A book blog is an augmentation of 3 concepts: Blogging, community, and book structure. In this book blog, you find a curation of specific blog entries, written by Thrive In Asia (TiA) community members, who are HR professionals, and organised in a book format to enable reading ease and familiarity.
Blog entries are organised in three main sections. In section 1 on Deciding on a HR Career, we examine the various HR career pathways an aspiring HR professional or student may consider, and why HR is a great professional field to be in. In section 2 on Maximising Your Career, we offer useful tips and insights for HR professionals on how one can navigate well to become a successful HR professionals. In section 3 on Leading as a HR leader, we offer HR leaders insights and considerations on leading a HR function. Lastly, we wrap up this book blog with a map of related Resources that are great follow up materials to our articles.
This book blog will always be a work-in-progress as we will add more quality and relevant content, with the hope that it would give you good actionable perspectives that will add impact to your HR career, to our HR profession.
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My insights in to what an employer is looking for in a new hire
Overcoming all odds to be the best you can be as a mid-career professional
Switching Jobs? Starting with a New Company? If you are and feeling apprehensive over the impending change and uncertainty, I hope this article helps and sheds light on what you could consider doing in your first 30 days.
What would you have done differently if you could turn back time? What advice would you give to your younger self?
Never stop learning because life never stops teaching.
When it comes to occupations which people consider as professionals, Human Resources usually do not come up on top of people’s mind. Is it really the case? Or are we just not marketed and recognized in a way that we rightfully deserve?
As the HR function continues to undergo rapid development and changes due to technology and globalization, it might be interesting to take a short trip to the past and discuss how the role has evolved and what implications it holds for the HR professional in the present and the future.
Did you know how HR was born and came to be? Read on to find out more, A Discovery Channel in a Post. The History, Evolution and How It All Began...
Here are six of the many reasons why accidentally landing into, or choosing a career in talent acquisition is downright awesome.
Advice for aspiring HR professionals who want to crave a meaningful HR career.
Most important career advice from the book "StartUp of you".
It's happening already. “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” - Alvin Toffler, Futurist
An example of my personal experience in being counter offered and why I believe you should never accept one
A reflection of what I learnt about HR in my relatively short experience in the field.
The modern HR Professional has the audacity of change and the capacity to create impact by making a significant difference in the lives of many to uplift and enhance otherwise mundane, confused and meaningless human existence.
In a deep personal crisis, the most difficult necessary thing to do as you stumble within the dark of life is to let go and forget your future in this life, and to reach out for the life that is waiting for you.
Blue Leaders' mindware is Timeless, Formless & Intelligent, driving their existential philosophy, values, beliefs, attitudes & practices to greater satisfaction.
I decided to retire from the corporate world at age 29. Here's why and how I did it.
This post is a sequel to my original first post "What Happened When I Start to Wake Up at 5am Daily for 3 Months." It articulates the struggles of consistently following through to make it a daily habit and how grit and positive mindset played important roles.
Useful tips that I've learned over the years being a Mid Career Recruit
Personal thoughts I gathered as I went through the National HR certification and application process.
Technological advancements are moving in such a rapid rate that how this will impact greatly on the manner we do our work. In this article, Jaclyn Lee shares the 5 capabilities that are critically needed to ensure that we stay relevant in this new reality.
This article is a reflection of my last 3 months' journey in waking up daily at 5am and what took place in the additional 168 hours created for myself.
3 things to do every day to change strengthen your mindset against the tsunami of life
You are excited about the prospect of a new job. You drive yourself day in and day out to be the best you can to climb up the career ladder. Then reality strikes.
You get stuck in the daily grind and feel that you have no way to move forward because of the situation at work. What’s next?
As a HR professional, you will often be put in situations where you are required to facilitate conversations. Whether such conversations come in a small group (e. g. focus groups), or in a larger setting (e.g. corporate retreat), there are some key elements to take note of to help bring about a more meaningful session.
Should you share your salary information with recruiters? This article examines the question, following on from a recent article that Forbes published recently.
Fast forward to 2020, we can see that the key trends will include a rapidly aging population, the rise of smart machines and systems, new media, social tools, global connectivity as well as increased use of sensors and processing for analytics. Here's five key skills that are needed for us to stay ahead in this digital economy.
