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7 Ways to Rock Your Performance Review


For many companies, it’s that time of the year again. Bonus season. It’s hard to decide which is worse: explaining a bonus payout to staff who think they should’ve done better, or listening to your boss giving you reasons why you didn’t qualify for a better payout. However, as much as everyone loathes doing performance reviews, they are a necessary…

Grab These 5 HR Opportunities in 2017


This article was first published in Forbes on 12 Dec 2016, and has been adapted for this blog. You can view the original here.  Change is afoot in the Asian workplace. Change with seismic impact. I attended seven different human resources (HR) related events last November as a speaker, panelist, event partner, and delegate. Overall, there was some apprehension for economic headwinds coming…

How to Give Effective Performance Appraisals


Last updated: 14 December 2016 HR professionals, managers and employees groan inwardly at the mention of performance appraisals. Yet, annual performance appraisals continue to dominate the workplace. But do we need them? Annual performance appraisals are no longer useful Most performance appraisals are a waste of time and money. For example, Adobe realised that to assess its 11,000 employees, it required its…

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Setting Up People Analytics at OCBC Bank


This post was first published in Forbes on 16 Oct 2016. Is it possible to predict if your team’s best performer is going to leave you in six months? Or if that unassuming interview candidate is going to be your “rockstar” trader within the year? In a few companies in Asia, you can. Welcome to the world of people analytics.…

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Human Analytics and the Future of Work


[This post was originally published in the Straits Times on 27 Jul 2016. It has been edited for use on this blog.] The rise of big data and predictive analytics in human capital management has opened the floodgates to tools and processes to add scientific rigour to people management, transforming human resource practice Download our eBook on The Age of…

Why it’s time to embrace People Analytics


Factory workers at the Western Electric Company, based just outside 1920s Chicago, were found to be more motivated and productive because of social factors than monetary incentives and good working conditions. These factors included choosing their own co-workers, working as a group, being treated as ‘special’, and having a sympathetic supervisor. Fast forward almost 100 years after the Hawthorne Studies,…