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Cultural fit and diversity: can they go hand in hand?

Cultural fit and diversity: can they go hand in hand?
Diversity is a hot topic and no longer just a compliance measure but a key in fuelling innovation in organisations. Organisations agree that you need diversity of thought to solve problems in an effective way.

At the same time, hiring for cultural fit is increasingly becoming important as employers see the benefits of a cohesive work culture. Research suggests that when employees fit the work culture they are more engaged, which leads to better performance, retention, customer service and happier employees.

 
 
 

Rethinking talent acquisition strategies to respond to employee driven market

Rethinking talent acquisition strategies to respond to employee driven market
With hiring activities in Hong Kong tipped to remain vibrant during 2018, employers can expect to face stiff competition to acquire talent with the skills they need and fill in-demand roles, according to the latest Hudson Talent Trends Asia report.

As Hong Kong employers vie for top talent, in addition to meeting pay expectations, providing soft skills training and offering flexible work arrangements can strengthen the overall attraction and retention proposition.

 
 
 

The best questions to ask in a job interview to assess the workplace culture

The best questions to ask in a job interview to assess the workplace culture
What questions can you ask in a job interview to help you decide if the organisation is right for you?

 
 
 

Three tips for leading a multinational team to success

Three tips for leading a multinational team to success
The way we work together is changing. Globalisation, expansion into new markets and flexible workplaces require diverse teams of people working together: virtual teams, cross-border teams, matrixed organisations.

Working with people you do not see – or who live in a different time zone, or think, talk, feel or act differently from you – can make even simple tasks difficult.

 
 
 

How to speed up innovation: collaborate and separate

How to speed up innovation: collaborate and separate

Organisations need more than great ideas to drive innovation: they need collaboration with experts and separation from day-to-day operations. Here’s what Hudson APAC’s CEO, Mark Steyn, has learned from accelerating Hudson’s innovation agenda in 2017.

 
 
 

How looking at data helped strengthen our leadership pipeline

How looking at data helped strengthen our leadership pipeline
Case study: John Holland uses data for succession planning

How do you decide who to promote into senior leadership roles? Here’s how property and construction group John Holland uses data from Hudson Talent Management leadership assessments for succession planning.

 
 
 

How to become a people manager when you haven’t managed before

How to become a people manager when you haven’t managed before
After a few years in junior to mid-level roles, you might have reached a point where you want to become a people manager.
Yet how do you show that you are capable of becoming a people manager when you don’t have experience managing a team?

Even without past management experience, what’s important is that you can demonstrate that you have the capabilities that managers need in their day-to-day role.
 
 
 

Six unusual, real-life questions asked by hiring managers in job interviews

Six unusual, real-life questions asked by hiring managers in job interviews
Even if you’re well-prepared for a job interview and have rehearsed your answers to common questions, sometimes a hiring manager will ask an unusual question to see how you can think and respond on your feet, as well as find out more about your soft skills and cultural fit.

Here are six real-life examples from Glassdoor of unusual questions people have been asked in job interviews and how to answer them if they come up for you:

 
 
 

Alternatives to redundancy: the four Rs of managing workforce change

Alternatives to redundancy: the four Rs of managing workforce change
In Japan there is a term called mottainai, which expresses regret when something good is wasted. For environmentalists, avoiding mottainai involves the four Rs of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Repair.

In my outplacement work with organisations, I deal with another form of mottainai: is the waste of talent that can occur when companies don’t proactively manage their workforce. When time is tight and with the imperative to cut costs or patch crucial talent gaps, companies often feel they have no choice but to do it reactively – wasting resources, in-house talent and hard-won morale.

Hudson avoids mottainai in the context of managing workforce change by using another principle of four Rs:

 
 
 

Three career transition lessons from an industry shutdown

Three career transition lessons from an industry shutdown
If your organisation only provides career transition support in the form of outplacement services for employees once they have been made redundant, you’re missing out.

There’s no such thing as too early when it comes to career coaching and transition support – especially for transforming industries.

If you’re in an industry or sector that is rapidly changing – whether that’s due to automation, digital technology or global economic shifts – you’ll know that some roles will ultimately become redundant as a result of changing skillsets and business requirements. For example, we’ve all seen this playing out in postal services, print media and publishing, financial services, and in manufacturing.

 
 
 
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