A new performance feedback platform at Goldman Sachs has brought the company into the age of continuous feedback. The Ongoing Feedback360+ system allows all employees to provide or request feedback at any time, from anyone. According to a post on the company’s blog, the new platform has been designed to encourage ongoing conversations between employees and managers. “We built Ongoing Feedback360+ to help...

Bosses who use humour in the workplace could encourage employees to engage in deviant behaviour, according to a new study released by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School. A leader’s expression of humour may signal an acceptance of doing things that go against conventional behaviour at work. These include being chronically absent from work, ignoring a manager’s instructions, or even...

Last Monday, Leon Perera raised a parliamentary question to Singapore’s minister for manpower on the proportion of new jobs created in each of the last five years which requires a university degree. In his response, minister for manpower Lim Swee Say said that Ministry of Manpower (MOM) does not collect data on new jobs created by specific qualification requirements, including university degrees. He commented:...

It was a night of celebration as Human Resources magazine welcomed over close to 200 esteemed guests at the Asia Recruitment Awards 2017, Malaysia – the only regional recruitment awards show dedicated to recognising and celebrating the best in talent acquisition within Asia. Held at Aloft Kuala Lumpur on 31 March 2017, the event saw the country’s best recruiters, both in-house and...

Hongkongers are among the most stressed workers in the world, with 80% saying they are under huge pressure at work. There’s no question that many workers have a short fuse, so one has to be careful with what they say in order to not upset them. A post by Heawork Tumblr listed three statements that left workers around the city bursting with anger. 1. Pay raise? No way!  “Regarding this year’s pay raise, let...

Insurance giant Aviva is asking its 16,000 UK employees whether their jobs could be better done by a robot. In what is thought be a world first, the company is offering to retrain those who feel AI could soon outperform them. Aviva says employees who answer “yes” will be retrained for another role at the firm, The Sunday Times reports. While some might feel any job is better than no job, experts told the...

Don’t miss Talent Management Asia, Asia’s leading HR strategy conference– top HR management issues solved with cutting edge techniques from respected HR leaders.In Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in March - Register Now At the Ministry of Transport’s Committee of Supply Debate 2017 on 8 March 2017, Senior Minister of State for Transport Josephine Teo highlighted a plan for systematic manpower...

Don’t miss Talent Management Asia, Asia’s leading HR strategy conference– top HR management issues solved with cutting edge techniques from respected HR leaders.In Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in March - Register Now As one of the judges of the Marina Bay Sands’ inaugural Culinary Olympics, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay of Bread Street Kitchen fame is touring Singapore. Evidently, he has very...

For HR directors keeping tabs on the ever-evolving recruitment landscape, Resource Solutions’ new whitepaper provides insights on the key global trends shaping recruitment strategy for 2017. Trend 1: One click buy, one click apply: HR tech, innovation and talent motivation In a hyper-connected world where consumers can purchase in just one click, the on-demand customer journey needs to be replicated in a...

TIMES SOFTWARE captivated judges’ hearts, taking home the gold award in the Best Payroll Outsourcing Partner category in Singapore, while ADP walked away with top honours in Malaysia, and Faro Recruitment Group bagged the gold in Hong Kong at last year’s HR Vendors of the Year awards. The HR Vendors of the Year awards, organised by Human Resources magazine, is a long-running...