Learn from the experiences of other expats and make new friends in our disccussion forums and Facebook groups
The Expat Focus Guide to Moving Abroad contains everything you need to know when planning an international relocation available now, completely free
Insurance, FX and international movers
The Expat Focus podcast features interviews with expats living abroad and service providers meeting their needs subscribe today!
From our tax, investment and FX partners

Columnists > Alka Chandiramani

Alka Chandiramani
Alka Chandiramani is a multi-lingual HR practitioner with over 20+ years of HR and legal experience. She has been the Manager of the Career Resource Centre for Excellence (CRCE) in Singapore since 2003. The American Association of Singapore (AAS) is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to enhance the experience of job seekers of all nationalities and other community members by bringing them together through social events, activities, and career and job support. She also runs her own consultancy firm, Alvo Connexions Pte Ltd.

Alka Chandiramani

Tapping Into Singapore’s Business Culture

Posted by: Alkac on Sunday December 08, 2019 (03:36:57)   (111 Reads)
I was recently asked to share my experiences of working & living on the island for 16 years as an Asian. ‘Little Red Dot’, as Singapore is sometimes known, was founded in the 19th century as a British trading colony in the heart of Southeast Asia. Today it is a cosmopolitan city-state with a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts, and architecture, and it has a well-earned reputation as one of the freest, most prosperous, most innovative, most competitive, most business-friendly and least corrupt economies in the world.    more ...

Alka Chandiramani

A Global Nomad Living Life In The Fast Lane

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday September 02, 2015 (04:02:05)   (1629 Reads)
Alka Chandiramani
"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein." - H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Life is the most difficult exam during every transition. Many people fail because they try to follow others without a clear reflection on their own journey. With experience we realize that everyone has a different question paper to answer on his or her unique experiences.    more ...

Alka Chandiramani

Dealing With Cross-Cultural Differences In The Workplace

Posted by: Carole on Thursday February 12, 2015 (22:39:36)   (2320 Reads)
Alka Chandiramani
It has been stated that during his 27 years of imprisonment, Nelson Mandela was inspired by a powerful phrase from the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley: “I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul”. His leadership qualities prevailed through much ambiguity and uncertainty that he continuously faced during his times.

Today, more than ever before, it is the ability to connect with people, and build successful teams in such a cross-cultural environment that is going to help leaders and organizations stand out amongst its competitors. So many of us work in companies that operate globally and have to deal with cross-cultural differences.    more ...

Alka Chandiramani

Are We Slaves Or The Master To Our Digital Devices?

Posted by: Carole on Thursday September 04, 2014 (03:23:19)   (3886 Reads)
Alka Chandiramani
I recently read an article by Matthew Lieberman in Psychology Today headed: "Is Facebook ruining our brains?". The interesting question for all of us as stated in the article is, "Will more digital screen time change the minds, brains, and behaviors of the next generation?" From my experience of working with the new generation, the digital screen has changed the world we live in today. However, how we define what is good or bad about it really depends on one's own perspective. We are social beings and interestingly from the various studies, what I found really interesting is that if there's too much arousal emotionally, the medial temporal in the brain gets activated and the hippocampus shuts down.    more ...

Copyright © 2019 Expat Focus. All Rights Reserved. Use of this website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use/Privacy Policy. Comments are property of their posters.
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy