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Transparency in the Workplace: Why It Matters

As the old adage says, honesty is the best policy. It goes without saying that everyone values transparency in the workplace. When a business is being open and upfront with the employees about its management, this creates trust and leads to organizational success. A transparent workplace is defined as “an organization that works in a […]

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July 26, 202112:13 pm
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What to Do If Employees Refuse to Get Vaccinated?

Global vaccination campaign is underway, with more than 3.71 billion doses having been administered across 179 countries. In the Southeast Asia region, countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore are accelerating their vaccination programmes to achieve herd immunity and spur economic recovery.  Due to wide areas of distribution, vaccination drives are done in phases with prioritized […]

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July 22, 20212:50 pm
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Should You Use Emojis at Work?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then emojis can save you that many characters to get your message across. Originating from Japan, emoticons or emojis are a fun way to communicate with families and friends. But should you ever add them in a professional message to your boss? Be it to lessen the […]

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July 19, 20214:17 pm
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Here’s How Recruiters Deal with Salary Negotiation

For recruiters, finding the right candidates to hire does spark joy. The part where they have to undergo salary negotiation, however, may not spark as much joy.  Asking a candidate’s salary expectation is an important stage in the hiring process, as recruiters need to sort out salary details before moving forward with the offering. Recruiters […]

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July 8, 20213:16 pm
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Are You Really Engaged in Your Job? Let’s Find Out!

What does it mean to be truly engaged as an employee in the workplace? Simon Sinek once said, “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” When we are truly engaged in a task we block out any noise or distractions they may surround us. […]

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June 25, 20211:48 pm
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How Important is Social Mobility in the Workplace?

When discussing diversity and inclusion, the focus is mostly on gender, race, and disability. These topics are important to talk through, but diversity and inclusion extend far wider, and it includes social mobility.  What is social mobility?  The World Economic Forum (WEF) explained that social mobility can be understood as moving ‘upward’ and ‘downward’. It […]

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June 15, 20211:29 pm
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12 Unforeseen Secrets HR Doesn’t Want You to Know

Although HR departments must adhere to their federal, state, or province labour laws, many HR professionals and hiring managers do consume some types of stereotypes. HR often find themselves buried in unfounded conclusions and deceptive practices that they keep from the outside world: employees and job seekers. In other words, HR and recruiting have some […]

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June 10, 20211:46 pm
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What Employers Should Know about Union & Union-Busting

Employment approaches are different from the perspective of employers and employees. While employers value employees based on the company’s goals, employees often weigh the employment on their personal goals. So how can two sides reach an agreement? The answer lies in unions. Union has played a role in employer-employee dialogue for centuries. However, with the […]

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June 9, 20212:34 pm
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Employee Misclassification Guide for Employers

Does your new recruit fall under permanent employee or independent contractor? The debate over employee misclassification pervades the modern fissured workplace.  Earlier this year, in January 2021, Judge Edward M. Chen of the Northern District of California issued an order partially granting and partially denying the plaintiffs’ motion for class certification in a driver misclassification […]

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June 8, 202112:59 pm
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The Future Career Support for Remote Work Mental Health

Having more freedom and flexibility at work is like a long-coming dream that has finally come true. Today, more employees can work flexibly and remotely in the comfort of their home. Especially in the era of COVID-19, remote working is expected to stay longer than expected. Even so, employees continue demanding more freedom and flexibility.  […]

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June 2, 20214:24 pm