Articles from our CEO


Nicholas Goh, CEO of Verztec, gives his humble take on up-to-date business happenings, offering insightful views and interesting anecdotes of today’s fast-changing global business landscape.

These articles are only available in English.


April 4, 2018

Enabling Employees to Gain Financial Wellness

Now, more than ever, companies are doing everything possible to provide an ideal work environment that attracts new talent and retains good ones. CEO of Verztec Consulting, Nicholas Goh shares his experiences and a tip sheet on the importance on educating, empowering and enabling employees to gain financial wellness – as well as achieving this year’s corporate financial goals.

 


November 23,2017

Addressing Singularity Fears of AI taking over the Workplace

Artificial intelligence (AI) is evolving at such a pace that that we see the fruits of this labor in almost every sector across the world. CEO of Verztec Consulting Pte Ltd, Nicholas Goh, offers his take on the power of AI in Singapore’s workplace today, with some tips to embracing AI without being replaced.

 


September 1,2017

Effective Leaders use Forgiveness as a unique Business Tool

Amongst the many challenges facing leaders today is the war on talent, and developing transformational leaders to drive innovation and growth for their business. Does forgiveness exist in the workplace in today’s highly disrupted and fast changing world?

Would a business truly benefit from having an authentic culture of forgiveness modeled by leaders and in turn reap the benefits of higher employee engagement, higher productivity and higher profits?

Find out more, and get a tip sheet on how forgiveness can be a powerful business tool.


February 12,2017

The Gig Economy: What Does It Mean for the Future of Work?

There have always been part-time workers and freelancers that contribute to the economy. With new apps like Uber, the gig workers are on the rise.

In London, the gig economy has grown by 72% in the transport and storage sector since 2010. What does it mean for the economy, Singapore and the Future of Work? CEO of Verztec Consulting Pte Ltd, Nicholas Goh offers his insights.


December 17, 2016

Verztec Consulting CEO Nicholas Goh Provides Tips on Hiring the Best Employees

Hiring the best person for the job isn’t easy, but finding a person who loves to learn seems to be one of the most important things to look for. In this article, CEO of Verztec Consulting Pte Ltd, Nicholas Goh, provides a tip sheet as to how one can hire people who have a learner attitude.

Find out more, and get a tip sheet on hiring the best employees.


October 6, 2016

Getting to know your Workplace Thinking Style

Different people have different thinking styles? Nothing new about this. Yet in recent years, there continues to be research about how thinking styles can impact your business, because when forming a team, you need the right mix of people with different thinking styles to best achieve workplace goals.

Find out more, and get a tip sheet on how understanding different thinking styles can help one alot at work.


November 14, 2015

A Frank Conversation in the Workplace

Could something as simple as holding a conversation with your employees be the key to more satisfied and engaged workers? Is there a need for more conversational communication in the workplace?

Find out more, and get some tips on how to implement better dialogue.


August 17, 2015

To Text Or Not To Text a Client?

Text messaging (or texting) has become a part of our daily lives; we seem to be glued to our mobile screens 24/7. While emails continue to dominate e-communication in the workplace, there is a growing prevalence of texting to clients.

How did this happen? Is it the right way to go? Read the article to find out more.


May 11, 2015

Boost Staff Morale and Productivity at the Workplace by Getting Rid of Toxic Staff Behaviours

Are work relationships between colleagues souring due to gossip?

Toxic staff behaviour, such as the dislike for one’s boss, dislike colleagues of other departments or office politics, is one of the main causes of low staff morale and unproductivity, Forbes suggests (Hall, 2011). Find out more here.


October 02, 2014

Trust Works Magic at the Workplace

A fever-stricken employee takes a day’s medical leave. The next day, the department is chided for taking too many days of medical leave a year, and using them to get out of work. Such incidents are common in many workplaces.

They demonstrate a lack of trust between employers and employees, and could affect trust between co-workers. How does work culture affect trust? How is trust gained or lost? Take a look at these tips on building trust in workplaces.


August 02, 2014

Crisis Management in a Borderless World

Every business needs a crisis management plan that guides C-level staff and employees during a crisis. Here is a tip sheet on what makes a plan intricate.


