HR Forum

Monday, February 09, 2015

10 qualities of rockstar employees

We often wonder why some people are considered far more valuable to the organisation than others. These people are popular, they seem to get a lot done, and everyone likes them. Often times, they are sought out for their expertise.

Friday, January 09, 2015

Making sense of company’s direction

I feel that I have given clear direction to my people but yet my employees are saying that they do not know what I want. This is frustrating, as I always make sure that they are clear about the company’s vision and mission.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Stopping the email war

My employees are very fond of using emails in their communication with one another. I’m guessing being in the IT business has a lot to do with this habit.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Stopping the email war

My employees are very fond of using emails in their communication with one another. I’m guessing being in the IT business has a lot to do with this habit.

Monday, December 22, 2014

10 secrets to engaging your most valuable asset: Talent

Employee engagement is a pertinent and hot topic for leaders. Research has shown a direct correlation between employee engagement, discretionary effort and company growth. Organisations which have succeeded in building a positive work environment for employee engagement have reaped the resulting benefits in customer satisfaction, sales growth and increasing profits.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Responsibilities in coaching

Question: I do not mean to be arrogant, but I have been coaching since day one in my role as a manager in my organisation. I do lots of things that move both my department and people forward.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Have you defined your organisational culture?

I hear the word ‘corporate culture’ being discussed on many occasions. Usually, I do not participate in such discussions because at the back of my mind I feel it is just another kind of hype to make a conversation interesting or to impress someone with such jargon.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Knowing the Difference Between Delegating and Abdicating

It is usually the ‘lazy’ way of delegating that produces lesser-than-expected results than those who work a little harder through more autocratic ways.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Putting more 'bite' into feedback getting

I am at a loss when it comes to my improvement as I do not know where to zero in on the feedback given to me as it is pretty general in nature. One person who confuses me a lot is my boss.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Making paradigm shift works better

We have run out of ideas to be more effective in the organisation. Our R&D, who is responsible for new ways of doing business is not helping much too. Instead of cost-saving and staying lean in our structure, we always end up spending more trying to get more people to support and perfect a work system. What is the answer to this problem?

Friday, April 04, 2014

Earning respect the right way

I am tired of some people who continue to oppose the way I run my department. Honestly, I have already reached the edge of my tolerance and patience in having to defend my views, decisions and leadership style over the last four years.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Building rapport through small talks

Most of the time, these candidates often put up an ‘interview front’ where the real truth is hidden from me. How can you help me to sharpen my skill in this area?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Managing chronically depressed staff

Help! One of my managers' behavior has been getting from bad to worse. He is no longer the person I once knew - who is actually one of the best performer in the organisation. In as much as I try to help, he did not responded well and things are in a bad shape now. Is there any way I could help him?

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

If organisations want growth, leadership is a key factor

Proper growth needs direction, and that's where leadership steps in, says Graeme Field.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Growing older, working strong: Part 3 - Harnessing silver talent

Implement flexible work arrangements for older employees.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Growing older, working strong: Part 2 - Better hours, better balance

Flexible work arrangements can be a business strategy to attract and retain older employees. Telecommuting, project work, flexi-time, reduced hours or work-load, a compressed work week and job sharing are all ways to maximise the experience and perspectives of mature employees.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Growing older, working strong: Part 1 - It pays to hire older employees

It’s more important to measure a person’s job performance by his functional age instead of his chronological age, says Helen Ko.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Finding talent via friends

More recruiters are using social networking sites to reach out to potential job candidates.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Scoring with Generation Y

Attract top young talents by knowing what makes them tick and giving them what they want.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Get everyone on board

Clear procedures and a positive environment make teamwork a cinch.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Building a dynamic team

Slash staff turnover and boost performance by following these guidelines.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Four steps to self-efficacy

The foundation of a service employee’s performance is the belief in his own capabilities.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Expansion plans in 2012: Asian businesses taking cautious steps

As businesses confront the many economic and business challenges of 2012,they need to deal not only with the “big picture” issues, but also the key operational priorities that are relevant to their areas of operation.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mediate for a successful multi-generation workplace

Generation gaps can cause personality clashes. Bridging the gap between the Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y may lead to a workplace brimming with the best each generation has to offer!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Learning agility a highly prized quality in today’s marketplace

It's not about how much you know, but how fast you can learn and roll with the punches

In spite of our technological advances, face-to-face is still best

In a world dominated by telecommuting, e-mail and SMS,is the face-to-face meeting being phased out? Professor Richard Arvey doesn't think so.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Customer loyalty: Win the loyalty battle

Understand the three ‘tensions’ that are key to building trust in your customers’ minds.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Stop the recruiting roulette!

Hiring the wrong people is costly – here’s how to avoid it.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Help your people grow

Companies that focus on career development and training are successful in retaining their best employees.

Monday, October 31, 2011

The right way to hire

Getting it correct the first time saves costs and helps to retain workers.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Closing the generation gap

Leaders must learn how to create a harmonious environment for employees of different age groups.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Make your people happy

If you want a highly motivated team who doesn’t keep looking for other jobs, learn the three things you need to do.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Try saying ‘thanks’

Showing your appreciation is a principle of good leadership.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Time to toe the line

Nip employee insubordination in the bud before it disrupts your business

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Are your employees clued in?

Train workers to leave the right service clues for customers and make a good impression

Monday, October 03, 2011

Stop your top talents from leaving

Manage your high performers well and equip them for the next level of responsibility

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Old is gold

Older workers have a lot to offer employers — if they are given the chance

Monday, September 26, 2011

Plugging the skills gap

Companies can use the experience of mature employees and help them to stay productive

Saturday, September 24, 2011

What makes your staff tick?

Understanding employees’ personalities and working styles can help you connect with them better

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Build a winning team

Learn from football managers how to form a robust and loyal group and reach your goals more effectively

Robust growth in IT sector

Hiring trends and salaries on the rise

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Workplace lessons from World Cup

Managers can learn a lot from the greatest show on earth

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Engage your staff to do better

Retain your employees by creating a work environment that brings out the best in them

Monday, July 18, 2011

Hire the best brains

A good leader knows how to inspire smart employees to do their best

Monday, June 27, 2011

‘Nattering nabobs of negativism’

Workplace negativity is like a flu bug

Mature-age workers can alleviate talent shortage

Employing them can lead to many benefits

Managing in a multicultural workplace

A lack of cultural literacy can give rise to misunderstandings.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Put up more ERPs

A robust Employee Referral Programme can help your organisation win the talent war