HRBoss Blog: March 2013

Article by Mika Nomura

on 26 Mar 2013

HiringBoss is a deeply social recruiting platform. It is designed to make instantly sharing new vacancies across social media quick and easy, helping you to build on employer branding and engage with passive talent more directly.  Here, regular HiringBoss contributor and Japanese social recruiting expert Mika Nomura spotlights LinkedIn and how it can empower your recruiting program for success.

Article by Migle Zvirblyte

on 20 Mar 2013

The Republic of Singapore is among the 20 smallest countries in a world. However, one should not get mistaken by its size. Today Singapore is one of the world’s most prosperous nations. The economy is driven by exports in electronics, manufacturing and machinery, financial services, tourism and the world’s largest cargo seaport.

Singapore’s economy is one of the fastest growing in Asia. Not only the local companies are expanding their businesses, but also large Western Multinational organisations are tempted to open their subsidiaries here. It is not surprising as World Bank ranked Singapore as the country with the most business-friendly regulations in the world! Therefore doing business in Singapore may sound like a really promising idea!

Article by Danya Williams

on 19 Mar 2013

HiringBoss, the Asia-based experts in applicant tracking and talent management software solutions, today announced the appointment of Kyle Pham as their new Chief Financial Officer. Pham's appointment is part of an aggressive acquisition strategy of industry leaders which HiringBoss has planned for 2013 in establishing themselves as Asia’s dominant HR and eRecruitment software provider.

Article by Anh Minh-Do

on 18 Mar 2013

"I grew up looking up to Bruce Lee, as does every Asian boy with a heart. He’s the quintessential modern-day Asian hero. And I’m going to take a page out of the master’s book:

I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.

That’s perfect advice for Asian startups. We’re not in a startup to live up to Silicon Valley’s expectations.

As you may know, I think Asia should embrace its own identity and stop trying to be Silicon Valley. Today, I’m telling you, Asia is just as innovative as the Valley – if not more so. And this can’t be ignored.

Article by Indra Budiman

on 15 Mar 2013

HiringBoss Jakarta Seminar, 13th March 2013

On Wednesday the 13th March, HiringBoss hosted the first event in a series of educating seminars planned in the coming months for the HR community in Indonesia. We wanted to introduce an awareness and sense of urgency to the new workforce conditions and HR revolution that are coming to Indonesia.

It was a great turnout on Wednesday, with a mix of 37 corporate HR professionals, recruiters, head hunters, job portals and industry professionals. BNI, Indocement, TUV Rheinland and other participant were happily sharing their experiences and perspective regarding the needs of HR implementing technology to enhance their performance. Many discussed how they are trying to transform their HR systems and processes or are concerned about internal mobility but there are very few vendors in Indonesia, besides HiringBoss, that can solve these concerns for businesses.

Article by Nina Nganha Ma

on 13 Mar 2013

"We held the first in a series of our HiringBoss HR executive roundtable events this week, at the plush surroundings of the Shri Rooftop restaurant here in Ho Chi Minh City. The topic of choice this time was "Talent Acquisition in Vietnam: A Vision For The Future?" 

Our concept is to gather high level HR influencers in one place: no PowerPoint or long presentations allowed, just free-flowing chat in a relaxed ambience (with great food!)  

We purposely kept the discussion points open in a bid to invite debate...and our tactic worked.Talk ranged from discussion of the current state of talent acquisition strategy in Vietnam, to challenges faced and aspirations for the future of HR and recruiting strategy in general. 

Gathered round the table we had influencers from the world of business in Vietnam , from the worlds of banking,  real-estate, commerce and industry. All were HR Director grade or above- with a couple of CEOs thrown in for good measure. 10 guests in total, 10 points of view about the state of talent acquisition in Vietnam...and some interesting takeaways from the event. Here is a very brief run-down of a couple of interesting insights:
 

Article by Alice Wang

on 13 Mar 2013

Insights into Malaysian labor laws from regular HiringBoss contributor, Alice Wang. 

"Malaysia is both exotic and magical, and we want to ensure that the management of your global workforce in Malaysia is in compliance with all employment and labor laws.  The key statutory authorities governing employment and labor law in Malaysia include Employment Act  of 1955 (“Employment Act”) in peninsular Malaysia and territory of Labuan, the Industrial Relations Act of 1967, Labor Ordinances (in Sabah and Sarawak areas), Workmen’s Compensation Act of 1952, Trade Unions Act of 1959, Employees’ Social Security Act of 1969, the Factories and Machinery Act of 1967, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1994.  

Article by Danya Williams

on 11 Mar 2013

Philipse joins HiringBoss from SuccessFactors/SAP and will oversee customer implementations, training, support and best practice across the Asia region.

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Article by Eloise Sutton-Kirkby

on 5 Mar 2013

HiringBoss V4 is the breakthrough upgrade you’ve been waiting for. Here’s a taste of the new features coming to HiringBoss customers this March:
 

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