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The case of the nurse who whistled: when Tracie Lui exposed the wrong doings at the hospital that she worked for, she was labelled as a whistle-blower and management victimised her. Study this whistleblower case and suggest how whistle-blowers could be protected. Dec 1, 2009 990
What a new manager must know: we are not born managers. In the complex business environment of today, the manager's job has been expanded. Have you the qualities to be a good manager? You have to change your mindset and learn to adapt to the new position of authority. You have to accept new challenges. Dec 1, 2009 1221
When employees want to change what they do: sometimes employees apply for an internal vacancy to show their displeasure with their supervisor. Other employees want to learn new things. Whatever the reason for the change, the human resources department should have clear policies on promotions, transfer, and rehiring. Dec 1, 2009 840
Effective teams generate extraordinary results: we have seen professional footballers winning their matches because of excellent team work. With the synergy of teams, companies can progress to the top of the market. Oct 1, 2009 3704
The case of the boss held hostage: the French trade unions have a way to solve disputes with management. They call it "sequestration" which means hostage-taking. Study this case and send your solutions for publication. Oct 1, 2009 882
Plan carefully before you hire: loyal employees are the best resource any company can have. The human resource department must have good hiring processes in place to ensure that the right applicants are hired. Oct 1, 2009 1397
Skills for writing persuasive proposals: at the workplace, we often have to write proposals whether it is to tender for a million-dollar project, request for research grants, or to persuade colleagues to change working procedures. This article looks at some of the skills required to write proposals that stand a high chance of being accepted. Oct 1, 2009 1339
The case of the difficult boss: Bonita was unfortunate to work for an unreasonable boss. She should have resigned long ago but she needed the job. Read the case and see how you can assist her. Aug 1, 2009 1010
Good corporate governance keeps the company on track: weak corporate governance weakens a company's potential and may lead to financial difficulties and fraud by certain officials who are in power. Many of the business failures we read in the newspapers can be attributed to poor corporate governance. Aug 1, 2009 1794
Business plans that bring results: you have a million-dollar idea. Your company is doing well but needs finance to expand. Either way, you need to excite wealthy friends or venture capitalists to put in new capital. Before people put money in your company they need details to weigh their risks. Thus, a business plan is a necessity to convince potential investors that their investment will multiply over time. Aug 1, 2009 1269
Safeway as a way of life: the Keppel group's safety objectives are to ensure that no harm comes to people, property, and the environment. Everyone deserves to go home safely to their family. Safety is everybody's business and safety is a journey. Aug 1, 2009 1134
How to manage the challenges of change: by understanding the nature and dynamics of organisational change, managers will be able to channel the natural resistance from employees towards achieving success in sales and good work attitudes. Cover story Jun 1, 2009 1989
The case of the worker who lost an eye: when Wangsa lost one eye at work, he was asked to lie that the accident happened after working hours. At a compensation hearing, the Commissioner of Labour denied him compensation. Study the case and decide what should be fair judgement in this case. Jun 1, 2009 680
Companies see value in lavish annual reports: it's time for listed companies to reduce spending on full-colour annual reports that are over 160 pages thick. Many extra copies of annual reports are sold as waste paper a year later. With reduced expenditure in the production of annual reports, companies can contribute more to charity. Jun 1, 2009 1660
The manager in the modern workplace: to remain relevant, the new manager must accept innovation and take risks. The modern workplace is more stressful, moves at a faster pace, and is more demanding than before. However, for the survivors, the compensation packages can be very generous. Apr 1, 2009 1326
Alligator hides for the world: when you learn about the complex processes the alligator skins go through before they are ready to be made into expensive handbags, fashion wear, shoes, briefcases, and watchstraps, you will appreciate their beauty and value. Heng Long International is a homegrown company that has managed to become one of the top five international tanneries. Apr 1, 2009 2191
The joys and woes of being a remisier: in a bull market, remisiers are so busy taking orders that they have little time to visit the toilet. Many of them became very rich overnight. Now with the prolonged bear market, many are giving up their seats to work in other careers. But the bull cycle will certainly return one day so the younger professionals may want to prepare themselves for the exciting job of a remisier. Apr 1, 2009 2217
Seeking a respectable job after a retrenchment. Feb 1, 2009 2196
The case of the teen beauty queen. Editorial Feb 1, 2009 1220
Power and politics go hand in hand: power is the ability to get things done. Although some managers have authority, they do not have power as they fail to play the political game correctly. Feb 1, 2009 1707
The functional office: making an office as comfortable as the home: clients are often impressed when they enter a luxurious office. Well-designed offices create an image that the company is doing well. Good office design must not merely be pleasant to look at, it must be comfortable for the employees who spend most of their waking hours at their desks. Viewpoint essay Dec 1, 2008 2239
The case of the pregnant employee: Ember's services with a consultancy was terminated after she became pregnant. She felt that the firm was unsympathetic towards its employees and fired them to avoid paying for their maternity leave. Dec 1, 2008 759
