A Landscape of Hiring-related Pay Policies: Evidence from the Philippines

Virgel C. Binghay

Abstract


Pay policies are vital instruments in promoting a healthy bipartite  employment relations climate. It guides employers in dealing fairly and consistently with pay-related concerns and issues affecting employees. A total of 148 respondents representing firms from different industries located in the Philippines participated in a one-shot seminal exploratory survey that looked into the presence or absence of pay policies, particularly on hiring, probationary and rehire. Results reflected that most organizations have recruitment and probationary pay policies established, but few have created a rehiring pay policy and salary administration manual (SAM). Consistently, these compensation-related policies are mostly found in stock corporations and least in  organizations under a partnership. In general, the policies are mostly present in wholesale/retail companies and least in aerospace, mass media, telecommunications and mining/extraction companies. The presence of the policies vary based on workforce size but continually identifies workplaces in Metro Manila with having the criteria mentioned.


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