[Blog 35] The Chief Guru Chronicles 110: Never Stay Above The Fray

Political dynamics at the workplace can often come in the way of the advancement of hard-working and deserving employees in an organization. In a recent Harvard Business Review post, Tomas Chamorro-Prezumic and Abhijit Bhaduri pointed out that one of the six ways managers hinder the progression of high-potential employees...

Many Memorable Experiences – GuocoLand Group

It’s hard to describe the feeling of nostalgia, but looking at these photographs brings back uplifting and unforgettable memories. It was about 8 years ago that I had the honour and privilege to work with Quek Chee Hoon and the senior leadership team of GuocoLand Group, which is part...

[Blog 34] The Chief Guru Chronicles 109: Life’s Like A Movie. Write Your Own Ending

Looking for the perfect candidate for a new team member can be a lengthy, time-consuming ordeal. Under ideal circumstances, you select the perfect candidate who is compatible for the job and fits seamlessly into the corporate culture. On the other hand of the spectrum, however, a flawed hiring decision...

Many Memorable Experiences – Hyatt Regency Singapore

It’s hard to describe the feeling of nostalgia, but looking at these photographs brings back uplifting and unforgettable memories. Cannot believe I found this photo – taken in 1989. HR Team from Hyatt Regency Singapore (1989) Front Seated: Tommy, Ding Yew Soong, Donald Back Row: Katherine, Florence, Maureen, Mui...

Boss At His Best: Workplace Conflict Management

No matter what your field of work may be, there is simply no escape from dealing with workplace conflict. The reason for this is simply because opposing ambitions and differing interests are aplenty no matter where you go. If you are part of management, therein lies a point where you...

Many Memorable Experiences – SMRT

It’s hard to describe the feeling of nostalgia, but looking at these photographs brings back uplifting and unforgettable memories. It’s crazy how fast time flies.. Ten years ago, I was leading the HR Team at SMRT and one of the more significant achievements was when we won the HRM...

How to build a “Happy Station” at your workplace

Written by Nica Foo, a Talent Catalyst who specialises in the use of LEGO bricks to facilitate concept learning, innovative thinking and helping clients to bring Idea to Life! She is certified in LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® and Solution-Focused Coaching®. I assumed the role of APJ Talent Transformation Consultant at...

National Wages Council suggests S$50-S$70 pay hike, one-off bonus for low-wage workers

Amid the pick-up in economic conditions, the National Wages Council suggests S$50-S$70 pay hike, one-off bonus for low-wage workers. It also recommends raising the basic wage threshold for low-wage workers from S$1,200 to S$1,300. [Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/videos/national-wages-council-suggests-s-50-s-70-pay-hike-one-off-bonus-10300536] For National Wages Council 2018/2019 Guidelines, click here to find out more.