If you have been recently promoted, congratulations! Here are 6 things that you might want to start doing.
Key considerations to think about a career, base on 20 years of experience as a HR practitioner.
Uncertainty is a scary word. But behind this fear lies great opportunities if you know how to approach it. Some reflections of mine to help fellow professionals think about how you can better prepare yourself in times of uncertainty.
Humility is the most important attribute to be successful in the corporate world. Here's why.
Emotional Intelligence at work - IQ may have got you here, but EQ will get you further. Read on and learn how we can deal with emotions creatively and calmly next time, every time.
A reflection on how HR leaders can build a solid foundation before thinking of transforming the profession from an administrative supportive to a strategic business partner.
Have you ever reflected carefully what and who are you trying managing at work? What's the key to a good balance and personal effectiveness at work? Read on to find out in as simple as 1 -2-3 via Me-Us-It!
What can Taylor Swift and her string of boyfriends teach us about making strategic career decisions?
Are you still excessively focusing on your weakness in every performance dialogue and been asked about your weakness in every interview? Believe in a radical change - time to put the spotlight on your strengths and make your weaknesses your blindspots, for life is too short to focus too much on weaknesses.
With the recent installment of the Avengers’ movie on screen this year, it hit on me how much HR professionals have in common with these superheroes. I would even dare say that there is a bit of an Avenger in all HR professionals.
Inspired by Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project - Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun", I started my Happiness Project since Jan 2016 and I continue to 'journal this journey'. Have you started yours?
How is Talent Acquisition being redefined in today's corporate world? How should we move away from being an order-taker to a strategic partnering role to the businesses?
HR professionals have an opportunity to create more impact in the current challenging environment. Here are some strategies to develop your capability as a HR professional and be wildly successful !
Succession planning is about ensuring the talent pool never runs dry, yet many businesses are guilty of an ad hoc approach to succession for HR roles. This article highlights the fundamental flaws in succession planning and why it is urgent to do this well and now.
An open letter to all HR professionals who still believe in the profession...
The job title HR BP has no place in the organisations of the future. Companies need to place people at the core of strategy, not add the human element as an afterthought.
Paradigm shifts we have to make as an HR community if we really need to keep in step with creating value in the current business environment.
What I learned from U HR Leaders Forum 2016
Some of the key leadership mistakes that people can avoid making in any organization
Lessons on leadership that you can learn from Cesar Milan
A peak into the future with robotics, and hypothesis on the areas in HR that requires disruptive thinking.
Translating positivity from an individual level to a team level
In this article, Susan talks about what it takes to succeed as a HR leader in an emerging markets. She also talks about the importance of thought agility and authentic leadership in order to be successful.
Human Resources has travelled a long way over the last couple of years. From being a cost functionor support division, HR is gaining acceptance and a lot of organizations understand that the key differentiator in the coming years would be based on how best an organization can attract, develop and retain talent. It is essential that the practice of HR and the culture that represents us also evolve to be business focused and solutions oriented. We are no longer in HR because we love to meet people. We are in HR to make a difference to business.
In this article, Laurence discusses the need for HR to embrace Digital and how the HR function should step up to initiate Digital Transformation.
A simple framework to aid decision on how to allocate resources in executing HR projects.
Three areas HR folks should focus on where HR can bring value to the business that far exceeds that of doing non-HR related work.
What does it mean to simplify HR? When we create initiatives to make HR processes simpler, are we really meeting our objectives?
HR can play a key role in the organisation to push the wheels of innovation. Here's three key aspects that drives innovation.
This article presents some provocative thoughts on the perception of HR in today’s corporate world and how HR can value add to the businesses.
What can be done to start changing the mindset of employees towards the value HR can deliver.
Understand what's your flavour and tips to becoming a HR Leader
Talking about Great Leader is never ending story and keep evolving, i've made my article based on my experience and observation. Enjoy the article and your Leadership Journey!
Perspective and encouragement why now is the best time to be in HR.
Development of our HR unit is necessary to be able to ramp up the capabilities in our organisations. It is essential that the HR unit feels a sense of belonging with the senior management team to ensure the best alignment.
Biggest obstacle that HR leaders ought to overcome to be relevant, and on how HR leaders should lead fellow HR colleagues towards an enriching HR journey.
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