Saturday, February 25, 2012

My day job

A number of you have asked what role a former journalist can serve in the HR department of a gaming company.

On Thursday night, when our team won three HRM Awards at an event that appraised written submissions from Singapore's HR sector, the answer should be obvious. See the list of winners here.

It was humbling to know that the 16 judges from government ministries, HR consultancies, academia and industry found our submissions award-worthy.

Our company is a newbie compared to other finalists from the public and private sectors, which included big brand names and legacy companies.

So we were clear we had to make our submissions shine. It helped that the HR team I'm with has a compelling story to tell, a credible track record and a boss who has been with the pre-opening team since construction site days.

Defence matters are still close to my heart, as will be obvious from this blog. But I'm glad I stepped out of my comfort zone four years ago to join the pre-opening team for a project that had no historical precedent, a challenging start-up cycle and unknown prospects.

To our internship partners who have stumbled on this blog, thank you so much for all your support, suggestions and professional guidance as educators. This is a milestone year for us as we will be fully operational by end 2012.

Come visit us soon. :-)

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