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Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Talent Management in Asia | 0 comments

7 Common Myths About Performance Management

7 Common Myths About Performance Management

Performance management or reviews are probably the most unpopular practices in the workplace. Managers roll their eyes at it while employees shudder at the thought of it. Over the years several companies have tried to add color to the process, giving it a more approachable and feel-good appearance. While some of these attempts have been mildly successful, unfortunately, there’s still an aura of negativity that surrounds performance management. What are some of these myths about performance management that cloud people’s perception? Here’s a look at a few: Myth 1: Performance Management is about highlighting an employee’s weaknesses In order for you to grow your career and truly tap into your full potential you need to know what you’re doing best and where you need to polish up. And that’s where performance management discussions can be helpful. It provides you a break from your work to think about yourself and where you’re headed. With the careful guidance of your manager you can get a better understanding of your role and...

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Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Talent Management in Asia | 0 comments

3 Effective Ways to Motivate Your Team in 2017

3 Effective Ways to Motivate Your Team in 2017

Among the key skills we look for in our talent pool is the ability to take initiative and be self-motivated. These skills probably allow leaders the most mental peace. Knowing that your team is charged up, delivering quality results and aiming for the achievement of goals, day after day. Awesome isn’t it? In reality though, such energy diminishes over time and productivity tends to reduce. It’s a natural cycle that every team experiences. That’s the moment when you, their leader, needs to step in and motivate your team. In theory, it’s great to have a team of self-motivated individuals. But let’s be honest with ourselves – are they truly so self-motivated that your input is redundant? I don’t believe a team can continuously, year after year, remain motivated without some level of intervention from their leader. Their motivation needs refreshing. And that’s what your job, as their leader is. To rekindle and fuel their passion for the job. To start this year on a positive note with a team...

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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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Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Talent Management in Asia | 0 comments

What Recruitment in 2017 Will Look Like?

What Recruitment in 2017 Will Look Like?

2016 has been another strong year for HR and the talent market. Technology continues to shape how we work and communicate and in the years to come we’ll see further advancements in our work habits thanks to it. Looking ahead, you can expect recruitment in 2017 to focus on stronger employer branding and the overall candidate experience. As job seekers and the talent market demand more from employers, companies need to embrace various strategies that can address these needs. Here are a few trends to look forward to in terms of recruitment in 2017: The Employer Brand The talent market’s perception of employers, their culture, work ethics and strength is becoming increasingly challenging for companies to maintain. With various social media outlets, blogs, and even review sites like Glassdoor, employees have several avenues to vent their frustrations, or spotlight their contentment. These have kept employers on their toes to improve, maintain and harvest a vibrant and pro-employee culture and environment. Now more than ever, the employer brand is a...

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Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Talent Management in Asia | 0 comments

How To Enhance Your Workforce To Nurture Millennials

How To Enhance Your Workforce To Nurture Millennials

Many analysts predict that by the year 2020 the 50% of the workforce will comprise of Millennials and Gen Z. That’s a significant number of the workforce and smart companies are gearing up strategies to cater to their needs. The question of what drives this group of young and energetic workforce and how do you leverage their strengths? Why is it so important to figure this out? Who are the Millennials and Gen Z? Aside from the year of birth that can help you figure out what generation individuals are categorized into, Millennials and Gen Z’s are a group of technology savvy, social media frenzied, impatient and fast-paced individuals who generally have shorter attention spans, are more likely to switch employers and usually have agitated personalities (in a good way!). Now it may seem like I’m describing someone’s young child, but I say all this in the most positive way possible. Generally speaking, Millennials and Gen Z’s, thanks to technology and exposure to so much information, are an eager...

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Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 in Talent Management in Asia | 0 comments

How To Transform Your Team Into A Great Team

How To Transform Your Team Into A Great Team

As a leader you work hard to develop a good team. A team that works well together, is high performing and delivers quality output, understands and believes in your ideologies and is always supportive. A good team is bundles of support and a pleasure to work with. However, the mark of a great leader isn’t building a good team – it’s developing a great team. Getting the job done from your team is simply the tip of the iceberg. To conquer many challenges and do great things, you’ll need a great team. Here are four important things you can do to facilitate a team’s transformation into a great team. 1. Team Dynamics Most good teams will be well gelled, synced and synergized. There’ll be great chemistry and understanding between team members and you could even say they work harmoniously. A great team will have the characteristics of a good team but there won’t be perfect harmony all the time. To spawn innovation you need a level of agitation in...

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