The HR manager is a key position especially for international companies investing in Thailand. He has important responsibilities in the company, and yet, recruitment in Thailand is not always HR’s strong point.
Many foreigners investing in Thailand are very keen to fill the managing directors by a countryman. This is basically correct, especially in the early days. The cultural proximity of the person in charge to the local management helps to install smooth processes and good leadership.
Therefore, finding an HR manager is one of the most important tasks. But caution is advised: Qualified recruitment in Thailand is often not the HR manager’s business.
Criticism is often seen as injurious by employees because it is often emotional and generalizing. “No one can really ever rely depend on you!” or “If you don’t improve, you’re going to have trouble here!”
Well, what Boss hasn’t let something slip out that sounds similar? And certainly no one seriously expects devaluations such as these, which are general and personal, to motivate employees.
But even factual critiques are often regarded by employees as personal attacks. Even slight criticism is perceived by many subordinates as an assault on their personality. It doesn’t help to say that none of the criticism is meant in a personal way.
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