Workforce Planning : Some Considerations

December 12, 2008 Leave a comment

Workforce planning is concerned with the visualization of different activities, processes and their linkages in the organization and need for number of persons, with requisite skill, to perform those activities.

The quality as well as the number of persons required for various activities is to be determined. Workforce planning is aimed at helping organizations make sure they have the right people in the right place at the right time and at the right price.

There are several items to be considered in workforce planning. Environment scan, profiling current and future workforce, and then closing the gap between workforce with the need of quality of the workforce.

Those are several journal to be downloaded:

Balanced Scorecards : Case Study in India

December 2, 2008 Leave a comment

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This is interesting article discussing about Balanced Scorecards. Exploring Balanced Scorecards implementation among Indian Companies, research presenting major findings are as follows:

  • The Balanced Scorecard adoption rate is 45.28 per cent in corporate India which compares favourably with 43.90 per cent in the US.
  • The financial perspective has been found to be the most important perspective
  • The expense centre budgets, brand revenue/market share monitoring, profit centre, and transfer pricing mechanism are the other performance management tools used by the Indian companies.
  • Corporate India monitors the indicators as per ISO 14000 norms in the environmental and social perspectives of the performance scorecard.
  • The difficulty in assigning ‘weightage’ to the different perspectives and in ‘establishing cause and effect relationship among these perspectives’ has been found to be the most critical issue in the implementation of the Balanced Scorecard in corporate India.
  • Most companies claimed that the implementation of the Balanced Scorecard has led to the identification of cost reduction opportunities in their organizations which, in turn, has resulted in improvement in the bottom line

To download the paper above, click here.

10% Pekerja Terancam PHK pada 2009

November 10, 2008 Leave a comment

Membaca artikel portalHR.com, diperkirakan terdapat 10% pekerja yang akan dirumahkan tahun 2009. Hmmmm, sounds scary, huh?? Saya termasuk yang mana ya?

Bagi pekerja, beruntunglah dia apabila tahun 2009 termasuk golongan 90% pekerja yang dipertahankan. Kondisi ini dapat dipahami, mengingat proyeksi pertumbuhan ekonomi menurut BI saja 5%, turun dari angka 6% yang terjadi saat ini.

Apabila kita benchmark ke negeri Amerika sekalipun, survey menunjukkan bahwa this is a “bad time” to find a quality job. Bersiaplah menghadapi labour market yang ketat tahun depan.  Maka, bersiaplah menghadapi labour market yang ketat 2009.

Has my Indonesia really sunk this low?

October 28, 2008 Leave a comment

Nice article published by The Jakarta Post concerning about recent facts in Indonesia’s Development. The author presented some analysis that finally conclude about the need for us to wake up and facing realities that many homeworks remain toward a better Indonesia.

The article pointed two incidences which is tragically happened around us and reported in the same time by local news:

– a group of trash collectors who frequent Jakarta’s garbage dumps, fish through hotel leftovers to select the still-edible pieces, then sell them to some profiteering devils

– 21 people died in East Java in a stampede while trying to collect Rp 30,000 in alms.

The article is stunning. I recommend you o read full article to bring us to realities that Jakarta’s gleaming lights give a misleading portrait of Indonesia as a whole.

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Harvard Business Review September 2008 Issue

October 18, 2008 Leave a comment

HBR 09 2008 is available in pdf format. Download now here