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Do you often find yourself questioning why good employees are leaving? What activities are successful in motivating your employees and promoting career growth & staff retention? Who is capable of job advancements and therefore deserving of salary increments? Being involved in the HR function myself, nothing frustrates me more than...
In the dynamic landscape of human resources (HR) management, technological innovations continuously reshape traditional practices. Among these advancements, blockchain technology stands out as a game-changer, offering unparalleled levels of transparency, security, and efficiency in HR operations. At OpensoftHR, we've harnessed the potential of blockchain within our software to empower HR...
You almost never hear any employee exclaim: ‘ I love HR and what they do for us!’. It is hard to appreciate HR when the work they do often gets unnoticed by employees. We must understand fully why the entire function of HR exists in the first place. Their main...
It is essential that for any business to succeed, it has to start from its people. However, there is no ‘one size fits all’ method of motivating employees in any business. We are moving into an age where population is ageing, and work is becoming more and more digital....
As the spread of COVID-19 continues on, countries around the world are implementing drastic measures to contain the Coronavirus. In times like these, businesses especially those of SMEs are the hardest hit due to the general lack of resources, insufficient investment in operational efficiency and high dependence on direct cost-cutting...
We have been hearing all over the news in recent years of 'digital disruption'. But what does this actually mean and what are the implications for SMEs? Business models have transformed in a short span of time, and traditional approaches especially in internal functions of marketing and operations, no longer work as well in attempts...

Petty Cash 101

Despite its name having been derived from the french word ‘petit’, translated ‘small’ in english, Petty Cash serves great importance in all businesses for day to day expenses encountered by its employees.
A progressive workplace benefits employee well-being and engagement. It encompasses a friendly working environment, a culture of open conversations among employees, abundance of employee incentives and allowance to have flexible work schedules The progressive workplace culture is a stark contrast to the traditional workplace that we are often used to...
As we've observed rapid changes in corporate infrastructure and regulations over the years, many businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up. With one particular area of concern: Managing Payroll. If you are a first-time business owner reading this, perhaps you might think that the idea of managing your company's...
The current outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019, has caused much worry and panic amongst people all around the world. Evidently, shelves have been cleared of hand sanitisers and disposable surgical/non-surgical masks, where opportunists have begun to mark up...
The phenomenon that "Everything is connected", does not only exist in the world of Dirk Gently. In today's digitised world, it is virtually impossible for nothing to be connected to something else... .. . for better or worst, depending on how you look at it. Perhaps one of the greatest difficulty that businesses...
This infograpic helps you to weigh the pros and cons of four common payroll methods used by businesses in the world. We hope this infographic would give you clarity as to which is the most ideal payroll method that suits your business requirements. Common Payroll Methods Compared 1. Excel Payroll 2. Outsourced Payroll 3....

How SMEs can Attract Talent

Multinational corporations are able to attract talents much more easily than smaller businesses such as SMEs and start-ups. This is not suprising considering that most employees would place greater emphasis on pay package, work-life balance and high job security in their careers. These demands are easily catered to by...

The future of (Virtual) HR

The role of the HR professional is changing in response to the war for talent. In this video, Dr. Dave Ulrich explains why the role of HR is being re-defined by technologies, and why virtual HR is fast becoming a reality in the coming years.
Digital technologies transform the way human work. Most manual tasks are done by robots, machines, technologies, AI, software, etc. Companies need to embrace and blend the roles of human and technology in order to succeed. We can't deny that technology has completely changed the way we live and work. Over...
Attract the Best Contact Talents In recent years we have seen a rise in the number of contract workers within the pool of employed talents. More and more of us have become comfortable with the concept of forgoing traditional 9-5 jobs and working on a contractual basis. Hiring contract workers clearly...

Employee Disengagement in Malaysia

According to a recent study conducted by Workday and IDC, employees in Malaysia are the second happiest workers in Asia Pacific. Thanks to pull factors are better pay, career prospects and work-life balance. Their Singaporean counterparts, on the other hand, are mostly optimistic and excited about entering a digital economy, with more...

3 Time Management Hacks that Work

Do you find yourself at the end of the day exhausted and feeling unproductive despite having worked around the clock? Wish to accomplish more daily? Master 3 essential skills - outsourcing, single-task versus multi-tasking, and goals setting, and see your performance increase. This comes as no surprise for most of us...
Stress creates anxiety, causes us to under perform at work, and affects the productivity of us as well as our companies. When our work achievement dips, this causes further stress on our body. It becomes a vicious circle. The good news is that there are many digital resources that we...

Payroll Basics and Useful Tools

Payroll refers to all the financial records and data pertaining salaries, wages, overtime, bonuses, deductions related to entities, employees, owners or partners paid for services provided during a specific period of time. Such information is generally required for the filing of taxes and submission of regulatory forms. It may seem simple and easy,...
This video "Putting the human back into human resources" was presented by Mary Schaefer, a HR consultant whose clients include Fortune 500 companies. Mary has a Master's degree in HR, and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR). Previously a corporate employee at DuPont as an HR Manager...
Successful companies recognise the importance of helping their female employees achieve work-life balance. This starts with a HR policy to create a pro-family workplace. Gender Imbalance at Workplace It is often a rare sight that we see women in powerful roles like that of being the Chief Executive Officer(CEO), or on...
In most industralised countries, the average age of workforce tend to increase. Employees are getting older and replaced by technological innovations. Robots or Artificial intelligence (AI) will replace many jobs in the near future. With Asia-Pacific (APAC) expecting an increase of 200 million elderly people (aged 65 and above) between now...
We've all heard the common phrase that "Customer is King" in the business world. Technically this would imply holding customers in the greatest regard and seeking to ensure their satisfaction and needs are constantly met. Whilst it is true that we've progressed into a digital age where customer feedback...
“What if we could do more by sharing more?” This question guides re:Work and g.co/rework. Laszlo Bock, Google’s head of People Operations, hopes that by sharing the science and methods of HR from all over we can make work better everywhere. Speaking at the re:Work 2016 event, Bock explains how...
The interiors of an office space is more often than not, overlooked by managers and HR when devising strategies for improvements in employee engagement and productivity. Perhaps it has now come to your realization that you and most of your colleagues spend most of your time, and life, in the office....
Forward-looking businesses reflect on how they can adapt to the ever-changing workforce by improving workforce productivity and perfecting their employees reward systems. A great employees rewards system is the way to retaining talents in any organisation. This is because: "All employees, whether full-time, part-time or contract-based, deserve a workplace environment...

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