Archive for the month of: August 2019

EPL’s lessons for Singapore Managers

August 28, 2019 - 12:26:00 PM

I just had a drink with a local friend in a pub. He lamented that as a boss, he took so good care of a female employee to the extent that his wife who worked in the same company suspected that the female staff might be his mistress. Yet, the “mistress” recently jumped ship to a competitor and in the off boarding process, badmouthed the company and even tried to poach another staff away. Knowing that he is a fan of Arsenal Football Club, I comforted him that he was not alone as in the world of English football, there are many such cases including Robin Van Persie last season. Arsenal stood by RVP for more than 4 seasons when he was injured more than over of each seasons but the moment he had one successful injury-free season, he departed


August 28, 2019 - 12:25:00 PM

One of the most common question we get when we are headhunting candidates is “How did you get my contact?” Well, the information do come from somewhere and chances are these candidates have done something right to raise their exposure level despite them not knowing about it. For the rest who are still waiting for that call from headhunters, here are the things you NEED to do to be on their radar. Be prominent in online searches. Some very senior managers I spoke with do not even know what LinkedIN is all about. And Do they sell monsters? These 2 (and all prominent job boards’ databases) are where you should be featured prominently. And creation of an account per se is not the end of it. You need to fill it up with content and keywords that you would

Managing 4 Gens in One Co

August 28, 2019 - 12:22:00 PM

For the first time ever, there are 4 generations of employees, all with their own perspective, styles and expectations, working side by side under one roof especially if your company is big enough. This rare sight is due to Baby Boomers (in their 50s and 60s) who are continuing to work past their retirement age and the first batch of the Gen Z Internet Babies (1995 – 2012) entering the workforce. Often in multi-generational companies, cross-gen blame attacks are common – “These Baby Boomers are too old-fashioned” or “The Millenials just want things too quickly”. These differences often create misunderstandings, stereotypes and even conflicts. Most Baby Boomers are close to retirement and Gen X (1966 – 1980) is the generation of leaders waiting in the wings to replace them (“finally!” according to them). Gen Y (also called the Millenials 1981