HR Digital Transformation, is it an Investment or Wastage?
One may wonder, if it's even an option not to be digitally transformed. The recent turn of events, especially the global pandemic has proved that the need to manage our teams virtually & remotely is without choice. How do we continue to lead & engage our teams, if our teams are going to be working from home for a longer period of time or even permanently? How so we manage new hire onboarding, training or even do performance reviews from home? As a matter of fact, whether it's
Human Resources Transformation
To understand what, why and how to transform HR, it's important to first understand the difference between the three below. 1. Digitisation - a process of converting information from a physical format into a digital one. 2. Digitalisation - is the use of digital technology to improve business processes. 3. Digitial Transformation - is the outcome of the conversion of digitization and the successful completion of the digitalisation process. The success measures of Digital Tra
Is HR impacted by IR 4.0?
Noting the fast digitisation of businesses and the formation of Smart Factories, it's inevitable for HR to not be part of the digital transformation. For the most part, some leaders fear that digitising their company, especially HR would only mean more people would be jobless, and that would include HR itself. However, failing to digitise would potentially cause larger impact, including losing out business completely to competitors who are more technology advanced. If we focu
SOP Compliant Team Building
Team building is a strategically planned & well thought out activities to enhance social relations & define roles within teams, often involving collaborative tasks. It's critical to recognise the need for constant engagement & motivation among team members to remind them of the organisation’s core values & strategies via an informal & inclusive setting. Today, teambuilding programs have become even more creative especially now that we have to adhere to our new norms on physic
What is Warehouse Management?
Warehousing refers to the effective oversight of operations in a warehouse. This includes receiving, tracking and storing of inventory. Warehouse management is another core element in the overall Supply Chain Management. As a Warehouse Manager, one needs to know how to manage shipping, workload planning, logistics monitoring of goods and also staff training and skills development. The 6 core skills to be effective in Warehouse Management are: 1. Establish safety and seamless
Effective Sourcing and Procurement Management
The key to success in supply chain is the ability to source and procure the right raw materials, at the right time, price and location. A strategic sourcing approach allow procurement professionals to consolidate their purchasing power in securing the best value available in the marketplace. The goal of having an effective sourcing strategy is to find the perfect balance between quality and affordability while always managing the risks. Here are 5 key pillars in developing an
What is Manufacturing Excellence?
Achieving world-class stature, being the best of the best. Having core abilities and well defined processes to provide high quality, competitively priced products and services in a global marketplace. The baseline to achieving Manufacturing Excellence is compelled by the principles of Lean Management and it's theories. Here are some fundamentals in achieving manufacturing excellence at your workplace: 1. Introduce and apply Lean Management. Eliminate wastes and optimise your
Supply Chain Management
Do you know that goods are services that we buy has been influenced by individuals or businesses called supply chain? Supply Chain Management is the handling of the entire production flow of a good or service, starting from the raw components all the way to delivering the final product to the consumer. An effective and efficient supply chain management is important to ensure positive customer experience in buying products or services whilst, the producer, retailers and others
Are you being laid off?
There is a difference between Termination, Dismissal, VSS, MSS and Retrenchment. A loosely used term may be confusing and may cause unwarranted issues. Termination means any kind of action taken by employee or employer to end their employment contract. It includes resignation, abscondment, dismissal or even retirement. Dismissal on the other hand is normally an outcome from a misconduct where the employee is asked to leave the company for their wrong doing. It's normally done
Are you feeling stressed?
In the current climate of things, many are feeling the stress from work, financial and personal issues. Chronic stress over a prolonged time can cause and exacerbate underlying mental disorders such as depression, anxiety and other personality disorders. Long-term stress can cause cardiovascular disease, including heart disease, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart attacks and stroke. Such pressure if left unchecked can contribute to extreme behaviours, includin