Predictions on Performance Management Trends in 2019

Performance management has been changing over these years from traditional annual reviews to periodic and continuous feedback.

We, being a software tool provider, are able to experience the changes in customer (managers, HR and employees) expectations on their performance management software.

Initially, it was mere, year-end review automation to categorize the employees into various ratings; then organizations started moving away from bell curves, ratings and showing interest on goals and achievement.

What You Missed At PeopleStrong Altify 2019

the biggest and most amazing hr tech launch event

A week ago, I was back in India.

Besides going into PeopleStrong HQ for meetings and induction (and amazing Indian food), the primary purpose is to attend their yearly major event – Altify.

This is where major product updates and launches would be announced.

It is also my first time attending a launch event of any kind and it is an amazing experience.

Singapore HR Tech Market Map 2019

with >160 HR Tech Vendors

2019 is priming up to be an exciting year for HR Techs in Singapore.

When I first started the map, there was less than half of what I am seeing today.

And this is in spite of a handful of them shutting down.

There are also more entries that come from overseas as everybody aims to leverage the business-friendly environment and use it as a springboard into the Southeast Asia market.

Grabjobs Revolutionises Recruitment By Getting Rid Of The CV

New feature allows job seekers to apply for jobs without profile creation or CV submission

Singapore: GrabJobs, a Singapore-based mobile-first Job Platform focused on entry to mid-level jobs, today announced the launch of a new feature that allows job seekers to apply for jobs without having to fill in a profile or upload a CV.

GrabJobs was the first Job Board in Asia to develop an interview chatbot that screens applicants as they apply for jobs.

Not a speaking session per se but I will be there together with my colleagues from PeopleStrong as we exhibit for the very first time in Singapore.

Come look for us at booth G2.

People Matters TechHR is Asia’s Largest HR Technology Conference and this will also be their first event in Singapore.

Date: February 28, 2019
Event: PeopleMatters TechHR Singapore 2019
Sponsor: People Matters
Venue: Marina Bay Sands
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

Organised by CrimsonLogic, I will be presenting a snapshot of the HR Tech landscape and showcasing local case studies.

Date: March 8, 2019
Time: 02:00-05:00 p.m.
Event: Bi-Annual HR Event 2019 (Amendments to Employment Act)
Topic: Snapshot of HR Tech
Sponsor: CrimsonLogic
Venue: Concorde Hotel Singapore
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

I will be involved in HR Tech Den where hundreds of HR Tech startups will be whittled down to just a few finalists and they get to pitch their solutions to me and the rest of the panel.

Winner walks away with a $20k marketing campaign in HRD Asia publications.

HR Tech Summit brings together HR leaders from a wide range of industries to access the latest insight and best practices from the leading authorities on HR technology.

Date: April 4, 2019
Event: HRD HR Tech Summit Singapore 2019
Venue: Hilton Singapore
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

29 data-driven ways to improve employee morale

If you own or operate a small business, you probably enjoy being your own boss.

The perks of making your own schedule and managing yourself are great, right? Ultimately, however, there will come a time when you need to hire on a team—because no one can do everything on their own.

Interview with Jay Huang, Founder & CEO at Pulsifi

One of the reasons why HR continues to be viewed as admin jockeys is the lack of meaningful data.

And an anecdote I came across captures this best.

In a board meeting, the Head of Sales come in with the sales projection numbers. Finance would bring in the P&L, BS and Marketing would come in with their latest conversion metrics.

2019 Predictions on Employee Engagement

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.