People Management magazine

Feature articles

17 August 2015


The view from here

The view from here

Judith Barton argues that finding the right coach for your needs is essential for a successful experience

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The debate: is engagement still HR’s holy grail?

Is engagement still HR’s holy grail?

Employee engagement is seen as the key measure of workplace effectiveness. But does it have real credibility?

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Case study: McLaren Applied Technologies, Singapore

McLaren Applied Technologies, Singapore

Being given the chance to hand pick the right mix of employees may sound like a dream scenario, but it comes with its challenges

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The power of wellbeing

The power of wellbeing

Investing in employee health pays dividends in the long run. So why are so many business leaders still not convinced?

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You just added her on LinkedIn – and she’s going to cost you millions

Getting to grips with the new threats

HR professionals are being targeted by fake profiles and email scams – but they’re also a vital part of the fightback

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Why is change still so difficult?

Why is change still so difficult?

Change is a key part of business. But to truly unpick our rigid adherence to the status quo, we need to understand neuroscience

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Big thinkers

Big thinkers

Inspiration from Rebecca Newton, Rasmus Ankersen, Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Heidi K Gardner and Eduardo Braun

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Where next for the economy?

Where next for the economy?

People Management asks leading economists and experts for their country-by-country 2017 predictions

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“The ‘soft’ side of the business is the part that drives results”

Interview: Merche del Valle

Goldman Sachs’ leadership development guru on making her way to the top, and how HR can become key to performance

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The knowledge

The knowledge

Your quarterly run-through of how to apply essential workplace skills, with expert commentary

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Legal update

Legal update

Jennifer Van Dale and Hannah Swift of Eversheds give an overview of legal changes that HR professionals need to know about

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Singapore steels itself for economic downturn

Singapore steels itself for downturn

Unemployment on the up, but real estate, finance and services sectors provide grounds for optimism

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The debate: is social media a distraction from work?

Is social media a distraction from work?

When staff are playing Pokemon Go or spending work time on Twitter, is it best to ban, tolerate or manage their behaviour?

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The future of work is...

The future of work is...

What are the major challenges shaping the workplace of tomorrow? And how can HR professionals be part of the solution?

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Case study: Acleda Bank, Cambodia

Case study: Acleda Bank, Cambodia

The remarkable story of a Cambodian bank that rose from the ashes of war to compete with the best in the world

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Free movement of labour is coming. Are you ready?

Free movement of labour is coming

The 10 members of the ASEAN community are moving towards a new form of mobility for staff

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Case study: iTalent, Malaysia

Case study: iTalent, Malaysia

How a successful tech entrepreneur went from sceptic to coaching evangelist after an immersive experience

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(Don't) keep it in the family

(Don't) keep it in the family

Family businesses grow faster and last longer than their rivals. But managing them means negotiating some HR challenges

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The view from here

The view from here

Cheryl Liew-Chng says that millennials need to be managed in a particular way and asks 'are you ready?'

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Legal update

Legal update

Fiona Loughrey, Simmons & Simmons, and Mohammed Reza, JWS Asia Law Corporation, review recent legal changes

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Big thinkers

Big thinkers

Inspiring HR ideas from Dr Linda Holbeche, Stephen Frost and Danny Kalman, Josh Bersin, Edward Cone and Michelle Burke

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Mobile technology boosts employee performance

Mobile technology boosts performance

Singaporean firms that embrace mobile tech are more likely to have an engaged and productive workforce, study finds

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Big thinkers

Big thinkers

People Management rounds up the latest inspiring ideas for HR professionals from leading researchers

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Asia ‘falling behind’ on female leaders

Asia ‘falling behind’ on female leaders

Increased awareness of the importance of gender diversity has not translated into higher numbers of women in the boardroom

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Legal update: Sarah Lawrence, senior legal consultant at DLA Piper in Dubai, gives an overview of legislation and case law HR professionals should be aware of

Legal update

Get an overview of the latest legislation and precedents affecting HR professionals, from across Asia

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Case Study: Manulife, Hong Kong

Case Study: Manulife, Hong Kong

"If you treat people badly, there have to be consequences" How one of Asia’s best-known insurers shook up how managers lead

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Talent on demand: is HR ready for the gig economy?

Is HR ready for the gig economy?

Organisations are using ‘talent platforms’ to pay workers by the job. But what ethical and legal questions do they raise

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The debate: why don’t we have more female leaders?

Debate: why not more female leaders?

Many companies are failing to achieve a gender balance in their senior ranks, but why is this and how can we change it?

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If you think this is what wellbeing looks like… think again

This is not what wellbeing looks like

A holistic view of employee health delivers returns. Why do many businesses think a make-do-and-mend approach is enough?

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The view from here: China is getting more women into work. But the next step is in HR’s hands

The view from here

Summer Tang, Management associate at Hilti, says China is getting more women into work. But the next step is in HR’s hands

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Your brain at work - Neuroscience: the HR guide

The (neural) pathway to enlightenment

We know more than ever about what makes the brain tick. But can that give us a competitive advantage in the workplace?

