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Human Resources as a Strategic Function

Monday July 15th, 2013

As the global business environment shrinks, as demographics change and as technology bolsters traditional human resources tactics, HR has moved from being an administrative function to a strategic function of an organization. This has happened quickly – within the last 20 years – and savvy HR pros have already positioned themselves for the bold organizational […]

Employee Engagement II – Keeping Employees Engaged During Change

Monday July 8th, 2013

Last month we brought you CloudForce HR’s first installment in the employee engagement series. We found that engaged employees are more productive. We also argued that companies should engage employees to think and share their ideas. This week, we’ll add to the long list of benefits of having engaged employees, and we’ll throw in a […]

Your Onboarding Strategy Means Better Job Performance and Organizational Commitment

Monday July 1st, 2013

It’s not just the new hire that has to make a good impression. You must also make a good impression on them. An employee’s first 6 months on the job are a big hurdle – retention rates are unfortunately low and the cost of a new hire can cost 150% of their salary. You need […]

Personal Tax Rates Delayed in Thailand – Payroll Outsourcing Professionals

Monday June 24th, 2013

Notice – The Bangkok Post reported that the new Thailand personal tax rate structure has been delayed. Jitmanee Suwannapool, the Revenue Department’s principal adviser on tax base management, said taxpayers filing in 2014 must comply with the previous rates if the draft bill fails to take effect this year.

Employee Engagement – Tools and Tricks to Keep Employees Engaged

Monday June 17th, 2013

Employee engagement is critical to keeping an organization functioning and efficient. This is the first in a series of blog posts on keeping your employees engaged. Consider it your HR resource for free tools and tricks to keep your employees engaged!

HRIS – How Technology Takes the Burden Out of HR Management

Monday June 10th, 2013

Technology is a boon to HR management when leveraged effectively. Human resources information systems (HRIS) or HR management systems, (HRMS) are powerful tools that have the potential to turn an HR manager from just another employee to a money-saving business partner.

Telecommuting – An HR Management How-to

Monday June 3rd, 2013

There is a clear trend toward telecommuting. In the US, 2.5% of the workforce worked from home in 2011, up from 1.86% just five years earlier. That’s minor compared to Australia. Nearly a quarter of the Australian workforce worked at least some hours at home. Here’s how to find a teleworker, what to look for in a teleworker, and […]

Management and Happiness in the Workplace (part 2)

Tuesday May 21st, 2013

A few weeks ago we blogged about “Happiness in the Workplace” A topic that’s clearly critical to organizational efficiency and productivity. We concluded that post by asking “What can you do to make a happier workplace?”This post is dedicated to providing some pragmatic tips and example for and from HR management professionals like yourself. Determining What Makes […]

HR Professional Interviewing Tips and Tricks

Monday May 13th, 2013

In Thailand, where unemployment rates hover just below 1%, it really is a “candidate’s market.” Thailand has the No.4 lowest unemployment rate in the world! When everyone’s got their choice of job, employers must take a specialized approach in interviewing ideal job candidates. Another unique aspect of the job market that HR professionals in Thailand must […]

Pay vs Incentives – How Best to Motivate Employees?

Thursday May 9th, 2013

For those of us who live in Thailand and east Asia, it’s not unusual – nor is it rude – to inquire about one’s job and salary. Job and salary go hand-in-hand. The better the job, the better the salary. But is salary the only thing that motivates employees to work harder? As it turns […]