I'm not the type of person to sit back and wait for things to happen. I am constantly learning, constantly doing. Figuring out what makes things and people tick. That's why I do what I do. I am a strong advocate of animal welfare. It takes compassion to be in Human Resources and I believe that compassion starts with speaking for those without a voice.
I lead the team responsible for the welfare of our most important asset – our people. We start with robust recruitment strategies to find the people with the best potential. Then, we keep them. With regular benchmarking against the best in the industry. Innovative development and performance management approaches. Unconventionally humane policies. After all, we understand that keeping our people happy and working at their best is definitely a better use of our resources than hunting for another special someone to fill the gap. We'll take retain over recruit any day.
We are continuously learning. Continuously finding ways to improve the current process. The work environment. The little details which make up a perfect workday for our people at Titansoft.
We make mistakes and we learn. Continuously.
'The Advantage' outlines how strategy, culture, management and operations fit together for a healthy organisation, as opposed to an unhealthy one plagued by politics and high turnover. It served as an important guide on our own Agile journey, reminding us to keep focused on organisational health as the central tenet to our growth. Building trust is something our processes work to achieve, to support a culture where team members feel physiological safe about making mistakes.
This book is suitable for anyone seeking realistic insights into how the digital age has changed the employer-employee relationship. In short, it is about employers and employees sharing a mutual goal to help improve each other's successes. An alignment of purpose and values on both sides is essential in order to move forward. Even when an employee has moved on, it does not mean the end of the relationship with the employer; after reading this book, we started a Titansoft Alumni Club to maintain relationships with our Titaners who have moved on to other endeavours.
Scrum: The Art Of Doing Twice The Work In Half The Time
This book is for anyone who wants to dip their toes into the world of Scrum! It covers basic thought processes behind the creation of the Scrum framework, including: inspect and adapt, failing fast so we can fix it early, and the PDCA framework. One of the key concepts shared in the book is about accepting the reality that what happened is a by-product of the system and instead of finding blame, examine the system to remove the impediments that prevent us from moving forward. As such, we conduct retrospective sessions within teams to help surface these impediments and find the root cause together, instead of jumping straight to the solution.
This is one of those "eye-opening books" we love to recommend to fellow HR friends! It covers Google's people and organizational practices that have helped them in building dynamic (high-freedom) culture and in attracting and retaining top global talents. The secret to their organizational performance is in their unique culture, made up of a mission that all Googlers believe in, transparency and autonomy given to individuals to make differences, and a focus on personal growth. Many of our own unique people practices were inspired by Google's!
Finding Keepers was published a decade ago, but the principles are still relevant in the current talent landscape. It highlights practical tips for organizations to further tap on their unique employer value propositions (EVPs) to attract, acquire and retain the right talent. Our biggest takeaway from this book? To consider the employee experience at every touchpoint - from the moment someone first hears about “Titansoft”, till even after they have moved on. Here is something for you to think about: does your employer branding align with that of your employees?