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Change to HR policies means shift in HR business focus

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March 17th, 2015

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    The Singapore Government, which until now has recruited university degree holders and non-degree holders into completely different career tracks at government ministries, is now scrapping this key tenet of its recruitment approach This does not surprise me given the Prime Minister’s National Day Rally Speech last year calling for a “cultural change” in […]

Rediscovering HR as enablers in the organisation

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October 17th, 2014

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The gap between HR and employees is “as great as ever” according to new research published last week in Singapore The authors conclude: Huge differences between HR and employee perceptions on key human capital management issues means work remains to be done – and that companies are operating without fully engaged workforces. The truth can […]

Ethical scandals and the role for HR

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December 13th, 2012

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The BBC has announced its new Director General in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal and Justice Leveson is about to publish his report into media standards. Whereas the City has been at the centre of debate over corporate ethics and accountability in recent years, now it is the media industry’s turn to be […]

Applauding mistakes

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August 21st, 2012

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Gary Miles says  learning from mistakes is key to innovation in a blog first published on People Management online Much is made of Britain’s knowledge economy. The Government often cites it as a route to growth. It was a major theme throughout the Olympics, from the blaze of colour, sound and narrative of the opening ceremony, […]

Age is more than a number for older employees

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July 4th, 2012

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Gary Miles says older workers are an asset for organisations that shouldn’t be ignored in a blog first published on People Management online There is a record number of over-65s in the workplace, according to the Office for National Statistics – demonstrating very clearly that the impact of the economic crisis on pension pots means […]