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…

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,…

A Short Note: We Always Can Choose – and Have to Choose …

It’s a classic topic. Yet I think will always be relevant if we believe that life is a chain of decisions on what we chose to think, to see, to feel, and to do. Although sometimes it seems like we don’t have any choice – it’s still actually a choice: whether to accept ‘that only…

Thank You, Manchester!

As I will be leaving the UK in few hours, I sent emails and messages to my lecturers and friends to thank them for the wonderful friendship and to say good bye. I think it’s also time for me to address similar gratitude to Manchester! I chose to study in Manchester because this is the…

Accomplishing the Three Peaks Challenge

At the end of July 2018, my pals and I decided to close our master study by doing three peaks challenge. The mission is to reach the highest peaks in England (Scaffel Pike), Wales (Snowdonia), and Scotland (Ben Nevis) in 3 days. The ‘real’ three peaks challenge is actually by reaching those 3 peaks in…

5 Alasan Orang Balik ke Organisasi/Perusahaan Lamanya

Banyak bahasan yang saya sempat baca di timeline atau LinkedIn, fokusnya ke kenapa orang resign atau kenapa orang bertahan di sebuah organisasi/perusahaan. Kayaknya menarik juga kalau ngobrolin kenapa orang balik lagi ke organisasi/perusahaan lama setelah sebelumnya memutuskan untuk resign karena berbagai faktor. Nah, karena penasaran apa yang kira-kira bikin orang memutuskan untuk kembali ke organisasi/perusahaan…

Starting your study in Manchester this year? Here are some info ….

I received quite significant number of questions related to arrival and preparation to study in Manchester from international student candidates through my social medias. I understand that the university through their admission office has also provided some information, yet possibly they want to explore or to listen to stories from the student who really did…

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…

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’…

LAST YEAR, TODAY: STARTING TO COLLECT MY #CHEVENINGMEMORIES

Last year, today, June 8th – I received an email from the Chevening Secretariat to confirm that I was selected to receive the Chevening Awards scholarship from the UK Government. The scholarship gave me a year of experiences to pursue my career interest in HR Management and People Development areas through a master study at…