Corporate Culture defined and How to Create a Strong Culture in an Organization.

Posted by PeopleFirst on Aug 23, 2018 11:40:43 AM

We often hear the term ‘corporate culture’ in our office or corporate life. Companies around the globe, especially in South East Asia are focusing on building strong workplace and corporate culture.

88% of employees believe organizational culture is an important aspect of their work life. Gone are the days when the conventional workplace ethics and consulting methods work. Now is the time to adopt a more dynamic workplace culture.

For instance, traditional hierarchical company policies are now being replaced by a more open practices, defined by equality and communication. But what does the term mean and why is it important? Let us take a look.

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Topics: ER Highlights, Culture

Role of A Well-Defined Strategy for Employee Retention in the Organization

Posted by PeopleFirst on Aug 13, 2018 5:42:29 PM

A well-defined employee retention methods will have a positive and significant impact on the turnover rate of your organization.

According to the Leigh Branham, the Strategic Planning Consultant, more than 70 percent of the managers tend to think that it is the pay that causes an employee to leave. On the contrary, about 88 percent of the employees tend to leave respective jobs not only because of pay but also other factors that may include:

  • Employees often feel the workplace or job doesn’t match their expectation before joining the firm.
  • A mismatch between the job and the skills held by the employee.
  • Minimal coaching with no feedback for the same.
  • Minimal advancement or growth opportunities.
  • Employees feel devalued or unrecognized.
  • Minimal work-life balance that causes stress.
  • Loss of confidence or trust in the senior leaders.
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Topics: Communication, Culture, Employee Engagement, employee retention, ER Highlights, leaders, Management

How To Design Learning For A Multi-Gen Workforce in Singapore

Posted by Phylicia Koh on Jul 31, 2018 5:19:38 PM

Today’s workforce looks less and less like it used to. 95% of TAFEP’s 2014 survey said that they work in multi-generational teams, that has members aged anywhere between 18 to 70.

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Topics: Culture, ER Highlights, learning and development, Learning & Development, Management, Millenials, Millennials, multigenerational workforce, Singapore

5 Ideas to Unleash Creativity and Collaboration at Work

Posted by Agnes Chew on Jul 4, 2018 6:03:26 PM

Let’s face it – humans were not built or meant to be robots. We were not made to be repeating the same things over and over again. Rather, we were meant to innovate and improve processes as time goes by.

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Topics: Collaboration, Creativity, Culture, Engagement, ER Highlights, motivation

Appreciation: A Low-Cost, High-Return Way To Boost Your Business!

Posted by Catherine Cheong on Mar 6, 2018 5:09:20 PM

The concept of employee engagement is nothing new -- it’s been floating around for decades. Most firms know that engaged employees stay longer, strive to work harder and produce more.

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Topics: Appreciation, Culture, Employee Engagement, ER Highlights, Management

How Traditional Employee Engagement Can Crush Productivity

Posted by PeopleFirst on Feb 26, 2018 5:32:23 PM

When it comes to creating employee engagement, 87% of organizations cited it as being one of their top priorities. An estimated 66% of companies survey their people regularly. Yet, in their 2017 global study, Gallup finds that only 15% of employees are engaged at work.

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Topics: Culture, Employee Engagement, ER Highlights, HR analytics, Management, Performance Management

Three Leadership Roles That Technology Can't Replace

Posted by Chee Tung on Jul 6, 2017 8:11:07 AM

Backup-Test-and-Implement-New-HR-Sofware[This post was originally published in Forbes on 9 Jun 2017]

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Topics: Culture, Employee Engagement, ER Highlights, HR Tech, Leadership, Management

5 Tell-Tale Signs Your Corporate Culture Sucks

Posted by Maison Piedfort on May 18, 2017 8:34:02 AM

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.

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Topics: Culture, ER Highlights, Leadership, Management, motivation, workplace culture

2017 Ultimate Guide to Employee Engagement

Posted by Chee Tung on Apr 13, 2017 8:37:18 AM

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. 

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Topics: Culture, Employee Engagement, ER Highlights, Management, Millennials, motivation, Recognition, strategic HR, workplace culture

7 Ways to Rock Your Performance Review

Posted by Catherine Cheong on Mar 9, 2017 8:53:06 AM

For many companies, it’s that time of the year again.

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Topics: Culture, Employee Engagement, ER Highlights, HR analytics, Management, Millennials, motivation, Performance Management, performance review, Recognition