In our experience, the most successful and preferred employers are those organisations that work on helping employees achieve a good work-life balance. This is integral to increasing their work satisfaction and motivation, making them more engaged and responsive to business and customers’ needs. By analysing their approach to employee management, we at Navigos Search can identify the following four common practices. Recognition of early imbalance Symptoms of an imbalance towards work comprise of increased error rates, absenteeism and lack of accomplishment. Line managers working with some of our clients are trained to identify this problem at an early stage to pre-empt employee burnouts. Some companies also proactively organise workshops to help employees eliminate unproductive work habits, get sufficient exercise, and encourage negotiations on working conditions. Setting priorities at work Employees tend to work overtime to get tasks done if they are unaware of what should be … [Read more...] about Help your employees achieve a better work life balance Job search, Vietnam jobs, Manager jobs, Executive jobs
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Labour Day is an observance born in a time when 12-hour days, six-day work weeks and child labour were all standard practice. Work was by no means a picnic. Work has undoubtedly, changed since then. The stage has been set for a new knowledge and services-based economy to be realised. Organisations are turning to technology to cope with this shift. People are focused on realising a mobile, technology laden workforce to enable greater collaboration and consumption. A recent Microsoft online survey surveyed 5,000 working professionals across 13 countries in Asia and found that only 46 out of every 100 employees in Vietnam felt their employers are enabling them to be productive, collaborative and innovative, whilst ensuring personal wellbeing in the changing world of work. Adopting new technologies is a great first-step but it must be accompanied with policy change to be effective. Companies need to rethink workplace policies to better equip and empower their employees for what we … [Read more...] about Do business leaders understand how employees work?
Your Say (27-11-2009) How best to clean up Ha Noi’s image Last week Viet Nam News asked its readers for their views on pollution in Ha Noi. We also asked for suggestions on how to make Hanoians proud of their city. Tran Diem Hang, Vietnamese, London Ha Noi is not clean. Ha Noi is not green. Everyone feels the pain. Everyone is aware of the fact that we need to do something about it. Yet nobody is doing anything. Students are the future – they shape the country, they shape the city. I believe that students should be encouraged to go green. They should be introduced to the 3R concept (Reduce – Reuse – Recycle). But let’s not stop at secondary schools, high schools and universities. Let’s go beyond educated people. Let’s also start at the household level. There are so many ways to raise awareness about the need to protect the environment. But it takes time and needs persistence, patience, determination and consistency. Next week: Many … [Read more...] about How best to clean up Ha Noi’s image
Next week: Airports play an important role in defining the impression of first-time visitors, and also can give lasting impression on them upon their departure. Countries have been taking advantage of advertising their popular destinations, products, culture at national airports. For example, landing at South Korea's Incheon International Airport, visitors can take picture with people dressing in traditional royal customs or learn how to make South Korean dolls for free. Singapore's Changi Airport offers free Singapore tours for travellers who are transiting in Singapore or have at least five hours to spare between the flights. At Vietnamese national airports, little have been done to promote the country's tourism. There have been some complaints about at Vietnam's local airports, often televisions showcase foreign movies, most products are priced using US dollars and businesses and authorities have not seized the opportunity to advertise tourism, especially when people have free … [Read more...] about VN professors deserve better compensation for their work
A hobby for a better work-life balance Hieu Thao By Hieu Thao - The Saigon Times Daily The rapid growth of the Internet has turned the world into a smaller and more connected place. Postal services, therefore, are getting less popular. For world-renowned philatelic experts, Richard K. Aspnes, President of the Society of Indo-China Philatelists and also a computer specialist, is one of those who still find endless joy in stamp collection. Aspnes began to collect stamps when he was a child as most people of his time did. He has kept this passion for more than fifty years. When he first came to Vietnam in 1966, Aspnes rediscovered the pleasures of philately due to the interesting social and historical features of Southeast Asian countries. Established in 1971, the Society of Indochina Philatelists where Aspnes is a senior member is the only stamp community in the world that covers Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. According to Aspnes, the postal history behind stamps is what attracts … [Read more...] about A hobby for a better work-life balance