Griffin-Jacob, Delamar Arias and Tricia Chiongbian-Concepcion  who are  walking testaments to the fact that life is further enriched by pregnancy.

Tricia, a known health enthusiast, still continues on with her fit lifestyle that includes running a couple of miles a day in spite of expecting her second child this September; Delamar who’s part of a popular radio show, doesn’t let morning sickness or hormones tone done her natural exuberance and humor in hosting her program; and finally, 2-time mom Amanda Griffin-Jacob hasn’t succumbed to what she calls the “mommy meltdown” and is still considered to be one of the most beautiful faces in Philippine showbiz.

To a fit and fab pregnancy
If there’s one thing that’s definitely not a myth, it’s the fact that pregnant women should take special care of their nutritional needs.

Wyeth Nutrition, makers of ProMama, understands this, and wants every woman to fully enjoy the journey of pregnancy. A nutritional milk drink designed to support women—and not just the unborn baby—during pregnancy.  ProMama focuses on the life giver to address the needs of both mother and child.

“The fulcrum of each family is the mother. Without her, the family would fall apart—emotionally, mentally, physically, psychologically. Wyeth Nutrition fully acknowledges these values with ProMama, the milk that takes care of mothers so they can take care of their children,” says Anonuevo.

Only ProMama contains the Pro-Nutri Builders, ingredients that support the health and development of both mother and child during pregnancy.  These include Maternal Immunity Enhancers like Beta Carotene, which has antioxidant and immunostimulatory properties, and Vitamins C, E and A, which also helps promote good vision and cellular growth.

Pro-Nutri Builders are also targeted for the growing baby. ProMama has Mental Enhancers like DHA, a nutrient important for a child’s visual and mental development; Folic Acid, which is essential for the development of the nervous system and in preventing neural tube defects; and Zinc, which assists in fetal neurodevelopment. ProMama’s formula also contains Bone and Muscle Builders such as Vitamin D, important for calcium metabolism and to support an unborn baby’s bone and teeth development; Protein, the building block of all tissues; and Calcium, which supports bone development.

ProMama, which is available in Vanilla Delight Flavor, has only 15 percent of calories from fat. Just two servings of ProMama daily can help promote appropriate weight gain during pregnancy.


Christine del Rosario of khayeganda.blogspot.com attended the event with her daughter where art supplies to make a Yes! Mama You Can art-shirt for her mom.  

Here are the pics they had at the event:

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Contest Alert: SM Kids' Fashion Special Mother's Day Shirt

Contest Alert: SM Kids' Fashion Special Mother's Day Shirt  Contest starts today until May 12, 2013 only!  Join now! :)