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PIVOTING HR IN THE AGE OF THE GIG ECONOMY

It seems like every few months, there exists a new buzzword that signals a change or challenge that HR professionals are told to prepare for. Failing to do so, they are told, will lead to their swift demise. These ‘future of work’ prophecies no doubt bring with them a sense of fatigue. The newest of such buzzwords is the ‘Gig Economy’. What is it? And what does it mean for HR? A stud ...

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DEMYSTIFYING THE GIG ECONOMY

Today, we live in the age of the ‘gig economy’. It is an age where unpredictability is part of the everyday life of many workers. 40% of the US workforce now have nontraditional employer-employee jobs - and the number of these gigs is growing. So why are people ‘gigging’? Millennial workers largely use it as an income gap filler and like that it offers flexibility and control over their work ...

THE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TRAP: HOW TO BUILD AND NOT WASTE YOUR LEADERS

Good leaders are the key to any successful organisation, and developing them is the best way to invest in continued prosperity and growth. However, leadership development is one key metric of success that even the most successful organisations are failing at. According to research from the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), 66% of companies invest in programs that aim to identify high-p ...

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HOW TO HARNESS NEXT GEN TALENT TODAY

The 21st century is a brave new world indeed. Who could have predicted the skills needed to thrive in today’s economy - an economy of startups, cloud-based computing, wearable tech and social media entrepreneurs? The familiarity with rapidly transforming technology and tools; the rise of hardcore quantitative skills in banking, advertising, and healthcare; the rapidly blurring lines b ...

BRIDGING THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SKILLS GAP

WINNING IN THE 21ST CENTURY: BRIDGING THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SKILLS GAP

There is no doubt that A.I is changing the way we work. According to some reports, four in five business leaders in Asia Pacific believe the burgeoning technology will transform the way their firms operate within the next three years. But still, there exists a glaring disconnect among the workforce as a whole. As many as 15 percent of employees believe AI will have no impact on the ...

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HOW TO MAKE POTENTIAL WORK FOR YOU

We all know that senior colleague who earned their position by virtue of being around a long time, and not because they are particularly great at the job in question. The ones who hedge their survival on buying the boss a Teh Tarik or two every week. If this sounds tired and outdated, it’s because it is. For thousands of years, we made choices about one another on the basis of p ...

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OPERATION: MISSION (I’M)POSSIBLE

How do you get your staff to be creatively involved, work long hours and be willing to go above and beyond their job descriptions? It’s simple. You give them a mission and vision to believe in. Get it right and your employees no longer work for you, they work with you. They will be devoted to the success of the company, and work becomes more than a job - it becomes a calling. In effect, this ...