Lifelong Learning Cycle

Posted on: July 6th, 2021
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Lifelong Learning Cycle or the Circle of Work Life!

I was recently reminded by a former colleague why I resigned as a trainee HR Consultant. I felt that I was inadequately equipped for the job without corporate experience. As a fresh graduate, I wanted more and not merely to learn from second-hand experience. Indeed, I did with the opportunities to take on multiple roles from hr consultancy to sales to marketing to external relations to project management to supply chain management to general management to distributor management.

It has been an amazing 30+ year work journey and I have had the privilege to work with domain experts of different nationalities & backgrounds armed with a wealth of knowledge & experience. Now, as part of a Productivity Solutions-Job Redesign Project Team, I am back at HR Management Consultancy.

The COVD-19 pandemic and digital transformation have resulted in the reinvention of the HR role and many more. New opportunities and jobs have been created. To stay relevant and future forward we need to continuously travel the Lifelong Learning Cycle. No one can remain a domain expert without constant up-skilling and multi-skilling. For new job seekers, it is not merely giving it a shot, but you need to show conviction to succeed. Remember to always put your best foot out! Who knows, what adventures and opportunities you will encounter.

#jobs #hr #marketing #future #opportunities #digitaltransformation #learning #lifelonglearningcycle

Women’s Empowerment

Posted on: July 6th, 2021
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Lest we forget! It has been a mere 60 years that the Singapore Women ’s Charter was passed. This legislative act aims at protecting and advancing the rights of women and girls in our country.

Besides the law, I am grateful for my grandmother and mother to be among the pioneer Nonya women who ventured beyond the kitchen & the sewing room and seized the opportunity to get a formal education. My mother even secured jobs in multi-national companies, a result of an “I dare you” challenge issued by her father. She worked for 26 years and helped my dad to support us.

Today as a Straits-born Chinese or Peranakan woman, I have the freedom of choice and opportunity to do what I want – not forgetting my husband and sparring partner who has given me the liberty to have a long & eventful
career as well as a loving family.

#education #opportunity #career #women #respect #womenempowerment

Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)

Posted on: May 10th, 2021
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Singapore topped the OECD PISA Survey in 2015 , which evaluates the quality and efficiency of school systems. Since 2017, greater focus is placed on the ECCE sector to ensure every child has access to inclusive & quality pre-school education.

It has been 4 years since I have embarked on Project Joy to help strengthen the leadership & HR capabilities of many of pre-school operators . Big thanks to the strong testimonial of Rachel Goh-Ding, MD, Red SchoolHouse. My sincere appreciation to ECCE centre leaders under my charge for taking the first steps to a meaningful journey to synergise talents & organisational strengths.

#earlychildhoodcareandeducation #earlychildhood #ecce

Job Redesign

Posted on: March 10th, 2021
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Singapore announced a three month-trial of on-demand autonomous bus services at two locations beginning Monday ( Jan 25 ) as part of Singapore’s efforts to make such vehicles commercially viable.

It is evident that autonomous robots are making their way into the manufacturing, service , security, logistics industries to increase productivity and efficiency. It is viewed as an alternative solution to ease labour supply issues.

Are robots going to take over jobs? With the advancement of innovative technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Machine Learning (ML) and robotics, is the question a valid one?

We are in the midst of Industrial 4.0 where the utilisation of computers and automation is further enhanced with smart and autonomous systems.

Job Redesign is a useful tool to shape the changing roles in work of the future. It can help organisations to thrive on more effectively. In addition, it helps our aging workforce to remain gainfully employed and continue to contribute to the economy. Machines can be used to minimise strenuous tasks and AI can take on the repetitive and mundane tasks.

I am delighted with my appointment as a pre-approved Job Redesign Consultant as part of the authority’s productivity solutions. Looking forward to work with SMEs in the new year! Happy Lunar Lunar to one and all.

Putting on my author’s cap, here is my work-in-progress…

#jobredesign #jobredesignconsultant #artificialintelligence #machinelearning

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