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How to Get Your Employees Speak Their Minds?

Team meetings are filled with frustration, complaints, and expectations for changes. Yet, when you held a meeting this time, it only lasts for 25 or even 15 minutes because not a single one of your team members in the room utter their opinions about something or asks changes about projects. Good for productivity, right? Wrong! […]

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January 23, 20203:52 pm
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The Cost of Retaining Workplace Liar & How to Spot One

When requesting a leave of absence, employers believe that employees have to be honest with their reasons for taking the day off. But the truth is, some people are willing to tell a lie in order to get the leave they wanted. Be it attending a sporting event or going to a concert, some employees […]

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January 17, 20201:55 pm
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How Does It Feel Working with Team Who Are NOT Self-Aware?

“Self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.” – Billie Jean King Self-awareness is a great skill to possess. According to Ascend research, self-awareness can boost people’s performance and usher them into a success they want. Self-awareness is also good as it leads to better decision-making, creating less workplace conflict management and […]

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January 17, 20201:41 pm
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What Should HR Do to Underperforming Employees?

Underperforming employees are easy to detect. Hampering task quality, missed deadlines and meetings, presenteeism, or slacking off at work are among the signs that your employee is unable to meet company’s expectations. The question is, should you keep them or should you fire them immediately?  The real cost of keeping them in the team The […]

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January 16, 20202:03 pm
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Get Familiar with These 5 Unwritten Workplace Rules

Flexibility in the workplace has long been adopted by several companies, especially startups. Yet, there are still a few organisations that are strict to their company rules and take necessary action when employees are found violating the rules, even if the rules are unwritten.  Let’s learn from a case written by Suzanne Lucas. Lucas found […]

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January 13, 20202:14 pm
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What Happens to Employees When You Appreciate Them?

Workplace appreciation is a gesture given by a manager to employees, or from employees to their colleagues with a purpose to praise one’s great achievements. According to some research, workplace appreciation does not merely affect employees emotionally but also brings a positive impact on employees psychologically. Individuals who participated in the research were found to […]

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January 9, 20205:30 pm
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Do’s & Don’ts When Working for Singaporean Company

According to ATKearney index, Singapore is classified as an Alpha-city, indicating its influence on the global economy. Singapore is also a highly developed country and is ranked 9th on the UN Human Development Index, the highest in Asia for a sovereign state, with the 7th highest GDP per capita in the world, indicating that Singapore […]

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January 8, 20204:18 pm
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The Silent Absence: How It Slowly Destroys Your Company

What is absenteeism? Absenteeism is a practice of regularly staying away from work without any legitimate reasons and/or unplanned legitimate reasons such as personal leave, sick leave, jury duty, or family emergency. The term is not only about missing a day at work, as absenteeism also consists of times when employees arrive late, leave early, […]

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January 7, 20201:53 pm
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Stop Being the Scapegoat in the Workplace!

It was a sunny happy day – until out of nowhere, the manager asked you to come to his room. Your manager showed you a messy report with a frown. But the thing is, you don’t recognise the report as yours. While you really wanted to defend yourself as he blamed you for the report […]

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January 6, 20201:54 pm
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How to Deal with Workplace Harassment & Discrimination?

Reports on workplace harassment and discrimination are on the rise since the #MeToo movement started. According to Market Watch survey, EEOC complaints are going up and so are internal complaints to employers and industry groups. The EEOC has recovered almost US$70 million for complainants in the fiscal year 2018, up from US$47.5 million in the […]

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January 3, 20202:21 pm