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.”
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.
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 an …read more
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
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.