“There’s a new battlecry that brings together the five key services in empowering workers and sustaining enterprises.  It’s #EngageMotivateAchieve, and this will stir a new kind of culture that strongly fosters safe and harmonious workplace; healthy, productive, and skilled workforce; improved business performance; greater market access; and more employment opportunities.”

 

This was announced by Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz when she led the soft launching of the #EngageMotivateAchieve productivity toolkit in Zamboanga and Cebu during the recent area-wide seminar on the role of Labor Management Committee (LMC) in the DOLE Regional Coordination Committee’s (RCC) convergence of programs.

 

The five key service areas of #EngageMotivateAchieve are Occupational Safety and Health, Workplace Relations, Productivity, Occupational Skills Enhancement, and Livelihood Assistance.  “We will ultimately bring this campaign to our 17 DOLE Regional Coordinating Councils in the country,” Baldoz added.

 

“Why hashtag? As we all know, a hashtag, which was popularized in social media sites, is ‘a type of label which makes it easier for users to quickly find messages with a specific theme or content’. In the same vein, ‘hashtagging’ our productivity toolkit quickly assembles the varied services offered by these five service areas, and this enables our workers and enterprises to locate these services which are fitted to their needs,” Baldoz said.

 

“Additionally, the Secretary added, when we use hashtag, we don’t use spaces.  Likewise, in this productivity toolkit program, there are no gaps, no spaces, only unified connections and convergence of interventions, such as training programs, that addresses the needs of our workers and enterprises, thus honing even further their efficiency.”

 

At the core of this program are the Technical Assistance on General Labor Standards, Basic Occupational Safety and Health, Including Construction Safety Training, Technical Assistance on Grievance Machinery for Organized Firms, and Family Welfare Program for Large Establishments.

 

#EngageAchieveMotivate’s basic activities supporting workers’ empowerment and enterprise development are Appreciation Course on Occupational Safety and Health, Construction Safety Orientation; Industrial Fire Safety Training; Basic Course on Globally Harmonized Systems of Chemicals or The BCGHS; Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene; Labor Relations + Human Relations = Productivity; Continuing Labor Education Seminar; Basic Orientation on Labor Management Council (LMC)/Grievance Machinery (GM); Productivity 101, ISTIV PAP (or the Industrious, Systematic, Time-Conscious, Innovative, strong Value for work Productivity Awareness Program); 5 S of Good Housekeeping; ISTIV Bayanihan, Administration of Self-Assessment Guide for Workers; Orientation on DOLE Livelihood Program; Technical Assistance on Livelihood Formation; Business Planning Writeshop; and Project Appraisal.

 

The intermediate component of #EngageMotivateAchieve includes trainings on Crane Safety; Forklift Safety; Training on Managing Emerging Health Issues; ISTIV Plus; Green ME (or Green My Enterprise); Service Quality (enterprise level); Innovation and Enterprise Development Training Program; Business Work Improvement; and the Productivity Enhancement for DOLE Livelihood Beneficiaries.

 

The advance level of the ‘hashtag’ advocacy consist of Chemical Safety Training (ChST); Industrial Ventilation Training; Work Environment Measurement Training; Training for Assessment Teams on Drug-Free Workplace; Training on Work Relatedness of Diseases; Training on Ergonomics in the Workplace; Scaffold Safety Training; Enhancement/Specialized Training on Management Skills; Service Quality Plus (Tourism Value-Chain); Gainsharing Schemes; Green ME for Hotel Industry; Skills Upgrading Program; and Competency Assessment and Certification Program.

 

On top of this program is the conferment of the Secretary’s Award or the Seal of Excellence, which are the Gawad Kaligtasan Award, Outstanding LMC for Industrial Peace Award, Best Enterprise-based Dispute Resolution Practices Award, the Productivity Olympics, Kabalikat Award, and the Best DOLE Assisted Livelihood Projects.

 

“These awards cap our new mantra, which is no longer a mere yell of “success!” but a definitive acclaim of “achieve!” This demonstrates our passion to concretely bring out the best in our workers and enterprises after we have ‘engaged’ and ‘motivated’ them to take the productivity journey,” Baldoz concluded.

 

END/GSRubio

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