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Case Study: Veeam Software, Singapore

Case Study: Veeam Software, Singapore

Speed is of the essence for a growing technology business – and that means getting recruitment right is vital

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Legal update: Sarah Lawrence, senior legal consultant at DLA Piper in Dubai, gives an overview of legislation and case law HR professionals should be aware of

Legal lowdown

Pattie Walsh, partner, international employment group, Bird & Bird, gives an overview of the latest legislation and advice

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Case Study: Ooredoo

Case Study: Ooredoo

Bringing strong HR practice to Myanmar is daunting – but it’s a chance to do something revolutionary, says Ooredoo’s Myo Than

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The debate: has the appraisal had its day?

The debate: has the appraisal had its day?

Major businesses are ditching formal performance management processes, but what happens next? We asked the experts

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Does positive discrimination work?

Does positive discrimination work?

Adherents say over-compensating for traditional imbalances is a “necessary evil”. But proper diversity policies may work better

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How to get ahead in HR

How to get ahead in HR

With fierce competition for the best roles, you can’t leave career advancement to chance. Experts tell you how to win at work

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“We have to stop losing our millennials”

“We have to stop losing our millennials”

Lawrence Tan, HR director of Singapore’s strategically vital water agency, is tackling pipeline issues far removed from H2O

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Social learning: What can your staff teach you?

Social learning: What can staff teach you?

The days of didactic learning are numbered. Staff can connect with each other in an instant – it’s L&D, but not as we know it

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The view from here: Melissa Richardson

The view from here

It’s time businesses woke up to the myriad benefits of mentoring, says Melissa Richardson of Art of Mentoring in Australia

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Legal update

Legal update

Johanna Johnson, senior associate at Taylor Vinters in Singapore, gives an overview of new legislation for HR professionals

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Long-hours culture 'unlikely to end soon'

Long-hours culture unlikely to end soon

HR professionals warned of ongoing damage to wellbeing, as high-level Hong Kong talks fail and Singaporeans toil on

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HR thinkers

HR thinkers

Which gurus are most relevant for HR practitioners? We raided the business bookshelf in earnest

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Case Study: AIA, Hong Kong

Case Study: AIA, Hong Kong

Asia’s biggest independent insurer focuses on internal development as it moves on from near-collapse during the recession

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Pay: have the rules of reward changed for good?

Pay: have the rules of reward changed?

Pay rises in parts of Asia will barely hover above inflation in 2016. Is it time to rethink the way we reward employees?

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Case Study: Arcadis

Case Study: Arcadis

Good communication can overcome teething problems when buying new businesses, says a highly acquisitive design company

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The debate: should HR give up on a board seat?

Should HR give up on a board seat?

A place at the top table has long been HR’s holy grail. But is genuine influence more important? Four experts mull it over

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Q&A: “Asian multinationals won’t succeed without strong HR”

Asian multinationals need strong HR

Knowing where decisions should be made is key to going global, says Shanthi Flynn, former Walmart HR leader turned consultant

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Coaching: The key to world champion business performance

Coaching: key to business performance

One-on-one guidance has become a popular way to nurture talent in the west, but can it work for Asian companies?

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Opinion: Cultural intelligence is key to the future of business

Cultural intelligence key to business

The workplace is changing dramatically, and skillsets must align with this new environment, says Felicity Menzies

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How can organisations retain top talent?

How can organisations retain top talent?

Attrition is a problem afflicting almost every organisation. Big data, smart management and clearer progression help HR fight back

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What are your staff saying about you?

What are your staff saying about you?

Glassdoor is spreading across the Middle East and Asia. HR professionals are urged to arm themselves with the facts

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Legal update: Sarah Lawrence, senior legal consultant at DLA Piper in Dubai, gives an overview of legislation and case law HR professionals should be aware of

Legal update

Laure de Panafieu of Linklaters Asia gives an overview of legislation and case law HR professionals should be aware of

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Case Study: DiGi, Malaysia

Case Study: DiGi, Malaysia

Malaysia’s fast-growing telecoms firm, DiGi Telecommunications, is making better connectivity a priority

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The debate: Are analytics over-hyped?

The debate: Are analytics over-hyped?

Big data has been heralded as HR’s magic bullet. But, as these experts argue, the reality is more complicated than it seems

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Is Asia ready to take on the unions?

Is Asia ready to take on the unions?

Growing inequality are taking workers onto the picket line. But strong HR practices could prevent serious unrest

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Is emotional intelligence more than just a fad?

Is emotional intelligence just a fad?

Being able to empathise is increasingly seen as a key business trait – but many Asian employees remain sceptical

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Are talent programmes ageist

Are talent programmes ageist?

Talk of ‘high potentials’ is too often shorthand for ‘young’ – and that’s an expensive waste of true ability

Find out how to avoid this approach
Workplace ethics

Don't be evil

Corporate ethics are often just soundbites. But failing to find your moral compass can be fatal

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Video learning that delivers

Video learning that delivers

Video has the power to transform your L&D efforts – but first you need to decide how and why you’re doing it

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