The majority of Kimaro Geotechnical Engineering’s workforce are foreign talents. As such, there are language and cultural differences that affect the understanding of local regulations. On top of that, there is a lack of human resource planning and soft skills development in the organisation.
Human Capital Consulting
We helped to look into 3 aspects: 1. Employee Learning, 2. Employee Development, 3. Employee Engagement. For the first aspect on Employee Learning, we assisted to set up training programmes on work risks and safety. Risks or unsafe circumstances are visualised through pictograms and key training messages are reviewed often to reinforce learning.
For the second aspect on Employee Development, it is crucial as most employees have been working for the organisation for a long period of time but are facing signs of career stagnation. It was observed that employee training was mainly focused hard skills and technical knowledge, with a lack of development in soft skills that would actually enable them to work better with others and achieve their goals. Hence, we created a Workforce Development Plan to provide opportunities for holistic development and career advancement. Besides that, in view of possible manpower surplus in the near future (due to expected optimisation of resources after the implementation of Soil Investigation Systematic Management System), we assisted to perform job redesign to review and restructure job responsibilities, as well as improve employee productivity and satisfaction.
As for the last aspect on Employee Engagement, we proposed to start monthly safety talks and improve employee buy-in by having them lead these talks and share about relevant incidents. In addition, we suggested to gather employee feedback on current communication methods and the reporting process.
To complement our efforts in raising awareness of proper safety regulations that they should adhere to, we developed and implemented a Positive Reporting Process. The Safety Incentive Programme / Use spot recognition rewards help to recognise employees who follow the correct safety regulations.