• Case Study
    HRM Issues and The Solutions: A Case Study in Public Bank in China

    Introduction In this writing, the human resources management practices, polices as well as strategies for Public Bank will be analyzed and investigated. For this purpose, three areas of human resources management will be discussed, namely: (a) HRM planning and implementation, (b) performance evaluation and reward system, and lastly (c) strategic human resources management (SHRM). Public […]

  • Human Resources Management
    Development and Evaluation of Training Programs in Organisation

    Introduction Recently, the business environment is becoming more competitive and demanding. To achieve sustainable competitive advantage in the market place is not an easy task for managers. Besides, at the turn of this century, the society as a whole is transforming into a knowledge-based economy, where the proportion of knowledge workers in companies have increased […]

  • Change Management
    Managing Change and Creativity In Organization: Google

    INTRODUCTION In the fast changing and turbulent business and economic environment, creativity and innovation is increasingly important for the success and performance of a firm. To begin, creativity is a sort of mental process, either conscious or unconscious, that generates ideas, concepts and associations of various elements in the world. Innovation, however, is the profitable […]

  • Human Resources Management
    The Six Leadership Styles

    One of the greatest assets of an organization is that strong managers create an environment to encourage members and motivate their high energy (Taggart, 1989). Effective leadership has drawn great attention from organization management in recent years due to its contribution to organizations’ competitive advantage and sustainable profitability. Leadership is as a critical management skill […]

  • Entrepreneurship
    Important Traits, Behaviors and Styles of a Leader

    Leadership is become very much on every manager’s mind today in organizations. Organisations are struggling due to the increasingly dynamic environment. As the challenges of leading and managing increase, leaders of organizations need to understand process, skills and knowledge to perform leader functions effectively. Lim and Daft (2004) has highlighted that “leadership is an influence […]

  • Case Study
    Strategic HRM in ASDA

      Introduction Based on the case study on ASDA, this report was separated into two main parts. In the first part (i.e., Part I), the focus is about a critical evaluation on the extent to which training and development is effective in helping Asda’s staff retention. Then, in the second part (Part II), the report […]

  • Human Resources Management
    A Comparison of People Management Approaches between Western and Eastern based Companies

    Introduction To manage people effectively is a complex endeavour. Indeed, there are many different best practices or approaches being employed by companies to manage people – and that differences can be particularly obvious when consider about how the Western and Eastern based companies manage the workforce. To investigate further into such differences, this report will […]

  • Case Study
    The Recruitment and Selection Process in ASDA

    Introduction This is an essay analysing about the strengths and weaknesses of the recruitment and selection processes of ASDA. With insights gained from academic literature, the strengths and weaknesses of the recruitment and selection processes of ASDA can be critically evaluated. Recruitment Process in ASDA Literally, recruitment is about to attract and identify the potential […]

  • Human Resources Management
    Organisational Culture and Employee Performance

    Research Background Many business managers that love reading would definitely know about some of the famous and bestselling business books such as In Search of Excellence by Peters & Waterman (1988) or Built to Last: Successful Habits Of Visionary Companies authored by Collins & Porras (1994). Reading these best-selling business management books would likely convince […]

  • Human Resources Management
    Challenges of Adoption and Implementation of Western Human Resources Management Practices in China

    Introduction The uses of western human resources management practices are becoming more common and widespread in China. Several trends are driving such changes. First, it is the increasing more and more entry of western enterprises into China, in the form of foreign direct investment (Yang, Zhang & Zhang, 2004; Cai, Morris & Chen, 2011). Secondly, […]

  • Human Resources Management
    Are leaders born or made?

    Introduction There are many leadership theories within the literature, and that these theories can sometimes seemed contradicting with each other. To explain, as discussed in Mullins (2005), the different theories of leadership can be categorised into these groups: traits approach to leadership, leadership behaviours, leadership styles, contingency theory of leadership, group approach to leadership, transformational […]

  • Entrepreneurship
    Literature Review: Leadership Effectiveness and Project Outcomes

    Importance of Leadership Leadership is an important subject that has been intensively researched by the various scholars, as it is very important not only in the context of project management, but also in the context of business management, organisational change, managing people and even for managing non-profit organisations (Robbins, 2005; Nielsen, Yarker, Brenner, Randall & […]

  • Entrepreneurship
    Leadership Practice Inventory (LPI)

    Leadership Practice Inventory (LPI) instrument is one of the frequently used tool to assess, gauge and research into leadership effectiveness of a particular manager within the context of business management. Such a tool had been found to be reliable, practical, possess of sound psychometric properties and as a good predictor of leadership effectiveness (Kouzes & […]

  • Human Resources Management
    HRM, HR Development and Training

    The subject of human resources management and development is a wide scholar area constantly drawing great attention from researchers. This is not hard to understand – no matter what strategy or technique is to be implemented by any organization, the quality of human capital is the determinant of success or failure of that implementation process. […]

  • Human Resources Management
    Some Key Theories on Cross Cultural Management

    Theory #1: each individual perceives the world differently; but it is possible to influence the people in a cultural group to share a similar way of perceiving the world. The very beginning of differences among people is due to their different interpretation to the events or occurrences around them. All sorts of conflicts may results […]

  • Human Resources Management
    Some Ideas to Manage Cross Cultural Team

    There are many ways to improve the performance and effectiveness of a cross cultural team. In fact, if a cross cultural team is managed correctly and properly, the diversity and the differences between people can be utilized as the source of competitive advantage and strengths of the particular team. The various methods, illustrated from the […]

  • Human Resources Management
    A Brief Review of Motivational Theories

    Motivation is a widely studies subject in management and organizational behaviors as it is the source of passion, inspiration and drive for a person to work and excel. It will affect someone’s direction, intensity, and persistence in the workplace. It is not hard to understand that motivated workforce can implement any plans and strategies better […]