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Change is Changing
We talk about change management. Change as a process. We tend to think of change in business as something that needs to happen once in a while, when the need arises. It's uncomfortable, but necessary. There is a whole industry called Change Management that has built up over the years to help people through these inflection points. Change management is big business these days, because just about every organization knows they need to change. And the bigger the organisation, the harder it is to change.
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Developing Generation-Y
Over the last year, our organization has spent a considerable time training groups of Generation-Y employees for Asia-based businesses. I know from my previous HR days that Gen-Y is a major concern for many organizations; from a hiring point of view as well as with engagement and turnover issues.
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New Strategies in the Contest for Top Talent
Life for a chief executive is never easy. If times are tough, they have all the stress that goes with falling sales, shrinking margins and rationalising resources. If, as now, things are generally on the up, they must contend with the very different set of challenges that comes with implementing plans for expansion against intense local and international competition.
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The New "C" Suite
There is a relatively new title to the "C" suite beginning to appear in some of the larger global companies - "Chief Reputation Officer". Although still far from being close to commonplace, this new "CRO" is responsible for corporate identity, corporate image, and ethical practices of the company's external interactions while also being responsible for internal ethical issues and "whistleblow" activity.
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Positive Outlook For Hong Kong Jobs
Employment in Hong Kong has been resilient through the downturn. Despite global economic insecurity, hiring intentions remain high in Q1 2013 and the unemployment rate rests at a healthy 3.3% - a rate that implies a state of full employment.
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Voluntary Attrition - How Staff Turnover in China And Hong Kong Spells Innovation
With an eye on the economic recession in the West and slowdown in China's exports, companies in Asia are managing a balancing act as they try to capitalize on Asia's growth while keeping a conservative budget. This is further complicated by surges in both salary and turnover rate across the region as Asia Pacific continues enjoying stable GDP growth.
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Recruitment Activity Continues at a High Rate
Q2 recruitment activity has increased in a range of 11 to 16%. Hong Kong's unemployment rate is 3.2%, down from 4.6%. Salary pressures are creating increases of 15 - 20% in Hong Kong and 20 - 25% in China.
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Is Asia's Talent falling through the cracks?
Asian societies have a richness and wealth of community-living traditions that can be well learned from in the western world and should be respected. This said, I find that the by-products of stringent ingrained hierarchy, imposed obligation and a large-group-conformity mentality mean that many people fear ...
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4 Ways to Overcome Recruiting Obstacles in 2012
Recruiters have seen huge fluctuations over the past five years. Not only have the changes been economically influenced, but also technologically. Due to this, the face of recruiting has changed in many ways. Some are definitely for the better, while other changes have left difficulty in their wake. (Source: Recruiter.com)
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Applying Talent Mapping and Business Intelligence in the Acquisition Process
Although acquisitions are generally accepted as having enormous potential for growth that would not have otherwise been achieved through gradual organic development, their rate of success is low and they are a risky and expensive method of growing a business. With high staff attrition rates, differences in decision-making and difficulty integrating disparate cultures, it is no surprise that studies have shown that nearly 66% of companies lose market share in the first quarter after a merger. By the third quarter post-merger, the figure rises to 90%.
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Top Prospect: In This Day and Age, Everyone Can Be a Recruiter
Social media has undeniably changed the way organisations, communities and individuals communicate, allowing for the increased exchange of information and user-generated content (UGC). This has taken place noticeably in recruitment. Recruitment was once a process that required recruiters or job boards to facilitate the match-making between companies and candidates. Now, individuals and companies have much more resources at their disposal to market themselves and use their personal and professional networks to aid this process.
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Management Terminology: Do You Even Understand Yourself Anymore?
It has become commonplace in corporate language to replace direct and straightforward expressions with difficult to understand and impossible to measure terms.
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Tapping into Social and Digital Media for Recruitment
On August 19th, Burberry brought a fragrance sampling campaign to Facebook. Its eight million fans who have "liked" the Burberry page are being engaged by the Burberry brand through receiving free samples ahead of its September release. To date, it is the highest number of fans for any luxury fashion brand's Facebook page.
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Competency-based or Structured Interviewing
Selecting the right staff is critical to your business success. It is a notable fact that the wrong selection of management and leadership executives will lead to a rapid and widespread disengagement of your human capital.
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The Changing World
Talent acquisition is transforming at incredible speeds. The way we source and reach out to talent is being reshaped and revolutionized.
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The Development of Rencai - China's Talent Ambition and Its Implications
On June 6th 2010, the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the State Council jointly issued a National Medium and Long Term Talent Development Plan (NTDP), the first national comprehensive plan in China's history of human resource development. It is part of China's vital reexamination of its 30-year ...
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Is Marriage an Opportunity for Further Engagement?
In business, marriage occurs prior to engagement. The wrong marriage decision will prevent engagement, failure will therefore be much more likely. In the case of a dis-engaged leader, this will filter down into their team and set back progress and competitive advantage. In increasingly competitive global markets, no business can afford ...
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Transformational Leadership
The definition of management that is generally accepted is the process of "getting work done through the efforts of others." One of the major difficulties of well intentioned manager is to get the time to sit down and actually think about their roles, core responsibilities , and their own personal ...
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The War for Talent : Attracting and Retaining Key Staff
The War for Talent continues to be fought. The increased strength and attraction of emerging economies brings a greater number of battlegrounds where companies must fight for talent. It will become even more difficult to attract and retain the best performers, over the next five years. This is because the leaders of existing organizations are approaching retirement at a time when the labour market is shortening. 40% of organizations lack a succession plan. America alone is expecting a retired population to increase from 35M to 70M from 2008 - 2015 as the "Baby Boomers" retire. The growth rate of China's working population will reach zero% shortly after 2015 ...
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Is International Talent Losing its Lustre in China?
It appears that international talent is commanding less of a premium in China in 2011. In 2010 there were 45 million native Chinese living outside of China according to the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council. In 2009 more than 200,000 Chinese nationals returned from abroad - many with international business experience. This represented a 56.2% increase on 2008 according to the Ministry of Education ...
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Achieving Competitive Advantage through Talented People
Business performance is achieved through people. Outstanding performance is achieved through outstandingly talented people. When talents emerge you need to nurture them and give them the opportunities to grow and contribute to the business ...
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Recruiting Talent for Emerging Markets
As companies have become truly global in their operations (i.e. having operations in many countries rather than just selling internationally from a home base) companies have needed to develop an international cadre of management both for their overseas operations and at home base ...
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