May 26, 2014

Investing in the Commons – The Right Thing to Do

During his Budget 2014 Debate Round-up Speech, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam spoke of the need for companies to raise the human capital in Singapore by investing in the people. Find out more about training employees for the greater good from this article.


February 06, 2014

Facing Up to Bullies in the Workplace

How do we recognise workplace bullying, and how do we draw the line between what is funny and what is offensive? When employees cry foul, are they being overly sensitive or do they have cause? Read the article to find out more.


November 7, 2013

Embracing, Managing and Advancing Employees with Disabilities

Disabled employees are an untapped pool of talents that can fill the manpower shortages of an increasingly competitive marketplace. Here you go some tip sheet for companies wanting to attract disabled talents and to create an inclusive environment that ensures everyone —– with and without disabilities, can come together and work as one.


July 18, 2013

HR Recruitment: Beyond Face Value

In today’s workforce, one issue that has arisen is a shortage of skilled workers to meet the demands of an ever-evolving and highly competitive marketplace. Employers should be delighted to know that there is still an untapped pool of talent: individuals with disabilities. Read this article to learn more about the said untapped pool of talent.


May 23, 2013

Talent Analytics, The New Hiring 101

As the trend towards talent analytics burgeons, HR personnel might just be looking for something more than confidence and a firm handshake for new hires. Read this article to find out what it takes to turn yourself into a sought-after hire.


January 19, 2013

Blended Learning: Back to Basics for a Good Start

As technology and complexity of the world’s problems evolve, we require different and dynamic solutions to overcome them. To develop these solutions, our understanding of the world and the very basis of our learning have to change. In a previous installment, blended learning was expounded as the way forward for effective corporate learning. Now, let’s find out the practical tips for a well-executed blended learning program.


September 20, 2012

Blended Learning: The In-Thing in Corporate Learning

With the advent of the internet age, our lives have been revolutionised. No longer are we satisfied with just formal lectures and downloading of generic knowledge; learning has to be bespoke and multi-dimensional. Read this article to find out the in-thing in corporate learning.


April 28, 2012

Surviving the Round robin – Rotational Leadership Programmes become the cornerstone of corporate talent development

As Rotational Leadership Programmes become the cornerstone of corporate talent development, being a newly-rotated individual has its inherent set of opportunities and challenges. Meeting high expectations and earning the team’s respect are just some of the challenges. Let’s examine how new leaders can excel each time they enter a new scene.


February 25, 2012

Companies Playing Round-Robin – Rotational Leadership Programmes

Some companies call it their Rotational Leadership Programme, others the Emerging Leaders Programme or Futures Programme. Call it what you may, its success has been well-documented. From grooming potential talent who understand the intricacies of the business to producing top executive officers, such programmes are gaining momentum worldwide. Find out more about Rotational Leadership Programme in this article.


November 03, 2011

Forging the Native Experience for Global Business

Learn from this useful article why it is important and necessary to offer a native language experience for companies making international stride.


August 30, 2011

Gen Y: Thriving in a Diversified Workforce

Gen Y, having grown up in a world of technology and being more tech savvy can be ‘mentors’ and provide guidance to Gen X from this perspective, whereas Gen X’ers – having more on-the-job experience and knowledge could be great ‘advisors’ to the Gen Y. Find out from this article how Gen Y and Gen X coexist at the workplace today.


July 28, 2011

Going Undercover – Working the Ground or Lack of Trust?

It is observed that the television series has opened a discussion on the reality of having top management go “undercover” to know more about their employees. Read this article to find out whether top management going undercover is a matter of working the ground or lack of trust.


May 17, 2011

The Human Touch in Corporate Crisis Management

Inspired by the Japan earthquake crisis, this tip sheet dispenses sound advice on what organizations can do to forge strong employee loyalty that withstands unforeseen circumstances.


March 10, 2011

Going Global? Go Back to “School”!

Did you know that when it comes to business networking, alumni associations are one of the untapped sources with immense potential? If you’re looking to take your business across borders, find out how exploring this area of contact can do wonders.


December 30, 2010

The New Competitive Edge for Executives: Cultural Intelligence

You’ve heard of emotional quotient and intelligence quotient, but in the highly globalized world of today, another kind of quotient has come into prominence – cultural quotient. Discover what cultural quotient is and how you can increase yours in this article.


