HRBoss Blog: December 2013

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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 Nancy Parks

on 17 Dec 2013

The RAIN Group, a premier resource for professional services sales and marketing conducted a landmark study of over 700 actual sales engagements. They wanted to find out the difference between what sales winners did, compared to those who came in second place.


They found that winners consistently demonstrated superior behaviors on three levels:

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Article by HRBoss

on 11 Dec 2013

Still sitting on the fence if you take your recruitment process to the Cloud? Here are the top five reasons why Cloud is the way to go if you want to store recruitment data in a safe, accessible and cost-effective manner.

1. Speed

  • Speed of Implementation & Deployment

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.

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Article by Annabella Poon

on 9 Dec 2013

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. The article, ‘How HR Professionals Can Land a Seat at the C-Suite Table’, by Alan S.