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Are you putting on the right “performance” for your candidates?

Today’s talent landscape is such that every company is eyeing the top 5-10% of talent. The competition is higher than ever, with human resource professionals constantly scratching their heads for the next big idea to bait the top talent pool. Ensuring the constant supply of talent is crucial as it maintains work productivity and employee […]

Which type of personalities are attracted to work for startups?

Startups are commonly perceived as the new “cool kid on the block”, standing for everything contrary to their longstanding corporate counterparts. While traditional corporations value hierarchy, routine, and authority, startups value environments that offer innovation, challenge, and opportunities. Today, startups are no longer just a type of company – it has evolved to become a […]

How to keep your best talent constantly engaged

High-potential talent are every organization’s best asset. Chances are, this would be the pipeline for your succession planning, as high-potential tend to get selected as the future leaders of your organization. Therefore, in order to achieve your long term business goals, your best bet is to enable and empower this group of talent. However, while […]

5 types of bias that affect your hiring decision

The existence of bias in the human mind is an evolutionary trait, one that was born out of the need to survive. Back when mankind lived in tribes, picking the wrong people to trust could have very well been fatal. Thus, our minds have adapted to make snap judgements about others, marking them either as […]

5 types of bias that affect your hiring decision

Startups are commonly perceived as the new “cool kid on the block”, standing for everything contrary to their longstanding corporate counterparts. While traditional corporations value hierarchy, routine, and authority, startups value environments that offer innovation, challenge, and opportunities. Today, startups are no longer just a type of company — it has evolved to become a […]

How reliable are non-verbal cues when hiring?

Job interviews are not a modern invention; they date back to the early 1900s. In fact, it is said that one of the most popular (and perhaps peculiar) job interviews in the early days, was conducted by the lightbulb inventor, Thomas Edison. Whenever Edison was looking to add someone new to his team, he would […]

Which soft traits matter in your hiring strategy?

When considering someone for a job, what do you look at? Chances are, you would scan through the candidate’s CV. What, in particular, would you focus on? Are you confirming that the candidate has been in a similar job in the same industry? Are you looking for signs that the candidate has been doing well […]

What are Malaysian and Singaporean employers looking for in talent?

Snagging the right talent to fill a role in an organization is one of the top challenges Malaysian and Singaporean employers face today. The big question is: What makes a person ‘right’ for a role? The answer to this question has been an ever-changing one. Once upon a time, employers may have chosen to look […]