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HR Picks: 10 Virtual Team Building Tools to Promote Transparency and Collaboration

Business experts have been predicting that the future belongs to remote working. The number of people working primarily from home has gone up 115 percent and remote work has grown faster than any other commute method. The presence of COVID-19 pandemic has also pushed further this trend, with those who never tried exacted to experience […]

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March 2, 20211:33 pm
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Zero Discrimination Day: Social Class at Work

Zero Discrimination Day is celebrated each year on 1st March, highlighting the urgent need to take action to end the inequalities surrounding critical issues, including sex, age, health status, occupation, disability, sexual orientation, drug use, gender identity, race, class, ethnicity and religion. In this article, HR in Asia would like to celebrate the day by […]

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March 1, 202112:31 pm
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Boomerang Employees: Hire or Not To Hire? 

As the saying goes, “People come, people go”. In reality, this is really happening, even in businesses. Boomerang employees do exist! What is a boomerang employee?  Boomerang employees are employees who leave their employers and eventually come back. At first, you might see them as happy-go-lucky individuals who have never been so dedicated and serious […]

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February 26, 202111:20 am
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The End of HR Trends: What Shifts Should HR Make?

2020 will be remembered as a year of dramatic shifts and unprecedented disruptions for many business leaders. For HR, the pandemic put an unexpected spotlight on the virtual workplace and remote work. It has also created a new challenge in the areas of crisis management and adaptive culture, as well as on redefining the workforce […]

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February 23, 20213:39 pm
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Work Transformed: How Food Brings Offices Together amidst COVID-19

This article is a guest post. Cast your mind back to the start of 2020, and many of us would have been anticipating a year filled with travel. Fast forward to today, it goes without saying that last year didn’t quite go as planned. As we look back over the last year, one unexpected outcome is the ‘new normal’ of […]

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February 18, 20214:09 pm
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Why Your Company Needs Rookies 

Managers often perceive newcomers in their team as both long-term assets and short-term burdens, mainly because new hires will need to be inducted, trained, and given lighter loads before they are able to get up to speed, thus inevitably slowing everyone else down in the process. But are rookies really inefficacious or was it just […]

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February 15, 20212:30 pm
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Cancer Survivors: How to Get The Workplace Ready for Them

Traditionally, the average general retirement age is 60 to 65. However, recent research has found that more people opt to “work longer before retiring”. Various reasons are behind this trend, either the retirees want to continue working or they simply need to provide for their family. Along with the rising employment of older workers in […]

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February 4, 202112:55 pm
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Team Dysfunction: How to Fix The Problem 

Team’s performance and productivity fluctuates from time to time for all sorts of reasons, such as overworked or overwhelming responsibilities at a time. Scott Anthony, the managing partner of Innosight and author of The First Mile, pointed out that every employee is day-by-day monitoring the same data, interacting with same people, and having same conversations, […]

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February 2, 202110:00 am
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Female vs. Male Leaders at Work: What are Their Pros and Cons? 

A gender gap between male and female leadership in a working environment seems to be one of the controversial topics garnering a lot of attention from the HR fraternity across industries. At some point, people still hold onto a traditional viewpoint that men are born to be leaders and women are supposed to behave like […]

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January 28, 202110:52 am
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How to Create a Successful Employee Referral Programs

On average, it takes 55 days to hire new candidates from job sites or 39 days through a job posting, meanwhile it only takes 29 days to hire a candidate through an employee referral program. More than time saving, hired employees through referral will also stay at their job longer than a traditional hire, a […]

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January 26, 202111:50 am