Finding the right people to work for your company is never an easy task, sometimes it can feel like everyone who applies just isn't the right fit, until there's that one that jumps off the page in personality and experience. The one that could start the job running rather than stumbling. The one that has the same vision as you. The one with the knowledge to help execute your big ideas. It's almost like you're playing a game of Where's Wally when you're searching for talent, especially in a saturated market such as Hong Kong. So what's one to do?
We've all been there - caught in a chilly, windowless training room with other participants, tuning in to some moderator ramble on about who knows what. As you've presumably accumulated from that poor soul, it's not always easy to lead trainings, meetings, or conferences. Truth be told, it tends to be a difficult task to keep the crowd engaged (and alert) while covering all the vital information.
1 out of 5 people in the world are Chinese and if there's a holiday that holds more significance than Christmas or the New Year for the Chinese is - Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year (surprise, surprise) that is happening on the 5th of February this year. Aside from China, the festive occasion is also widely celebrated in Chinese-majority countries like Hong Kong and Singapore and they take Chinese New Year celebration to a whole new level. Immerse yourself in the streets of Chinatown lined-up with bright red lanterns or to the sound of the vigorous drumming of the lion dance that you're guaranteed not to miss. It will also no doubt extend beyond the public space into your workplace as well so let's embrace it! Here are some things you can expect as well as some fun ideas to implement in the office.
We've come a long way since we first launched in 2015, from our first desk in an office shared with an online booking platform to a team spread across 5 countries, operating in 11 cities around Southeast Asia.
The coworking trend continues to be on the rise - with Deskmag predicting over 1 million people will have used a coworking space by the end of the year. Working out of these spaces has been shown to improve productivity, but first you need to find the right space for you.
It’s that time of the year where amidst all of the work you’re getting done, you have to find time to plan your office Christmas party.
Finding an affordable office space for your new business in a good location is difficult. To help out, FlySpaces has compiled a list of cost-effective offices in key cities of Southeast Asia. These office and coworking spaces are not only strategically located in the busy and talent-rich Business Districts, they also all have unique features that suit every type of team.
“Office space” typically conjures the mental image of stifling cubicles, endless rows of desks, and harsh fluorescent lights. How does a business champion innovation and boost morale with that kind of environment?
Running a business requires entrepreneurs to face a myriad of obstacles. Among them, honing a product idea, developing a business plan, forming a strong team, and also finding the perfect space wherein the business can grow. This last task has proven challenging for many entrepreneurs, especially in Southeast Asia where office vacancy rates are among the lowest in the world. These circumstances have encouraged startups and SMEs to explore options outside of conventional office leasing; thus the trend of short-term workspace solutions, particularly coworking, has taken flight in the region.