Indonesian HR Who’s Who

InfoSDM is developing an Indonesian HR Who’s Who list that will serve as a reference work on Indonesian prominent HR Professionals. Inclusion in Indonesian HR Who’s Who, unlike many other publications, will not involve any payment by the subject. Inclusion … Continue reading

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Dress codes and uniforms: it’s all about presentation

  I read an article about dress codes in the Times newspaper with great interest the other day. The Marylebone Cricket Club had received complaints from some members that its dress code was being ignored, which led to concern over … Continue reading

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I’m a leader, not a manager!

  One of Kent’s friends — we’ll call him Roy — is a master craftsman who owns a small business that makes custom wood furniture. After making some cutbacks in 2009, his little company still employs three fine woodworkers, an … Continue reading

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It’s not just about the money

Retaining your best workers during an economic downturn can make the difference between success and failure for any company. When pay is squeezed and standards of living seem threatened, people naturally focus more on salary and benefits and less on … Continue reading

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Become More Data-Driven by Breaking These Bad Habits

Becoming data-driven is a big, profitable deal, as recent academic work shows. I am delighted to see that more and more companies are looking to become more “data driven,” and that the term is penetrating the lexicon ever more deeply. … Continue reading

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What your CEO is thinking and may not be telling you

  According to a recent CareerBuilder.co.uk survey of 194 UK business leaders, 30% of the C-suite reported their biggest irritation with their HR department is a lack of knowledge about customers. One-in-five (21%) said their HR department is not tuned … Continue reading

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Reasons people IGNORE your request

Here are a few of them. Please modify the list by adding/deleting but remember to address the concerns in the “final list” before you make that request. #10 They are NOT ignoring. Just busy to respond back that they will … Continue reading

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Exploring The Link Between Emotional Control and Success

  One of the underlying assumptions about success in business is that we have to control ourselves and our emotions. For most of the last century emotions have been a ‘dirty’ word in business. The British stiff upper lip is … Continue reading

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10 Business Clichés That Prove You’re Lazy

Recognize any of the platitudes on this list? Here’s why you should stop using them–now. Whipping out a platitude isn’t just annoying. Using some platitudes also shows you’re lazy–and not just in words but in actions: “Work smarter, not harder.” … Continue reading

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To Find Happiness, Forget About Passion

Several years ago, a friend decided she wanted to follow her passion. She loved the liberal arts and academe. She was a talented graphic designer, a great writer, and was the president of a student club. But the prospect of … Continue reading

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7 Myths of Executive Compensation

  “Executive compensation may be the lightning rod for shareholders in the wake of the financial crisis, but the truth about how pay should be structured is clouded by a lot of popular myths,” says David Larcker, who is James … Continue reading

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