Childcare reform: What it means for employers

Today, the analysis and commentary on the working parents who will be the winners and losers is still in full flow. But what about employers? Among all those words written and spoken so far, there has been scant mention of what the impact will be on organisations who currently provide support for working parents through a childcare voucher programme. Less… Continue reading

How to handle conflict at workplace

When you are faced with conflict at the workplace, your primal instinct kicks in—fight or flight. Running away translates to denial that the issue exists and sidestepping the topic when it comes up. Fighting involves an emotional outburst, needless aggression and fixing the blame. There is a third, professional, option that you can choose: pursuing your best interests rationally. Conflict… Continue reading

State companies accused of exploiting workers

An alliance of labor unions has denounced worker exploitation at several state-owned enterprises, demanding that the government bring an end to such practices and force the companies to comply with the existing labor law. The unions also criticized the targeting of labor unions at state owned enterprises, saying that the companies should set a good example to the private sector.… Continue reading

Fear in the workplace

There’s a theory that we have four basic emotions: fear, anger, sadness and joy, the primary colours of emotional life. Putting joy aside as self-evidently a good thing, it’s hard to believe that anyone would deliberately try to invoke sadness or anger in those that they lead. These can manifest as negative and destructive energies in the workplace. So why… Continue reading

Retirement Strategy & Planning Training in Jakarta, 13-14 June 2013

PROGRAM TITLE Retirement Strategy & Planning DURATION 2 days DATES 13 – 14 June 2013 03 – 04 October 2013 VENUE Jakarta: Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel PROGRAM OVERVIEW There was a time when the only plan for old age might be to have children; by the time you were past it, they’d be there to take care of you. Or… Continue reading