4 Tips To Conduct A Better Performance Appraisal For Your Staff

Performance appraisal may cause distress for both managers and employees. It is pleasing to conduct a positive performance review but the opposite scenario is a challenge to manage. While performance appraisal is an uneasy task, careful preparation can help you to conduct a constructive and productive discussion. Below are 4 tips for managers to improve…

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Measuring Training Effectiveness – The Kirkpatrick Model

Are you a HR personnel tasked to develop a training feedback form to measure training effectiveness, or an employee who wishes to evaluate your own learning from a training course? Are you an employer or a trainer who wants to measure training success? Whichever position you are in, it is crucial to determine the return…

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5 Steps to Bounce Back from a Bad Performance Review

A bad performance review can leave one with disappointment, gloominess or frustration. Everyone likes praises and wants to receive compliments for their effort and hard work. What if the reality does not meet your expectation? The worst scenario happens and you receive a poor performance review instead of a positive appraisal that you longed for.…

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More Young Singaporeans Pursuing Post-Graduate Studies

In recent years, there is a growing trend for young Singaporeans to go for further studies and postpone entering the workforce. According to The Manpower Ministry, the employment rate for the age group of 15 to 24 dropped from 36.8% to 35.8% between 2015-2016, which is largely contributed by the trend to pursue post-graduate studies…

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Performance gap arises due to training? Mager & Pipe Model

How many times have you heard employers’ complaints about their employees: “They are not motivated”, “They don’t put in effort to perform better”, “We’ve trained them again and again but they still don’t follow”, “There are training problems that prevent them from performing”? A performance gap exists when there is a difference between ideal performance…

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Should You Announce on LinkedIn Headline that You Are Looking for a Job?

LinkedIn is a useful and popular platform for job seekers to find job opportunities. You may have come across a LinkedIn profile with a headline indicating the availability for a new position such as “Looking for new opportunities”, “Open for new challenges” and you might have done the same thing for your LinkedIn account. While…

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Introduction to 360-Degree Feedback

“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”, said Bill Gates. There is no doubt that individuals need constructive feedback to reflect and improve themselves. In the workplace, employers are encouraged to have a good feedback system to assist staff in understanding their strengths and weakness and give insights into…

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By 2030, 800 Million Jobs Might Be Taken By Robots

  The study of 46 countries and 800 occupations by the McKinsey Global Institute predicts that by 2030, as many as 800 million jobs might be taken by robots. CB Insights firm researches and analyses that at least 10 million U.S. jobs are exposed to being automated in the next decade. The development in artificial…

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Workplace Learning – From Good Training To Improved Performance

People are the heart of any organisation. To gain competitive advantage, organisations ought to support their talents in learning and development. Therefore, organisation leaders today emphasise on training. While it is important to provide employees with useful and sufficient training, organisation leaders should ensure that good training can be transformed into improved individual and business…

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98% employees believe that flexible work policies boost their productivity

Benefits of Flexible Work Policy A new global finding in 2017 on the future of work drew responses from more than 10,000 employees from five countries: Singapore, Australia, China, India, and Japan. The survey shows that 62% of global working population are working flexibly on a frequent basis and 98% of them agree that working…

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