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Opinion Pieces

Opinion Pieces

Innovation strategies for Singapore SMEs

3 July 2019 – Andrew Hare, Managing Director, Asia, Aon Inpoint
The Business Times, Singapore

SMALL and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore are competing in an increasingly challenging business environment. The business world provides many examples of companies that failed to innovate and meet customers’ needs: Toys ‘R’ Us, the children’s toy store in the US, closed its doors for good last July after failing to reinvent itself...[Read more]
 

Losing a leader – Is your organization prepared?

25 May 2019 – Francis Ball, Senior Adviser of Retirement, Health and Wealth Management, Aon & Eddie Chua, Consultant, Talent, Rewards & Performance, Aon
People Matters

In July 2018, former CEO of both Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Ferrari NV passed away following complications from shoulder surgery. He had been seriously ill for more than a year; however, the companies he led weren’t told of his condition until just a few days before his death...[Read more]
 

Is China becoming a threat to Silicon Valley talent?

23 April 2019 – Ravi Nippani, Director, APAC, Middle East and Africa, Radford
People Matters

In 2018, the technology industry in China took significant leaps. MarketWatch named 11 U.S. companies in its list of Top 20 biggest tech companies—including Apple, Google, and Facebook. However, the remaining nine are all Chinese companies—including tech giants Tencent, Baidu, and Alibaba. With nine of the world’s top twenty technology companies originating from China...[Read more]
 

How much are CEOs in top Singapore-listed companies paid?

21 March 2019 – Kumar Subramanian, Partner, Talent, Rewards and Performance, South East Asia, Aon
Singapore Business Review

Remuneration packages of CEOs in Singapore are fairly modest in comparison to their global counterparts, according to Kumar Subramanian, partner for talent rewards and performance, southeast Asia at AON. “For perspective, the CEO of an S&P 500 company was paid on an average around US$14m a year...[Read more]
 

Annual Performance Review trends in Southeast Asia

15 February 2019 – Na Boon Chong, Managing Director and Partner – Talent, Rewards, and Performance, Singapore, Aon
People Matters

2018 continued to be a year of digital disruption and changing business models. Business and HR leaders are coming to terms with the fact that old rules no longer apply in managing talent. A dynamic business environment and a shortage of critical talent are compelling employers to relook...[Read more]
 

Drought’s impact on agriculture insurance

11 February, 2019 – Christopher Coe, Head of Agriculture, Treaty Reinsurance Solutions, Asia Pacific, Aon
Insurance Asia News

The lack of rainfall in Eastern Australia was the worst in recent memory and was estimated to have caused more than US$1 billion in economic damage. In fact, drought made headlines across the globe in 2018 as Central and Northern Europe, South America, China, India, and the US...[Read more]
 

How can organizations prepare their salesforce for the future of work?

11 January 2019 – Ronak Marolia, Regional Solution Lead, South East Asia, Aon
People Matters

Sales is, arguably, one of the most dynamic functions of any business. With technological advancements and rapidly changing consumer expectations, the sales role continues to evolve through a multitude of channels including direct field sales, digital and inside sales...[Read more]
 
 

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