Posts By: Rowena Morais

Cultivating Habits for Today and the Future [HR Leader Series]

Editor’s Note: This is the third post in the HR Leader Series, in which Women of HR contributor Rowena Morais features successful HR leaders who talk about the habits made the biggest impact in their professional lives.     Jenny Ooi’s passion for learning and growing drives almost everything she does.     It is clear…read more

Disciplined Work, Lifelong Learning and Tikkun Olam {HR Leader Series}

Editor’s Note: Women of HR contributor Rowena Morais will be writing a series of posts over the coming months featuring successful HR leaders who talk about the habits made the biggest impact in their professional lives.  Today’s post is the first in that series.   Self-described kibitzer on all things enterprise HRM and HR technology, Naomi…read more

You Already Know What To Do

You’ve surely come to the conclusion, at many points in your career, that your job is one of the toughest jobs around. Managing people, or more rightly, inspiring and growing people, is what you do. You don’t really want to manage people, and understandably enough, no one wants to be managed. So, you’re really caught…read more

An Idea Without A Plan Remains An Idea

It seems rather obvious, yet year after year, many people feel compelled to greet the start of a new year with grand ideas about losing weight, travelling more, catching up on their reading or spending more time with their loved ones. I read this the other day and it begs sharing here :   “Most…read more

Where Do You Start When You Begin With a Blank Page?

Simply, you start at the top and you go from there. One word at a time, which  then forms a sentence, which then forms a paragraph and before you know it, a whole page indeed. What has this got to do with you and HR? A lot.   Consider this. You do have a blank…read more

A Call for HR Practitioner Input!

Editor’s Note: Though it is not typical for us to promote surveys on our site, we’re offering our readers the opportunity to participate in this one because it is specifically targeted at HR practitioners, and is being run by one of our regular Women of HR contributors, Rowena Morais.  Rowena’s publication, HR Matters Magazine, is…read more

I Know They Said That Honesty Is The Best Policy, But…

Honesty is best but there are times when you can and should choose to refrain. There’s always levels of complexity  involved and there is the risk of appearing hypocritical. Also, you have to choose what to be honest about. I don’t think that your goal of maintaining honesty should mean a complete and thorough application…read more

{Career Advice} Anything Is Possible

Editor’s Note:  Several of our Women of HR writers have come together to share some of the best pieces of career advice they’ve received.  Their series of posts will run over the next couple of weeks.  Enjoy!   It came from a slogan I saw on a comic strip. It was a cute little character…read more

Do You Have What It Takes To Retain Good Talent?

In his latest article, Winning the War for Talent 2.0 in Malaysia1, Professor Sattar Bawany of the Centre for Executive Education in Singapore comments: “Lower your prices and competitors will follow.  Go after a lucrative market and someone is there right after you, careful to avoid making your initial mistakes.  But replicating a high-quality, highly…read more