Shining the “LAMP” on poor performance

As an HR Business Partner, supporting the line managers in managing performance issues is one area that we have to deal with. That includes both rewarding good performances and, of course, tackling poor performances. When it comes to poor performance issues, they can easily frustrate the hell out of most managers and HR. One might…

People Mentality HR Tech Feature Issue #1 – SHIFT

People Mentality Inc will be featuring a series of HR Tech partners to share more about their background stories as well as how users can benefit from engaging them. No tool is perfect, but everyone of them is unique in their own way which is where the value lies for the various users. Find the…

What if all employees are startup owners?

It’s been almost 2 months since I “retired” from the corporate world to start People Mentality Inc. To help a regular person better understand what I do for my startup, I have decided to term it as the Avengers of HR. What does it mean? It basically models around a shared economy or gig model…

Is Diversity and Inclusion the big hairy monster we all perceive?

It has been an interesting 2 days where I attended a HR leadership conference as well as being invited to be part of an in-house panel discussion. One common topic that surfaced and really caught my interest was Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). In my opinion, this is an important piece that has to be championed…

Dear HR…Believe in yourself and get started

Dear HR, I see that the incoming wave of technology is going to threaten your existence or potentially take away your job. AI for instance, will make low value-add and administrative work in your space redundant. It may not be that intelligent just yet and is basically limited to how much information human can feed…

Why do some super teams flourish while others don’t?

In recent times, we have seen super teams after super teams being formed in various sports. The likes of the Galacticos in Real Madrid when we were younger, to the Big 4 in Golden State Warriors and now, the reunion of Dwyane Wade and Lebron James in the already dominating Cleveland out in the Eastern…

Winning the employee experience war with thorough onboarding

In the last issue, I shared on the importance of onboarding your talent from Day 0 before he joins the organization. In this latest piece, I’ll focus more on some things you could potentially do to differentiate your onboarding programme from the regular ones when the new hire joins on his first day. That way,…

Creating a Learning Culture to Drive Business Results

I was recently invited by the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry to speak on “Creating a culture of learning”. During which, I shared my thoughts on what are the key elements required to put your organization in a better position to establish the desired learning culture as well as suggested some possible tools…

I decided to retire from the corporate world at 29.

At the age of 29, I was very well paid for a Human Resources (HR) professional and had an extremely stable job with a world class employer. My colleagues were nice, work environment was awesome and the job was definitely comfortable. The key here, COMFORTABLE. Every time that feeling creeps in, I start getting worried….

The Journey of Talent Retention Starts From Day 0

Your appointed recruiter spends months tracking down the best candidate through LinkedIn, recruitment agencies and other hiring channels. You and your line manager take weeks to review the shortlisted candidates and thereafter, arrange to interview them. After endless rounds of interview, you finally nail down the perfect candidate that portrays the best combination of competency…

Develop employees by helping them search within themselves

Very often, managers and HR professionals find it tough to have career conversations with employees. They find it awkward when confronted by issues relating to career decisions. Instead of providing an answer that the employees want to hear, isn’t it better for managers and HR professionals to help employees find the answer by getting them…

Time For HR To Put On The Customer Service Hat!

Working at the world’s best airport has made me realize the importance of service excellence and providing a pleasantly surprising experience for the customers. As HR professionals, we serve internal customers too, don’t we? What are some lessons that we can learn from the service industry and apply to our internal customers – the employees?…