How is the role of a HR professional changing?

The role of a HR professional is transforming at a fast pace and no longer is their function limited to operational duties. In organizations that strive towards resilience, agility and customer-orientation, HR professionals are expected to wear multiple hats. Dr. Dave Ulrich, author of Human Resource Champions and professor at University of Michigan, writes that HR […]

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Embracing Innovation: Part 1

Innovation has become the currency of success among companies today. Often, companies that perform the best are the least consumed by imitation and emulation, but rather they focus on creating something new and leveraging on new technologies for efficiency. Innovation and its pressure on the labour market and workplace requires adaptability and resilience, behaviour that many workers […]

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Can we talk ‘Business’ with Family?

Are you considering a career in a firm or organization where your family members have established a foothold in? Or even accepting an job offer extended by a relative who owns his or her own business? Although bringing family ties into business settings can be a potential source of disagreement or present a conflict of interest, […]

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5 New Jobs Polyglots can Consider

Proficient in another language? Or even multiple? Here are some career options you may wish to explore with your linguistic talent! According to Sean Kim from Lifehack.org and Robert Morello from Chron.com, the following career paths value multilingual talents. Who says bilingual or multilingual talents can only be translators and foreign language teachers? 1. Brand Specialist Recognized […]

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Why you should take Networking seriously

Networking is a term that has come to imply superficiality and contrived socialization. However, it can be leveraged for mutually-beneficial learning and lead to authentic relationships. This week, we present a 5-step guide that will help you navigate networking opportunities better: Step 1: Having a Healthy Mindset The best networking comes from genuine relationships, not […]

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10 Workplace Trends You’ll See In 2017

Dan Schawbel from Forbes Magazine offers his predictions of the top workplace trends in 2017. From the rise of the blended workforce to the move towards introducing creative, flexible benefits, find out what could be in store for you and your workplace this year: 1. Companies focus on improving their candidate and employee experiences. When employers don’t […]

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Designing a Workplace for the New Millenials

Traditional workplace policies and practices have not kept up, and they are not empowering—and ultimately retaining—top talent among women or Millennials. New research reveals that companies can improve workplace satisfaction and performance simultaneously among cohorts of women and Millennials by creating flexible work policies and fostering a culture of transparency and collaboration. FLEXIBLE WORK POLICIES […]

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How to Simplify Your Career

What do you do every day at work and why? If your answer is more than a couple sentences, your career isn’t simple. But, even if you’re wildly ambitious, it can be. At least most of the time. 1. I don’t need to be busy. “It’s not enough to be busy; so are the ants. […]

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50 Signs You Might Be an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs are a unique group of people. Not only do they think differently; they act differently. They draw on personality traits, habits and mind-sets to come up with ideas that straddle the line between insanity and genius. But just because you’re an original thinker and came up with an idea to replace gasoline in cars doesn’t […]

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