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New curriculum, text books as Chinese schools start academic year

New curriculum, text books as Chinese schools start academic year Children run after getting new textbooks at Xuyi Shiyan Primary School in Xuyi County, east China’s Jiangsu province — As millions of Chinese students entered new primary and middle schools on the first day of the academic year on Friday, they received newly-edited books and […]

The 153 Best Company Cultures in America (and What You Can Learn From Them)

For the second year, Entrepreneur partnered with CultureIQ to find the best office cultures in America. For more companies, tips and profiles, check out the rest of 2017’s Top Company Cultures package. Work should be gratifying. We should appreciate our colleagues. Our peers should inspire us. And our happy, efficient, productive workplaces should — and will — lead us all […]

How HR leaders can help drive company culture

Jayesh Menon, HR Director, Moet Hennessy Asia-Pacific Singapore, shares six ways in which HR can create a value-added culture.About the authorJayesh Menon, HR Director, Moet Hennessy Asia-PacificMenon has over 15 years’ HR experience, and has been hands-on in setting up new locations and global shared services across multiple countries in the Asia-Pacific region.He has also […]

How Starbucks Brews Its Workplace Culture: A Guide to Employee Engagement and Talent Retention

Workplace culture could either be a boon or bane for a company’s success. When organisations put efforts in turning its visions and values into meaningful culture and infuse it to the workforce, this will result in loyal, highly-engaged, and goal-driven employees. That being said, workplace culture could be a powerful tool to engage and retain […]

More Than Just Diversity, HR Must Develop a Cultural Competence

We are facing a dynamic and consistent cultural shift in the U.S. Population research conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that by 2020 over 50% of the children in the U.S. will be majority-minority, and by 2044 the general adult population will follow suit. The leadership terms, training and methods made successful so many […]

Airlines with good passenger experiences have highest stock returns, study finds

Treating airline passengers well pays off.That’s the conclusion, which may sound painfully obvious, reached in a study released this week by Watermark Consulting, a Connecticut firm that works with companies to improve customer experiences.FROM OUR PARTNERS:Tesla’s first sleek Model 3s are on the roadHowever, the study noted, some U.S. airlines do well in the short […]

Singapore’s 10 best tech companies to work for are

These companies stood out for their innovative workplace cultures and people management policies.Carousell, Razer, Redhat and Titansoft were the big winners at this year’s Best Singapore Tech Company to Work for Award.Organised by the Singapore Computer Society and held in conjunction with the Tech3 Forum, the four companies were recognised for their implementation and demonstration […]

Eric X. Li: A tale of two political systems

It’s a standard assumption in the West: As a society progresses, it eventually becomes a capitalist, multi-party democracy. Right? Eric X. Li, a Chinese investor and political scientist, begs to differ. In this provocative, boundary-pushing talk, he asks his audience to consider that there’s more than one way to run a successful modern nation.

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think its fame and money, youre not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, youre mistaken. As the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares […]