Friday, 20 May 2016

Information Sessions on Changes in NRS-Philippines Pay and Benefits Held at HQ

The Human Resource Services holds 13 information sessions on the important changes in the pay and benefits of Philippine-based Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) from 13 to 20 May 2016 at Headquarters. 
The changes include introduction of the new pay scales effective 01 April 2016, and the contribution to PAG-IBIG Fund starting 01 July 2016.  The new pay scales will soon be published online. 

A total of 488 staff attended the sessions: 193 from Levels 1-3, 265 from Levels 4-6, and 30 from Levels 7-8.

HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2016-021

Thursday, 19 May 2016

More employees are joining, moving around and advancing

New Employees On-Board

Pauline Andrea Muyco  joined as Researcher at the Genetics and Biotechnology (GB) department  on 19 April 2016.

Mohammed Shaheen Bhuiya joined as Senior Officer at the IRRI Bangladesh office on 02 May 2016.

Mostaq Ahmed joined as Officer at the IRRI Bangladesh office on 02 May 2016.

Mardy Cristobal joined as Senior Specialist at the office of the Deputy Director General-Research (DDGR) on 02 May 2016.

Jeriel Maldo  joined as Senior Assistant at the Safety and Security Services (SSS) unit on 02 May 2016. 

Juan Miguel Carlos Abriol-Santos  joined as Senior Specialist at the Genetics and Biotechnology (GB) department  on 10 May 2016.

  HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2016-020

Coming this June: IRRI Employee Wellness Program

The definition of “wellness” is evolving – it is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence. In June, IRRI will launch a holistic wellness program for its employees.

IRRI Employee Wellness Program Events Calendar:

01 June
9:00AM – 11:30AM
Seminar Room, Harrar Hall
Managing transitions seminar
08 June
9:00AM – 4:00PM
Umali Rooms ABC
Taking charge of your finances seminar
15 June
9:00AM – 11:30AM
Seminar Room, Harrar Hall
Planning your career seminar
22 June
8:00AM – 11:45AM
HR-WRAS Meeting Room
Individual counseling session                        (45 mins per session)
9:00AM – 5:00PM
Umali Room BC
Bloodletting & blood typing
9:00AM – 10:00AM
Umali Rooms AB
Upper respiratory tract infection seminar
10:00AM – 11:00AM
Umali Rooms AB
Diarrhea and hyperacidity – Causes and prevention seminar
1:00PM – 4:00 PM
Umali Rooms AB
Stress management seminar

Events participants may register through this link: 

HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2016-018

Bloodletting activity to be held in IRRI in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross and Rotary Club of West Bay

HRS, in partnership with Philippine Red Cross and Rotary Club of West Bay, will conduct a bloodletting activity on 22 June in line with the IRRI Employee Wellness Program theme, Prioritizing your health.

The one-day activity will be held at Rooms ABC of the DL Umali Building where other health wellness seminars and activities will also take place.

Participants may register at the event's online registration form  available in the recently enhanced HRS myWellness portal. The bloodletting activity and health seminars are open to all staff based at the IRRI headquarters.

For inquiries about these and future wellness events, please contact the HRS – Talent Management and Advisory Services team at ext. 2824 & 2363.

HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2016-019

Thursday, 5 May 2016

The 1st Essential first aid training course successfully concluded at IRRI headquarters

The 1st Essential first aid training course for the year was concluded on 27 April at IRRI headquarters. The Human Resource Services (HRS) organized and facilitated the course in partnership with Lifeline Rescue, IRRI’s new emergency service provider managed by the Safety & Security Services (SSS).

The training was attended by five HQ-based staff including: Rolando Agustin (SSS), Mitzi Alodia Asih (PB), Ryan Contreras (SSS), Caesar Arloo Centeno (CESD), and Brylle James Galang (DRPC).

The training focused on responding to cardiac and breathing emergencies (including the use of Automated Defibrillators), responding to common first aid emergencies (including burns, cuts, head/neck/back injuries), and recognizing and preventing cardiac arrest.

For inquiries on future Learning and Development (L&D) Programs, please contact the HRS People Development Services at   

HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2016-017