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Pitfalls To Avoid During Selection Interviews

Interviewers have to be trained to manage their own natural biasness. Otherwise, the objectivity of the selection process could be easily undermined even with scorecards and structured interview questions prepared. Be self-aware and minimise the following common pitfalls: Halo Effect: Performance in one area or competency can influence the ratings for other areas. For example, a [...]

May 18th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Attracting Talents With The Right Words

With an increasing percentage of the workforce seeking a purposeful career with valuable learning experiences, companies could attract more talents by reframing their job descriptions. A typical job description mainly describes the tasks of the job, for example “to support the development of effective solutions,” etc. without shedding light onto what the candidate could learn from [...]

May 7th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Equipping Your Employees with Adequate Resources

After hiring the right people into your company, the next step is to drive these employees to excel in their capabilities by providing adequate resources. The following are some examples you can consider: Assign a mentor to new hires Mentors can be excellent guides to new hires to leverage their strengths and capabilities in the direction [...]

April 25th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Using the “Love Languages” at Work

The five "love languages" outline ways we express and experience love: words of affirmation, acts of service, quality time, receiving gifts, and physical touch (Chapman, 1995). As leaders, we can take reference and apply them at work to drive employee engagement. Here are some examples of using these "love languages." Words of Affirmation Provide specific compliments [...]

April 12th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Ensure Speedy Grievance Handling

An organisation with a healthy culture is one that encourages all employees to raise any concerns they might have, without the fear of reprisal. This includes the raising of grievances that may be present in the workplace. As a leader, you are responsible for setting the guidelines, to ensure that all grievances raised are handled effectively [...]

April 5th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Hire Slow, Fire Fast

Many SMEs often hire too quickly just to fill up job vacancies “urgently” and drag their feet when it is time to remove “bad apple” employees because “It’s just too difficult to fire people.” Such an approach usually results in high manpower costs and can negative impact your company’s culture. Instead, consider the ‘Hire Slow, Fire [...]

April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Are You A Good Leader? We look at the 5Rs of true leadership

A true leader is someone who attracts a following by choice, not because they are compelled to. One can be a good leader by developing these 5Rs of leadership: Role Management guru Peter Drucker said, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things”.  One should not merely rely on the appointment to assert [...]

April 1st, 2018|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day: Inject Variety Into Your Employees’ Work To Enhance Learning

Needing to use only one skill at work over and over again may bore out your employees due to a lack of variety, stagnate their learning curves, and reduce productivity. With employees increasingly seeking out challenges and learning opportunities, you can foster such experiences by providing them with a sense of variety at work. Job enrichment [...]

March 29th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Tip of the Day: Three Ways to Engage the Millennials

Research has shown that millennials will comprise up to 75% of the workforce by 2025. This shift in demographics will be the driving force behind workplace changes, specifically how organisations engage and motivate the millennials. Here are 3 tips for you to manage the new workforce: Craft purposeful Mission, Vision and Values (MVV) A sense of [...]

March 28th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Tip of the Day: Being Future-Ready by Growing a Curious Workforce

Individuals with curious mindsets will play key roles in companies in the future economy. With an ever-increasing pace of change and innovation, businesses have to constantly evolve and challenge the status quo. Without curiosity and transformation, the growth of the company would likely stagnate and eventually decline. In today’s article, we share two insights that you [...]

March 26th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |