Human Resources

HR issues effecting the research industry, e.g. recruitment, talent management, training, staff surveys, etc.

Future Skilling – What Employers Look For in Graduates, and Where Young Talent Lack Skills

By: Piers Lee LinkedIn, Managing Director of BVA BDRC Asia BVA BDRC has long been a proud employer of university students and recent graduates, with a culture of bringing-on bright young talent. Each year we eagerly await the next intake of placement students and, where possible, relish the opportunity to offer permanent positions to top …

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Business Wargaming – A New Approach to Agile Decision Making

Companies are struggling to bring together various data sources, information, insights, and stakeholders to make holistic and agile decisions. Business wargaming is a process that integrates both data and people to achieve holistic and agile decisions. In this insights activation workshop, the corporate team ‘stress-tests’ various approaches to solving a specific business issue by playing …

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Thriving in 2021 by Being Relevant

A challenging and strange year has come to a close, and I am curious. Did you use this time to slow down, reflect, and start developing plans and resolutions for the new year? During a meetup with a former colleague, she shared that the craziness of 2020 had forced her into a constant cycle of …

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Impact of COVID-19 on Remote Working

COVID-19 has brought about an unprecedented change across the world. As the world went into lockdown across continents, offices were forced to pull down their shutters and employees had to stay at home. Employers had to improvise quickly or risk losing their businesses. What was their next course of action? Remote working. Now, let’s be …

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To be more Customer-Centric, Fight Against the Pull of ‘Company Gravity’

\’Customer-centricity’ has become the (new) alpha and omega of business transformations. However, despite their claimed determination, corporate initiatives often struggle to bring about real cultural changes. Though companies are constantly testing new solutions to get closer to their customers (design thinking, agile methods…), they often forget to address the force that pulls them apart in …

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Recruitment Review

The start of the year saw the team at Resources Group catch up with key market research agency employers across the APAC region to hear their views on the recruitment marketplace and the skills that are in greatest demand. THE THEMES We heard that 2017 was a challenging year for most companies when it came …

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What Employees in Market Research Seek from Their Line Managers

The annual staff satisfaction survey reported in the Q1 edition of Asia Research highlighted the broader needs of market research staff in relation to what they look for in their line manager, and the extent to which their manager is delivering on these needs. We dug a bit deeper to see how the required management …

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The Annual Staff Satisfaction survey

Asia Research recently concluded its 8th annual cross-industry staff satisfaction survey. Conducted online among 286 market research professionals across Asia, including 64 from client organisations, this survey has tapped the sentiment of a range of research professionals to assess their levels of satisfaction with their current employer, their loyalty, and their salary increment expectations. We …

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