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  1. Ten Initiatives to Future-Proof Your Workforce In the Digital Age 21 May 2018 ​Technological advances are getting the majority of coverage in the future workforce debate but organisations really need to focus on how their workforce structures will adapt and evolve to gain competitive advantage and survive in the fourth industrial revolution.
    How Einstein Inspired a Future Workplace 21 May 2018 ​PRUWorkplayce is the brainchild of Mr Gaurab Banerji and his team at Prudential, Singapore. The organisation’s innovative workplace transformation is more in style with tech giants like Google than an insurance company, which is exactly where the new company culture wants to be.
    It Pays to Develop Excellent Customer Service 11 May 2018 Tan Chee Teik ​To get customers to return often, employees must spend a lot of time determining customers’ wants and how to fulfil them at great expense.
    Are You a Good Negotiator? 11 May 2018 Geoffrey Moss The ability to ask simple questions and listen intently to the replies are very important when trying to reach an agreement.
    Salesgasm Announces its 3rd Annual Intrigue Marketing Summit in Singapore 2018 9 May 2018 Salesgasm “Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with your marketing.” – Mr Mike Volpe, Boston Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Angel Investor, and Startup Advisor.
    Asia Consumer Trend Report 28 Apr 2018
    Hiring Managers Focus on Employee Experiences as Confidence Takes Hold in APAC 23 Apr 2018 HireRight ​HireRight, a leading provider of global employment background checks, announced findings from its 2018 APAC HireRight Employment Screening Benchmark Report.
    The Art of Networking 20 Apr 2018 Geoffrey Moss A clever person knows everything, a wise one knows everybody.
    How Humans and Machine can Align to Drive Organisational Productivity 16 Apr 2018 As we enter the fourth revolution it’s imperative that industries start to prepare for the workforce of the future. How will machines and humans align? How will structures and processes alter? How will the human workforce be upskilled?  ​​​
    What to Include in an Employee Handbook 6 Apr 2018 Tan Chee Teik ​The employee handbook is a very useful document for both recruits and existing employees. It covers many aspects of what they can or cannot do in the company. ​
    What is Campus Party? 28 Mar 2018 ​Campus Party is a festival celebrating creativity, innovation, and collaboration. Participants or “Campuseros” as they are referred to, instantly have access to a global network of change-makers who continue to drive positive change in the world.
    Resources to Share (R2S)—Pooling Machinery, Space, Manpower for Business on One Platform 27 Mar 2018 Resources to Share Collaborative consumption and resource sharing is key to success and innovation for businesses in today’s interconnected world. The optimised sharing of physical and non-physical resources coupled with the streamlined use of technology, peer-to-peer and social networks on the R2S platform results in reduced wastage and fully monetised assets (which previously were underutilised).
    Leading in Industry 4.0 23 Mar 2018 Professor Sattar Bawany ​“The fourth industrial revolution or IR 4.0 as it is commonly known, represents the combination of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the Internet of Systems. In short, it is the idea of Smart factories in which machines are augmented with Web connectivity and connected to a system that can visualise the entire production chain and make decisions on its own. In this fourth revolution, a range of new technologies will evolve that combine the physical, digital, and biological worlds. These new technologies will impact all disciplines, economies, and industries, and even challenge our ideas about what it means to be human.” – Professor Sattar Bawany
    The Five Strategies: Interview with Dr Anju Jain (Part 3) 16 Mar 2018 ​​In the last of three clips, Dr Anju Jain discusses the five strategies or the five circles for success: onboarding oneself, onboarding one’s family, onboarding the organisation, onboarding networks, and the Partner Strategy.​
    Be Your Own Boss 9 Mar 2018 Geoffrey Moss ​​To start your own business and succeed, you must fulfil a need. Finding that need is the starting point. 
    Managers are Hired to Make Right Decisions 9 Mar 2018 Tan Chee Teik Managers are paid to make correct decisions throughout the working day. Sometimes you have to decide at a moment’s notice. At other times, you may have days to ponder over the challenge with a team.
