Does The “Unconscious Bias” Problem Exist In Your Office?

07 January, 2020
By G-Team in Human Resource
In every organisation, there are a myriad of problems within the office. It can be a perpetual feud with an co-worker, overload of work, unhappiness with senior leaders’ management style or the general workplace culture. But have you ever heard of the “unconscious bias” problem?
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Creating compelling learning programmes for Millenials

31 December, 2019
By RenQun Huang in Human Resource

Millennials are a demanding albeit unique demographic cohort. Also known as the Generation Y, it is made up of individuals who are born after the Generation X, with birth years between the early 1980s and early 2000s.

Today, Millennials are the most talked-about and employers and senior management are scratching their heads on how to deal with them within the workplace. On one hand, Millennials seem to be an obnoxious generation – picky about the type of jobs they want or demanding for specific benefits within the organisation. Yet, they are decisive in their choices and clear about the direction that they want to head towards in life.

With this generation poised to take over the workforce in the coming years and the rise of digitalization and emerging new skills, it is of course imperative to train these “new recruits” to be ready for the workforce. However, be mindful that a traditional classroom setting or inviting an expert to the office is unlikely to work magic on this new age generation. Here are some ways to create compelling learning programmes for millennials in the workplace.

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Creating compelling learning programmes for Millenials

24 December, 2019
By Dharshini in Human Resource

Creating Compelling Learning Programmes For Millennials

Millennials are a demanding albeit unique demographic cohort. Also known as the Generation Y, it is made up of individuals who are born after the Generation X, with birth years between the early 1980s and early 2000s.

Today, Millennials are the most talked-about and employers and senior management are scratching their heads on how to deal with them within the workplace. On one hand, Millennials seem to be an obnoxious generation – picky about the type of jobs they want or demanding for specific benefits within the organisation. Yet, they are decisive in their choices and clear about the direction that they want to head towards in life.

With this generation poised to take over the workforce in the coming years and the rise of digitalization and emerging new skills, it is of course imperative to train these “new recruits” to be ready for the workforce. However, be mindful that a traditional classroom setting or inviting an expert to the office is unlikely to work magic on this new age generation. Here are some ways to create compelling learning programmes for millennials in the workplace.


Provide Flexibility

Millennials are known for embracing the flexible work-life culture – the ability to work from home or working at non-traditional hours. The key takeaway here is that Millennials need flexibility. This need for flexibility also ingrained in their learning preferences. According to Adam Henderson, founder of Millennial Mindset, just under half of Millennials want self-directed learning or have a say in their choice of training courses. With that, top management and HR should put in place tools that allow Millennials to understand their areas of improvements and career goals. Additionally, instead of providing a certain set of learning programmes for all employees, have a library of courses and learning programmes for Millennials to choose from.

Providing The Right Tools

The key to creating compelling learning programmes for Millennials is that is should provide them with the right tools for the job. Given that Millennials demand more support from the organisation and are relatively more decisive in their career goals, they are unlikely to embark on training programmes that will not contribute to their job development and career progression. HR should ensure that the learning tools provided to Millennials are catered to their job roles. Instead of simply falling back on the traditional classroom setting, consider other ways of conducting learning programmes for Millennials. For instance, making use of online videos or providing a tablet with learning tutorials for Millennials who have to work on-the-go.

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Leadership Training

One of the learning programmes that Milennials rank highly on their list is leadership training. Millennials like to feel challenged and providing leadership training gives them something to strive for in their career progression. After all, leaders are required at all levels within the organisations and training a leader today will pay off. But investing in these Millennials in leadership development will make them want to stay with the organisation in the long run.

Millennials tend to seek constant feedback and are driven in their career goals. If they are not satisfied with their current job, they will not hesitate to move on to another role. Therefore, it is crucial that HR come up with compelling learning programmes to keep Millennials challenged within the workplace. This will certainly help to maximise the potential of Millennials in the long run.

HR's time to take action

24 December, 2019
By G-Team in Human Resource

In every profession, the debate is whether man or machines will win the race. Like all other professions, HR jobs are at a threat. In this age of digitalization and social disruption, traditional HR is irrelevant for today’s era of business. If HR professionals do not step up to evolve with the changing workplace, this profession will risk being shut out from organisations completely.

It is therefore imperative for HR professionals re-brand this “dying” profession to ensure that HR continues to thrive within the organisation. Here are some ways in which HR can take actionable steps to ensure HR transformation within the organisation.

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