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Employees come FIRST

  There are three main issues in any business: People, sales, and profit.  “People” is the most critical issue where recruitment and retention are top priorities for many employers.  Many may agree that employees are the greatest asset of the company.   Often, companies reward their employees with a comprehensive …

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Talent Selection ALTERNATIVE Tools

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If the results from unstructured interviewing are poor, why is it so commonly used as the primary talent selection tool? One possible cause is the lack of awareness of other options in terms of talent selection tools. Let us briefly examine some of these alternative tools.   Written Assessment or Test A …

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TPPA – How it may affect Malaysia?

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President Obama has concluded negotiating the TPPA and will now work with Congress to secure its passage into law.  Upon the execution of TPPA, it will eliminate over 18,000 taxes various countries put on Made-in-America products. “With the TPP, we can rewrite the rules of trade to benefit America’s middle class. Because …

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Belt and Road: The Opportunities and Challenges for Malaysian Businesses

Dato' Joseph Lim Heng Ee

market opportunities in 4 billion populations  Generally, the Belt and Road Initiative is often perceived as something complicated and big which involve only giant corporations, government, and government linked companies or non-governmental organizations.  However, through the presentation of Dato’ Joseph Lim, it is clear that the Belt and Road Initiative is …

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Talent Selection Processes & Tools

Sim Bok San Talent Selection Processes

By Sim Bock San & Nasser Ismail CBI yields significantly better results The job interview still remains the primary choice of talent selection tool used by most organisations. There are a number of variations of the interview that organisations can choose from. Firstly is of course the Traditional / unstructured interview …

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Are you damaging your organisation !

By Sim Bock San & Nasser Ismail   “……the right people are your greatest assets.”      Jim Collins   “Unstructured interviews can result in 80% of your hiring decision to be wrong.” Findings of the British Psychological Society   The above quotations may sound alarming but managers who are …

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You are a Brand.

You are a Brand. Every product has a brand. Every person is a Brand. But only a few are Branded. In difficult times like these, while we are facing enormous challenges in the global stock and currency markets, how can we remain positive?   Obviously there’s very little thing we …

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Be different

By Ian Lai Don’t flow into the ‘ordinary’ stream. Be different   Branding is all about celebrating the uniqueness in you. It was an idea that was developed long ago to differentiate. The most obvious example is the different patterns and colours painted on the bodies of different tribes. That …

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Where is the FUTURE of MANUFACTURING ?

By Peter Fisk The future of manufacturing is more about science than production; built around specialist research and technical innovation, decentralized across the world, balancing focus and efficiency to manufacture on demand and to order. Manufacturing has been through a turbulent decade – choked by economic crisis, challenged by global …

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VINEXPO 2015: TASTE THE UNEXPECTED

The 2015 edition of Vinexpo, the world’s biggest international wine and spirits exhibition, took place from 14 to 18 June in Bordeaux. This year’s show unveiled a brand new format that combined business with entertainment.      Truly international Buyers from all over the world gathered at Vinexpo to taste …

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Seizing OPPORTUNITIES in MYANMAR

Event:  ASEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY (AEC) OPEN DAY Date:  10 August 2015 Venue:  MATRADE Exhibition & Conference Centre Kuala Lumpur Organizer: MATRADE & Ministry Of International Trade And Industry (MITI) Malaysia Subject: Seizing Opportunities in Myanmar Presented by: Mr. Jonathan Rao   1.Recent developments relaxation of export and import licence requirements; introduction …

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