HRM Story in a Nutshell (Part 3)

This is the third episode of HRM in the Nutshell

In this episode I will share the findings from the rank and file employees, and PMET’s I dealt with on matters relating to Employee Welfare.

Not in any order of importance, the following are the findings:

1. Freedom to take Annual Leave, subject to entitlement and work exigency

2. Flexible work hours as long as the total required hours for the week are met, and provided that there is no disruption to work

3. Flexible work place as long as the work responsibilities are achieved

4. Job enrichment and rotation in order to acquire knowledge and […] Read more

HRM Story in a Nutshell (Part 2)

HRM Story in a Nutshell (Part 2)

This is the second episode of HRM in the Nutshell

We heard what Jonathan and Rachel had to say about the topic of Employee Orientation and Induction which is one of the Core functions of HRM.

You could have already added your own views about the topic on Employee Orientation and Induction.

In this blog I would share some of the secrets of what other companies do with regards to Employee Orientation and Induction.

I need to clarify the Objective of Employee Orientation and Induction, which in the Nutshell are as follows:

1. To create a “great employee experience” for the new employee

2. To ensure […] Read more

HRM Story in a Nutshell (Part 1)

This is the first episode of the story of Jonathan and Rachel to review the key issues of HRM in the Nutshell

In this story I will share my views on HRM in a Nutshell – to make a complex topic, so simple to enable an ordinary person on the street to apply some of the learnings, if he/she deems fit.

The information shared in this story is personal and I respect all differing opinions and feelings. No apologies required.

The story begins with a married couple with a son and a daughter. The children grew up in a competitive environment/society where honor, […] Read more

5-Steps Plan for GetSmartEffective Workplace Performance and Review

Golden Dragon is a public accounting firm which has been in existence for the last 20 years. It employs 150 full-time employees with a pool of 30 part-time workers who are mostly delivery and casual workers.

Roger Lim the CEO of Golden Dragon who started the business 20 years ago is a qualified accountant cum lawyer who believes in hard work, perseverance, and trust, which are also the core values of the Company.

Most of the employees in Golden Dragon are Qualified Accountants and CPA’s. These professional employees form 80% of the workforce, and the balanced are the support staff including Accounts […] Read more

5-Steps Plan for GetSmartSkill in Communication and Giving Instructions

Company XYZ is in the Fast Food Business with five retail outlets and employs 35 full time employees with a pool of part-timers on stand-by whenever need arises (usually when employees are on leave or absent from work for whatever reasons). Part-time employees are also needed when there are demands for outside catering which is one of the Company’s sources of income. The Company has been in existence for more than 10 years.

Two weeks ago Mr. Sim the CEO of the Company called a meeting with the five Retail Managers from the outlets and said that he was concerned about […] Read more

5-Steps Plan for GetSmartSkill in Leading

Tony is a Supervisor in charge of a team of six (four ladies and two guys) in Company ABC. He joined the Company about one year ago after he left his first job in Company XYZ where he had worked for a period of six months. Tony is a local graduate with a Degree in Science.

Two weeks ago when Tony reported for work on a Monday morning, he noticed two of his employees missing (one guy and one lady). He asked the other employees if any of them knew why their colleagues did not report for work and none of […] Read more

5-Steps Plan for GetSmartSkill in Work Improvement

Company ABC is in the Trading Business and has a total of 135 employees of which approximately 70 employees are Degree and/or Diploma holders. The Company has an annual sales turnover of SID $20M, and has offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, and Indonesia.

Two weeks ago Mr. Ng the CEO of the Company called a meeting with the Heads of Department (HOD’s) comprising of HR Director, Marketing Director, QC Manager, Sales Manager, Procurement Manager, Stores Manager, and the Finance & Accounting Manager to discuss ways and means to improve productivity. He told the HOD’s that he had met a Consultant […] Read more

Time Management

“Time” and “Tide” waits for no man!

You and I have 24 hours a day no matter where we live, how poor or rich we are, or what kind of work we do for a living.

The difference is that some of us spend time wisely doing the things which are in line with our Smart Goals, whilst others spend more time doing work which are not related to their goals.

Time management is about managing activities on a daily basis. If we can identify the top 20% of work activities which are critical to achieving Goals, and that we enthusiastically take actions […] Read more

GetSmart Goal Setting

Paul J Meyer one of my favorite gurus said that if you want to know how your employees are doing on the job, you should ask to see his/her “TO-DO” List on a daily basis. He says that if the employee does not have that list, he/she is likely to be doing work that are non-productive 80% of the time.

You and I have at least eight working hours per day at our disposal, 20 days a month, and 12 months a year. In one year we would have at least 1,920 hours each, to do a good job if we […] Read more

Common sense is not common sense!

The title sounds confusing and ironical, or at worst it sounds ridiculous.

Whilst tidying up some old documents which I kept in my drawer for many years, I came across a piece of paper with different shades and varying sizes of dots, within a circle. I began to reflect on what the picture represents, and almost instantly I recalled that the circle in the picture represents my journey in life, and the dots represent the knowledge, skills, and attitude (KSA) I accumulated over the years.

If I have the chance to update the picture the new dots which I would add could […] Read more