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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 […]

Facilitation as invitation

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March 4th, 2015

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Whilst reading some relatively recent articles in academic journals (2012) on experiential learning and ‘Outdoor Management Development’ (OMD) for my doctorate, I was surprised to come across references to Kolb’s learning cycle. I realised I hadn’t thought about Kolb in reference to experiential learning for a good 10 years. The model was being critiqued as […]

How can SMEs leverage their talent?

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March 2nd, 2015

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According to a recent survey from UKES, almost a quarter of small and medium-sized businesses are maximising staff talent to boost productivity leaving around 9 million people employed within SMEs who fare less well. With SMEs at the heart of the Government’s growth – this is worrying news indeed. In a recent blog, Richard Branson […]

Anyone seen HR?

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February 11th, 2015

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“The NHS treats people so badly, goes as far as abusing people. You get wonderful nurses, who get used and abused so they leave because they feel they haven’t been able to give the care they wanted. I know people who’ve left because they can’t provide the care that even gives patients dignity.” That’s not […]

Infographic: 8 Key Actions to improve talent management and productivity in Singaporean SMEs

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February 3rd, 2015

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