Friday, September 25, 2020

Circa Logica Group is accepted as signatory to UN Global Compact


Influenced by our company ethics and values, we are delighted to announce that Circa Logica Group has been approved to be a signatory to the UN Global Compact joining Philippine giants including Landbank, Ayala Corporation, SM Investments Corporation, Globe, PLDT, Aboitiz, and GMA Network, among others.

This commits us to making the UN Global Compact and its Ten Principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption part of the strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations of Circa Logica Group, and to engaging in collaborative projects which advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, in particular the Sustainable Development Goals.

We are committed to reporting on our progress annually through a Communication of Progress which will be published on the UN Global Compact website.

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Circa Logica Group UNGC Page

Circa Logica Group Commitment

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

CLG joins the HR Community in Celebrating #HRProfessionalsDay

September 26th is HR Professionals Day!

Circa Logica Group is one with the HR Community in celebrating the hardworking HR Professionals in the Philippines, who tirelessly work throughout the year to continuously motivate, reward, and retain employees. This celebration pays tribute to those working in HR departments all around the world. It is also a great day for raising awareness about this job role, as well as sharing information about what it is like to be part of the HR community.

Being in HR can be a difficult task to handle because of all the crucial tasks that the HR department does help keeps the business running and successful. While there may be some that don’t like that department, Human Resources is vital yet may not get enough credit for the hard work. 

‘Thank you’ to HR professionals everywhere for the hard work you do and for your dedication, especially now in the midst of the pandemic. Your efforts are critical. We applaud and support you as you help your organizations and employees adjust to the new world of work.

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Circa Logica Group Remains To Be Philippines' No. 1

No. 1 HR Firm in the Philippines...Again!

Circa Logica Group is proud to announce that we have been recognized as among the Top HR Outsourcing Companies for 2020 and Top HR Consulting Companies by Clutch in comparison with more about 3,000 HR consulting firms!

This is the second year in a row that Circa Logica Group made it to the global list of companies chosen based on client feedback, experience, work quality, and market leadership.

Clutch is an independent B2B ratings and reviews firm located in Washington, D.C. providing in-depth client reviews and data-driven content from vetted market leaders. Clutch collects client feedback and analyzes industry data, arming businesses with the insights and analysis needed to connect and tackle challenges with confidence and comparing various service providers in industry-specific and geographic-specific fields. After conducting interviews with previous and current clients, Clutch analyzes these reviews and creates different “Leaders Matrices” to show the best-performing companies.

In August 2020, Clutch published its list of top global HR outsourcing firms and a separate list of top HR consultants.

Top HR Outsourcing Companies for 2020

Clutch published its list of top global HR outsourcing firms. Each company was evaluated by its client reviews,
market presence, work quality, and clients. Circa Logica Group landed on the 7th spot vs. about 3,000 firms globally. This also retains Circa Logica Group as number 1 in the Philippines in this category. 

“Human resources are important to business’s success. Without strong HR processes, companies often struggle to deliver the services and products they promise,” said Clutch Business Development Analyst Dustin Sammons. “If your company plans to outsource HR, it’s important to partner with the right organization.” 

Clutch contacted hundreds of HR outsourcing companies to participate in this report, and its conclusions are based on both qualitative and quantitative research including firms’ experience, past and current clients, client feedback, accolades, and web presence. 

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Top HR Consultants 2020

Clutch also released a list of the top HR consultants. Each company was vetted and ranked using qualitative and quantitative data such as work quality, experience, market leadership, and client reviews and Circa Logica Group landed in the 24th spot vs. about 3,000 first globally. 

“Human resources are a vital, yet often overlooked, element of an organization. From culture to benefits, it is important for an organization to do best by its employees,” said Clutch Business Development Analyst Dustin Sammons. “The right human resources consultant can help you continuously improve and take your organization to the next level.”

Clutch’s effort to identity top HR consultants is ongoing. HR consultants are encouraged to join the platform to market their services and be a part of future reports. 

