PageUp: Talented Philippines HR Book Launch

PageUp: Talented Philippines HR Industry Summit and Book Launch

Our friends at PageUp have a book launch coming up in the Philippines for their latest book “Talented Philippines”. If you are looking to learn more about HR in the Philippines and grab a copy of their latest book, then register for their event.

Event Details:
Talented Philippines Book Launch & Summit

Date: Wednesday 18th March, 2015
Time: 10.45am – 3.30pm PHT
Venue: Dusit Thani Manila, Mayuree II Room
Location: Ayala Centre, 1223 Makati City
Metro Manila, Philippines

You must register so that you are able to get into the event.

From their email:

Don’t miss the chance to:

  • Be among the first in the Philippines to preview this newly released publication;
  • Meet the authors and contributors and purchase your very own copy of the book for a launch day-only special price; 
  • Network with a selected group of top HR professionals; and
  • Exchange ideas on best practices, trends and new innovations for managing talent in this exciting growth market.
Agenda:
10.45am   Registration & Morning Tea
11.15am   Talented Philippines Summit
12.30pm   Networking Lunch
1.30pm   Talented Philippines Summit
3.00pm   Afternoon Tea
3.30pm   Close

Benefits of SaaS | Payroll Software

PayrollHero is hiringIn the past, businesses would buy, build and maintain their own software and infrastructures despite the massive costs that went along with that. Software as a Service (SaaS) now gives companies a choice when upgrading their technical requirements. Now they can subscribe to services that are built on shared infrastructure through the internet. SaaS businesses have been expanding in a big way as more and more companies take advantage of the many benefits.

Instead of buying servers, companies use platforms like Amazon’s AWS.
Instead of buying a sales crm, companies use tools like PipelineDeals.
Instead of building a email tool, businesses use tools like MailChimp.

The list goes on and on.

Here are some benefits of moving your payroll needs to a software as a service platform like PayrollHero:

- High Adoption -
SaaS products are available from any computer connected to the internet. For PayrollHero, your team is not stuck managing payroll from a specific computer that has the software installed, instead they can access it from anywhere in the world.

- Lower Initial Costs -
PayrollHero’s SaaS model lets you scale up and down as needed. Our billing is based on the number of active employees within your business, plus, it is billed per day the employee is active.

- Painless Upgrades -
SaaS enables you to constantly get the newest features, bug fixes and enhancements quickly and easily. With PayrollHero, you can see what is happening by checking out our release notes.

- Seemless Integration – 
Many SaaS companies provide API’s so that you can tie one product into another. PayrollHero is no different, with an extensive API, you can make PayrollHero work with many other tools within your business. Some of our clients have integrated PayrollHero with Quickbooks, Workday, Zapier and much more.

Interested in learning more? Reach out and we would be pleased to chat further about how PayrollHero’s Singapore payroll software, Philippine payroll software works as well as how our international time and attendance tools can help you take control of your business.

Pictures: Singapore Ruby Meeting @PayrollHero

The Singapore Ruby Meetup was held at PayrollHero’s Singapore office on Feb. 24th at 7pm. If was a packed house of ruby enthusiasts, wanting to learn more and meet other engineers.

The speakers consisted of:

1. Testing Shell Scripts – Bjorn Andersson / @gaqzi
2. Development to Devops – Justin Burris / @justinbburris
3. 5 Random Ruby Tips – Akira Hirakawa

Thanks to everyone for coming out. There will be more events to come!

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Recap: BMA HR Leadership Conference Manila

I just returned from the Business Maker Academy’s annual HR Leadership Conference in Manila, Philippines. It was a full house with over 250 HR practitioners from all industries there to learn more about taking their HR skills to the next level.
BMA HR Leadership Conference

I was asked to speak about how PayrollHero attracts talent, how we retain talent, some of our more innovative programs and of course show them how PayrollHero’s Philippine payroll software platform works.  Here is a quick overview of what I discussed:

  • PayrollHero’s hiring page is unique and breaks down not only the job descriptions, but how we work, our rhythms, required reading, core values and much more.
  • Our Herman Miller chairs, dual monitors, Apple computers, etc. and why giving your team the best you can afford is worth it.
  • We talked about travel, how our team moves around and why having a passport is a key items all employees at PayrollHero need.
  • Learning – a big topic in HR, at PayrollHero we invest heavily in our teams education. From mentors, to conferences to round tables.
  • Our Adventure Engineering program and some examples of how it attracts stellar teammates.

