Quality of a Good Trainer

Every trainer is unique in their background, characters and style of training. However, there are also common traits that successful trainers often display. Below are 4 qualities that a good trainer should have:  EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS As communication is an essential part of a trainer’s job, successful trainers truly love communicating. With their outstanding communication…

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State of Leadership Development in Organisations

Demand for Leadership in Asia According to International Monetary Fund, the regional economic outlook for Asia and the Pacific estimates growth for the region to remain strong at 5.4% in 2018, as the region continues to be the leader of global growth. At the same time, the operating environment in Asian market remains fast paced,…

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Effective Onboarding- A Key Strategy To Staff Retention

Singapore Case- Why is Retention Increasingly Important? Before we dive into the topic of onboarding and its impact on retention, let’s take a close look in Singapore’s context to understand why retention is an increasingly critical human capital issue. Singapore’s workforce is experiencing a trend in which there is : • Net zero growth due…

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3 Key HR Trends You Should Watch Out For In 2018

As we enter 2018, the next journey promises many changes to the HR landscape: shifting focus on improving the entire employee experience, utilising Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to streamline HR processes or the growing influence of the gig economy on job markets. These are 3 HR trends to watch out for in 2018. The…

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Engaging Millennials at Work

We often hear millennials been labelled as “lazy”, “needy” or “entitled” by the media. In contrast to the negative stereotype, a study done by Manpower Group in 2016 has debunked the myth. It showed that Singapore millennials work 48 hours a week and claimed the second longest working week in the world. According to a…

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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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