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5 Productivity Tools That Can Help You Get More Time

5 Productivity Tools That Can Help You Get More Time

Have you ever heard someone say “there’s just not enough hours in a day.” It’s not like 24 hours in a day are any less. It’s just that we tend to lose time with things that distract us or take up too much time. I’m sure in your busy and hectic work schedule you sometimes … Continued

How To Springboard Your Career When The Boss Is Away

How To Springboard Your Career When The Boss Is Away

It’s no surprise that when the boss is away some of us have a relaxed and laidback attitude towards work. And why not? The boss always keeps you on your toes. Would it really hurt your career if you slowed down a little and took a step back while the boss is away for a … Continued

4 Inspirational Leaders You Need to Read About

4 Inspirational Leaders You Need to Read About

In continuation last week’s blog about “5 Startups That Are Loved By Their Employees”, I took a further dive into the players who are shaping (or reshaping if you like) how employees are engaged and motivated. These inspirational leaders surely aren’t following what traditional management styles have advocated in the past. They’re a new breed … Continued

How to Deal with Office Gossip Like a Pro

How to Deal with Office Gossip Like a Pro

HR professionals are often targets to be extraction points of office gossip. Coworkers tend to become “friends” with representatives of the HR team just for this reason (a hidden agenda they’ll never admit to). It’s usually a subtle question thrown over tea or lunch breaks or sometimes when passing by. Those questions range from: So … Continued

How to Avoid Asking Inappropriate Interview Questions

How to Avoid Asking Inappropriate Interview Questions

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission published a report earlier this year in which they found that 70% of bosses think women should declare they’re pregnant when applying for jobs. What’s more is that one in four hiring managers feel that its fair to ask candidates about their plans to have children. Aren’t these really … Continued

5 Startups That Are Loved By Their Employees

5 Startups That Are Loved By Their Employees

While startups present exciting and adrenaline-packed career opportunities they often find it hard to attract top talent. That’s mainly because they’re up against well-known brands who have a pool of highly skilled talent, global opportunities, established processes and well defined benefits that appeal to everyone in the workforce. There are some startups, however, who’ve decorated … Continued

4 Innovative Ways to Boost Your Business Acumen

4 Innovative Ways to Boost Your Business Acumen

To make an impact, the most important ingredient for any business leader is their level of business insight. Irrespective whether you are the CEO, Strategy Manager, Product Manager, Software Development Team Leader, HR Manager, Engineer or Financial Controller – no leader can add significant value without business acumen and if they don’t: know how their … Continued

Why You Should Have An Interviewer Bias

Why You Should Have An Interviewer Bias

There’s no denying that interviewers bring with them a set of expectations, judgments and emotions when interviewing candidates. It’s only natural to do that. Sadly, most of us aren’t honest with ourselves to admit, or even recognize, that we have interviewer bias. We search for a set of particular aspects in candidates that we value … Continued

Can You Measure the Value of Leadership?

Can You Measure the Value of Leadership?

He has done it again. Dave Ulrich, the Renis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and co-founder of Result Based Leadership (disclaimer: I am associated to the same company as a principle consultant) has written another ground breaking book. After having transformed the way the HR function adds value and … Continued

How to Learn Talent Management from Olympians

How to Learn Talent Management from Olympians

The Olympic Games kicked off this weekend and man was it an extravagant opening ceremony. I’m always mesmerized by the power of the games to bring together the best athletics from all over the world competing for glory. Sure only the best of the best, i.e. the top three, win medals, but being called Olympians, … Continued

How to Use Network of Teams In Your Organization Structure

How to Use Network of Teams In Your Organization Structure

he evolution of organization structure has been continuous and quite rapid in the past decade. Much debate and theories have surfaced over how teams operate, communicate and contribute to organizations. Hierarchies have taken new shape within organizations demanding more from teams. Alain de Vulpian in 2004 famously stated that “we are in the process of … Continued

How Women Can Be Successful If They Toughen Up

How Women Can Be Successful If They Toughen Up

When we were children and got hurt while playing our parents often told us to “toughen up”. It was their way of telling us to be brave and be able to deal with negativity. Interestingly enough, the same is happening now where women at work told to toughen up. Does it mean that they’re being … Continued