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Social distancing brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic forced companies everywhere to shift to remote work. However, the preparedness of organisations for the realities and risks of remote work differed greatly. Companies with existing WFH policies transitioned to the new reality quite seamlessly. For other companies who were less prepared, it has meant opening themselves up to significant IT...

As the world enters its sixth month of dealing with one of the most challenging periods many of us have ever lived through, we must have HR and business leaders who know how to lead their people and keep spirits up.  Here are some straightforward things...

Ron Arban, Operations Manager, RMI  Ron Arban has held the role of Operations Manager at RMI for the past six years, applying his experience in the background screening industry to grow the team and achieve more through partnerships with companies across a range of industries. Ron has shared his experience of challenges and...

With economies around the world gradually easing restrictions and workplaces showing signs of resuming operations, HR leaders will play a big role in setting their organisation’s return-to-workplace strategy. The role of the HR leader is to advocate employee’s health and safety. This is not just about safeguarding...

Leading engaged and productive teams while WFH  As the coronavirus rages on and most countries enter their third month of social distancing, working from home – that once luxurious break from the daily commute – has now become the norm. While remote work was already relatively common in many...

The coronavirus pandemic continues to have far and wide-reaching impacts across the world. Every person and business have been affected in some way. Companies, governments and organisations are all changing practices to help reduce the risk of infection and minimise the economic fallout. Along with working from home (WFH),...

Work 3.0 is already here, and it’s driven by HR. Today’s HR professionals are leading people-focused digital transformation towards the Future of Work. Their role has changed dramatically in recent years, with technology empowering HR to help organisations better understand people and activate their talent...

In the fast-paced world of digital transformation, it’s easy to be apprehensive about technology and the role it will play in an uncertain future. However, as we look to 2020 and beyond, the prevailing sentiment is that technology will play a supporting role behind the scenes rather than taking centre stage. As the...

Globalisation and outsourcing have led many organisations all over the world to expand their business operations beyond their home market, open offices in offshore locations and hire more foreign employees.   In an international hub like Singapore for example, there are currently 1.3 million foreign workers. This...

Staying on top of regulation and compliance is a considerable challenge for those in the business of managing human capital. This is particularly the case in Asian business hubs like Singapore, where international firms face the ongoing challenge of keeping up with home country regulations, while also needing to comply with local employment laws. Similarly, many small-to-medium sized companies operating in places like Singapore often lack the in-house...

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