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Search for Best HR practices in Bohol launched

Bohol, Philippines. The Best HR Practices of companies done beyond what the labor laws require deserve not only an applause but also due recognition, said Regional Labor and Employment Director, Atty. Johnson G. Cañete in a statement.

Cañete said that for the year, the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office No. VII (DOLE-7) would start recognizing companies demonstrating Best HR Practices in the Province of Bohol in coordination with the Tripartite Industrial Peace Council of Bohol (TIPC-Bohol).

For the first time in the Region, the TIPC-Bohol launched the Search for Best HR Practices that is expected to get involvement and participation from the council’s member-establishments especially those operating in the Hotel, Resort, Restaurant and Tourism Industry and from other key players in the Province.

“Beyond Compliance is actually the objective of this Search and we are hoping to get as many entries and nominations as possible from our partners. This is a very laudable initiative of the Council which we hope would also be replicated by other ITCs and TIPCs in Region-7,” added Atty. Cañete.

DOLE-Bohol Field Office Head, Director Lilia A. Estillore said that the Search envisions to recognize establishments with the following awards, namely: (1) Best in Hiring, Recruitment and Placement; (2) Best in Compensation & Benefits; (3) Best in Occupational Safety and Health; and (4) Best in Post-Employment/ Retirement package/s.

The Search is expected to encourage nominees to utilize the DOLE’s employment facilitation programs such as the Jobstart Philippines, Philjobnet, Job Fair, Labor and Market Information, among others.

Companies accepting students under the K-12 Immersion Program would also qualify them for nomination under the Best in Hiring and Placement category.

“We already know of various establishments practicing the provision of incentives among their employees, yet left unrecognized. Some of them provide subsidized meals and lodging, sacks of rice, educational packages, clothing allowances, performance bonus, service awards, and medical & retirement plans,” said Atty. Cañete. 

He added that it’s high time to confer to said companies the recognition they truly deserve through this Search. With this, he said further, companies will not only maintain the provision of incentives among their employees but will also revisit or reinvent their existing packages.

“The Human Resource Department in each company is in part responsible for creating a positive workplace, where the rights of the workers are upheld and respected. If there is one department that ties everything together, from its business processes to the employees, it’s the Human Resource Department. And it’s only but fitting to recognize companies exemplifying exceptional HR Practices,” the DOLE-7 Head finally said.


End//LSenarlo-Taniza with reporting from HLPizaña of BFO

For more information on this report, you may contact Luchel Senarlo-Taniza, Regional Labor Information Officer at telefax number (032) 266-2792 or you may send an email at

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