• 02/08/2018 Thu 09:14 in All markets by Tracy Chan The challenges of managing an age-diverse team Though 86% of employees around the world believe working in a multi-generational team can help promote innovation, almost seven in 10 prefer that their direct managers be their age or older, according to the latest Randstad Workmonitor. This sentiment is higher in Asia, with 82% of the respondents saying that they would rather work with a manager who is older than them. This is a reflection of a
  • 28/11/2018 Wed 11:29 in Hong Kong by Samantha Chan HSBC: Why some Hongkongers are worried about their financial future   A recent retirement report by HSBC – “The Future of Retirement” – reveals Hong Kong men and women are still somewhat subscribed to traditional family gender roles. Despite the public’s changing attitudes towards women in work, there is an innate readiness for many Hong Kong working women to make family sacrifices such as quitting their jobs for their children (26% versus 10% in
  • 03/08/2018 Fri 10:04 in All markets by Wani Azahar Life lessons from Human Resources Referencing back to one of the very first interviews I had to do – an interview with Tacy Byham, global CEO of Development Dimensions International (DDI) – it tackled the issue of why first-time leaders might fail. In that interview, she said: “They’re lighting a fire underneath their people to get them going, manage their work, get all that done. When instead, they should be spending the time to light the
  • 21/11/2018 Wed 11:17 in All markets by Staff Writer The best and the worst office Christmas gift Christmas, like many other festivals, is about sharing and giving. The survey found that 94% of the respondents think that a gift from their employer makes them feel appreciated, and choosing the right present is important when it comes to staff satisfaction. According to the survey, alcohol (38%), chocolates (28%), mugs (26%), stationery (4%), and make up (4%) are some safe bets as these are the
  • 08/08/2018 Wed 09:16 in All markets by Jerene Ang What HR should know about Google’s new job search function Let’s be honest, often times, the first thing job seekers turn to when looking for a new role is Google Search. To make it easier for job seekers in Singapore to find employment opportunities from popular job listing websites, online classifieds, and companies, Google recently unveiled a new job search function in Singapore. The function was first launched in the United States about a year
  • 29/10/2018 Mon 11:22 in All markets by Wani Azahar Driving the HR function through technology Perception Management, Acacia Fabrics, and Ricoh Malaysia speak on technology initiatives that propel their businesses and workforces. With the government’s “National Transformation 2050” plan actively promoting digital transformation, companies are quickly adopting forward-thinking digital initiatives to drive their HR function’s impact. Whether it’s to find a better fit for a candidate or improving employee communication, Perception Management, Acacia Fabrics, and Ricoh Malaysia share the technology initiatives that are