Human Resources

Team Players: 5 Characteristics That Define A Good Team Player

In the business world, being a team player is an important part of anyone’s career, no matter the job. Whether you’re a leader or part of a group, it is important that you know how to work with others. Here are 5 characteristics of a good team player that you should look to cultivate! 1. Getting To The Point Quicker A good team player practices direct and honest communication. As there are others who need to get their points across, a good team member doesn’t beat around the bush and addresses issues as they come up, saving time and maximizing efficiency in the group. 2. Sharing The Workload An exceptional team player takes on his or her fair share of responsibilities. This creates a positive climate within the work environment where others feel that sense of equality. This equality is imp...

How Malaysian Business Owners Can Deal With Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

It’s safe to say that the ongoing sexual harassment allegations at a Malaysian radio station, BFM, has opened up the can of worms. Cases of sexual harassment in the workplace is not a new issue, and the BFM scandal has definitely awoken sleeping dragons. Sexual harassment in itself in Malaysia has yet to be classified as a crime. However, there are provisions within the Employment Act that require employers to investigate into a sexual harassment claim, where failure to do so can lead to a fine of RM10,000. Knowing how to tackle this sticky issue can save you and your company from the pitfalls of such allegations. Prevention Is Better Than Cure As bosses, owners, top management or even HR managers, just because you have not received a complaint on this topic, don’t assume that it doesn’t h...

Making the Switch to Payroll Software

Payroll is a basic task of Human Resource management but it doesn’t have to be a burden. If you are looking for ways to save time and be in control of your payroll, using software might be for you. Your current payroll system may not be adequate. Your business may be expanding or you just want to make a change. You may think that changing how you run your payroll will be stressful. So why don’t you get some help with it? Some software companies make setup extra easy by providing setup services. A good software company will help you through the process and will save you time and limit the stress involved. Making Payroll Easier In the end, switching to payroll software will make running payroll easier for you. Your ultimate goal should be to find solutions that work best for your business. Y...