NHRC Goes East Coast
Via JPP Seminar on Productivity Linked Wage System (PLWS)
Kuantan, 26 November - The relationship between wages and productivity or more specifically, the relationship between wage and productivity growth has become significant policy relevance in recent years.
Throughout the nation, a series of Productivity Linked Wage System or in short PLWS awareness programme were conducted by the Department of Industrial Relations (JPP) in order to channel all necessary ideas and input of PLWS to organisations in Malaysia. This seminar is an essential platform to introduce what PLWS is all about and to strengthen the message across the country, JPP has invited NHRC to deliver the briefing and to open up a booth in the event.
PLWS is a system which establishes the link between wages and productivity. The system will ensure that wage increases commensurate with higher productivity, thus enhancing competitiveness at the organisation level. It will also enable employers to develop a wider and systematic approach towards improving productivity and wages, through active involvement and co-operation of all employees.
It is important to instill the realisation to employers that PLWS has a positive effect on employees. Employees are encouraged to be more productive, and perform better, knowing that they will be able to receive a fair share of the gains through their efforts. It is a win - win situation for both employers and employees as both works together to enhance performance of the organisation.
But one must bear in mind that it should takes the top management commitment to ensure support and confidence in employees of the new system. Employees must also be provided with the necessary information and knowledge so that they will be receptive of the system while employers must be willing to coach and emplace productivity improvement programmes.
Consideration for workers likelihood and welfare is an important criteria when implementing PLWS. This will ensure that workers basic needs are not compromised. We must also realise that collaborative efforts by both employer and employee is core to developing a measurement system that is fair and equitable as to avoid misconception about the system.
Communication channels need to be put in place to keep employees informed of the development and to obtain feedback and suggestions for improvement. In short PLWS enabling companies need to adjust their policies according to the current economic situation, improving job specialisation according to skills and enhancing the career of employees and hopefully increasing employees’ motivation and job satisfaction.
Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) recently held its annual National HRD Conference and Exhibition at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Malaysia on the 3rd & 4th September 2013. The theme, “Innovative Talents, the Epicentre of New Business” was chosen to reflect the importance of innovative talents as the ignition point to ensure the success of new business.
The prestigious event welcomed over 1,505 delegates consisting human resources leaders and practitioners from across the nation and beyond with diverse organisations and business background, convened in Kuala Lumpur for two exciting days to discuss the key challenges and opportunities on the path to a more sustainable future.
The event was officiated by Secretary General of Ministry of Human Resources, YBhg. Dato’ Seri Zainal Rahim Bin Seman on behalf of the Honourable Minister of Human Resources, Datuk Richard Riot Anak Jaem.
The conference was addressed by 9 prominent speakers namely Dr. Ng Chee Mang (Topic: Profitability through Innovation), Tessi Lim (Topic: HR Driving Business Success through Innovative Talent), Dr. Brian To (Topic: Tapping the Global Market through Innovative Talents), Associate Professor Hooi Den Huan (Topic: Leadership of Tomorrow Business), Jenny Ooi (Topic: Integrating HR & Business Strategies for Long Term Growth & Sustainable), Norman Abd Halim
(Topic: Creative Talent for Business Innovation), Dr. Mario Aquino del Castillo (Topik: Innovative Talent Management – Developing Your Technical Succession Pipeline) , Anand Shankaran (Topic: Driving Business Outcomes through Innovative Talent Strategies) and Kate Mountain (Topic: Assessing and Developing Talent and Innovation).
Among reputable speakers, Miss Jenny Ooi and Mr. Norman Abdul Halim.
The conference also included an exhibition where over 65 exhibitors presented their services and products. Having been the most focused human resource event for the last 13th years, HRDF Conference and Exhibition 2013 is poised to be the largest gathering of the industry stakeholders and practitioners.
FRIENDLY FACES: Ready to welcome the delegates.
This conference aims at imparting the latest trend on current issues of innovative talents besides benchmarking the best practices on human resources development strategies, sharing knowledge, experiences and of course, expanding networks.
Kuala Terengganu, 8 July – Researching business technology can be a daunting task and finding a Human Resource Management that meets the unique needs of your business, and offers ease of acceptance by your employees, can be challenging.
This is why we at National Human Resource Centre (NHRC) are here for you. Understands and unveil this dilemma so that we can cater the perfect HR solutions for all target SMEs in our nationwide HR seminars tour.
