University News

By: Mrs. Ruby Lyn R. Nuestro
Director, Human Resource Development Office
The Human Resource Development Office headed a half-day activity comprised of an echo-seminar on 5S and conduct of the first phase of the Personnel Enhancement Seminar (Part 1 of the SIGLA Program) for two batches of Non-Academic Personnel on July 20, 2013 and August 3, 2013 at AP 101, Apo Pilo Building and Pedro Calungsod Hall, respectively. The first half of the activity was an echo-seminar on 5S sponsored by the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) and the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards (RTWPBs) earlier attended by Mrs. Ruby Lyn R. Nuestro, Director, HRDO at Tuguegarao City. The aforesaid government organizations aim to enhance and promote productivity in all government and private sectors thus conducting the 5S Training. As a
response to the call for a more productive and healthy working environment, the 5S was echoed to the
Non-Academic Personnel of SMU. The 5S, which stands for 5 Japanese words namely, Seiri (Sort), Seiton (Systematize), Seiso (Sweep), Seikutsu (Standardize), Shitsuke (Self-Discipline), is not a new frame work to SMU since this is one of the essential frameworks by which the institution’s Clean, Healthy, Safe and Friendly (CHSF) program was patterned after. Basically, the echo seminar served as a reiteration and an affirmation of the implementation of the CHSF program. It is believed that the
cornerstone of 5S provide this the foundation of all productivity-related enhancement programs. The
road to productivity starts with 5S and through 5S one can create a highly productive organization
because of highly productive people. It involves the creation of a strong corporate culture filled with the spirit of high productivity. Recently, in the Search for Best LMC Practices supported by the
Partnership of Workers and Employers Region 2’s (POWER-2), the University’s CHSF Program received First Place Award for the past academic year. The second part of the day’s activity was devoted to the personnel’s enhancement program, an activity under the SIGLA Wellness Program of the University. Personnel Enhancement Program aims to (1) Empower employees with the attitude and skills for
personal development; (2) Encourage them to take charge of one’s life and career, while aligning
personal goals with organizational goals, and (3)Develop a balance personal and work lifestyle. Part 1 of this program was given were the NAP were asked to answer two questionnaires, particularly the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Dimensions of Self Concept for Adult Workers. The second part of the Personnel Enhancement Program will be conducted later by Dr. Edwin Mania, Fr. Pedro
Dulnuan, CICM and Mrs. Ruby Nuestro through a workshop where the results of the questionnaires will be explained and processed.