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Team Building – The Importance of Cohesive Teams

Wednesday May 1st, 2013

For almost two decades now there has been a trend of organizational flattening – “trimming the fat” so to speak. Being less top-heavy means de-centralizing operations, and empowering lower-level employees to make decisions and take action. This has competitive market advantages – more flexibility, faster response to market demands and lower executive salary costs. The […]

Psychometric & Cognitive Ability Testing for Recruitment & Selection

Wednesday April 24th, 2013

“Did you know that 40% of organizations do not evaluate candidates using psychometric and cognitive ability testing during their selection processes? It’s baffling, given that those organizations that evaluate potential hires during the selection processes had an 84% confidence range that their selection processes produced the desired results. (Institute for Human Resources Nov 2011)” Psychometric Assessment – […]

Rising Up Through the Ranks in Thailand – A Trend for Human Resource Management pros to Watch

Thursday April 18th, 2013

There isn’t much data on the topic of ‘Rising up thought the ranks’ in terms of Thai organizations, but for nearly ten years now we’ve worked closely with many Human Resource Management professionals here in Thailand and there are definite trends we see in internal career advancement for employees.  Thai Human Resource Managers should look to promoting a culture […]

Thai Labor Laws – What Human Resources Can Do for You

Wednesday April 10th, 2013

Thai labor law stipulates special rules for any company that hires at least ten Thai employees. There are the standard rules that you’ve come to expect from any labor law: vacation time, sick leave, overtime pay are some of the rules specified. But beyond that, employers must consider the fine print. The clock begins ticking immediately upon […]

Happiness in the Workplace

Tuesday April 2nd, 2013

We’re a bit late in celebrating, but on March 20th, the UN held its first International Day of Happiness. This got us thinking about the topic, Happiness in the Workplace. As Thailand’s premier Human Resource Management specialists, we spend much of our time on things like payroll, training, and employee benefits, however there’s a great deal […]

Asean, the AEC, and Changes in the Labour Market – Part II

Wednesday March 27th, 2013

With the impending Asean Economic Community (AEC) set to open in 2015, PeopleServe is taking a closer look at how it will affect changes in the labour market. Dr. Prasarn Trairatvorakul, Governor of the Bank of Thailand Our approach is in keeping with the view expressed by Dr. Prasarn Trairatvorakul, Governor of the Bank of […]

Effects of the Recent Minimum Wage Hike in Thailand

Monday March 25th, 2013

Beginning in April 2012, Thailand’s much discussed minimum wage hike went into effect. Since then, there has been opinionated chatter in HR circles about the consequences to business, investment, labour and industry as the nation-wide policy was implemented. Effects of the Recent Minimum Wage Hike in Thailand At the risk of oversimplifying, opinions generally fall […]

Asean, the AEC, and Changes in the Labour Market

Tuesday March 19th, 2013

With the impending Asean Economic Community (AEC) set to open in 2015, many of our small and medium sized clients have questions about what to expect in terms of changes to labour, HR, and HRM, given the new era of regional cooperation. One interesting fact is that Small and Medium Sized Enterprises account for 96% […]

2013 Changes to Taxation Law in Thailand – Business and Personal Income Taxes

Tuesday March 5th, 2013

As with any country, taxation codes in Thailand are continually changing in accordance with the political and business climate and the government’s obvious needs to collect revenue, while fostering a business-friendly environment. When calculating payroll you really can’t afford taxation amateurs In regard to Business taxation, withholding tax and indirect taxes as well as taxes […]

Executive Coaching: Sometimes it’s about more than just the bottom line…

Monday February 11th, 2013

In last week’s blog post, we set out the monetary case for investing in Executive Coaching.  Research has shown time and time again that coaching offers a remarkable ROI for any organization undertaking the initiative. Investment in management team coaching is certain to improve your company’s bottom line, and we led with this because it’s such […]