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Cannes 2015 is a celebration of creativity, innovation and love
July 4, 2015 1:00 am

Cannes 2015 is a celebration of creativity, innovation and love

WE may have only exhausted half of 2015, but significant progress has already been achieved during this short period of time, notably in the fields of humanity and equal rights.

Upsurge in audits likely to help increase tax revenues
July 2, 2015 1:00 am

Upsurge in audits likely to help increase tax revenues

TIME FLIES, and the halfway mark of 2015 has already passed. While managers are busy reviewing their first-half performances, adjusting their second-half budgets, brainstorming strategies to boost revenue and cut operating costs, a significant...

New 'digital economy' master plan in works
July 2, 2015 1:00 am

New 'digital economy' master plan in works

The Information and Communications Technology Ministry will launch the first national digital-economy master plan (2016-2020) within six months. It will replace the current ICT master plan.

Graduates' soft skills 'increase commercial impact'
June 30, 2015 1:00 am

Graduates' soft skills 'increase commercial impact'

MORE THAN 90 per cent of business leaders and human-resource directors believe that graduates with soft skills will be increasingly important as globalisation speeds up and organisational structures change, according to Hay Group, a global management...

Four emerging trends in strategic workforce planning
June 30, 2015 1:00 am

Four emerging trends in strategic workforce planning

THE PICTURE IS CLEAR - soon there will be people from five generations within the workforce: Traditionalists, baby-boomers, Generation X, Millennials (Generation Y) and Generation 2020.

Maker of Mama has a solution to recession
June 29, 2015 1:00 am

Maker of Mama has a solution to recession

The Economist magazine has for a long time used the "Big Mac Index" to measure purchasing power parity between currencies.

The essence of loss given default - a factor that should not be...
June 29, 2015 1:00 am

The essence of loss given default - a factor that should not be...

GROWTH of credit in the Asia-Pacific region is likely to be accompanied by a certain degree of (over-) leveraging, given the relatively younger demographic of the retail population of borrowers.

Diversity and inclusion crucial to workforce enhancement
June 27, 2015 1:00 am

Diversity and inclusion crucial to workforce enhancement

RECENTLY I was asked to conduct a training course on generational diversity (baby-boomer, Generation X and Generation Y) for a leading Thai company. Then I thought to myself, "This will benefit human-resources practitioners, but will it make a...

Smart Strategies for the Management of New Facilities
June 26, 2015 1:00 am

Smart Strategies for the Management of New Facilities

Bangkok in recent years has seen an increase in new office and commercial complexes, hospital facilities and residential high-rises. These buildings accommodate many people day and night and need to be kept safe, comfortable and efficient to run....

Our constant need for connectivity and convenience is the mother of...
June 26, 2015 1:00 am

Our constant need for connectivity and convenience is the mother of...

MOST OF the innovations that humans have invented throughout the ages have played a role in making our lives better and easier, from the wheel to the iPhone, and necessity has often been considered the mother of invention. One thing that we can...