When designing our programmes, we are continuously aware of the fine balance between theory and practice. The theory component must support and compliment practice. The process of providing participants with just the right amount of theory carefully balanced with just the right amount of practical skills is what determines any company's ultimate success.
Seminar on Human Resources Management for SME: Human Resource Management Shapes Business Future was held recently at Primula Beach Hotel, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, attracted at least 340 participants.
WARM WELCOME: The first ever NHRC collaboration with Yayasan Pembangunan Usahawan Terengganu (YPU), SME Bank and CEDAR.
The seminar was officiated by Encik Aidi Azhar Bin Ahmad, Assistant Manager of MarCom Promotion Unit, representing the Chief Executive of Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB).
Mr. Alphonse L.A.E Peter of AL Consultancy and Dr. Sheikh Ghazali Abod of CEDAR were among the speakers who had presented their papers in the seminar.
The practice of HRM is important in order to generate strategic capability by ensuring that the organisation has the skilled, committed and well‑motivated employees it needs, to achieve sustained competitive advantage.
It is proven that companies who work hard to meet the needs of their employees can cultivate a work atmosphere conducive to productivity. Human resource management is the best way to achieve this. Being able to plan for the needs of employees by thinking ahead can help to improve the rate of skilled employees who chose to remain working for a company.
In short, managing and motivating people are critical tasks for management, particularly in the context of rapidly changing and highly competitive organisational environments. But the ability to realise that the employees are considered an invaluable asset and can give rise to a competitive advantage for the organization, is extremely important to shape the company’s brighter future.
Kuala Lumpur, 30 May – Addressing disciplinary issues is a reality for most managers. No matter what the detail of the situation, introducing discipline can be a very sensitive and stressful process. However, if disciplinary issues are avoided or handled poorly, very serious problems for the organisation and the individuals involved can evolve.
All managers should be trained to understand that workplace discipline should not be viewed simply as a way to punish employees.
For best results over the longer term, it is preferable to view discipline as a way to correct some problem behaviour or performance issue. It should be viewed as a method to develop an employee.
ALL EARS: Important rules regarding workplace discipline
In line to provide the managers, employers and HR personnel with some information and guidance on how to put together the necessary processes and procedures to ensure the disciplinary issue is addressed correctly, National Human Resource Centre (NHRC) recently held a session on Employment Act, presented by Encik Mohamad Zawawi Mohd Noor, NHRC internal consultant.
Understands that there are probably countless companies where management struggles to find a judicious way to establish and enforce fair rules of employee conduct, HR Clinic is uniquely design to cater arising queries on employment matters via free talk and Q and A session under NHRC.
HR Consultant, Encik Zawawi answering queries from the participants.
In the modern workplace, managers and HR personnel face a range of legal issues when managing employees. Increasingly, employees challenge disciplinary action taken against them and bring unfair dismissal claims if their employment is terminated.
In conclusion, managers need to be suitably trained to effectively manage performance, discipline and termination of employment in order to minimise legal risks for the company.
National Human Resource Centre
More Frequent Seminars dan Workshops for SMEs Please: Kelantanese Business Owners Told
Kota Bharu, 20 May- Do seminars and workshops provide real learning value for the participants? The workplace is rapidly changing and information needs to be customised in order to meet the diverse needs of all organisations.
Conferences, workshops and seminars therefore have a very important place in the workplace.
What are the benefits of attending National Human Resource Centre (NHRC) conferences, workshops and seminars?
NHRC allow organisations to get updated information on HR key issues that their organisations are concerned with and to have issues addressed on a specific topic by recognised experts cum consultants who are up to date with the latest developments in the field.
Seminar Pengurusan Sumber Manusia Untuk Majikan PKS: Pengurusan Sumber Manusia Mencorak Masa Depan Perniagaan was held recently at New Pacific Hotel, Kota Bharu, Kelantan attracting more than 100 participants.
FULL HOUSE: A great and convenient way to add up information on HR issues for the SMEs.
The first ever NHRC programme in Kelantan draws great attention among the SMEs as they realised NHRC services are very appropriate in an era in which people do not have time to read a number of books by experts.
Sharing light moment during the session.
The participants can spend a reasonable period of time and get substantial information on a topic of interest. The speakers, who specialize in these fields, have already mastered the selection of HR information from a wide variety of sources before presenting them with aspects that are particularly relevant for SMEs in the current workplace environment.
In conclusion, NHRC creates learning SME communities that bring together participants from like-minded companies to realise and understand a well-developed human resource management system will always work for the betterment of the small business.
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National Human Resource Centre