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  • 23/04/2019 Tue 11:19 in All markets by Robert Blain What HR leadership can learn from Game of Thrones Inspiration for HR in strengthening its position at the leadership table can come from many directions – but none more timely than the leadership lessons that can be learnt from Game of Thrones. According to Bruce Craven, director of Columbia Business School’s Advanced Management Program: “The leadership decisions made by the characters in Game of Thrones sometimes result in devastating consequences, but the characters who survive learn how
  • 17/04/2019 Wed 10:12 in All markets by Samantha Chan How to bring your introverted employees out of their shells Introverts are easily misunderstood as shy or are often neglected due to their non-attention seeking nature, as opposed to extroverts who strive to be the centre of attention. In the following article, we will take a look at what being an introvert means and how human resources practitioners can create an environment and culture that allow them be their best selves. Renowned Swiss psychiatrist Carl
  • 16/04/2019 Tue 09:35 in Asia by Robert Blain Push for recruitment of overseas doctors to Hong Kong gains traction The urgent need to address Hong Kong’s shortage of doctors is gathering momentum. Health Secretary Sophia Chan Siu-chee has called for a “rational discussion”. This follows the Medical Council’s rejection of a proposal this month to make it easier for overseas doctors to work in Hong Kong. Some quarters of the medical sector are calling for a dilution of the medical watchdog’s power to
  • 08/04/2019 Mon 09:54 in Asia by Robert Blain 10 warning signs an employee is disengaged Anyone involved in HR or runs their own business has, at some time, encountered a disgruntled employee. But what are the signs that they are not engaging? And how do you nip it in the bud before it becomes a problem and affects the company’s productivity? Here are some of the danger signs to look out for. The employee is burned out Burnout can be caused by a
  • 02/04/2019 Tue 09:49 in Hong Kong by Staff Writer China tech workers rack up long hours, at risk of burnout China has made great strides in the area of technology. Its IT firms have made significant advances in areas such as facial recognition, artificial intelligence and the use of big data. But this could all be coming at a cost to its tech workers. According to the South China Morning Post, the average tenure for tech workers in Silicon Valley is 3.65 years, whereas
  •   Brexit triggers wave of EU migration, job shortfalls The exodus from Britain of EU workers in the run-up to Brexit could lead to a severe job shortfall in the healthcare and construction sectors. There are currently more than 100,000 vacancies in the National Health Service in the UK. The shortfall could go as high 250,000 by 2030 unless urgent action is taken to improve training and staff retention. These were the conclusions of a just-published report from the Health