Ideal bosses are scarce: in moments of frustration at work, we wish we had a better boss. We admire our friends who are fortunate to have cordial and understanding bosses. What are the characteristics of an ideal boss? Ideal bosses are normally found in ideal companies--firms that you are proud to work for. Dec 1, 2008 1297
Passion for nature: two nature lovers made a business out of what they enjoy doing. Bee Choo and Morten run an outlet selling books, gifts, and souvenirs. They have gone into nature publishing as well. Occupation overview Dec 1, 2008 922
Binding entrepreneur takes calculated risks: while some say that the Singapore printing industry is in the sunset phase, the surge in printing orders in China and India has proven that printing is still in demand. As long as printers continue to produce books to meet international demand, binderies will continue to expand. Nature Services continues to buy new machinery to meet this demand. Cover story Oct 1, 2008 1776
The case of the workaholic CFO: Dennis Cheong was very happy with his well-paying job. He was a workaholic boss who would spend every moment of the day and night slaving for the company. This was so until an event at home jolted him from his unreal world. Oct 1, 2008 1151
Saving the reefs for future generations: a third of the world's reefs are in southeast Asia. The natural heritage of the region has been severely affected by economic development. If nothing is done, future generations will not enjoy the natural beauty and benefits of coral reefs. Aug 1, 2008 1070
The case of the spendthrift worker: when a member of the staff borrows money from another employee and does not honour the loan, can the company take action against the borrower or is it a private affair? Be the judge in this case of the employee who lives beyond his monthly salary. Oct 1, 2007 952
Many hear, few listen: many problems in everyday living are caused by miscommunication. We hear others speaking but we don't really understand everything they say. Learn to be a good listener and you will be rewarded. Oct 1, 2007 1497
Iskandar Development Region takes shape: just a hop over the Johor Straits, the Iskandar Development Region in south Johor is an ambitious plan to change the area into an economic dynamo by 2025. The region is eight times the size of Putrajaya, the Malaysian capital, and when fully developed, it will have a population of 13 million. Cover story Aug 1, 2007 2583
The case of the breakaway faction: when companies are doing exceptionally well, some employees feel that they are entitled to a greater share of the profits. Others are often attracted by competitors to start a rival company to tap the lucrative market. Management should have plans to counter such moves. Aug 1, 2007 1116
The road to a successful seminar: successful regional seminars do not come by chance. There is a lot of planning and organisation to ensure that the event runs like clockwork. Participants go away feeling satisfied that they have learnt something useful and they will remember the hospitality long afterwards. Aug 1, 2007 1415
Hire the best possible and retain them in the long term: while it is true that remuneration is a big factor in hiring, it is not the only factor that attracts high fliers. If your company wants to remain at the apex of the industry, you need to secure the best possible people for your organisation: Draw in good people, recruit them, and retain them in the long run. Aug 1, 2007 2047
Taking advantage of opportunities in gaming industry: as more casinos open their doors in Asia, there are many jobs waiting for those who have the training and experience. The International Club Games Training Centre sees the potential of training operators for the many casino owners in the region. Cover story Jun 1, 2007 1494
The case of the tyrannical boss: while Hasty Human Resource Consultancy helps their clients to improve their human resources, the management of their own firm was in shambles. See if you can suggest a way to get rid of a tyrannical boss. Column Jun 1, 2007 840
Treading carefully when performing management review: a writer composes a document that must be approved and signed by a manager before it can be circulated. This process which ensures quality and accuracy in the document is called the management review. There are many ways to make the review process less painful. Jun 1, 2007 1189
Build trust in your workplace: if you don't trust yourself, don't expect others to trust you. All firm business and workplace relationships are based on trust. Mutual trust takes a long time to develop, it is not love at first sight. Apr 1, 2007 1537
Case of the purchasing manager with the yellow ribbon: Jack Boswell believed in hiring ex-convicts in his telecom equipment company as long as they have the skills to do the job. But not all his staff has the same conviction. Some believed that once a convict, always a convict. Case study Apr 1, 2007 1240
Putting quality into the annual report; the annual report is the best public relations tool any public listed company can have. Forward-looking companies recognise this and so spare no cost in producing quality annual reports to impress the readers who could be potential investors or customers. Apr 1, 2007 2022
Manual labour of love: art of communicating technical information. Apr 1, 2007 2319
Motivation in the workplace: observe how experienced animal trainers teach their pets new tricks. Each time the pet responds well to their instructions, they are given a delicious tit bit as a motivator. Supervisors can use this trick to motivate staff in the workplace. Feb 1, 2007 966
The case of the Jovial salesperson: salespersons love to talk. They loosen their tongues with the help of some alcohol. One must be careful about speaking one's thoughts freely among colleagues and friends. Feb 1, 2007 872
Online trading helps to grow your cash pile; in trying to increase their retirement funds, some have been burnt by a bear market. Others have taken the bull by its horns and managed to retire early and continue to make a few hundred dollars a week as pocket money through online trading. Feb 1, 2007 2036

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