Going ROWE – an answer to today’s work place Talent ‘engagement’ issues

I have a keen interest in working environments, culture and engagement within them and how we tackle the huge disconnects of modern day living and outdated work system beliefs. The solution I found and subsequently implemented at Xpand was ROWE. My next few posts will therefore take a look back at this journey of discovery […]

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Quality/Cost

Having just read a great article by Howard Adamsky on the importance of speed in hiring, with which I couldn’t agree more (and I would apply it to speed in most things in business really), it got me thinking about the argument of “Quality”. As he says, quality MUST be taken as a given when […]

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CampaignAsia Interview

Recently CampaignAsia ran an article on Talent in the media and advertising agencies, which I was asked to contribute towards. Below is a copy of the interview I gave, an excerpt of which was used in the article. (The full online version of the article can be viewed here) Do you have any statistics on […]

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I’ve just started a new job but don’t get on with my boss, should I quit?

Of course most people have met with their future boss during the interview process so presumably there has been some cohesion between the two of you at some point before accepting the role. Not getting on with someone can be based on a complex variety of many things. Do you disagree with their professional decisions? […]

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Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work

TED: “Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. At TEDxSydney, Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.” TT: An interesting talk that should at the very least stir […]

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Lion Dance in the Xpand Singapore Office

Bringing in the CNY at Xpand Singapore…health, happiness and prosperity for all our staff, candidates and clients! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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Why Candidates Take up New Jobs

This is a subject of discussion that holds benefits for both sides of the hiring fence, attraction and retention. It is fundamentally important for us to have a deep understanding of what will attract people into a company as it also tells us what will retain people. Whilst obviously not exclusive to digital, as experts […]

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