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They Are Always On Medical Leave

Taken from the book: Human Resource Case Studies, By Martin Gabriel, © HRmatters21 Once again, I received the usual call for help. I asked the HR Manager of the company, “What seems to be the problem?” The HR Manager replied, “Too …

The Stunted Job

Taken from the book: Human Resource Case Studies, By Martin Gabriel, © HRmatters21 The following case study is one that I have used, over and over again, to illustrate fair compensation and salary increment when conducting my workshops. The HR Director …

My Day at Labour Court – Case Study

Taken from the book: A Guide to The Employment Act and its Practical Applications, By Martin Gabriel, © HRmatters21 This case involved a lorry driver who chalked up five accidents over the last ten months. The driver worked for the …

5Ws and 1H in communicating organizational structure change

We have all heard of the saying that “the only constant is change” in Today’s fast moving world. This is rightfully so given that organizations have to hanker with the backdrop of the explosion of the digital age, influence of social media, war …

An Inconvenient Moustache – HR Case Study

Taken from the book: A Guide to The Employment Act and its Practical Applications, By Martin Gabriel, © HRmatters21 The phone rang and the HR Executive on the other side of the line asked me, “Martin, could you help us …

Leadership Lessons of Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore and Asia’s great statesman, Lee Kuan Yew, passed away on 23 March 2015. Regardless if you are an admirer or a detractor, I believe no one will dispute the fact that he had great leadership skills. While the world …

Martin Gabriel writes about Public Holidays (Sec 88, EA)

Taken from the book: A Guide to The Employment Act and its Practical Applications,  By Martin Gabriel,  © HRmatters21 There are 11 days paid public holidays in a year. An employee is entitled to paid holidays once he is in …

New HR Trends

In this dynamic world, nothing stays stagnant. Change is constant and inevitable. However, there are signs which can be identified before a change happens. With no natural resources, our Human Resources compensate this absence with efficiency thereby growing our economy …