October 14, 2010

Ride the Wave, This Annual Report Season

The annual reports of today are not just a compilation of financial data for investors. They have evolved to become a powerful branding tool for companies. Get up to speed as we present the latest practices for annual reports.


August 16, 2010

Going Local with Global Learning

Many international companies are opting to localise their training courses for their globally dispersed staff. This useful article provides insider tips on what to look out for to ensure effective training content.


July 20, 2010

Global Ethics and Compliance in Today’s Plural-Culture Corporation

Ensuring your company’s principles are effectively communicated among multilingual employees might just take you one step ahead of your competitors. Find out why.


May 11, 2010

Global Mindset is the Key to Success

Companies with a global workforce need to manage employees across cultures, languages and borders. While this may seem like an uphill task, this insightful article examines how effective HRM can tackle the challenges deftly.


March 7, 2010

Gain Local Advantage by Globalizing Your Brand

Depending on the market you intend to enter, creating market-specific brands can be a cost-effective decision and a wise approach. Read on to find out more.


December 25, 2009

Stand Out for the Right Reasons This Festive Season

Every festive season, a slew of media exuberantly rushes in where angels fear to tread. Nicholas Goh, CEO of Verztec Consulting Pte Ltd, a leading Global Content Management Services Provider headquartered in Singapore, provides a tip sheet for businesses on how to not allow the fierce battle for attention crowd out their own promotional campaigns.


September 01, 2009

Social Networks — Talk to the Locals

Enrich your business networking skills by tapping into culturally-diverse communities. Discover how to appeal and cater to different markets.


July 10, 2009

Beating the Recession with a Strategic Training Program

Your company can emerge stronger even in the face of recession. A list of methods on how you can do so is explored and mulled over in this commentary.


April 29, 2009

Brand Communication in Diverse Asia

How do you conquer the markets in Asia, where cultures and languages are diverse? This article elucidates the challenges and strategies you can utilize.


March 01, 2009

Blogs: Business Boosters or Bloopers

Learn how to amplify your presence on the Internet through the use of a blog. The traffic you gain from this exposure could potentially boost you business.


January 21, 2009

Busting Diversity Myths at the Workplace

This article discusses some myths on the effects of diversity. Understand how to manage a team of different backgrounds to bring about cohesion and efficiency.


December 11, 2008

Attracting and Retaining High-Performance Gen Y Workers

The new generation of workers are known to be individualistic and brash. Read on to get a glimpse into their psyche and learn how you can retain them.


September 21, 2008

Fostering Creativity in a Competitive Marketplace

Creativity has to be carefully nurtured and sustained, in order to see it reap benefits. This article shows how to turn the workplace into a hotbed of creativity.


July 16, 2008

Knowledge Creation for the Innovation Market

In today’s rapidly developing world, business entities are required to constantly create new knowledge. Find out how you can become a market leader with innovation.


May 28, 2008

Building Brand Power For Strategic Growth

It has been recognized that successful branding is vital for a company’s growth and stability. Be enlightened on the various strategies you can apply to establish and strengthen your unique brand.


April 08, 2008

Turn Your Company into a Talent Factory

Learn more about the strategies you can employ to not only attract the best personnel, but also gain their commitment and loyalty.


January 25, 2008

Maximise Performance Through Strategic Internal Communications

The importance of effective communication is often understated. Improve your staff’s productivity by understanding how you can get engage them more efficiently.


November 24, 2007

Going Global, Staying Local

Jumping on the globalization bandwagon? This article gives you a glimpse of how you can do it while still maintaining your local clientele.


October 03, 2007

Beef Up Your Customer Service and Achieve 200% Increased Sales

Win your customers’ hearts and see your profits increase exponentially. Discover how you can milk this simple formula to your advantage.


August 21, 2007

Best Practices for Internet Marketing

The advent of the Internet has made boundaries more porous, enabling businesses to reach into hitherto uncharted regions. Find out how businesses can harness the Internet’s full potential.


July 24, 2007

Corporate Accountability in a World of Flux

Gain the trust of your clients and enhance your position in the corporate world. Learn about keeping businesses accountable through good corporate governance.


May 14, 2007

Multiculturalism at Work: Great Tips to Take Note When Working with Global Team Members

Do you find it mind-boggling to handle a multicultural team? Read on for some handy tips you can use.

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