A “new normal” has been established in the blink of an eye. In these uncertain times, the way we live, work and play – the world as we know it – has turned on its head.
Today, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
Digital transformation. Unless you work for one of the VERY few firms that have kept up to date with modern technology and operating models, you probably hear this daily. But how many of us are doing anything about it?
As we enter 2020 and I reflect on the year that went by, the People Analytics evangelist in me has all reasons to be elated – 2019 was by far the most significant year for the evolution of People Analytics in Asia.
In an earlier article: ‘A Great Workplace: The Intersection of EI and AI’, we shared a nine-box grid with an invitation to organisations to consider where they might locate themselves as a function of how evolved they considered themselves to be concerning digital transformation and exemplary human capital practices. In this follow-up article, we discuss some examples of companies that fall into each of the nine boxes. In a poll conducted by the Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI) of client companies in Singapore, the majority of leaders viewed their organisation as fitting into the ‘Getting There’ category, or the central box in the EIAI Grid.
With tech changing the workplace, what skills should we be teaching to prepare people for the future? Tata Communications’ Aadesh Goyal shares his perspective.
In a heavily tech-focused world, are we undermining our human side?
Leaders understand the importance of workplace culture and why it matters. With the widespread adoption of artificial intelligence into workplaces, how will this influence organisational culture?
The 2019 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) report reveals that Switzerland, Singapore and the United States continue to lead the world in talent competitiveness.
At the Human Capital Institute, we are interested in understanding how to make human capital, human. In other words, what do workplaces need to look like now and in the future if they are to be healthy and fulfilling environments for human beings?
Troels Oerting Jorgensen, Head of the Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum, has been working with government and corporations to advise on how they react to increasing international cyber threats.
At the Asian Human Capital and Leadership Symposium last November, YSC Consulting asked the audience if they and their teams expect a challenging 2019. An overwhelming majority raised their hands. Does this include you too? If so, we share three useful reminders on how you can grow your resilience for the new year ahead.
How are today’s high growth organizations (like Alphabet, Amazon, Alibaba, AirBnB, and Grab) able to win customers repeatedly? A lot of literature suggests they have a clear purpose (in why they exist as an organization) that resonates with their customers.
According to a new Weber Shandwick study, 82 per cent of technology professionals favour CEO activism. Often an early indicator of market trends, there are some compelling reasons why C-Suite executives across all sectors and markets should take notice.
Leaders are more important than ever. Here’s why some of their responsibilities cannot be replaced by technology.
With a focus on innovation, access to talent, and proximity to customers and markets, Asia is the place for startups. Here’s why.
According to a Boston Consulting Group study, 95% of startups wish to develop long-term partnerships with corporations. A recent Bain & Company research shows that a relationship with a large company positively impacts the growth of young companies in 93% of cases.
This year is deemed by many to have both strong economic growth and geopolitical uncertainty, affecting businesses globally.
What can we learn from Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership during the Cambridge Analytica scandal? A timeless lesson on apologising well.
At the Singapore Business Leaders Programme (SBLP) this week, we heard about global megatrends shaping our world and Asia, disruptions and innovations, and Industry 4.0. Building on such topics, this article takes the example of self-driving cars to derive lessons for organisations, especially those going full speed into automation. Who or what do we keep safe?
Think of certain cultural tendencies entrenched in Asia. Will these hinder the effectiveness of holacracy in the region?
What would a self-managed organisation look like, and is your organisation ready for this?
Samir Bedi and Goh Jia Yong of Ernst & Young urge organisations to employ skills-based manpower planning, as well as recruit for, reward, and invest in skills.
Commvault provides mid- and enterprise-level organisations worldwide with data protection and information management solutions. Commvault's Global Chief Communications Officer, Bill Wohl highlights when digital transformation is not possible for a business, and what the business needs to do in response.
"Remote working" was all the rage five to 10 years ago. In fact, if as an employer you did not offer that option, you would likely be described as lagging behind, using outdated employment practices and simply not following "best practices".
HQ Asia speaks with Dave Lim, serial innovator and TEDxSingapore founder, about the intersection of ideas and innovation.
The rapid pace of technological development is transforming the job market. How can HR leaders start preparing their organisations and talent to adapt to these changes and stay ahead of the game?
It is time to discuss what skills next gen workers will need. John Lombard, CEO of Dimension Data Asia Pacific, envisions and shares how partnerships between businesses and educational institutions can be greatly beneficial in preparing our future generations for tomorrow's digital workplace.
HQ Asia speaks with machine-learning expert Amr Awadallah who is Co-founder and CTO at Cloudera about how automation impacts society and work, what work still needs to be done in machine learning, and the six waves of automation throughout history.
