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HRTV: Small Talk on why communication is essential

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Singapore – Having open communication channels throughout the organisation can improve relations and build trust, which is also essential to retention.

Peter Hiddema, principal of Common Outlook Consulting and visiting professor of decision sciences at INSEAD, advised human resources (HR) to create a “safe” communication culture so employees will be more comfortable to approach HR with a problem before it gets out of hand.

Sabrina Zolkifi shared her thoughts on why HR should not only have good communication with employees but also upper management, and how money isn’t enough to convince workers to stay.

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Written by Sabrina Zolkifi

March 25, 2011 at 11:55 am

HRTV: Don’t wait for trouble before negotiating

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Singapore – Far too often, human resources (HR) practitioners only get called to manage a conflict when things have already gotten out of hand.

Peter Hiddema, principal of Common Outlook Consulting and visiting professor of decision sciences at INSEAD, advised HR to provide a “safe” communicating culture so employees can consult them before the problem escalates.

He said one of the ways HR can better minimise conflict in the workplace is to “lower the barriers” so that employees feel they are better able to approach for help. One advice Hiddema gave is to constantly engage employees through direct one-on-one communication.

“Informal conversations are where you find out more than formal meetings,” he said. By always being available to staff, HR might find it easier to manage conflict or have employees reach out to them early in the problem.

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Written by Sabrina Zolkifi

March 22, 2011 at 9:50 am

HRTV: Get your boss to notice you

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It may be a new year, but the Office Snitch is not about to stop picking the brains of HR professionals to get in on the latest news, trends and trade secrets.

We are starting off with a podcast interview with Rita Haque, learning and development director at Club 21. She talks about her communication style and how personal branding is important in the workplace.

Haque advices not to be a “shrinking violet” and instead to “speak up and be counted” if you want to be noticed. She also shares easy self-branding tips people can apply to their work life, including recognising and celebrating their talent.

Written by Sabrina Zolkifi

January 12, 2011 at 11:10 am