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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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#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 …

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