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Best Outsourcing Agencies by The Manifest

Circa Logica Group has also been featured as one of the top HR outsourcing agencies by The Manifest. The Manifest creates shortlists of high performing agencies and consultants globally by gathering and verifying hard data, expert insights, and actionable advice needed to build brands and grow businesses – to provide the practical business wisdom that manifests in any businesses' success.

The Manifest recognized Circa Logica Group as among the global leaders in HR Outsourcing Services landing at the 14th spot.

About Circa Logica Group

Circa Logica Group is a multi-awarded training, advisory, and human resources company in the Philippines known for providing top-notch, strategic, and passion-driven solutions, advisory, and audit services helping organizations of any size succeed.

Founded after more than sixty years of combined extensive expertise in the full spectrum of human resources, administration, and training with robust understanding and application in operations management, lean principle, performance management, employee development, and full-cycle human resources and administrative processes.

Flagship HR solutions include:
• Executive Search & Headhunting
• Outsourced HR Management
• In-House Training
• Payroll Outsourcing
• HR Process Audit

+63 906 8 012345
+63 45 457 1012

Monday, August 10, 2020

Circa Logica Group is South East Asia's "HR Vendor of the Year 2020"

Circa Logica Group is pleased to announce it has recently been named the "HR Vendor of the Year" and "Best HR Consultancy & Business Training Advisory" awarded by APAC Insider's South East Asia Business Awards 2020.

Home to some of the world's fastest-growing emerging markets and open economies, South-East Asia remains a hub for global trade, business development, and innovation.

Boasting unparalleled expertise in various sectors, from manufacturing and exporting to technology and agriculture, South-East Asia has gradually established itself as a pioneer of trade and continues to dominate in industries that other countries fail to fully master.

APAC Insider reflects the innovative, dedicated, and results-focused culture that has seen the Asia Pacific region become home to some of the most prominent industry-leading businesses in the world.

Having been selected from a database of over half a million entries, Circa Logica Group was undoubtedly a standout candidate for these titles, based on its excellence in providing services to its valued clients in the Philippines and overseas in the areas of Human Resources and people management.

"We feel privileged to be a recipient of these awards and will be continually working towards being the top and preferred partner for HR solutions in the Philippines and the region," says Mikel Leroi Balansag, CEO & Managing Partner of Circa Logica Group.

To learn more about what we’re all about and discover a great partnership, contact our team today!

About Circa Logica Group

Circa Logica Group is a multi-awarded training, advisory, and human resources company in the Philippines known for providing top-notch, strategic, and passion-driven solutions, advisory, and audit services helping organizations of any size succeed.

Founded after more than sixty years of combined extensive expertise in the full spectrum of human resources, administration, and training with robust understanding and application in operations management, lean principle, performance management, employee development, and full-cycle human resources and administrative processes.

Flagship HR solutions include:

• Executive Search & Headhunting
• In-House Training
• Outsourced HR Management
• HR Process Audit

+63 906 8 012345
+63 45 457 1012

Friday, June 5, 2020

Outsourcing HR: What Benefits Does It Provide?

In simple terms, Human Resources (HR) essentially deals with anything regarding the people involved in a company. From payroll to talent development to recruitment, HR departments have a wide variety of tasks that require an array of skills and time to complete.

Almost every legitimate company with employees will have some form of HR personnel, and it’s essential the job is done correctly to ensure the people-aspect of a firm runs smoothly. Due to the pressure that’s sometimes placed on HR departments for such a wide scope of responsibilities, outsourcing HR has become increasingly popular. In fact, outsourcing HR has taken off so much it’s estimated to have grown to a colossal P165 billion, making it a worthwhile investment for a lot of businesses.

So, if you’re considering outsourcing your HR department but are unsure if it’s worth it, below you’ll discover some of the most significant benefits you can expect to gain.

