CEO Interview with Witansa Angwidjaja

Co-Founder of Go-UP.Work - Employee Engagement Platform

A search for employee engagement on Google would return 172,000,000 results.

It is no coincidence that this space has seen an explosion of new innovative HR Tech.

Go-Up.Work is one of them. With office in Singapore and Thailand, their employee engagement platform help companies to optimise their people experience to uplift, engage and retain them better

The whole gist is a happy employee is a productive one.

Talent Management Is Done

And other things I learned from People Matters TechHR 2018

150+ speakers, 200+ partners, 25+ startups and 3,000+ attendees. People Matters TechHR 2018 has been a blast.

With speakers from the Yoda of HR Tech Josh Bersin to Senior HRs from the likes of Microsoft, Nestle, Accenture and you name it, the event really opened my eyes to the world of HR Tech.

10 Tips to Successfully Bootstrap Your Startup

“Bootstrapping is a way to do something about the problems you have without letting someone else give you the permission to do them” – Tom Preston-Werner, co-founder of Github

After six years of bootstrapping at Villa Finder, I entirely agree with this quote. Starting a company solely with your own dime has its merits and some setbacks.

Australia HR Tech Market Map 2018

The Australian HR tech market has proven itself to be one of the most vibrant across Asia Pacific.

Not surprisingly in a $12bn internal market there is a significant amount of potential for new tech players to disrupt or service existing incumbents.

In a world where once Seek reigned supreme from a technology standpoint with its monopoly on APAC job boards, a number of new players are springing up and finding means of connecting candidate to company.

Getting Digital with HR

HR and Digital. Two worlds that in the past had either never collided or were conjoined in ways that ended in more pain than productivity.

Today, the digital transformation of HR is a growing topic of discussion.

While it is possibly a by-product of my filter bubble, particularly on LinkedIn, the reality is that there has been an increasing number of posts about HR Tech conferences, people analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) in HR, organisational network analysis, Agile HR, and many other related topics.

How to Recognize and Reward Employees

Employee recognition means much more than the occasional acknowledgement that somebody did a good job.

When employees are recognized for their contributions at a deeper level, it does wonders for morale and helps your workforce to measure progression within their roles.

Rewarding employees for their achievements serve as a demonstration that you truly appreciate them.

SkillsFuture schemes

complete list in one infographics

Many of us have heard of SkillsFuture and SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) – the agency driving the national movement, and are keen to know about their grant schemes.

The SSG Enterprise Engagement Office has created a simple guide to some of their popular schemes.  Employers who are keen to find out more about the SSG skills development initiatives, you could email them at

This year, the SME Symposium discusses SMEs and their aspirations to become globally competitive in the era of Industrial Revolution 4.0. Participants can look forward to intellectually-stimulating dialogue and plenary sessions on business transformation through change management.

I will be moderating the panel discussion related to Strategic Talent Development to Enable and Sustain
Business Transformation Improvements.

Date:May 24, 2018
Time:08:00-15:00 p.m.
Event:NTUC SME Symposium 2018
Topic:Human Capital - Strategic Talent Development to enable and sustain business transformation improvements
Sponsor: NTUC
Venue: Temasek Polytechnic
Registration:Click here to register.

20 Productivity Tools For Entrepreneurs That You Need To Know

What is productivity?

Entrepreneurs are possibly one of the most productive people in Singapore because when you’re an entrepreneur, time = money.

No one is going to pay you overtime hours, and the faster and more effective you get routine tasks done, the more time you can spend on your next business venture or developing a new business idea.

Why Skills Matter So Much

And how Skills Framework can help

Saying that the nature of work has changed is an understatement.

Digital technology is disrupting business models and radically changing workplaces and how work is done. Organisations are becoming flatter, and millennials who make up more than half of the workforce, are redefining employer loyalty, amongst other things.

And we have not even discussed the impact of AI and Robotics on jobs.