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How to Choose the Right Employee Survey Frequency

How to Choose the Right Employee Survey Frequency


You might find it difficult to believe, but the annual employee survey is almost a hundred years old! In the 1920s, big industrial companies began the practice of asking employees, once a year, about their job satisfaction to search for ways to improve productivity. One time a year was how frequent employee surveys were sent. The so-called “attitude survey” was…

Three Leadership Roles That Technology Can’t Replace


[This post was originally published in Forbes on 9 Jun 2017] There is a “neomania” — or a fascination with the new — gripping our world. While self-driving cars roam our streets right here in Singapore, ominous headlines warn about the looming obsolescence of labour and management. In a world where stores know that you are pregnant without asking, an algorithm…

7 Management Hacks To Improve Employee Productivity


We’re all familiar with Spider-Man’s famous catchphrase: “With great power comes great responsibility.” However, his words no longer apply exclusively to the man who does whatever a spider can. With companies seeing a 13% increase in employee productivity when the people are happy, managers are discovering that they play a big part in that boost. So what can be done to…

How to Use 360 Feedback to Crush Your Management Blind Spots


The 360 feedback performance evaluation mechanism has the potential to help you overcome your hidden weaknesses and put your business on the fast track. Click Here to Download a free PDF eBook of this post Part 1: The 360 Feedback  What is 360 Feedback? The name – 360 feedback system, also known as the multi-rater feedback system, is self-explanatory. The…

5 Tell-Tale Signs Your Corporate Culture Sucks

5 Tell-Tale Signs Your Corporate Culture Sucks


If you’re a business romantic like me, you’ve probably read books on corporate culture like Delivering Happiness, Anything You Want, and Onward with rosy eyes and a longing spirit. We’ve all heard plenty about how Zappos, Google, and Southwest are dreams to work for because of their stellar company cultures. Is it too much of a generalisation to say that…

2017 Ultimate Guide to Employee Engagement

2017 Ultimate Guide to Employee Engagement


Do you know that actively disengaged employees cost the U.S. between US$450 billion to US$550 billion each year in lost productivity? According to a Gallup report, they are more likely to steal from their companies, negatively influence their coworkers, miss workdays, and drive customers away. It all comes down to the lack of employee engagement.  Organisations with an average of…

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…

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The Forgotten Language All Effective Leaders Must Learn


This is a guest post by Dr. Paul White and Jasmine Liew. Most employees across the world today don’t feel valued at work. Supervisors know that their team members are “doing more with less”, feeling stressed, unmotivated and many times, are approaching burnout. Predominately, monetary incentives, increments and promotions have been a common way of recognising staff. However, in today’s…

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…