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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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 …

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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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Make the Dots, Connect Later …

Today is the first day of the second term for MSc Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations program in Manchester Business School (@lifeatambs), sponsored by the Government of the UK through Chevening (@Cheveningfco) Awards program. I was so excited in joining the International HRM course in the morning and Employment Policy and Practice course in …

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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 …

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An Old Q: Is Any Job Better than No Job?

‘Normal’ discussion topics among last-year undergraduate or graduate students would be ‘have you applied to jobs?’ and/or ‘have you been accepted for a job?’. I assume that those who got a job before finishing their study would be having certain higher level of pride than those who still look for, or even don’t have any …

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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 …

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Coming Back to University, after Several Years of Working

It’s a reading week (self-driven learning activities) in my university. Marking a half of the first semester from my 2 semesters master degree here in the UK. As you may follow my journey, I am currently studying MSc Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations in the Manchester Business School. ‘How’s your life in the university?’ …

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Terlalu Cepat Berpisah: Terima Kasih PwC!

Segala dengan kata ‘terlalu’ memang kurang baik; meski kadang harus kita lakukan. Dalam konteks ini adalah terlalu cepat, karena aku baru bergabung ke PwC Consulting Indonesia di tanggal 2 Juni 2017 kemarin. Hari ini, 4 September 2017 aku menjejakkan kaki dan melangkah pamit setelah 3 bulan belajar banyak hal baik mengenai project yang aku tangani …

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