Author:Yasmeen Banu

Two weeks after working on an assignment, we realised that the market had a pretty negative perception on one of our clients. [...]

Author:Yasmeen Banu

We were anticipating the results for LinkedIn’s Most Socially Engaged award for months. When October 20th, 2017 finally rolled around, it was a sweet surprise to find out that we ranked No. 9  out of 60,0000 staffing agencies.  We were apprehensive about this not because we won The Top 5 Most Socially Engaged award within Asia last year, but because this time, we were competing within a much larger region - APAC. The competition was much stiffer as there are a lot more speciality firms whom we thought were quite good in the mix this time. [...]

Author:Yasmeen Banu

How do you make hundreds of thousands of people participate in a nationwide health movement? By gelling together the right hardware and software to satisfy the population health needs. One company did just that. [...]

Author:Josephine Chia

Hundreds of articles talk about what interviewees should do to prepare themselves for an important interview, from dressing well to extending a firm handshake. But not many candidates put themselves in the hiring manager’s shoes and think would they be looking out for if they were to hire that role themselves.[...]

Author:I-Mae Hong

In the digital age where most companies post their job ads online on their career page, on LinkedIn or numerous other career sites, why does it still make sense to go through a headhunter? Wouldn’t it be easier to apply directly at a click of a button? Perhaps. But would it increase your chances of acing that dream job? Perhaps not. [...]

Author:Josephine Chia

How often do you hear someone say they want to be the “Head of XXX” or “VP of XXX” when you ask them where they see themselves in 10 or 15 years? [...]

Author:Yasmeen Banu

Failure is tricky, isn’t it? It is a bitter pill to swallow. But it is also the best route to growth. As Jack Ma, the brains behind the Alibaba Group Holding perfectly puts it - “If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure”. [...]

Author:Josephine Chia

The exceptional employees are not the ones with credentials and the “right brand names”, but the ones who dare to swim against the current, cut through the noise and the have the right balance of personality. The grit, ethic, sense of purpose, courage and having an “extra edge” can actually be measured with the impact they bring to the business.  [...]

Author:Josephine Chia

In the corporate world, we pride ourselves on being nothing but polite during meetings. We sound like we're walking on eggshells, and most times, we have absolutely no issues obligingly nodding to someone who has been going on for 20 minutes on an unrelated topic during crunch time.     [...]

Author:Josephine Chia

My love for Tech Startups From my first tech sales role as a Product Manager for Veritas Software in 2000 to running a boutique tech search startup currently, the tech industry has always given me a sense of anticipation and a warm, exciting buzz. While we have amazing customers such as Amazon Web Services, Citrix, Intel, Qlik, Tableau, Sage, I have a special love for helping the startups. Maybe it is the potential widespread impact of a ground breaking solution, the fast paced high growth market, the entrepreneurial, open-minded people we get to work with, or the laser-focus-just-cut-the-noise way they get things done. Even though recruiting for startups are probably one of the hardest jobs out there, I just get an immense sense of pride and satisfaction, watching kickass people we placed rock the sales numbers from zilch. [...]

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