Fresher perspective

Outsourcing your HR department to people outside of your company is a great way to achieve a brand-new perspective that you wouldn’t otherwise get. Experts in their field and able to offer a new way of doing things, outsourcing can be a brilliant step in terms of company growth and scope. To learn more about the overall recruitment process associated with outsourcing, reach out to Circa Logica Group to schedule a discussion, and discover the range of candidates that are out there.

Fresh eyes can notice things you may not have even considered, offering a potential new approach to HR and a greater chance of evolving and improving employee satisfaction.

More affordable in the long-run

If you outsource HR to people outside the employment of your company, you will significantly reduce the costings of things including workstations, insurances, training costs, and other overhead expenses. This will save you a lot of money in the long-run that could either be saved or spent on added benefits for your other employees you may have previously been unable to afford.

Regardless of what you choose to do with the excess money outsourcing could potentially give you in the long-run, you will have plenty of options available when the time comes. Better still, if you choose to further benefit your existing employees, employee satisfaction and gratitude is likely to increase and improve your company’s overall working environment!

Takes the pressure off legal compliance

As a typical HR department will have a variety of tasks they’re responsible for, it’s extremely difficult to find an in-house team that is fully qualified to complete every single task with meticulous precision and expertise. Legal regulations are constantly being updated and keeping up with everything can be tough even more the most long-standing team.

From payroll legalities to admin to recruitment, pressure can mount up and your existing HR department may find themselves with a consistently moving workload they’re unable to handle. So, by outsourcing some or all of these tasks to those who are specifically qualified to focus on these individual legalities, you’re not only eliminating some pressure but also putting these roles in the hands of people who really know what they’re doing.

The law stipulates certain regulations all companies have to comply with. If an HR department is already struggling to keep up-to-date with such legalities, compliance could be neglected and, if this is the case, your company could be in a lot of trouble in the eyes of the law. But by outsourcing, you’ll ensure your compliance is in good hands as well as decreasing the pressure for your existing HR department if you choose to keep them on board.

With outsourcing having significantly increased in popularity over recent years, it makes sense for you to be considering it as an option for your company. Whilst it may seem like a daunting step to take at first, it’s sure to provide substantial benefits in the long-run as long as you outsource to the right people.

Monday, February 10, 2020

"We're not HR, we are People Experience"

For a fast-moving HR consulting company like Circa Logica Group, digital transformation has come fast and furious. So has their HR transformation.

As you'd expect from a fast-moving, forward-thinking HR firm like Circa Logica Group, it is always looking at transforming itself. "There's a huge amount of change happening, in businesses and in the way we work. And what that translates to is that the workplace needs to evolve and how we do work," Joana Marzan, Senior Partner for People Experience, said.

Whether it's digitalization, AI or robotics, technology is changing jobs, teams and organisations. Circa Logica Group is making sure its partner-employees are ready for that change. To help make the future-proof, it focuses on four areas:

  • Talent agility – to move from where work is to where it will happen tomorrow
  • Continuous learning mindset – staying mentally agile
  • Teams and leadership – how teams work, how to make all teams like the best teams, play to strengths, build trust and have a shared sense of purpose
  • Fostering human networks – learning to leverage connections around me

"Circa Logica Group enabled HR outsourcing in Central Luzon built from its partner-clients' trust and confidence. All the technologies and methodologies we create, we use ourselves", she added. When it talks about the future of work, it is talking about changing the way it captures information, workflows and introduces new technology. "As we focus on Conscious Culture and pivoting to teams, we are also on that path of transformation digitally".

Part of that transformation involves HR itself. "We are not called Human Resources any more. We are called People Experience. That’s a reflection of the work we want to be doing going forward. Not just managing resources but how we can focus and pivot on internal teams and communities externally," she said.

Early in 2020, Circa Logica Group launched Leave-A-Legacy Program. This is an adoption and reinforcement of the Volunteer Time Off (VTO) offering 4 paid days off for partner-employees to volunteer their time for a non-profit cause and participate in community service projects with the aim to create significant social impact.