WHO SAYS: Quotes of the week from HR influencers and leaders

Immerse yourself in the wisdom shared by respected HR and business luminaries from across Southeast Asia as they offer their insightful views on the most urgent matters of the day.


“If we’ve learned anything in the last generation or two about management, it is that empowering employees really works, partly because they care more about the work, they take it more seriously.” – Peter Cappelli, Global HR Authority

Global HR Authority, Prof Cappelli has explained in his recent interview that investing in your employees through trainings and other office engagements help move your bottom line. It’s not rocket science.



“When we think about mental health at the workplace, we can’t forget about the HR professionals who are on the frontlines.” – Stephen Tracy, Chief Operating Officer, Milieu Insight

In a research conducted by Milieu Insight, Tracy cited how important the results of the study were knowing that the 3 out of 4 HR professionals experienced burnout. He encouraged employers to also look into the mental health of their HR employees too as they serve in the frontlines.



Ensuring productivity without burning out is no easy balance to strike, but the key lies in culture. – Tonny Loh, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles Singapore

For Loh, it is important to look into a company’s culture to make sure that your team is productive without burning out. Culture plays in influencing financial performance. Heidrick & Struggles identified culture as one of the top three positive influences on retention rates along with compensation, benefits, and work rules flexibility according to CEOs.




WHO SAYS? — a curation of insights from HR leaders and business professionals across Southeast Asia — appears on Chief of Staff Asia every Wednesday at 12:30 pm.

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