According to the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced or will experience either physical and/or sexual violence in their life. As an effort to change the perceptions about the root cause of this issue, the All Women’s Action Society (AWAM) held its White Ribbon Run for the fourth year in collaboration with the Canadian High Commission in Malaysia. We, Supahands, also worked together with the organisation to support the cause and raise awareness about gender violence.
At Supahands, we believe in “aspire to inspire”. Besides the work and fun, we also care about things that matter too. This time around, we would like to talk about human trafficking – a topic that many of us have probably heard of, but not familiar with. It is an issue that should be constantly discussed – what should you know and what can you do to help?
The business environment and creative arts are often perceived as completely separate. Businesses are thought to exist primarily to make a profit, while making art is often seen as an optional luxury or a hobby. However, things are changing now. In some parts of Asia i.e. Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong and Indonesia, the support of arts and culture is growing.. The question is, how can businesses benefit from the arts and culture?
Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, and Steve Jobs were thought-leaders from our past, fuelled by curiosity and critical thinking. They are proof that hungry minds will thrive. In today’s fast-paced business world filled with ruthless competition, to be curious about how things work is essential. This can unlock the true potential of innovation, which can lead to positive business growth. Here are some tips to help you enhance the feeling of curiosity and ways to foster the culture of critical thinking at your workplace.
Share Affair at Supahands is all about sharing one’s interests or knowledge with everyone. More often than not, the things they share would usually leave us all in awe. This time around, Juinn Tan, our Marketing Analytics Nerd shared her passion for Olympic Weightlifting. Who would have thought that this beautiful and smart lady has some strong muscles on her! With the general attitude of the public that women’s sports cannot be taken as seriously as men’s sports, she’s proof that there’s no such thing as doing things “like a girl”. Read on to know more about her experience in this arena.
Most corporate gigs (if not all) will give you a better paycheck and cushy perks, unlike startups. They often come with extended hours and a hectic workload, which means that it may not be as glamorous as what you see in the movies. To many, staying in a harsh corporate environment may be mainly driven by the salary. More often than not, they would prefer to stick with what they know to be more stable. If that resonates with you, then a startup environment may not be the right fit for you.
Self-doubt – It’s something we all face at some point of our lives. We are not born to be completely confident people, but rather something we build over time. Some of us are still not able to live to our full potential because we don’t feel ready and fear the consequences when stepping out of our bubble. Here are some of the steps you can take to boost self-confidence. It’s time to rock it and own it.
Imagine that you need 100 people to carry out a data mining project to scale up your business. You are given a choice to either hire full time employees to get the task done, or allow part-time hires to work remotely. Which one will you choose? If you pick the second option, you will not able to grow your business, but also reduce carbon footprint. To prove it, we dug a little deeper to give you a clearer picture. Continue Reading
Have you ever been concerned about your appearance? It takes less than a minute for people to make up their minds about you with just a glance. This means that the way you dress does matter, along with confidence, eye contact and speech etc. It’s not that they’re judgemental, but the thoughts usually come subconsciously. Intrigued? Let us break it down for you.
Once upon a time, most workplaces used to be filled with only humans. Sometimes… there are plants involve. However, things have gotten even better now. Companies are increasingly adopting the pets into their workplace program, which has been seen as key employee benefit, as well as a form of stress relief (if you’re an animal lover). It is said that sharing a workspace with your pet not only brings a peace of mind, but also some notable health benefits. We found this infographic by Petco , in collaboration with GHERGIC&Co., on the perks of bringing pets to work particularly ameowsing.
Optimism – It gets you out of bed in the morning and keeps you scurrying throughout the day despite whatever is going on around you. This appealing quality is necessary in entrepreneurship. However, did you know that an overabundance of optimism can challenge business growth? Read on to find out why.