the Employer Beware
2010 | Never go without reference checking. Due diligence
will pay off.
- Effective Talent Management Strategy
2010 | Over coffee in late July, we interviewed Datuk
Dr Hamzah Kassim, CEO of IA Group as well as Rolf Bezemer,
Managing Director for StepStone Solutions Singapore and
You So Much
Apr 2010 | It's a well known fact that employees that
feel appreciated have a more positive outlook at work
and contribute significantly more than those that do not.
the Facilitative Leader through Time
10 | A walk through history indicates that facilitation
has been a preferred leadership approach by sages and
MUHAMMAD IMRAN KUNALAN
for HR Measurement
2010 | HR metrics at its most fundamental is about measurement
and control. And through the ages, we've heard many wise
words on this topic.
10 | Gautam Ghosh on the facilitative function of HR,
being redundant to survive and the single most important
asset you need to possess.
Me In, Coach, and I'll Make a Difference in How the Game
By Stuart Ferguson
Oct 2009 | When
I became the Director of HR and OD at a $50 Million per
annum non-profit organisation, I was looking forward to
a seat at the table with my fellow executives and a role
in the decision making that would shape the future of
In reality I became a tactical pawn of the leaders, playing
a minor defensive role in the whole scheme of things...
After the Recession?
By Dr Bruce Hoag CPsychol
09 | Officially, France and Germany, and Hong Kong
and Japan are out of the recession, experiencing marginal
economic growth in the last quarter. Other parts of the
world haven’t been so fortunate. The economies of
the United States and the United Kingdom both still seem
to be shrinking, albeit to a lesser extent. Some countries,
such as Malaysia, seem to have escaped recession officially,
but nevertheless have felt its effects. We’re all
connected, whether we like it or not.
Happy Middle Ground
Jul 2009 | Let the image of red balloons, of varying
size, bobbing up and down or just drifting lazily across,
settle in your mind's eye. Catch yourself smiling? Well,
you won't be the only one. Balloons are symbols of happiness
and fun, aren't they? And that seems to be the backdrop
for RedBalloon, a leading online gift retailer in Australia
and New Zealand. They have turned gift giving into a fine
art, selling you experiences. The name for the company
originated from the movie of the same name about a boy
and his adventures with a balloon. In 2001, Naomi Simson
left behind a successful marketing career to start RedBalloon
with a clear vision to change the gifting landscape and
has built the business into one of Australia's most successful
online gift retailers...
zenmoon photograph courtesy : firstname.lastname@example.org
a Quality Lifestyle
Jul 2009 | In my years of research, analysis and programming,
I've discovered that we largely take our life for granted.
I've looked at lifestyles, customs, dietary varieties,
our traditions and belief systems, the fads that have
come and gone, treatments we all look at to solve our
problems and I see that people largely have the same needs,
desires and cravings regardless of race, creed or religion.....
Jul 2009 | If we don't give out, how can we expect to
get any? I've been confronted enough times and in a number
of circles to see that for many of us, information hoarding
is about two things : power and fear. I have the information
and you don't. Does this translate to "I have the
means or the solution"? Holding information is only
part of the solution, if any. It's what you do with it.
Work Life Balance
Jul 2009 | The life of the Human Resources Manager prior
to the Global Economic Crisis was for the most part, focused
on assisting the business to attract and retain talented,
skilled employees. It was seen by best practice employers
as an important ‘bottom line’ issue, in that
to attract, recruit and employ a middle to senior level
executive can cost up to three times their annual salary.
Job Match Testing integral to Hiring Strategy
If you're serious about improving employee
turnover, retention and morale, consider a deeper profile
assessment that goes beyond behaviours. Make sure the
research and validity of the profile assessment is solid.
2008 | Ethics in the workplace. Myths and benefits.
Read also :
HR Process Re-engineering is not ....
Anytime, Anywhere, No Questions Asked. ROWE in Action
2009 | ROWE stands for Results Oriented Work Environment
and it’s a ground-breaking movement in the US. We
introduced you to this movement in our September 2008
This time around, our aim is help put this in context.
People Truly Predictable?
2009 | Bruce Lewin argues that we could understand people
better if we looked at how they process information.
GEH THUAN HOOI
Big on Execution
Jan 2009 | Geh Thuan Hooi, General Manager (Services)
of the HR Division for the Sunway Group recalls his early
We explore the idea of working without
schedules and guilt-free mid-morning coffees off-site.......
and Jody argue that a ROWE is a proven Total Rewards
like working for a company that understands life outside
work. ROWE has enabled me to probably work more hours,
however feel that I have time for everything in my life.
I am therefore less stressed and can work more and more
efficiently. I feel more in control of my work and that
I have more to offer, which makes me feel good as a
comments from employees working in a ROWE about their
experience at Best Buy's Corporate Headquarters.
Ressler and Jody Thompson,
ex Best Buy Inc employees and founders
of the Results Oriented Work