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Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

4 Real Signs That It’s Time to Leave Your Job

4 Real Signs That It’s Time to Leave Your Job

It’s always great to be employed by a company where you enjoy the work you do and like the people you work with. It’s almost a dream scenario that you could be blessed with. I’ve seen and known many people who were content with their jobs and employers. But sometimes contentment isn’t all that great of a situation to be in, particularly if it’s getting in the way of your work-life balance and ambitions. After all, loving your job and the people you work with isn’t enough if you truly have desires to grow and challenge yourself. And if you’re working for a company that isn’t helping you fulfill your desires, then probably it’s a good time to leave. While some situations are within your capacity to tackle and amend, there are still others that are beyond your control. Both play an important role in deciphering whether or not you’ll continue working for your current company. Either way, if you’re experiencing any of the signs I’ve listed below, then...

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Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 1 comment

What The Next HR Evolution On The Horizon Looks Like

What The Next HR Evolution On The Horizon Looks Like

In the past few decades the HR function has evolved from an administrative function to being a strategic partner to the business. The struggle to be taken ‘seriously’ isn’t over, yet it’s now not as much of a struggle as business leaders have accepted that HR plays a pivotal role in the company. Through this HR evolution companies have seen healthier work environments with an emphasis on developing the corporate culture, improved retention strategies, an engaged workforce and alignment of its employees to the company goals, amongst other things. You can say the HR function has been busy these past few decades to alter business leaders’ perception of its purpose. So now HR leaders and teams are enjoying much deserved attention. Their opinions matter and are being heard. Their contributions are aligned to business goals and are visible. So everything’s right again for HR. The question is what now? Does the HR evolution end here? Is there something more? Agility and Speed HR may have earned the ear of...

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Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

3 Awkward Job Interview Situations You Should Avoid

3 Awkward Job Interview Situations You Should Avoid

Job interviews have an interesting way of becoming something much more than they ought to. Why do I say that? Well when you think of it, what’s the purpose of an interview? To meet and get to know the candidate that you’re potentially going to hire, right? But more often than not job interviews turn into sessions of battling wits, situations where candidates are needlessly tested and sometimes are even plain dull and boring. And if you ask me, it’s mainly because we’re forgetting what the actual purpose of a job interview is. So what shouldn’t job interviews be like? Here are some situations to avoid. 1. Ego Battles Contrary to what some people practice (though they’ll never admit it), job interviews aren’t a place for you to inflate your egos. No one, neither the hiring manager nor the candidate, has to be better, smarter or more intelligent than the other. This isn’t a contest of who knows the job well or whose experience is more worthy. Though sadly...

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Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

6 Buzzwords You’ll Be Hearing of in the Business World in 2017

6 Buzzwords You’ll Be Hearing of in the Business World in 2017

There have been plenty of buzzwords in the business and corporate world that have become commonly used in our conservations. They’re so widely integrated into our dialogue that we can’t construct a sentence without using these buzzwords. What are these buzzwords that I speak of? Here are a few that have integrated into our corporate conservations in the past 5 years: End of Day Cascade Down Deep Dive Drill Down Forward-Thinking Low-Hanging Fruit Paradigm Shift Synergy Think Outside the Box Value-added I’m sure you’re using most of these buzzwords on a daily basis without even realizing that they’re relatively new to the corporate world. However, aside from these, new buzzwords are fast gaining acceptance and usability in our common vernacular. Here’s a look at some of the trendier buzzwords you can expect to hear and use in 2017: 1. Amplify ‘Amplify’ is a simple enough word which means exactly what it sounds like and how it gets used – improve or increase. So why is it a buzzword? Probably...

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Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

5 Books Every Leader Should Read in 2017 To be Successful

5 Books Every Leader Should Read in 2017 To be Successful

I always get a great feeling when I learn something that helps me become a better version of myself. That’s the feeling I get from the books I read. They provoke thought, make me ponder on my life and style of working and how I think. They educate me and help me be stronger, committed and a better leader. That’s the impact a good book can have on me. I’m sure you can relate to this as you must have also read a few books that every leader should read. As 2017 approaches, I’ve compiled a list of some of the books that I’m eagerly looking forward to reading. As a recommendation, every leader should read these books at some point during the year to be even more successful and create a deeper impact in their companies. How to Be a Great Boss by Gino Wickman Every leader strives to be a better, stronger, more loved and successful boss. They have desires and ambitions to be better versions of...

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Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources, Talent Management in Asia, Transformational Leadership | 0 comments

What HR in 2017 Will Look Like?

What HR in 2017 Will Look Like?

The New Year is here and it offers us heaps of promises and exciting new opportunities. There’s much learning to be done, many challenges to take on, several obstacles to overcome and plenty of successes to achieve and win. And like you all I’m really excited about all these experiences that we have ahead. Particularly of interest are the trends we’ll see regarding HR in 2017. As technology continues to rapidly evolve and alter the way we communicate, compute and educate ourselves, we can expect further innovations in the workplace as well. Many processes will be made more efficient to enhance our experiences. Employees will continue to be the key on how well companies adapt, navigate through challenges and surpass disruptive forces. Basically to ensure your brand is well positioned to attract and retain talent, you’ll be giving more importance to employee needs in 2017. To sum it all up, here’s my take on the trends we’ll see in HR in 2017: 1. Recruitment The evolution of recruitment will...

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