HR/HC, Digitalization, and the Rise of Useless (or better use Precariat) Class

Spending few hours in Senayan area yesterday, I had a very nice discussion with an HR leader, in which she asked my opinion on digitalization of HR and work in general. She started with this question: “Do you believe that digitalization is the right thing for the future of HR (and work)?”. I mean, yeah, … Continue reading HR/HC, Digitalization, and the Rise of Useless (or better use Precariat) Class

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

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

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 … Continue reading Is Posthuman (or Superhuman?) Resources Management Needed?

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

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

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. … Continue reading Melangkahkan Kaki: Terima Kasih Nutrifood!