HRBoss Blog: April 2013

Article by Ahmad Iqbal

on 29 Apr 2013

Managing employees is a task that every business does. It is one of the most important internal business dimensions and should be managed very seriously in order to develop your organization. The process of efficiently finding the right talent will save you a lot of money, streamline your business processes, and increase your business profitability. Adversely, hiring the wrong person can cost you an outrageous amount of time, money and jeopardize your company’s reputation. Recruitment is a seemingly simple task but each step in the process consumes a great deal of time and requires knowledge and skill.  Inability to manage this process well can see top talent turn away from your company.  Grade A talent will expect the process to be thorough, efficient and professional at each and every step.

Article by Marilee A. Feldman

on 26 Apr 2013

Companies meticulously write employment ads to match a specific job description. Essentially, the company states the “specific attributes” a person must possess in order to qualify for each “specific job”. Using this information correctly, you can prove that you are a qualified candidate.

Following is a step-by-step technique to improve your job-seeking success. This technique will help you to prove that you are a perfect fit for the job.

Article by Danya Williams

on 24 Apr 2013

The first speaker to present at the 2013 HR Summit in Singapore was Claire Chiang, Chairperson of Employer Alliance & SVP of Banyan Tree Holdings. Claire is an inspiring and passionate advocator for work-life integration and flexible work strategies to create a highly engaged workforce and thus advance business competitiveness.

Article by Danya Williams

on 17 Apr 2013

Rolf Bezemer, Chief Operations Officer at HiringBoss will be presenting at the China HR Tomorrow Summit in Shanghai next week, Thursday 25th April 2013.

The Summit has been organised as a great opportunity for General Managers and HR Executives of German companies in China to share their knowledge and network with likeminded HR professionals.

Discussions will be based around HR 2013 – Strategies, Insights and Solutions with a great line-up of over 20 handpicked industry experts from around the Asia region. All of them have gained professional knowledge from many years of experience in the HR industry and will certainly provide attendees with valuable and practical insights.

Article by Ahmad Iqbal

on 15 Apr 2013

Major Job boards around the world such as Monster and CareerBuilder have seen job advertisements declining in recent years due to the presence of LinkedIn. It obviously offers a very effective way of finding talent yet at a very affordable cost. Though it has had a negative impact on Job Boards; in the long run, they still play an important role as an advertising platform.

Article by Ahmad Iqbal

on 12 Apr 2013

Indonesia is currently one of the most important players in the world’s economy. During the hardest periods of the global economic slowdown, it has successfully maintained its growth at more than 6 percent every year. This is a good indication of its healthy portfolio and Foreign Direct Investment keeps flowing into the country.

Article by Jason de Luca

on 11 Apr 2013

With companies desperate to hire large groups of workers, why are so many RPOs/In-House recruitment desks failing? Low unemployment, company loyalty, sempai kohai relationships, similar target candidate profiles, are obvious reasons, but those are things you cannot control.

Below are some typical reasons such programs fail.

Article by Danya Williams

on 10 Apr 2013

Job Hoppers
Millennials are increasing their impact within offices globally. By 2020 they are predicted to make up 46%, almost half of the workforce. Millennials are significant because they are known for job hopping every 2-3 years in their search for meaningful work, cultural alignment and getting what they want.

Given organisations will find this prediction worrying, Jim Stroud, USA suggests companies should consider the following:

Article by Bill Boorman

on 4 Apr 2013

A client recently asked me to find out a bit more about what was happening in China with regards employer branding and social recruiting because this is proving a bit of a problem for them. There is extreme competition for skilled technical candidates and their efforts from their global programs were falling short. I am by no means an expert in China, fortunately the benefit of social networking means I know a man who is.