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HRTV: Staying effective with social media

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Singapore – HR leaders can utilise technology and social media networks as an internal collaboration tool to become even more effective in their jobs.

Ram Menon, executive vice president for worldwide marketing at TIBCO, said that HR professionals would typically use social media to communicate with third parties such as potential job candidates, vendors and recruiters.

However, Menon suggested that a savvy HR practitioner can use social media to improve internal communications, as well as increase collaboration between different departments. He added that having an effective social media strategy can help connect diverse business divisions in a global company, especially if they are located around the world.

“HR is the primary lifeline through which an organisation communicates its vision, the way in which they hire and retain employees, or career development opportunities,” Menon said.

If adopted properly, social media can streamline the information sent out to different stakeholders without spamming everyone. “Technology eases the flow of communication and filters outs what is irrelevant to you.”

For example, Menon said a healthcare package for eye insurance can be programmed to be disseminated through social media groups to those with eye problems within the organisation. This helps employees manage the information they receive regularly and ensures important data is not lost in the mix.

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August 31, 2011 at 10:31 am

HRTV: Asia has lousy leaders

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Singapore – The reason Asia has lousy leaders is because they are given leadership responsibilities before they are ready.

Adzhar Ibrahim, regional head for people department at AirAsia, said that within the Asian context, the perception of leaders is one where they are considered “superstars”. This has resulted in everybody wanting to be a leader for the perks without being prepared for the role.

Watch the interview as Azdhar sits down with HRTV and shares his take that, and on how HR can develop better leadership within the organisation.

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Written by Sabrina Zolkifi

January 26, 2011 at 9:31 am

HRTV: A look back at 2010

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This year has seen a lot of ups and downs as the global economy picked itself up from the recent financial crisis.

From topics like employee engagement to surviving in the corporate world, HRTV has brought the opinions and advice of many HR professionals straight into your office.

HRTV does a quick look back on key points in 2010. We also talked to the public and heard what they had to say when asked why HR is important and if anything should change.

In 2011, HRTV will continue introducing more professionals, and share more tips and secrets on how to better manage HR in your organisation.

Look out for features including executive relocation, global mobility, employee innovation and talent development, amongst many others, on both our printed and online publications.

Stay tuned to HRTV, and don’t forget to follow Human Resources on Twitter, Facebook and our website.

On behalf of everyone at Human Resources, wishing you a joyous holiday season and a great new year!

Written by Sabrina Zolkifi

December 21, 2010 at 9:45 am

HRTV: Joel Barker on nurturing innovation leaders

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The future of the world seems to lie in the hands of the innovation of the current generation.

With more companies relying on the next big idea, talent who are creative are more valuable than ever. Organisations need leaders who can move the company and its ideas forward into the future.

Joel Barker talks to HRTV about innovation and its place in today’s workplace. Surprisingly, Barkers says HR leaders do not have to be innovative themselves, but just be able to provide and support an environment that encourages innovation.

He shares his suggestions on how companies can make sure they are providing an environment that encourages and supports innovation, and how managers can make sure the innovation within the company translates into productivity and growth.

Written by Sabrina Zolkifi

December 8, 2010 at 2:12 pm

HRTV: Bill Byham on Succession Planning

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Organisations are still failing at creating a healthy pipeline of high potential (HiPo) employees who are ready to take on senior leadership positions.

Although many companies try to keep the ratio of hiring new talent to grooming current ones at 2:8, the reality is almost half of senior management roles are still filled with fresh hires.

Succession planning allows for HiPos within an organisation to receive training and support in order to be promoted to a higher management level. This also ensures each employee is stretched to his potential and contributing fully to the organisation.

Lee Xieli talks to Bill Byham, founder, chairman and CEO of DDI about succession management, and the steps organisations could take to manage it. Additionally, Byham shares the current mistakes organisations are making in succession planning. He further suggests tips for HR professionals who are hoping to groom current talent for senior management positions.

Byham has led the way in human resources technologies in DDI with influences in areas such as management training, and has developed new methods to better identify and train HiPos.

Author Malcolm Gladwell has written in The New Yorker about his DDI assessment experience, and the methodology was also covered in an article, Extreme Hiring, by

Written by Sabrina Zolkifi

December 1, 2010 at 11:53 am