Author Archives: Sam Neo

Shifting from Total Rewards to Total Value

What comes to your mind when you hear the terms “rewards” or “compensation and benefits”? Do you think of leave entitlement? Bonuses? Allowances? Perhaps insurance as well? Why does HR tend to associate rewards with only the tangible items? Is that really all that is available? As an HR practitioner, you know that you are […]

Be the superhero you want to see

The recent box office hit, Marvel’s Black Panther, was an inspiration to many including me. Besides the usual blockbuster highlights, what stood out more was that it represented African Americans in a way that is different from the usual movies. Almost an entire cast of African Americans, having them dressed in great costumes and putting […]

Love your coffee? Maybe you should love your recruitment agencies too

One key realization that I had since I left the corporate world was the importance of partnerships; Very often in the corporate setting, we tend to work a little more in silo to “defend our turfs” or have a “you vs. me” mindset. The result? We observe conflicts due to differing perspectives because we are […]

Creating a High Impact Onboarding Program for New Managers

Based on a recent Forbes article, the level of employee engagement correlates closely with the perception of whether the employee can approach their managers with any types of questions. The higher the comfort level, the higher the engagement level and vice versa. In addition, the article also shared that 50% of the employees cited that […]

Creating the candidate experience to win the talent war

In today’s highly competitive job market for top talents, candidate experience is one area that could potentially be a key differentiator to help organizations secure the desired piece to enable greater success in the longer term. But, what does it really mean by creating a positive candidate experience? During our recent People Mentality Connect panel […]