Employer branding against corporate culture and employee engagement

03 December, 2019
By G-Team in Human Resource
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Employer branding is a big business in the workplace today. It is one of the core pillars of recruitment and talent attraction. As companies increasingly understand the importance of employer branding, the demand for employee branding has led to the proliferation of employer brand agencies and employer brand conferences.

As defined by Universum, employer branding is defined as “the process of promoting a company, or an organization, as the employer of choice to a desired target group, one which a company needs and wants to recruit and retain”.

While employer branding is technically built upon company culture and employee engagement - after all there should be some form of company culture to promote to the talent pool - eventually, employer branding might end up defining the culture within the company and how the leaders strive to engage and retain talent.

Here’s why:

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HKIHRM Annual Conference & Exhibition

28 November, 2019
By G-Team in Human Resource
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Earlier this week, we have attended the HKIHRM Annual Conference. There are exhibitions, workshops and symposiums that dive into the latest HR trends and the change HR landscape. There are also talks by major industry leaders such as Mr John Tsang from Bowtie who talks about managing workforce from geneneration Y and Z, with other topics such as managing digital talent, inclusion & diversity at the workplace, data analytics in HR and employee wellness.

Our workforce today is largely made up of Millennials and Gen Z. WIth the changing workforce demographics, organisations have to be more “creative” in attracting and retaining talent.

However, research has recently shown that if an organisation lacks the latest HR technology, they may risk losing out on the youngest, yet brightest talent.

According to a recently published survey by a talent acquisition software provider, Yello, it found that technology has a significant impact on Gen Z’s decision to accept a job with an organisation. Figures show that more than half (54%) of Gen Z survey respondents have indicated that they will not bother applying for a job at an organisation with outdated recruitment methods.

This is not surprising given that the Gen Z are notable for their tech-savviness and heavy reliance on social media platforms and digital gadgets. As such, organisations have to tailor their recruitment accordingly in order to tap into this pool of candidates.
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Basic Income versus Living Wages in Singapore

26 November, 2019
By G-Team in Payroll

Basic Income Versus Living Wages in Singapore

Singapore is one of the highly developed countries in Asia Pacific, with a thriving economy and high quality of living but, wait there is no minimum wage?

A minimum wage or “basic income” as referred to in other countries is the lowest wage in which an employee can be paid. The minimum wage across countries varies and ensure that employees are sufficiently paid. There are around 193 United Nations member states that have a minimum wage system in place. However, Singapore is one of the few countries with no minimum wage. In fact, wages in Singapore are determined by the labour market demand and supply.

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The Best Way To Pay Your Employees

25 November, 2019
By G-Team in Payroll
Pay day is undoubtedly the one of the few days in the month, besides the weekends, that employees eagerly look forward to. However, when employees do not receive their pay on time or discover that they have been paid less than what they should be getting, it will certainly result in frustrated and angry employees.

As an employer, it is imperative to ensure that employees receive their pay on time and ensure that the correct amount of wages is disbursed to the employee. These are highly dependent on multiple factors, such as the HR professional who is processing the entire company's payroll as well as the method of salary disbursement, Unfortunately, each companies may have various methods of salary disbursement - some might work in the favour of employers but at a disadvantage to employees.

Here are some common salary disbursement methods which may be more favourable for employers but not for employees, and vice versa.
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