And of course, the last bit of the session was about PayrollHero and how our time, attendance, scheduling, HRIS, business intelligence and Philippine payroll software works.

Here are a couple pictures from the event;

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EDSA Revolution Anniversary | Philippine Holiday

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“The People Power Revolution (also known as the EDSA Revolution, the Philippine Revolution of 1986, and the Yellow Revolution) was a series of popular demonstrations in the Philippines that began in 1983 and culminated in 1986. The methods used amounted to a sustained campaign of civil resistance against regime violence and electoral fraud. This case of nonviolent revolution led to the departure of President Ferdinand Marcos and the restoration of the country’s democracy. It is also referred to as the Yellow Revolution due to the presence of yellow ribbons during the demonstrations following the assassination of Benigno Aquino, Jr..[4][5] It was widely seen as a victory of the people against the 20-year running authoritarian, repressive[6] regime of then president Ferdinand Marcos and made news headlines as “the revolution that surprised the world”.”[7] *wikipedia

 

8 Restaurant Recommendations in Singapore

unnamed-1Since opening our office in Singapore we have had a couple requests about the best places to eat in Singapore. While we are still newbies, but we do have a few spots that we really like.

Here are our (current) 10 top restaurants to visit in Singapore; (in no particular order)

1. Ramen in Singapore is top notch, our team likes all branches of Keisuke but are partial to Tori King.

2. The Study with it’s hidden Library next door. To get into the Library, you need a password. Makes for a really fun night and the whole wall separating the two gets rolled back in the middle of the evening to everyones surprise. (well, not yours cause your reading this)

3. Our engineers like Bah Kut Teh. Tiong Bahru has a few spots that are tasty.

4. Hawkers: Golden Shoe in the CBD. Check our Golden Nur (their egg prata is awesome for breakfast and the chicken briyani for lunch is great). tip: go at 11:30am to avoid big lines.5. Hawkers: Lau Pa Sat in the CBD. Almost everything is awesome. But at 7:00pm they close one of the streets and the skewer vendors come out in full force. tip: tiger beer and chicken skewers are a solid combo.

6. PS Cafe in Tiong Bahru is great. Reasonable (for Singapore) priced wines and great pizzas.

7. Level 33 for drinks is an amazing view. Worth the cost for visitors to get a great perspective of Singapore. (see picture above, taken from their patio)

8. Fresh Fruit from the Arcade next to the Ocean Financial Centre is a great find. Pick whatever fruit you want, they cut it up and serve it in a bag with a skewer. Quick, healthy snacks.

There you have it, check them out, let us know what you think. After a few more months I’m sure we will have found some more great places to eat. Singapore food is amazing! So much variety. Best tip we can give you… try the hawkers, they are awesome, cost effective and fun.

Bonus Points: A Singapore coffee, a Kopi, is great. Tastes more like a mocha and has been described by some of our team as a drink that makes them “bananas”.

If you are ever in Fort Bonifacio, Philippines and looking for a place to eat, check out our restaurant list for there. Some great spots as well.

Singapore Ruby Meeting @PayrollHero

global_123774742The next Singapore Ruby Meetup will be held at PayrollHero’s Singapore office on Feb. 24th at 7pm. If you are a ruby enthusiast, want to learn more, meet other engineers or just say hi come by and check it out.

Here is the agenda:

1. Testing Shell Scripts – Bjorn Andersson / @gaqzi
2. Development to Devops – Justin Burris / @justinbburris
3. 5 Random Ruby Tips – Akira Hirakawa

* Hot Picks
– This is a 5-10 minute session during which anyone can
stand up and say something interesting!

Be sure to register here as space is limited.

Chinese New Year Comes to PayrollHero | #SelfieCNY

PayrollHero is about to release new props into our iOS TeamClocks celebrating Chinese New Year. In the next few days, clients who use the iOS TeamClock for clock in and out will notice some fun, new, Chinese New Year themed props.

PayrollHero’s facial recognition based platform is not only effective, it is fun. Employees love the engagement aspect of our platform and the props just make it even more fun.

Here is a sneak peek of what you can expect;

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