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HRBoss Top 12 HR and Recruiting Blogs for 2013
The data has spoken.
Ranked in order of popularity, here are the most-read posts from HRBoss in 2013.
A big thank you to our guest contributors and also to you, our dear readers. We are inspired to share the latest trends and bring you the best thought leadership in HR & Recruiting for the New Year.
HRBoss was extremely proud to be awarded the Best Cloud Solution in the Cloud/SaaS category at the prestigious SiTF awards 2013. This was the cherry on the cake of what has been an exhilarating year for HRBoss and a good sign of things to come in the New Year as we plan to further expand our reach across Asia and the globe in 2014!
In response to rising concerns of unfair hiring practices in Singapore, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has recently announced the Fair Consideration Framework. Along with this framework comes a new set of rules that Singaporean firms are required to adhere to in hopes that local job-seekers get due consideration for career opportunities available in the marketplace. HRBoss investigates these new rules and what they mean to recruitment in Singapore.
Singapore is well-known for skyscrapers with giant screens that flash logos of companies which provide exceptional customer service. But how much of this consumer branding equates to how these brands perform as employers? Do these companies take hiring seriously? Are they providing the new generation of talent with satisfying recruitment experiences? In order to get answers, HRBoss conducted a study on how the top 30 companies in the Straits Times Index (STI) fare in Employer Branding. 
15 Singaporean companies, 10 of whom are recruitment agencies, were publically named, shamed and shut down for 6 months because of their discriminatory recruiting practices. Read more about the shutdown here. In light of this, HRBoss is offering a FREE Compliance Guide, which discusses the recent Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) set up by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Singapore and how it affects the recruitment trade.
Employer Branding continued to be a hot topic in Asia throughout 2013.With competition for top talent increasing, companies know they need to do something but are not quite sure how to go about it. There is a huge opportunity for companies in Asia to shape their Employer Brand strategy and leverage their strengths in this growing market.  HRBoss hosted an Executive HR Breakfast Club on Wednesday 8th May 2013 with special guest Rachele Focardi, SVP Employer Branding and Talent Strategy – APAC @ Universum who presented on Employer Branding.  
According to SocialBakers there are 2,269,575 LinkedIn users in China. This represents only 0.17% of the population and 0.54% of the online population. Facebook has 515,380 registered users. China means different channels and a different approach. In this article, Bill Boorman discusses the recruitment landscape with regards to Social Recruiting and Employer Branding in China. 
This blog comes to us from regular HiringBoss contributor and esteemed HR-industry expert, Ron Thomas. Thomas writes about how HR is transforming in the recent years and discusses the main issues faced by organisations. 
Are you informed of the critical differences when considering to use either Facebook or LinkedIn? If you are using these as recruiting tools in Japan, you should take some time to recognize the differences between the two. Japanese Social Recruiting expert Mika Nomura breaks down these differences and discusses the merits of Social Recruiting in Japan. 
HR is one of the busiest and most critical functions within any organization and is the one department that every employee has to interact with at some stage in their career. However, in spite of this fact, HR is traditionally not given a seat at the boardroom table to assist with the company’s strategic planning and future direction. We have identified the 7 steps to seat HR at the Boardroom table. 
Malaysia continues to be a growing knowledge and service-based economy but the lack of workforce planning and insufficient investment in staff training and development could present challenges to those recruiting in 2014. Sree Nair from HRBoss investigates the online recruitment trends, job board rivalry and industry challenges in Malaysia.
Various streamlined data processing systems have been introduced into the fast-changing industry thanks to the advancements of technological innovations in 2013. HRBoss outlined reasons to start using this data, so companies can start making conclusive predictions for the future instead of jumping to assumptions.
Our regular blog contributor, Nancy Parks, founder of HRPartnersplus - a training and consulting practice specializing in sales skill training for recruiters, shares an excellent tip on how you can increase quality of candidates within a short amount of time.