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5 ways to break the ice and build rapport quickly at your new workplace

5 ways to break the ice and build rapport quickly at your new workplace
First day of work can sometimes be a tad overwhelming. Not only are you tasked with learning everything about your new role, but you also need to learn the name of your colleagues, their roles and how the organisation runs.

To help you ease into your new workplace, here are some ice breakers so you can learn the ropes and get to know your team mates faster.

 
 
 

How to get in the right mindset before you start your new job

How to get in the right mindset before you start your new job
You’ve done it. You’ve made one of the biggest decisions in life – deciding to leave your job to pursue new challenges. Congratulations and well done!

You are excited yet, you might find that you are a bit nervous about the prospect of starting afresh. This is completely normal.

As you look to uncertain times ahead, the following steps will set you up for success; both in your new role and as you continue to progress in your career more broadly.

 
 
 

Hudson celebrates 18 years in China

Hudson celebrates 18 years in China
As Hudson China steps into its 18th Anniversary this year, we kicked off our celebrations with two exclusive client events in Beijing and Shanghai. We were honoured to have Ms Guo Yue, Head of Human Resources, Taikang Asset Management and Ms Annie Wang, HRVP, Bayer Pharmaceuticals China and APAC, share their insights with our clients.

 
 
 

Cultural fit and diversity: can they go hand in hand?

Cultural fit and diversity: can they go hand in hand?
Diversity is a hot topic and no longer just a compliance measure but a key in fuelling innovation in organisations. Organisations agree that you need diversity of thought to solve problems in an effective way.

At the same time, hiring for cultural fit is increasingly becoming important as employers see the benefits of a cohesive work culture. Research suggests that when employees fit the work culture they are more engaged, which leads to better performance, retention, customer service and happier employees.

 
 
 

The best questions to ask in a job interview to assess the workplace culture

The best questions to ask in a job interview to assess the workplace culture
What questions can you ask in a job interview to help you decide if the organisation is right for you?

 
 
 

Three tips for leading a multinational team to success

Three tips for leading a multinational team to success
The way we work together is changing. Globalisation, expansion into new markets and flexible workplaces require diverse teams of people working together: virtual teams, cross-border teams, matrixed organisations.

Working with people you do not see – or who live in a different time zone, or think, talk, feel or act differently from you – can make even simple tasks difficult.

 
 
 

How to speed up innovation: collaborate and separate

How to speed up innovation: collaborate and separate

Organisations need more than great ideas to drive innovation: they need collaboration with experts and separation from day-to-day operations. Here’s what Hudson APAC’s CEO, Mark Steyn, has learned from accelerating Hudson’s innovation agenda in 2017.

 
 
 

How to become a people manager: the two leadership traits you need to demonstrate

How to become a people manager: the two leadership traits you need to demonstrate
After a few years in junior to mid-level roles, you might have reached a point where you want to become a people manager.

Yet how do you show that you are capable of becoming a people manager when you don’t have experience managing a team?

Even without past management experience, what’s important is that you can demonstrate that you have the capabilities that managers need in their day-to-day role.
 
 
 

Six unusual, real-life questions asked by hiring managers in job interviews

Six unusual, real-life questions asked by hiring managers in job interviews
Even if you’re well-prepared for a job interview and have rehearsed your answers to common questions, sometimes a hiring manager will ask an unusual question to see how you can think and respond on your feet, as well as find out more about your soft skills and cultural fit.

Here are six real-life examples from Glassdoor of unusual questions people have been asked in job interviews and how to answer them if they come up for you:

 
 
 

Alternatives to redundancy: the four Rs of managing workforce change

Alternatives to redundancy: the four Rs of managing workforce change
In Japan there is a term called mottainai, which expresses regret when something good is wasted. For environmentalists, avoiding mottainai involves the four Rs of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Repair.

In my outplacement work with organisations, I deal with another form of mottainai: is the waste of talent that can occur when companies don’t proactively manage their workforce. When time is tight and with the imperative to cut costs or patch crucial talent gaps, companies often feel they have no choice but to do it reactively – wasting resources, in-house talent and hard-won morale.

Hudson avoids mottainai in the context of managing workforce change by using another principle of four Rs:

 
 
 
 

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