Productivity-Based Incentive Schemes: 2015 (Second of a Series on Industrial Relations Practices)

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Thursday, May 31, 2018
              The 2015/2016 Integrated Survey on Labor and Employment (ISLE) is one of the regular establishment-based surveys of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) which is conducted every two (2) years. The survey covered a total of 12,926 agricultural and non-agricultural establishments employing 20 or more workers nationwide. The main objective of the survey is to generate integrated data sets on employment of specific groups of workers; occupational shortages and surpluses; training of workers; productivity-based incentive schemes; occupational safety and health practices; and occupational injuries and diseases. These data are valuable inputs to studies on industry trends and practices and serve as bases for the formulation of policies on employment, conditions of work and industrial relations. To some extent, the survey results will also be used to assess the progress of decent work in the country. 
            This issue of LABSTAT Updates is the 2nd in a series on Industrial Relations Practices. In particular, this issue highlights the results of the module on Productivity-Based Incentive Schemes from the 2015/2016 ISLE. Specifically, this issue focuses on (1) productivity programs in establishments and (2) cash and non-cash productivity-based incentives granted to employees by establishments in 2015.
            This module on Productivity-Based Incentive Schemes is a rider module to the 2015/2016 ISLE by the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
            The metadata and statistical tables on the survey results of the 2015/2016 ISLE are posted at the PSA website at
3,339 productivity programs implemented by establishments in 2015
  • For 2015, a total of 3,339 different productivity programs were adopted by 2,448 establishments all throughout the country.  Classified by major industry group, 3 out of every 10 productivity programs were carried out in the manufacturing industry (31.1%).  (Figure 1)
  • This was followed by wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (19.6%) and accommodation and food services activities (15.3%).





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