ASPIRING TO GET ISO CERTIFICATION THIS YEAR, the Institute for Labor Studies underwent a QMS Initial Assessment last 7 May 2014 that was conducted by Mr. James Empeno of Rosahall Management Consultancy Inc.
The core research teams and support divisions underwent an initial assessment of its primary functions to identify the core processes that will be included in the QMS enrollment.
With the primary objective of fulfilling its vision to be a quality certified institute at the forefront of labor and employment research, the Institute seeks to establish a quality management system toward ISO 9001:2008 standard for its policy research and research support processes.
“Our aspiration is to continue to deliver better research outputs and assist DOLE in improving quality of decisions along the full breadth of the policy development process in the Department of Labor and Employment. For this to happen, it is imperative for the Institute to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide research products and technical supports that meet and enhance clients’ satisfaction. Thus, obtaining QMS certification under the ISO 9001: 2008 standards will further enhance the manner we deliver our commitments and will increase our productivity and competitiveness as quality products are being delivered to our clients”, said ILS Executive Director Cynthia Cruz.
The first training of ILS on ISO particularly on the “Management Orientation and Awareness of Requirements on ISO 9001:2008″ will be held in 28 May 2014.
(For more information on this press release please contact Ms. Brenalyn A. Peji, Officer-in-Charge, Advocacy & Publications Division, Institute for Labor Studies, 527-3490.)