#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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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?’…

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…

Melangkahkan Kaki: Terima Kasih Nutrifood!

Tahun 2009 aku mulai menjelajah Jakarta untuk berkuliah dengan beasiswa penuh dari Yayasan Putera Sampoerna. Misiku datang ke Jakarta secara singkat digambarkan dengan 2 hal: nilai akademikku harus baik dan potensi-potensiku harus berkembang. Alhasil, selain berkuliah, aku selalu berusaha untuk berpartisipasi dan terlibat ke banyak acara dan program di luar kampus juga untuk mengembangkan diri….

Obrolan Usai Ujian Akhir CHRP: 2 Hal Praktisi HR Harus Pahami

Di tulisan sebelumnya aku cerita soal gambaran program Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) di bawah naungan UNIKA Atma Jaya Jakarta dan alasan kenapa aku ikut program ini. Ini tulisan terakhir dari rangkaian tulisan tadi, mau share diskusi menarik dengan mentor dan penguji makalah CHRP yang bantu aku dan tim. Sebut saja Pak ESA, seorang direktur HR…