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Why You Might Want to Shut Your Business in Singapore

This is my guest post on Singapore Business Review According to the Business Optimism Index (BOI) conducted by Singapore Commercial Credit Bureau and released early this year, Q1 2015 marks the second-lowest score in two years. Based on their scoring system, Singapore BOI score was +1.11. Contrast that to +10.79 for Q4 2014 and +33 […]

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Why this $800 job ad will get 0% response

If you take out the most recent job ad you can find in the newspapers and compare it with another that was published like 10 years ago, you will notice one glaring thing. It looks exactly the same. That’s right people. Over the past decade we have witnessed the migration from desktop to mobile devices, […]

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Restless Mondays?

I was interviewed recently by TNP about how one should go about spending one’s weekend more fruitfully, to prevent feeling burned out and unrested the following work week. Monday can be a killer for many people. The adrenaline from the party on saturday and the football game from sunday barely fades off and it is […]

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5 recruitment warning signs

Let’s face it. Recruitment sounds easy. You try your best to reach out to the masses, get a few to the interview room, try to get to know their decades of history over 2 hours and, presto!, you have a new employee to on-board next week. If only things are so simple. Below are 5 […]

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5 Ways to Increase Your Company’s Attrition Rate

  A recent survey by British-based institute Roffey Park shed light on the motivations, or rather the demotivations of managers in Singapore’s economy. With 63% of managers looking for new jobs, organisations should be sitting up and wondering what went wrong. In the production and manufacturing sector alone, a whopping 79% of managers wanted to […]

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Have we forgotten the meaning of May Day?

To many of us, May Day is a brief respite between Good Friday and Vesak Day, a public holiday where we get to rest and spend with family and friends. In our never-ending quest to hit our KPIs, clear our workload and juggle work and life, I wonder how many of us are curious why […]

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5 lessons a typical MBA won’t teach you

An MBA is a great way to upgrade your knowledge and expand your network, however there are five lessons that mugging for an MBA won’t teach you about working in Singapore. 1. How to deal with unions You may be momentarily bewildered when approached with this subject. Yes they do exist in Singapore, collectively bargaining […]

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Future of HR

5 Ways to Increase Your Company’s Attrition Rate

A recent survey by British-based institute Roffey Park shed light on the motivations, or rather the demotivations of managers in Singapore’s economy. With 63% of managers looking for new jobs, organisations should be sitting up and wondering what went wrong. In the production and manufacturing sector alone, a whopping 79% of managers wanted to move […]

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Future of HR

5 Classic Hiring Mistakes

Recruitment is by far the most difficult HR spectrums to get right. Hiring the next best talent based on an interview that not only is the first time two person meet but also trying to understand each other in a span of 2 hours. Would you get married after knowing your date for 2 hours? […]