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, …

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A Short Note: Learning in Difficult Situations

Can we undo what we’ve done in the past? An obvious answer: no. Yet we can do something else for now and in the future. We made mistakes – or maybe because only we put them into several contexts, they became mistakes. And obviously we only could take some learning points from those. The question …

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Adding the ‘Fun’ Element (into Your Workplace)

Why do you work? To earn money, to self-actualize yourself, to find meanings, to gain more knowledge and experiences, or simply to be you? Whatever that is, don’t ever let what you’re doing obstructs you to have fun. I know lots of companies and organizations offer their employees such ‘fun workplaces’ with various facilities (game-center, …

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Same Job, Different Mindset

After today’s office hours, I headed to Setiabudi area to have a dinner with a consulting leader (not from my firm) who happen to be my mentor since years ago. It’s always a pleasure to have this kind of moment with top leaders as I always learn something new from their stories, thoughts, and vision. …

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Would you use simulation/role-play for the hiring process in your organization/company? Pay attention to these 4 points!

I recently had an opportunity to observe an assessment center that involves simulations/role-play as one of several methods for assessing candidates. This assessment center aimed to select ‘entry level’ employees who will be projected/developed as ‘future leaders’ of the company. The assessment center was scheduled to be done in 2 days, consisted of 5 ‘exercises’ …

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The Partnership for You: an Investment or a Cost?

I attended the Chevening Partnership Reception on last Wednesday, March 21st 2018 at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). A diverse networks of corporate and university partners gathered to receive such appreciations from the FCO for their contributions to the Chevening Scholarship Programme. A number of Chevening Scholars (from the Partnerships) and alumni were also …

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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 …

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