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Indonesian CEOs seek balanced life for family, careers

admin June 18, 2017 0

Male business: CEO of General Electric Indonesia Handry Satriago (center) shares a laugh with Rosan P. Roeslani, chair of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (Kadin), with Lippo Group Director John Riady (far left), Garuda Indonesia CEO Pahala Mansury (second right) and moderator Farchan. They were panelists on Thursday's commemoration of International Family Day, which falls on May 15, held by the Indonesia Business Coalition for Women Empowerment. (Courtesy of IBCWE/File)

It was a strange sight – an all-male panel of CEOs talking about family and equality at the workplace.

But as CEO Shinta W. Kamdani said, men should also be involved in taking care of children and the household, therefore “conversations on family and gender equality […] must also be a man’s business.”

The CEOs are “male champions,” which could be a benchmark for gender equality in the workplace, said Shinta, who leads the Indonesian Business Coalition for ….

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The biggest time suck at the office might be your computer

admin June 16, 2017 0

Slow, outdated computers and intermittent internet connections demoralize workers, a survey of 6,000 European workers said. (Shutterstock/File)

It was the third hour of doing nothing that broke James Scott.

The 25-year-old researcher was sitting at his desk at an insurance firm in northern England when the internet went down. And with it went access to all of his files, which were sitting on a company server.

“Being without the internet is manageable, just about,” he said. “I’d just work on projects that didn’t require online research. But being unable to…

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It’s not enough to give employees flexible work schedules

admin June 14, 2017 0

They need to know their options—and they're afraid asking will make them look greedy. (Shutterstock/File)

Six months after her baby was born, Amanda Sanchez still couldn’t imagine returning full-time to her job in marketing at Adobe’s Lehi, Utah, offices. Her family’s finances depended on it—but 40 hours a week away from her baby? “You become so attached, it’s so hard to think of being away for an hour at a time,” she said. She hoped to return to work with a more flexible schedule, working from home at least a few days a week, but she hadn’t discussed it with her manager before going on leave. She figured she’d push for it once she got back. “If it wasn’t going to be offered, I’d look elsewhere for it, because it….

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Whatever your style, here’s 20 tips to kick it up a notch

admin June 9, 2017 0

A lot of women make the mistake of getting 80 percent ready before they walk out the door. (TheAmbitionista/Heidi Nazarudin)

Whether you’re a style virgin, someone who doesn’t think they have style, or already style savvy and just looking to kick it up a notch, these tips can help renew your excitement about your wardrobe:

1.  Browse the mall and notice which of the brands or designers tends to attract your eye.

2.  Even if these brands are too expensive or don’t fit you, ask yourself what you like about them. Is it the texture, the color, the silhouette?

3.  Keep a scrapbook of style inspiration, either in a journal or digitally. Remember to keep updating it every time you see something new that you like because your tastes will evolve.

Cull the scrapbook regularly to get rid of things you….

 

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Career event to help Indonesian students in UK get jobs back home

admin June 7, 2017 0

‘Wake Up Indonesia!’ is a merger of two annual events, Life After Uni (Career Talk) and the Indonesian Forum. (Shutterstock/-)

Indonesian students in the United Kingdom are invited to a career event at King’s College London on April 29.

‘Wake Up Indonesia!’ is said to be the first Indonesian career event in the country. It aims to connect Indonesian graduates of UK universities with large Indonesian companies.

The one-day event will feature different programs for undergraduate and post-graduate students ….

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Workaholics more prone to psychiatric disorders: Study

admin June 5, 2017 0

Taking work to the extreme may be a sign of deeper psychological or emotional issues. (Shutterstock/-)

Intense competition and pressure at work can easily turn you into a workaholic. If you already happen to be one, listen up, as you could be at a heightened risk of psychiatric disorders.

According to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Bergen in Norway, which involved 16,426 working adults from various social backgrounds, there are significant differences between workaholics and people who are more relaxed …

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Five things millenials can learn from ‘Don’t Sweat Small Stuff at Work’

admin June 2, 2017 0

Don't Sweat Small Stuff at Work by Richard Carlson (Shutterstock/File)

Richard Carlson’s first book Don’t Sweat Small Stuff brought so many benefits to my personal and professional life. How we interact with other human beings, become a good listener, how to deal with stressful situations and much more.

I recently read another great book from Richard Carlson called Don’t Sweat Small Stuff at Work. This book focuses on personal development in the workplace. Just like the previous book, he wrote 100 points in…..

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Four reasons millennials remain at workplaces

admin May 29, 2017 0

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As someone born in the 1990s, now is the time for me to find the best place for my career.

Finding one is a challenge. Even though there lots of places to apply to, millennials have unique characteristics when it comes to workplace. These things are affected by information that we get from social media, television and other sources of information.

Another challenge we faced is stereotyping about millennials. People say we are lazy, place too high standards about work and are constant job hoppers.

Most of the time the stereotyping is wrong. Millennials have specific characteristics that people can’t generalized; because one system doesn’t fit different….

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Traits of millennials and why they are good for your business

admin May 26, 2017 0

While not all millennials behave like the negative stereotypes, whether you like it or not they are now the largest generation in history and will help you keep your business running. (Shutterstock/File)

As someone who was born in the early 1990s, I had the privilege of enjoying the world before technology developed rapidly, putting everyone behind screens.

I played hide and seek, weaved rubber bands with friends so we could play rope, knead clay at school and carried a Walkman wherever I went. A few years later I started to use a computer, replaced my Walkman with an MP3 player and had my first mobile phone. Now it’s been five months since I started working with…

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How employers in Indonesia can harness the full potential of female employees

admin May 24, 2017 0

Indonesia was ranked only 88th in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016. (Shutterstock/File)

In the past few years, Indonesia has experienced an average of 5 percent annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth. This could be partly attributed to the increasing population of women in the workforce—almost five times as more in the past three years alone.

Yet, Indonesia was ranked only 88th in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016. At the corporate level, creating the conditions to increase participation of women in the workforce remains challenging and complex.

Where should employers begin? 

Diversity and inclusion requires deliberate effort. In Indonesia, many organizations have identified diversity management as a top priority and set minimum quotas for hiring women in their organizations, together with strategies to meet these quotas.

In the recent Aon Best Employers Indonesia study, it was discovered that engagement levels among women have increased 1.8 percent year on year from 2013 to 2016—despite the decrease across Indonesia. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, and the drivers for engagement are dynamic to each organization, the study showed that there are common traits among organizations where the engagement levels for ….

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