Wow, Beruntung Ada Program Magang Keren Ini di Indonesia!

Jadi kemarin sambil makan siang, aku nyimak cerita dari teman-teman di sini gimana susahnya mereka nyari kerjaan atau sekedar magang. Ada yang bahkan cerita kalau dia diminta untuk ‘bayar’ ke perusahaan kalau mau magang. Lah, aneh banget pikirku waktu itu. Setelah aku baca-baca lebih banyak, beberapa perusahaan ternyata menggunakan kesempatan ‘kompetensi’ ini buat ‘lelang’ slot … Continue reading Wow, Beruntung Ada Program Magang Keren Ini di Indonesia!

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(A Short Note) In Choosing Jobs (If You Could): Thanks, but It’s Not ‘My Game’

I sent an email to express my gratitude and to apologize as I would not be attending to an invitation from a giant consulting firm for a recruitment process in London (for a placement in South East Asia) earlier this month. Indeed, I felt grateful because they recognized my profile and considered that I would … Continue reading (A Short Note) In Choosing Jobs (If You Could): Thanks, but It’s Not ‘My Game’

#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)

Would Indonesian State (Government) be a ‘Model Employer’?

In the previous term, I was asked to discuss about whether the state (in the UK) can be a model-employer or not. As I had no classes due to lecturers' strike, I then tried to apply the same question to Indonesian context, but focused on civil service institution: In employment relations context, the state is … Continue reading Would Indonesian State (Government) be a ‘Model Employer’?

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?