Human Resources

HR issues effecting the research industry, e.g. recruitment, talent management, training, staff surveys, etc.

The push for flexible working in Asia

The newly published 2017 Gender Diversity Report from recruitment expert Hays has revealed that flexible working is highly sought after by employees in Asia. The report, which is based on a survey of workers from 30 industry sectors in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and […]

The Annual Staff Satisfaction survey

Asia Research recently concluded its 8th annual cross-industry staff satisfaction survey. Conducted online among 286 market research professionals across Asia, including 64 from client organisations, this survey has tapped the sentiment of a range of research professionals to assess their levels of satisfaction with their […]

Attraction and Retention of Female Leadership

Gender diversity is a topic of much debate in almost every industry, not only within market research. What can be done to attract more women and promote them to leadership roles? According to the 7th annual cross-industry staff satisfaction survey conducted by Asia Research in […]

Is There Really Work-Life Balance? [Part One]

Drawing from years of experience in different industries, one can safely say that the plan for work–life balance depends on the individual manager and the terms negotiated before appointment. However, the reality appears to be another matter entirely. Life as a researcher falls very much […]

New Norms @ Work Study

Professionals in Singapore have become more confident about speaking up and are becoming more assertive at work, according to new research by LinkedIn, the world’s largest online professional network. The New Norms @ Work study shows that 58% of professionals would now challenge their colleagues […]

Is bigger always better, and is bigger always appropriate?

The past several years have seen something of a transformation in the structure and presence of senior personnel within the four “major” research agencies. It is timely to consider these changes and their implication on researchers, competitors, and buyers of research. There was a time […]

Benefits Arising from Training Researchers?

An interesting fact to emerge from the Employer Satisfaction Survey published in the previous issue of Asia Research was the standout performance of Millward Brown when respondents assessed the agencies for “Good Training”. Millward Brown is clearly associated with providing good training, which leads to […]

How Do You Feel About a Career in Market Research?

At Asia Talent, we receive a constant trickle of mail from fresh graduates and others considering a career in market research. Invariably, one of the first questions asked is: How do you feel about working in market research? Now, putting aside any bias stemming from […]

It Takes All Sorts

Successful innovation companies such as IDEO have long valued diversity in the workplace, and the creative sparks that fly from the interaction among different personalities and perspectives. And recent research on innovation has showed that a climate of constructive criticism is more beneficial than one […]

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