Graduate Leadership Programs Are Broken. Here’s Why

Structured training programs for newly graduated undergraduates and post-graduates are quickly replacing the standard on-boarding orientation for new hires. Here in Asia, virtually every large multi-national comes to campus pitching their fancy program, whether they're called a Management Associate (MA), Management Trainee (MT), or Graduate Leadership Development Program (LDP). But are these programs actually working? Having surveyed over 200 people who’ve participated in LDPs, along with the fact that operational costs of these programs continue to rise, and the retention rates of organizations going in the opposite direction, it's our hypothesis that these LDPs are failing, especially here in Asia.

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Our New Face

The last 4 years, we've been growing at a rapid pace. Unfortunately, that means our website hasn't been as active as we had hoped, so this summer, our #1 project has been to give it a face lift and get back to providing you the insights you continue to expect from us.

If you're visiting us for the first time, whether through your laptop, mobile phone or tablet, please make sure you take some time to go through the articles on the blog. Don't forget to subscribe, as we'll be adding new content regularly.

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2013 Career Fairs in Singapore

It's definitely been a long time since our last post, but it's not because things aren't happening. We're actually getting ready to launch a re-design of our website, and working on some exciting new projects for the upcoming Fall. But to make sure we don't forget, as one is happening this weekend, here's a list of the major career fairs this year in Singapore. Some of moved their venue to Marina Bay Sands from typically Suntec, so please take note.

  • July 13 & 14 - ST Jobs Career & Development Fair (Marina Bay Sands)
  • August 24 & 25 - JobsCentral Career & Education Fair 2013 (Suntec)
  • March 7-9, 2014 - Career & Education 2013 (Suntec)

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