HRBoss Blog: HR Trends

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Article by HRBoss

on 10 Jan 2014

By Sonia Rawichadran, Client Solutions Consultant at HRBoss

Succession Planning (noun) ‘The process of finding suitable people and preparing them to replace important executives in an organization when these executives leave or retire’ – Cambridge Dictionaries

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Article by Annabella Poon

on 7 Jan 2014

1. Focus on Employee Retention
 
In Singapore 2014, demand for local talent will reach unprecedented levels in reaction to the Fair Consideration Framework legislation by Ministry of Manpower (MOM). As a result, organisations will be investing in retaining local talent and re-evaluating recruiting practices to ensure the new compliance standards are met.
 

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Article by Annabella Poon

on 2 Jan 2014

The top 6 recruiting trends for Asia in 2014. In no particular order, here they come:

1.      Use of Big Data Metrics for Recruiting (Talent Analytics)

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Article by Annabella Poon

on 31 Dec 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.
 

Article by Manisha Dhalani

on 24 Dec 2013

I was recently asked to submit my resume and writing samples for a potential freelance writing stint.
 
Traditionally, I would’ve opened up my folders, loaded a Microsoft Word document with my details, updated and cleaned it to reflect the latest work done and saved it as a PDF file. I would’ve then gone into my writing portfolio, contemplated which articles I deemed fit for this project and then attached those to the email.
 
But in this time and age, doing all that will be passé.
 

Article by Manisha Dhalani

on 11 Dec 2013

Crowdsourcing – a term meaning to gather resources from a crowd – has been turning heads of industry players for a while now. But is this trend increasingly becoming the new way to recruit in Singapore?

 We believe so.
 
Although majority of the players we are aware of are firm believers of the traditional ways of recruiting, we’ve noticed a younger, dynamic pack of recruiters who are trying to find new ways to hire.
 
Enter – crowdsourcing.

Article by Ling Sze Lau

on 10 Dec 2013

In the recent Randstad Workmonitor Q3 report, it was found that 86% of Malaysian Employees indicated that there was a significant change in their job requirements over the last 5 years. 91% of them expected their jobs to be more demanding in the next 5 years and 95% were willing to put in extra efforts to develop their skills in order to meet the demand.

Article by Manisha Dhalani

on 20 Nov 2013

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?
 

Article by Sree Nair

on 11 Nov 2013

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.
 
Recently, Andrew Ch'ng, Group CEO of JobsDB Asia discussed the following online recruitment trends, sibling rivalry with JobStreet.com and industry challenges on BFM 89.9 radio station:
 

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Article by HRBoss

on 30 Oct 2013

On Friday, 25 October 2013, HRBoss hosted an exclusive HR Executive Lunch for Singapore’s HR elite, at the Salt Grill & Sky Bar by Luke Mangan. Located on the 55th floor of ION, HR Director attendees indulged in sky-high dining and discussed the opportunity that Big Data represents for HR.  ‘Cloud’ dining at its finest, excuse the pun.