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On the Road to Becoming Employer of Choice: Secrets Revealed by Jessica Simpson, HR Director at Amgen

Employer of choice is an employer that offers a fantastic work culture and workplace environment that attracts and retains superior employees. The title of employer of choice also helps companies thrive and attract the best talents around. Jessica Simpson, HR Director at Amgen, said that the key to be an employer of choice is to […]

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February 19, 202011:27 am
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Achieving Success through Collaborative Communication in Large Team: Q&A with Arturo Arrarte, Head of Growth at Slack, Asia Pacific

Communication is the most important aspect of any business. While managing communication with a small team can be relatively easy, managers might face bigger challenges when in charge of handling a bigger team. In a large team, each individual wants to be heard and they come with a different set of solutions and ideas. As […]

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February 13, 20208:01 am
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Turning Awareness Into Action: D&I Planning with Emmy Kan, Chief Corporate Services Officer of Starbucks Asia Pacific

Recent PwC research found that organisations in APAC are struggling with translating D&I strategy into action, despite their publicly-declared commitment to the programme. While studies have shown that D&I in companies lead to higher productivity and profitability than those with more homogenous demographics, why are organisations still progressing slowly with such initiative? There is no […]

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January 24, 202011:32 am
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From Piecemeal to Integrated Solutions: Rethinking HR Tech Strategy with Adrian Tan, APAC Regional Leader of PeopleStrong

Many companies still have piecemeal approach when it comes to creating HR tech strategy, meaning that one platform is employed only to solve one issue. When tech solutions don’t communicate and align with one another, this leads to what is called as the elephant and blind men phenomenon – as HR is unable to get […]

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January 16, 20204:54 pm
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The Real Key to Successful Recruitment: Advice from Rebecca Skilbeck

Great employee and candidate experience is the key to successful talent acquisition. While employee recruitment focuses more on retention, candidates experience focuses on the broader aspects since job applicants are not accustomed to the company culture yet. That said, if HR wants to conduct seamless hiring and recruitment process, they have to first understand the […]

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January 15, 202012:15 pm
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Have the Future Challenges of HR Been Predicted? Candid Q&A with Leong CheeTung 

Human resource is the starting point where an organisation’s core value is built and instilled into practice. But with the technology is rapidly advancing and individuals demand more recognition and development, it could be challenging for HR to stay current with the latest business updates and trends.   “Challenges can come unexpectedly, but so does opportunity.” With […]

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December 11, 20192:00 pm
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Becoming an All-inclusive Workforce for Supporting NSmen: Q&A with Yeong Wai Teck

“As the old history told, countries are not able to survive without the presence of National Service Men (NSmen) – which implies that without them business cannot prosper like today.” In a male-dominated industry such as constructions and engineering, businesses might consider National Service (NS) as an impediment to their daily operations. However, the thought […]

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October 18, 20191:00 pm
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Perks vs. Culture – What It Takes to Retain and Attract Talents

If you think creating an “insta-worthy” workplace is enough to retain employees, you might need to reassess that. Foosball tables, nap pods, catered lunches and bean bags could be among the things that come to mind when discussing workplace culture. But clearly, workplace perks and culture are two different things. For example, you can BUY […]

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September 4, 201912:54 pm
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Singapore Business vs. APAC: Exclusive Upskilling & Reskilling Insight with Raghav Gupta, Coursera Director

Personal development has always been a core selling point for businesses when it comes to attracting and retaining talents. Meanwhile, skill is the foundation of human productivity that is closely related to higher motivation, morale, and profit. A recent survey by Coursera revealed that the majority of the world, especially in APAC countries, is at […]

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August 22, 20191:05 pm
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List of Questions to NOT ASK & to ASK on Your One-on-One Meeting

Managers hold huge accountability in managing employees and workplace culture. They possess power and great function in an organisation. Their role is dominant in business with almost 70 percent of what managers do impact the whole organisation’s bottom line. Besides, they are also the heart of an organisation who can either break or make company […]

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August 21, 20194:16 pm