    Build Bridges Not Walls: Driving Effective Culture and Change Management in Today’s Globalised World 5 Mar 2018 ​Sir Isaac Newton once said “We build too many walls and not enough bridges”. As Global VP Country Presidents Community Leader at Schneider Electric, Mr Saulo Spaolanse’s role is to change this perception. Based in Singapore, his job is to be a bridge and enabler between regional operations, business units, global functions (HR, finance supply, and marketing), and the executive committee.
    Trees Die from the Top: A Formula for Fixing Company Culture 5 Mar 2018
    Challenging Gender Roles: Interview with Dr Anju Jain (Part 2) 2 Mar 2018 ​​In this second clip, Dr Anju Jain discusses challenging gender roles, alleviating the role strain of women, and managing societal pressures on women’s roles.​
    Change Management Checklist for Intelligent Automation 2 Mar 2018 ​When disruptive technologies such as RPA, Intelligent Automation, and cognitive technologies are first introduced, it’s not uncommon for those spearheading such initiatives to encounter unprecedented levels of fear, confusion, and resistance to change across all levels of the organisation. 
    The New CEO 23 Feb 2018 Geoffrey Moss ​Tread softly when you begin working in a new organisation as you will be judged from the day you arrive.
    Women in Leadership Interview with Dr Anju Jain (Part 1) 16 Feb 2018 ​​In this first clip, Dr Anju Jain discusses the key challenges of women in the 21st century, changing roles, and the trends for women taking on leadership roles.​​
    Scenario Analysis: Interview with Dr Erik Elgersma (Part 3) 9 Feb 2018 ​In the last of three clips, strategic analysis expert, Dr Erik Elgersma discusses when to perform scenario analysis and the benefits of doing so.
    The Biggest Technology Experience in the World 8 Feb 2018
    Work-life Balance Makes Happier Employees 5 Feb 2018 Tan Chee Teik ​​The employer-sponsored work-life initiatives comprise a strategic framework known as the work-life portfolio, a key to the company’s total rewards strategy to attract, motivate, and retain employees.​
    New Year, New Opportunities: How to Reset Your Career in 2018 29 Jan 2018 Ben Chew In reviewing your career journey for 2017, did you find it fun and challenging? Did you gain interesting experiences and developed new skillsets or passed your days doing the same dull and boring routines?
    Business War Games and Radar Systems: Interview with Erik Elgersma (Part 2) 26 Jan 2018 ​​In this second clip, strategic analysis expert, Dr Erik Elgersma discusses the use of business war games and radar systems.​​
    Eliminating Blindspots and Industry Forecasts: Interview with Terence & Mark (Part 2) 19 Jan 2018 ​In the second clip, Dr Terence Tse and Dr Mark Esposito share how leaders can eliminate their blindspots and share their thoughts on the plight of various industries over the next five years. ​​​
    Generating Knowledge, HUMINT, & Effective Elicitation: Interview with Erik Elgersma (Part 1) 12 Jan 2018 In this first clip, strategic analysis expert, Dr Erik Elgersma discusses the four ways to generate knowledge, the HUMINT (Human Intelligence) collection, what makes for an effective elicitor, and advises on how to maximise market intelligence.​​
    Ring In The New Year Right: 5 Fresh Tips To Find The Best Talent 11 Jan 2018
    Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace 8 Jan 2018 Tan Chee Teik With rapid globalisation and a shortage of skilled workers in some business sectors, the Singapore workforce has become more diverse. In many companies, we find employees with different religions, cultures, and expectations. Management must attempt to make them feel at home at the workplace.
    Workforce Trends & the VUCA World: Interview with Terence Tse and Mark Esposito (Part 1) 5 Jan 2018 ​In the first clip, Dr Terence Tse and Dr Mark Esposito speak about what trends newbies entering the workforce should look out for, why it is important for mature businesses to wise up to happenings in the VUCA world, and how corporations can prepare for uncertainty.