ONG SIEW HAR, CHRIS.
Page No : 1-12
A CASE STUDY: COLLEGE K TOWARDS IMPROVING STUDENT ENROLLMENT IN PROFESSIONAL CHEF TRAINING PROGRAMME, KLANG VALLEY
Education is becoming increasingly important and competition is getting stiffer
day by day. It is simply not enough to get by with a Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia
(SPM) or Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) certificate nowadays. In the
olden days, school teachers’ can be recruited after the after their Lower
Certificate Education (LCE) examination; an equivalent of today’s Pernilaian
Menengah Rendah (PMR). Today, university graduate finds it is difficult to
secure a job and a good job of their choice. Therefore, students are moving their
career towards skilled work. Many students are keen to study Professional Chef
Training Programme and due to high demand in the workforce, locally and
globally in Klang Valley.
BRINDA KALYANI P. R.
Page No : 13-27
MOVING TOWARDS A UNIVERSAL CRYPTOCURRENCY: A PEST ANALYSIS
The advent of the fourth Industrial Revolution envisages big data analysis,
blocks chain management and thereby paves way to Crypto currencies which
is a digital currency version operating through the support of cryptography.
The universal acceptance of crypto currencies as a medium of exchange,
measure of value is studied and empirically tested. PEST Analysis looks into
the Political, Economic, Social and Technological possibilities of the crypto
currency being accepted as a universal currency across the globe. Oman is just
a watcher not a player in the field of crypto currencies. Respondents being
employees of different banks in the Rustaq city a pilot study has been
conducted with 50 samples. The pilot study analysed 17 variables which
would decide the acceptability of crypto currency. The pilot study results also
found that Tracing difficulty of transactions when the reference is lost (Lack
of Control), the speed of the transaction is a dependent event (Reliability),
operation through allied infrastructure (Complexity), exchange cost
elimination, an account Wallet decides the existence of money
(Understandability), are the most influential variables out of the 17 variables
under study, as those which explain the respective factors. The factors found
to influence the acceptability are found to be categorized under Lack of
Control, Reliability, Complexity, and Understandability.
Page No : 28-45
LIQUIDITY POSITION OF INDIAN AUTOMOBILE SECTOR
Liquidity management as a topic has been evolving at a fast pace. New theory of
liquidity management puts greater emphasis on decision-making and policy
management. Today, the role of cash manager is not to collect and store cash
information and organize funds whenever it is needed, but rather to hold a key
position and serve as a center for all finance activities. The basic purpose of the
research is to assist and develop thorough understanding of the concept and
theory regarding liquidity management in a systematic way. To accomplish this
purpose, an attempt has been made to present this in a more lucid, simple
unambiguous and précis manner so that reader is able to evaluate its implication
for the company. The financial accounting approach ratio analysis is used to
determine the performance of the liquidity management. And statistical
methods such as central tendency measurements, dispersion measurements,
Pearson correlation, and Spearman’s rank correlation were used. The findings
suggest that the liquidity is managed mostly by owners past experience and
data. The originality of the paper is that it conceptualized liquidity management
in Indian Automobile Companies as a learning process.
ALICE TAMAH U.
Page No : 46-57
CASE STUDY: THE CHALLENGE OF WEALTH MANAGEMENT BUSINESS OF THE BANK M
The Bank M started its wealth management business in 2012, by setting-up the
Wealth Management (WM) Business Department under the Consumer Banking
Identification of the case: Low performance and productivity among sales
Issues: Weak sales leadership and wrong HR policies
Analysis: The criteria used in the selection process of the sales people to the
training and sales support and to the sales management activities conducted on
them were analysed.
Solutions: The focus was to address the importance of WM business among
regional managers, branch managers and regional sales support managers. The
existing sales people were recalled for sales training to strengthen their
competency in the branch sales model. The Regional Sales Support Manager as
the sales coach was emplaced to improve performance among sales people. The
WM Department was given the assistance to chart their business blueprint plan
for the next 3 years and improve their sales management skills. The recruitment
model was finalised with WM Dept. and HR.
Relevancy: The experience in overcoming the business issues will be useful to be
shared with other organizations that are in similar situations.
HANJING, C., HUIJUN, C., PEIQIN, D., YAHUI, D., XINYI, H., WEIDONG, L. & NORMALA S.G..
Page No : 58-93
HR SOLUTIONS OF CORONAVIRUS CHALLENGES: A CASE STUDY OF APPLE
As the COVID-19 continues to spread, it has a huge global economic
impact. The closures of factories and offices and travel restrictions have
made it urgent to rethink the consequences for multinationals like Apple.
This article focuses on the challenges Apple faces in the wake of the
COVID-19 outbreak. The article organizes the challenges through the
value chain. Then it analyses various possible solutions and their
advantages and disadvantages from the perspective of HR. The findings
suggest that the fundamental activities and human resources aspects of
Apple are significantly affected by the uncertainty of the COVID-19
epidemic. Apple needs to change the original suppliers for imports,
change rules and retrain employees for ethical behaviour, develop digital
outbound logistics management for outbound logistics, adjust current
employees for sales, conduct online service training program for customer
service, establish safety policies for employees’ safety, quantify
performance appraisal indicators for performance appraisal and apply the
sick leave tracking system for employee welfare.
LOOI CHUN HONG.
Page No : 94-101
FOREIGN WORKER’S OVER-WORKLOAD IN FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRY – CASE STUDY
Malaysia afford several thousands of foreign workers. Due to high service
commitment, more foreign workers are employed in food service industry.
Nevertheless, these foreign workers have to face several employment oriented
challenges in order to continue their employability. Following the case study this
particular research explore the issues pertaining to foreign workers continuous
employment in Malaysia. Over-workload, Communication, threat of son of soil
issue and several maintenance factors were the real challenges narrated by the
foreign workers. The paper provide better insight into the issues Foreign
Worker’s challenges in Food Service Industry.
REVIEWED BY: SONIA SELWIN , HARRIS SASEENDRAN.
Page No : 102-120
BOOK REVIEW: Miller, R., Williams, P., O’Neil, M. (2018) The healthy workplace nudge: How healthy people, culture and buildings lead to high performance. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons. 255/296pp, $21.24.
The book selected to review is ‘The healthy workplace nudge: How healthy
people, culture and buildings lead to high performance’ by authors Rex Miller,
Philip Williams and Dr. Michael O’Neil (2018). This book was selected
because we concur with the ideas discussed. It is a roadmap for workplace
transformation backed by good research including statistics and cases
studies. The book warns us about the dangers of our unhealthy worklives, proclaiming that “We are sleeping with a python” (Miller, Williams
and O’Neil, 2018, p. 28), comparing the python with health-risks affecting
people, businesses and nations. Moreover, the book discusses strategies
to kill the python of unsafe workplace practices before it swallows us