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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…

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…

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How Happy Elves Saved Christmas This Year


“The workshop was in crisis in 2015. None of us felt like working” Carol Singalot shared this revealing truth with us. She’s the Head of Production at Santa’s Workshop Inc., and witnessed the meltdown in elves’ engagement and productivity last year. Bloomberg and other major news outlets reported on the effect: retail sales closed at their weakest last Christmas since…

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…