Dear Reader,

Selamat Hari Raya Haji to you and your loved ones!

This festive season, we at Human Resources Online send you our warmest wishes for a blessed Eid. May your family be showered with health, prosperity, joy and love.

We can't deny that the celebratory spirit has, in one way or the other, been dampened by the fight against this invisible enemy around the world.

That said, we take heart knowing as tough as it may be, every single one of us continues to remain strong - especially those of us who are still miles away from our families. We continue to do our best in keeping ourselves and our families safe, and slowly but surely, our countries will emerge from this battle stronger and more resilient. 

Thus, although celebrations are quieter this year, we hope you'll still take the time to seek comfort, peace and warmth with your loved ones no matter the distance - while staying safe at home.

We would like to leave you with a quote which resonated with us, and we hope it will with you too:

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

- Nelson Mandela

Stay positive and well!

The Human Resources Online team

If you're looking to read some thought-provoking pieces while you take some time out from your preparations and virtual catchups,  we've got a lineup we hope you'll enjoy:

How to help employees handle loneliness from being away from family during festive periods

The Zoom happy hour may have hit its expiration date for your employees who have already been in long days of virtual meetings for months. Can you instead gift them some time?

Full story here.

Power Profilers: Singapore’s established woman leaders share pearls of wisdom to their younger selves

We reached out to prominent women in leadership roles in Singapore and asked them one question: "If you could turn back time and meet your younger self, what would you say to her?"

Read what they have to say here.

3 ways to improve employee experience: Flexible working, reimagining careers, and segmenting total rewards 

Currently, many employers admit they aren’t well-equipped to cope with the changes of work—think moving workers to a remote or hybrid work environment, making job cuts, and restructuring pay and benefits. 

Full story here.

HRO catches up with... Syngenta’s Head of HR, Armaan Seth

There are four lessons to learn about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). For starters, HR professionals have to consciously take both detractors and supporters into consideration when drafting policies. Lester Tan catches up with Armaan Seth, Head HR, APAC, Syngenta, to find out what DEI is, and isn’t about.

Read what Armaan has to share here.

HR guide: How to develop a pandemic-proof employee wellbeing strategy

It’s not difficult – have a look at what HSBC Singapore, Singtel, and UTAC Headquarters are doing.

Full guide here.

[Infographic] Why 38% of employees surveyed would prefer to work for a woman boss

For one, women bosses were perceived to be more understanding when it came to slip-ups at work, and also better at overall communication.

Full story here.

How GEODIS is pledging for gender diversity in a sector seen as "hard and unwelcoming" for women

With the logistics sector often misunderstood on its nature towards women, Mario Ceccon, GEODIS’ Executive Vice President Group HR, shares how the firm is busting the stereotype - starting with a woman in its CEO seat.

Read Mario Ceccon's full inputs here

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