Interview

Women’s Day Interview Exclusive ft. Carol Chen, CEO of Mediterranean food brand MiVida: Women in Entrepreneurship, Motherhood, and Remote Working.

Carol Chen, from Taiwan, runs the Facebook fan album of 100,000 followers named “凱若 MiVida Carol” or directly translated to “My Life by Carol”. Nineteen years ago, she wanted to spend more time with her children and give them a better life. She started her own business at home and became an entrepreneurial mother. It’s been eight years she is relocated to Europe. Now, Carol lives in Spain with her husband, daughter and son, and is ready to publish her fifth book, meanwhile being the CEO of a Food and lifestyle brand”MiVida”.

Global Trends

Building Digital Culture – Virtual Onboarding For Your Remote Team

Your employees are just starting their journey with your organization. They are just as excited as you to embark on their new journey as you are to welcome them to be part of the team. Before the pandemic, your new hires will come to the office for their first day and finally meet their colleagues for the first time, get introduced to the whole department, and have a little tour of the office before they get to know their role better on the training. But it’s not like that to onboard your remote team.

Interview

Women’s Day Interview Exclusive Ft. Shu-Qiao Chen, Account Manager at Pinterest: Woman in Tech and Unicorn

Having joined the company during the pandemic, up to this day, Shu-Qiao has not once conduct the work at the office. Shu-Qiao also shared that she went through all of the onboarding process and initial training online. “Everything was done remotely, including signing the legal paperwork to proceed with my employment and the first month of initial training.”

Interview

Women’s Day Interview Exclusive ft. Sherry Lee, Brand Manager of KXE Design: Woman in Leadership, Remote Collaboration, and Working-Life Balance

Currently, Sherry is working for a German e-commerce team which she always refers to as a Blackforrest company. Ever since day one, the company has been providing the option to work remotely while keeping teammembers connected through establishing rutines and virtual communication. In spite of the distance and time difference, Sherry has been able to stay close enough to all of the business stakeholders to make critical decisions and keep projects running smoothly.

Interview

Women’s Day Interview Exclusive ft. Elsa, founder of Woomanpower: Infinite Possibilities for Connecting Women, Remote Work, and Online Learning

Woomanpower – Women’s Power Academy, lead by Sherry, who has a background of senior headhunting consultants, and Elsa who is also an author of “Give up 22k, jump in Singapore!”. These two women co-founded an online academy exclusively for women. The academy was officially launched in 2021.

HR Know-how

Hiring Overseas: What Business Owners Should Know Before Setting Up Foreign Entities

When entering a foreign market, as a business entity or employer, you might find your competitors to be in the same market as you. Therefore, it is likely to become a war for talent. When you need to get talents onboard with your company as quickly as possible, Employer of Record (EOR) is the perfect solution to help you get up and running quickly while continuing to plan for your future brick-and-mortar company.

Digital Culture

Remote Working 101: How to Implement Cross-Border Collaboration with Software Developers

Not long before the pandemic hit and put the majority of the workforce to practice remote working, half of the population of software developers have already been working remotely. Therefore, it is less troublesome for software developers to transition to a remote working setting in comparison with the other departments. However, with the recent social distancing restrictions that have been lifted, many companies demand their employees to conduct their work on-site. Most of the management teams are still not very inclined to hire remote workers due to various reasons.

Global Trends

How Remote Working Can Be The Solution to Mitigate The Great Resignation – A Letter to Employers

One of the biggest myths of remote working is that employees lie around in their room watching Netflix or having a Monday brunch instead of working on their share of responsibility. But the truth is, the benefit of remote working is that remote workforce is now able to do all those while maintaining their working performance. On-site employees are able to show up from 9 to 5, five days a week, and yet they are most likely struggling to optimize their productivity compared to the remote employees.