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Mar
10
2016

Tips for OFWs:Top 10 Companies Best to Work For in UAE

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Overseas Filipino workers choose to work abroad to provide better life for their family. But most of the time, an OFW end up working for an employer who is uncompassionate and does not care for their well-being at all.

 

Luckily, a consultancy firm in United Arab Emirates searched for companies with great workplace environment for employees this 2016. Dubbed as Great Place to Work, they lists down the top companies who have scored well based on reviewed for categories like level of credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie within the organization.

 

DHL once again topped the ranking, winning three-consecutive years in a row. They were chosen because of their efforts to nurture employee development, create a fun work environment, promote transparency and act on employee feedback.

 

The top 10 best companies to work for in UAE are:

 

  1. DHL
  2. The One
  3. Omnicom Media Group
  4. Splash
  5. Estee Lauder Companies
  6. EMC
  7. Weber Shandwick
  8. Hilti Emirates
  9. Hilton
  10. FedEx

 

Every OFW wants to work in a company where the employers are concerned about their employees welfare, treat them with respect and provide guidance for better work outcome.

 

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Jan
28
2015

OFWs, for the sake of your beloved, don’t take loans!

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Overseas Filipino workers or OFWs, and most Filipinos, are used to borrowing money from lenders here in the Philippines. And often, they bring this attitude even when they’re working abroad.

The United Arab Emirates is one country that offers loans or credit cards with low interest rates for borrowers. Many OFWs can’t say no to such temptations. So OFWs apply for loans or credit cards, without thinking for a million times if they’ll be able to pay for its charges or not.

And this is where situations get worse. Because most OFWs just grab the offers, they fail to see the hidden charges underneath and the consequences they’ll face.

Advice to OFWs: Avoid Loan Sharks

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), an alarming number of OFWs in the UAE were detained due to loan cases.

Tips for OFWs: Don’t Be a Victim of Loan Sharks

DFA had advised OFWs to take extra precaution when taking loans or credit cards.  Failure to pay for it may result to civil or criminal charges filed by the lenders, whether banks or individuals. Bouncing checks issued also face the same charges, since lenders require  OFWs  to attach their signatures on blank checks as part of their security measures.

Debt-related cases in UAE are difficult to handle, because a travel ban is imposed for civil cases. This means that OFWs will not be allowed to leave UAE because of unpaid loans or credit card charges. Co-makers and guarantors will also be apprehended and detained for this.

OFWs should learn to manage their money wisely to avoid making loans since failure to pay for it will result to consequences they wouldn’t want to experience with their work abroad. Learn to live with what you earn OFWs, so you can return to your family waiting for you.

Tip for OFWs: How to Avoid Loan Sharks

 

*source: globalnation.inquirer.net

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Jan
27
2015

OFWs, You Have Been Warned Repeatedly

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Overseas Filipino workers or OFWs have been taking every jobs possible to earn for their family. And many illegal recruiters were taking advantage of this eagerness from OFWs to work abroad.

How to Avoid Illegal Recruitment

For most OFWs, being a household service worker or HSWs is the easiest way for them to work abroad and reach for their dreams. Many of the OFWs working abroad as HSWs were deployed in Middle East, as demand for the service continues to rise.

But when the UAE Ministry of Interior imposed a new standard contract for HSWs to protect both them and their employers rights, the deployment was affected.

OFWs are brought by using fake job position. They are fronted as sales ladies, clerks, cashier, waitress or salon staff just to meet the demands for HSWs. Illegal recruiters not only exposed OFWs to possible abuse by foreign employers, but themselves as well to penalties from the Philippine government.

How to Identify Overseas Job Scams

OFWs are warned over and over again not to accept job offers abroad from recruiters who would give them work visa for jobs they didn’t apply to. They’re also reminded not to sign a new contract upon arriving at their work destination abroad.

Beware of Employment Contract Substitution

Presently, POEA are implementing strict rules regarding HSWs deployment in the Middle East. But this applies only to new hires and does not affect OFWs who’ve been in and out of the Kingdom to work as HSWs.

*source: Gulfnews

 

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Nov
25
2014

Filipina Nurse Sentenced to Life in UAE

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Overseas Filipino workers or OFWs flock to UAE countries with the aim of having a job with higher salary offer. But sad to say, some OFWs do illegal activities abroad to earn more, forgetting that the family they left behind in the Philippines will suffer in the end.

And just recently, a Filipina nurse was sentenced with life imprisonment in the United Arab Emirates after the court found her guilty in possession of illegal drugs.

The 34-year old Filipina nurse was convicted of life term, denying her appeal, when she was arrested by the police officers.

Pinay nurse J.T. was hiding the illegal drug in her underwear when the police caught her in a buy-bust operation in Dubai.

J. T. confessed that she got the methamphetamine from a person named Louis and sold it to another Filipino, R.J., but denied consuming it.

J.T. and R.J. both pleaded not guilty before the Dubai Court of First Instance last July when they were first arrested for the possession of the banned substance.

Filipinos around the world, especially in those in Middle East countries, are called upon to avoid engaging in illegal acts that will result to possible deportation, imprisonment, or even death in the foreign country.

 

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Oct
28
2014

Overseas Jobs: Top Jobs in Dubai for OFWs

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Dubai is the second largest state and the most populous city of United Arab Emirates.  It is also one of the main destinations by many tourist and expatriates, like OFWs.  Majority of Dubai’s population is comprised of expatriates, including OFWs.  It is because of the vast job opportunities for OFWs, high salary, excellent healthcare and leisure activities.

 

Top Jobs in Dubai Oct 2014

OFWs wanting to find overseas jobs in Dubai will find the list below helpful as to what the city has to offer for Filipinos seeking better opportunities by a work abroad.  Listed also are links to job openings from POEA-licensed agencies offering deployment for OFWs to Dubai.

Top Jobs in Dubai for OFWs as of October 2014

1. Waitress

2. Electrician

3. Cleaner

4. Accountant CPA

5. Receptionist

 

Click here for more overseas jobs.

 

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The Right Way of Hiring Filipino Workers (through a Recruitment Agency)

How Do I Know If Someone Is An Illegal Recruiter?

How to Work and Live in Dubai: Download Free E-book

Brief Guide to OFW Top Destinations

 

 

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