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Great Expectations: An Unfinished Story?

Great Expectations: An Unfinished Story?

July 5th, 2015

How satisfied are you with your HR department? In what ways do the HR policies and practices of your firm actively contribute to business results? It’s surprising, but all too frequently true, to find CEO’s and other senior management answering those two questions with the responses: “Fairly satisfied,” and “Hardly at all.”


3000  Management Books A Year… and Counting!

3000 Management Books A Year… and Counting!

July 5th, 2012

Three thousand management books a year. That’s how many are published in the USA alone,  according to William Malek, founder of Leadership Development Strategy2Reality at a recent luncheon of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand.


What is the point of having an HR Department?

What is the point of having an HR Department?

July 5th, 2012

It is a worthwhile question to ask and one that comes with a wide variety of responses. When meeting with senior business management it is one of the questions I am most interested in hearing the answer to because, invariably, that answer provides the context for all subsequent discussion. It is my firm belief that the point of having anread more


War for Talent beware of the 18%

War for Talent beware of the 18%

July 4th, 2012

Every day I get to meet with clients and hear a similar refrain. The demand for high performing, high potential staff far exceeds the supply. The challenge for businesses generally and HR departments specifically is to attract, develop and retain the “right” people. Indeed I have worked with one organization that has gone so far as to define the ‘mission’read more


Minimum Wage Policy

Minimum Wage Policy

July 4th, 2012

Increase in daily minimum wage and higher salary for new graduates The government’s new minimum daily wage and starting salary for fresh degree graduates are likely to push up the payroll cost for companies in Thailand by 10-30 per cent, according to a survey conducted by global consultancy Hay Group.