Did you know that the concept of ‘Employee Engagement’ is almost 30 years old?
The first formal definition was provided by William Kahn, as “the harnessing of organisation members’ selves to their work roles; in engagement, people employ and express themselves physically, cognitively, and emotionally during role performances.”
When HR leaders talk about “employee engagement programmes”, this could mean anything from a survey done every year, to a revamped flexi-benefits programme, to regular townhalls and fireside chats, to team-building activities, staff lunches and annual dinner & dances.
Administration of medical benefits is akin to generating payslips for employees in SMEs.
It is important, compliance requires it but many administrators just find it laborious and lapses just keep recurring over and over again.
And it isn’t restricted to the HR administrator. The employee needs to capture the receipt, probably fill up a form and go back to primary school art-and-craft to glue the receipts onto an A4 sheet for submission.
Since my decision to focus primarily on writing about HR Tech on this blog, it has opened up a lot of opportunities beyond my imagination.
It also helps that this space was relatively new when I first began and efforts on SEO is paying off now.
As of now, there are 71,800,000 results if I google for hr tech Singapore and I can find my site on page 1 #2.
I have known Steve for more than 10 years.
We were both BNI members of Gateway chapter and I clearly recall that was before my 10 year old son.
He surprised me at first when I learned he is a sales person given his quiet demeanour.
But once you know him better, his blend of technical knowledge and sharpened solutioning skills make him the kind of consultative sales people you enjoy speaking with and learn from.
With technology at our fingertips all hours of the day, we can easily access copious amounts of data.
From google, to Wikipedia to social media sites, we simply open an app or internet browser and have access to everything from Bill Gates most recently read novel to the social lives of our potential recruits.
SkillsFuture is off to a busy start of 2019.
With the completion of the entire set of Skills Framework, they are moving next to engage the industry about them and their initiatives.
From Employer Awards to Fellowships to JumpStart! workshop to Learning Enterprise Alliance, it is hard to ignore the significance of what SkillsFuture is telling the market – the importance of skilling.
On 22nd of Jan 2019, PeopleStrong CEO Pankaj Bansal hosted a dinner with a dozen CXOs at Long Chim Marina Bay Sands.
The intent was to gather insights to better prep his panel session, together with Jason Averbook, Rosaline Chow and Priya Cherian, at the upcoming People Matter’s TechHR conference on the 28th of Feb.
My first experience with payroll systems came around 2005. My recruitment agency was into year two and we started to get projects to manage payroll for contractors.
To help us manage the influx of headcounts, we started sourcing around for one.
Since then, I had gone through 5 different systems and that occured within a span of six years.
From startups helping organizations turn their employee referral program into a contest to those helping them to make better people decisions using real-time data, the TechHR Singapore event to be held on 28th February, 2019 at Marina Bay Sands will showcase the best of best from the startup and HR technology world.
Often I hear about how companies view their human resources.
That they are the most important asset in the business and without them, success wouldn’t happen.
But when you dig deeper and look at the amount of investment (re: training) made on their people, the opposite seems true.
And I can understand that through my interactions with the group of HR Directors from hotels in Bangkok a few months ago.