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Tip of the Day: Lessons from the World Cup we can apply to Human Capital

With the conclusion of the 2018 World Cup, after congratulating the finalists, let us review some of the participating countries’ performances, and see how we can relate them to developing and strengthening the human capital in your organisation.    Germany Despite being the defending champions, the German team was defeated in the group stages. This [...]

July 19th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Tip of the Day: Getting The Truth Through Various Feedback Channels

As the management team may not always have a strong sensing of what is happening on the ground, employees’ feedback becomes critical in solving process problems and understanding their satisfaction levels. Below are 3 ways you can start building your feedback channels: Individual-level Feedback Channels In addition to having one-on-one feedback sessions, consider anonymous feedback channels [...]

July 13th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Tip of the Day: Engaging Employees Through Learning

Thinking of ways to engage your employees? Consider engaging them through learning opportunities. Identify the learning needs of your employees, and introduce some of the following employee engagement initiatives to meet those needs. Peer-to-Peer Sharing You can organise a sharing session in which everyone be given a chance to present on certain themes and topics on [...]

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

Tip of the Day: Aligning Employees to Corporate Values

Are your corporate values serving a real purpose? Or have they become a “decoration” that is hung on the wall? To bring out the company’s values in everyone, they have to be integrated into as many employee touchpoints as possible. From the first interview to the last day of work, employees should constantly be reminded that [...]

June 27th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Tip of the Day: Designing A Rewards Structure That Works

Rewards are powerful in shaping employees’ behaviours and even the company’s culture as they express the type of effort being recognised at the workplace. Below are some key factors that can be considered when designing your company’s rewards structure: What to reward?  Depending on employees’ needs, certain non-monetary rewards may actually be more valuable and relevant [...]

June 14th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Tip of the Day: Promote An Optimistic Culture

With an optimistic culture in the workplace, the organisation is more likely to embrace changes and seek opportunities for growth. As the leader of the company, you are the best role model to promote the ‘half-cup full’ culture into your organisation. Following are some tips on how you can promote optimism: Be  lenient about the past  [...]

May 30th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Tip of the Day: 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: , , |

Tip of the Day: 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: , , |

Tip of the Day: 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: , , |

Tip of the Day: 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: , , |