SOLAIR hosts job fair

The UP Diliman (UPD) School of Labor and Industrial Relations (SOLAIR) recently conducted a job fair titled Soar UP at SOLAIR Job Fair: Elevating Future Talents.

Participating companies at the job fair were Alorica Teleservices Inc., Excellent Home Décor, ilaw atbp., InteLogix Philippines, Marstech Unlimited Solutions & Technology Inc., Pru Life UK, Samgyup Salamat, The Sven Group, Toyota Financial Services, and World of Fun (KT Wonderland).

Job-seekers at the SOLAIR job fair. Photo by Jerald DJ. Caranza, UPDIO

According to event organizers, the job fair aims to foster “a platform that bridges the gap between talented individuals and prospective employers.”

The job fair was organized by the Industrial Relations 202 (Organization and Work) class of Virgel C. Binghay, PhD, and SOLAIR Center for Industry Productivity and Competitiveness.

Also featured at the job fair was a talk by three resource persons who discussed employment-related topics.

In Skills and Competencies to Succeed at the Workplace, Cyrill Santos enumerated and discussed “the most important skills that we must have to succeed in the workplace.”

These are learnability, resiliency, agility, collaboration, communication, empathy, creativity, problem-solving, leadership, negotiation, technological adeptness, and integrity and ethics.

Santos is a human resources operations lead for employee and labor relations of Med-Metrix, a service provider company specializing in revenue cycle management.

Santos. Photo by Jerald DJ. Caranza, UPDIO

She explained that integrity and ethics are the most important.

“Integrity and ethics are the most important. These are what define a person, and employers look for candidates who are honest and have integrity. Employees who are trustworthy and work ethically are known to build better relationships with others in the organization,” Santos said.

The two other speakers were Michael Daguinod, who discussed Wages/Benefits and Compensation Trends, and Justin Carpio who talked about Preparing to be an Empowered Worker in the Digital Workplace.

Daguinod. Photo by Jerald DJ. Caranza, UPDIO

Daguinod is a lawyer and chairperson of the Department of Legal Management at San Beda University while Carpio is an associate ASEAN engineer and the human resources planning and control head of the Makati Development Corporation.

Carpio. Photo by Jerald DJ. Caranza, UPDIO

Santos and Carpio earned their diploma in industrial relations program at SOLAIR, while Daguinod is currently enrolled in the school’s diploma/masters of industrial relations ladderized education program.

Conducted in partnership with InteLogix Philippines, a solution provider company, and the Quezon City Public Employment Service Office, the job fair was held on May 10 at the SOLAIR Isabelo de los Reyes Auditorium.