The Right People™

I cringe every time I hear HR folks, hiring managers and recruiters say they need to hire the best people. Everyone these days seems to be so pre-occupied with wanting to find and hire the best people they can lay their hands on. However the reality is, someone who is best for another organization may … Continue reading The Right People™

April 15, 2014

The New Hiring Mindset — Think “Team”

This article first appeared in the TODAY Newspaper on 22 April 2013. Productivity has conventionally been viewed from the perspective of individual contribution. In other words, organisations hire the best candidates in terms of skills, qualifications and experience, in the hope of maximising individual worker productivity. However with the shrinking pool of foreign workers and … Continue reading The New Hiring Mindset — Think “Team”

June 4, 2013

What is Leadership? Is it about Command and Control? Is it about getting things done my way and my way only?

“Hey!! Why do you put the things like that!?!?? You should put these things into the bag and then put the bag under the table!!!??? I froze and turned my gaze towards where the commotion was coming from. It was a Retail Supervisor yelling at a Retail Staff who was obviously struggling to do things … Continue reading What is Leadership? Is it about Command and Control? Is it about getting things done my way and my way only?

May 28, 2013

Don’t take the easy way out when interviewing and selecting candidates

A couple of days ago, I was talking with a friend of mine and she mentioned that she had just hired 2 new employees recently, after having interviewed 10 candidates. She also said that the entire interview process was a tiring and energy sapping process, especially having to interview 10 candidates. She also said that … Continue reading Don’t take the easy way out when interviewing and selecting candidates

May 14, 2013