What is Marketization of HRM? Do We Really Need to Worry About It?

In a session few weeks ago, my lecturer shared his thought related to marketization of human resources management (HRM) and the potential demise of HRM caused by it. I was a bit confused but was so interested to learn about it more, as I thought that by using the word ‘demise’, my lecturer seemed to…

#MayDay and The Dark Shades of Employment Relations in Gig Economy (in Indonesia)

The International Labours/Workers Day or May Day is ‘celebrated’ in many countries, including Indonesia. Various issues and demands were voiced by Indonesian trade unions in each year’s May Day ‘celebration’. Lately, the demands were predominantly around issues of outsourcing and (increased minimum) wages. The movement does indeed contain positive message in improving the condition of…

Is Posthuman (or Superhuman?) Resources Management Needed?

McKinsey & Company (2016) released a research based article entitled “Where machines could replace humans – and where they can’t (yet)”. The conclusion they made were involving analysist of 2000 plus activities from more than 800 occupations from US Bureau of Labor Statistics and O*Net. It is worth noting that the report was not considering…

To be Happier at Work: Craft Your Job, as this Son of Desert does

The Harvard Business Review released an article entitled ‘To Find Meaning in Your Work, Change How You Think about it’ to end the year of 2017. Written by John Coleman, the article suggests some steps on finding work meaning. Those steps are to connect work to service, to craft your work – make work a…

Not A Believer on Work-Life Balance, What About Student-Life Balance?

I remember on the first week of my study, the program director showed some list of HR issues and asked the students which issues might be the most ‘interesting’ to discuss in these days. A student answered that ‘aligning HR and business strategy’ is currently a ‘hot topic’. Well, that’s somehow true – yet, I…

Melangkahkan Kaki: Terima Kasih Nutrifood!

Tahun 2009 aku mulai menjelajah Jakarta untuk berkuliah dengan beasiswa penuh dari Yayasan Putera Sampoerna. Misiku datang ke Jakarta secara singkat digambarkan dengan 2 hal: nilai akademikku harus baik dan potensi-potensiku harus berkembang. Alhasil, selain berkuliah, aku selalu berusaha untuk berpartisipasi dan terlibat ke banyak acara dan program di luar kampus juga untuk mengembangkan diri….

Obrolan Usai Ujian Akhir CHRP: 2 Hal Praktisi HR Harus Pahami

Di tulisan sebelumnya aku cerita soal gambaran program Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) di bawah naungan UNIKA Atma Jaya Jakarta dan alasan kenapa aku ikut program ini. Ini tulisan terakhir dari rangkaian tulisan tadi, mau share diskusi menarik dengan mentor dan penguji makalah CHRP yang bantu aku dan tim. Sebut saja Pak ESA, seorang direktur HR…

Kata Mahasiswa: “Kami Ingin Work-life Balance” – Nyatanya?

Beberapa minggu yang lalu saya membaca sebuah artikel sebuah dari majalah bisnis mengenai hasil survei sebuah institusi survei swasta mengenai list perusahaan di Indonesia yang diminati oleh generasi Y. Bukan nama-nama perusahaan yang disebutkan di sana yang menarik perhatian saya, tetapi alasan di balik nama-nama tersebut. Beberapa di antara alasan yang disebutkan itu adalah work-life…

Rumah Kedua: Zona Aman dengan Keseruannya

Seorang fasilitator dalam sebuah forum pembelajaran pernah bertanya kepada saya dan rekan-rekan saya, ‘apakah Anda pikir tempat ini aman untuk kita belajar?’. Sontak kami mengecek apakah ada security, CCTV, APAR, dan alat-alat pengaman lainnya. Kami pun menjawab, ‘Tampaknya aman Kak, karena semuanya lengkap’. ‘Baik, kalau begitu, apa yang orang-orang rasakan kalau ia yakin berada dalam…