How is working with an independent professional consultant different from working in a corporate set-up or with a traditional consulting firm? Ruchira Chaudhary, current Organisational Development Head and Advisor for Medtronic APAC, shares the advantages, the necessary skills, and advice for those entering the freelance market.
Call centres have been around since 1960s, gaining mainstream attention when employees were seen wearing telephone headsets on televised NASA Mission Control Center events. Since then, customer service centres have been typically regarded as a necessary evil, where customers have encountered their fair share of unhelpful calls.
Businesses, governments, and individuals are all focused on utilising and leveraging technology. With initiatives like Smart Nation and Smart Home, the question becomes how do we protect ourselves and our technologies against vulnerabilities? Ethical Hacker, JP Dunning, explains what ethical hackers do and why businesses need them, and what the talent attraction challenges are for the industry.
How will technology shape the future of work? How can HR make the best out of these changes? Ravin Jesuthasan, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader, Talent & Rewards, Willis Towers Watson, answers these questions and more.
Technology and Digitisation. A highly wired, agile and mobile workforce. The emergence of the millennial generation. These three are all rapidly changing the rules of the employment game.
Sectors such as retail have felt it like a tsunami, with relatively new players such as eCommerce platforms Amazon and Alibaba growing rapidly, taking market share and forcing change at traditional brick-and-mortar retailers.
The boundaries between our personal lives and work are becoming more blurred. As this influences the nature and impact of our voice, we must also ask ourselves the wider implications of the way we communicate, including well-being and autonomy. Louisa Baczor and Wilson Wong of the CIPD also share HR's role in developing organisational philosophy on the role of voice.
What are the five themes influencing the workplace evolution taking place across Asia, and how will AI impact the role of the HR leader? John Antos, Vice President of Strategy & Marketing, at ADP, shares recent research on the evolution of work and AI.
HQ Asia speaks with the Head of Insight & Futures at the CIPD about AI technologies shaping the future of work and the impact these can have on individuals, organisations and society.
"The machine doesn't care about psychological problems like sacrificing a stronger piece. It looks at immediate returns. Smart algorithms and very fast hardware allow a machine to look quite deep, to actually see the consequences." - Garry Kasparov, wrote this in the late 1990's referring to his famous matches with IBM's Deep Blue. Within just a few years, artificial intelligence (AI) had permeated almost every conceivable aspect of work and business life.
Philippe Joubert is the former President of Alstom Power and Deputy CEO of Alstom Group, a Power and Transport Company with 94,000 people around the world and sales of 24 billion euros. Currently he is the Senior Advisor and Special Envoy, Energy and Climate, at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and Chair of HRH The Prince of Wales' Corporate Leaders Group. Joubert shares insights on the future of energy, and how to be ready for upcoming environmental challenges.
In a world where robots, automation and gamification become the norm, how can a workforce adjust to be future-ready? For a start, by becoming more human. Sara R Moulton, Editor of HQ Asia, along with Wong Su-Yen, CEO at Human Capital Leadership Institute, explore how technology is revolutionising the workplace.
In the face of the challenges of a growing city, the potential issues surface around densely populated cities signal the need for strategic plans, and building a smart nation could be the solution for the future. Steve Leonard, former Executive Deputy Chairman of IDA Singapore and current CEO of SGInnovate, shares with HQ Asia how IDA envisions the future of Singapore towards a smart nation.
What will the future of talent look like in Singapore in 2030? Dr Wilson Wong, Head of Insight & Futures at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), shares research on what Singapore could look like in 15 years.
Grace Sai is the CEO and Co-founder of The Hub Singapore - the country's pioneering co-working entrepreneurial community that has in the past four years established itself as the go-to place for entrepreneurs and their collaborators. The Hub goes beyond providing traditional co-working space, and grows entrepreneurs by providing seed funding, capacity building, community, business growth support and an international network to its community of 220+ startups. HQ Asia had the opportunity to speak to Grace about the future of work, and the potential influences of co-working on workplace design.
During spring 2016, AlphaGo, artificial intelligence developed by Google, defeated two human Go champions, thus breaking a frontier many people and specialists thought would never be possible. Deep learning refers to an artificial neural network that is multi-layered.
There seems to be no shortage of evidence to tell us that the way we work is transforming. Some have even gone as far as to say that the changes we are seeing now are even more dramatic than those that occurred during the last industrial revolution more than 100 years ago.
American management thought-leader Gary Hamel talks to HQ Asia about what businesses can learn from the attributes of the Internet.
In a rapidly changing world, it is critical – and yet surprisingly difficult – for business leaders to engage in continuous learning. Jean-François Manzoni explains why.