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The Toll of NOT Dealing with Difficult Employees

It’s probably fair to say that all employees (and all people, employed or not) can be difficult to deal with sometimes. The stresses of home and/or work can make even the most pleasant and even-tempered employee unpleasant once in a while.  Meanwhile, there are employees who are difficult to deal with most or all the […]

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October 1, 20201:27 pm
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Work-Life Harmony Scheme in Singapore

In the past two decades, the Singapore Government has been progressively adopting and introducing policies that support and enable family-friendly practices that encourage better work-life harmony in the workplace and community.  The government’s policies primarily focus on two main areas: paid leave provisions and funding provisions. Funding provisions are in the form of grants supported […]

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September 30, 20201:17 pm
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HR System: How to Get Organisational Members on Board

In developing a performance management system, it is important to ensure that it is aligned with other HR systems within an organisation. For instance, HR teams should understand that competencies used as the basis for performance management should be the same as those used for recruitment, staffing and training. This not only ensures that employees […]

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September 30, 20201:08 pm
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Retention Booster: Simple YET Effective Steps to Make Employee STAY 

Many organisations are now realising the bottom-line effect on employee retention. Retaining quality performers quite simply adds to increased productivity and morale, while reducing the associated costs of turnover altogether. As a business executive, doesn’t it make sense to have business processes that add efficiencies to how you conduct business to reach your corporate objectives […]

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September 29, 202012:00 pm
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4 Downsides of Workplace Engagement

Although employee engagement has become something of an HR fad, it would be hard to deny that it matters. In fact, robust meta-analytic studies show that higher levels of engagement boost employee wellbeing, performance, and retention. For example, engaged business units tend to deliver better performance, as measured in terms of revenues and profits, and […]

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September 28, 20204:00 pm
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Workplace Safety Quotes to Bring Courage

Quotes can be a good way to keep employees focused. Using them in memos, displaying them on bulletin boards, and/or featuring them in employee newsletters on a regular basis can help plant the seed of awareness in each employee’s heart and mind. Given that today’s workplace experience unprecedented situation due to COVID-19 outbreak, using workplace […]

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September 25, 20203:28 pm
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Building Effective Employer-Employee Dialogues

The higher employee engagement is, the more willing employees are to put in discretionary effort (such as: go the extra mile). But, employee satisfaction and engagement are difficult to actualise because of employee turnover, dynamic nature of work, existing organisational hierarchy, and differing perspectives among workers, their immediate supervisors, senior management and human resource practitioners. […]

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September 25, 202012:50 pm
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Employment Generation Programme in India

The Government of India has approved the introduction of a credit-linked subsidy programme called Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) for generation of employment opportunities through establishment of micro enterprises in rural as well as urban areas. PMEGP will be a central sector scheme to be administered by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium […]

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September 24, 202011:37 am
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Future of Work: 4 Changes to Expect in the HR Community

Workplace studies and surveys have suggested there are at least four factors shaping the future of work, including globalisation, technology, consumerization, and general differences. In order to survive the future, business leaders must adjust themselves by adopting postures that help them successfully reconcile tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities. Along with these changes, the HR community is […]

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September 23, 20202:16 pm
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7 Difficult Employee’s Behaviours & How to Handle Them

There is a wide range of behaviours exhibited by employees that can create risks for their coworkers and organisations at large. Such demeanors are usually considered as difficult behaviours which can result in significant negative consequences and even increase an organisation’s legal liability. Let’s take a look at some typical difficult behaviours, focusing on how […]

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September 22, 20204:43 pm