Backed by our in-house Data Scientists, MRC combines 30 years of HR/C&B consulting experience with new breakthroughs in artificial intelligence expertise to provide evidence-based HR solutions.
AI Market Sensor provides instant access to reliable market intelligence globally and insights to support HR decision making and presentations. Chatbot gives you quick update on employment legislations across 139 countries. Employee Risk Predictor tells you who is at risk of leaving or which candidate is a risk to be hired, giving individualized evidence for each case.
This article offers an advanced analytics study that MRC has carried out for a manufacturing client, highlights the predictive techniques used, discusses the advent of advanced analytics in Asia, and gives successful examples of organizations embarking on advanced analytics.
This article clarifies what HR metrics are, how they should be selected and explains why drill-down into details supported by data pattern identification is necessary for HR predictive and prescriptive analytics problem solving to derive value from HR dollar spend.
This article explores the supply of university graduates and their demand and addresses the issues and solutions to the new war for graduates.
“It had been a wonderful evening! I have gotten some inspiration from you. Have ever thought to myself if I even have cancer one day, I will not bother to cure because there is nothing to 留恋…etc. but I will think otherwise after listening to you.”
“Your heartfelt and candid talk, especially how you never walked alone, resonates strongly with me as there are similarities between your experiences and mine. Like you and your good husband, I am a cancer survivor. You had a very painful year in 1998. For me, it was 2008, when I learnt……”
“Hi Elaine, I have read the book my colleague brought back from the recent workshop in Shanghai. I am very much impressed and moved by your success story and your personal life experience! I would like to buy one. How could I do it from Shanghai?”
“Hi Elaine, I like to thank you for your open sharing this evening. By just listening to your stories, I am not only amazed and touched by your life journey but also felt honoured and proud to have known someone like you. I trust that given time MRC will not only do well but soar to heights greater than HRBS! Congratulations and I sincerely wish you successes ahead!”
“I want to tell you that your book is very inspirational and I enjoy reading it”
“I can’t stop myself from reading your book despite the fact that I am not a book lover”
“your book is really good! My tears roll as I read chapter 1”
“your book kept me mesmerized and I just could not drop it”
“just can’t stop myself from reading your book tonight…so well written”
“..once I get started on your book, I truly believe in this slogan of yours - For it is in giving that we receive”
“I really did enjoy myself at your book launch. Your book is an inspiring read!”
“Truly inspiring. Motivates me to pursue my dreams of doing my own things instead of having a job.”
Wishing to do her part to raise cancer awareness and funds to help patients plagued by cancer, especially the lower income families, a book launch of GIVING UP SALARY was organized on Oct 27, 2017 evening at Singapore Clarke Quay Hotel. Attended by about 100 guests, 98 copies of the book were snapped up just that night! Elaine’s husband also donated an additional S$100,000 to the Singapore Cancer Society in his personal capacity.
On 10 March 2018, Elaine was invited to share her experiences as a cancer caregiver and survivor at the SCS Relay for Life event 2018. This event was opened and graced by Singapore President Halimah Yacob. Over 6,500 participants supported and raised more than $830,000 at this meaningful event.
"Life without a heart is empty." Elaine Ng
This book is not Elaine’s biography. It is about her experience as an entrepreneur, and how she successfully grew her consulting business in the face of huge, established global competitors. Their size dwarfed HR Business Solutions (HRBS), the company that she started in 2001 and eventually sold after nearly one-and-a-half decades. It is also about why she started her second company, Management Resources Consultants (MRC) in 2017.
Elaine is all too familiar with devastations arising from cancer. Cancer has claimed the lives of her father and two uncles. It almost claimed her and her husband’s life too. She battled and recovered from stage 2 breast cancer while her husband recovered from stage 3 sarcoma.
In just five weeks, 278 copies of the book have been sold! This is despite that GIVING UP SALARY has yet to be distributed via book stores and has not received any publicity.
HRBS is founded by Elaine Ng to bring fresh ideas to HR consulting in Asia, dealing with employee compensation, executive pay and mobility policy.
This become the most popular seminars in the years that followed with attendees reaching 30 in a Shanghai session in 2006 and 25 in Singapore’s session in 2009. Participation in Hong Kong ranged from 10 to 20 yearly.
Started a 2-day VBA course for C&B professionals who were sophisticated users of Excel applications and wanted to learn macro programming.
A total of 275 companies participated, comprising 23 in Australia, 43 in China, 49 in Hong Kong, 23 in Japan, 26 in Korea, 22 in Malaysia, 41 in Singapore, 30 in Taiwan and 18 in Thailand.
This program attracted new entrants into the compensation & benefits field would normally enroll into it.
First LTI seminar attracted 18 participants in Beijing, 13 in Shanghai, 13 in Hong Kong and 15 in Singapore.
The participants averaged about 15 per location.
With offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing and advising over 500 clients, HRBS is sold the Mercer, Elaine's former employer.
Elaine reignited the consulting world, starting Management Resources Consultants (MRC), bringing in experts in data analysis, chatbots and machine learning to bring HR to the forefront of technology.
12-page newsletter. Some of the topics “Performance Management – Which Way to Go?”, “Job, Competencies or Results – Which Matter?”, “Determining Expat Pay in China”, “Executive Pay in Asia”, “Inequitable Internal Pay System”
Starting out from zero base, this product grew to constitute 3% of our product/service portfolio in 2008 and 5% by 2015.
HRBS came up with the idea of conducting Excel for Compensation & Benefits (C&B) specialists.
This final conference was attended by 357 paid attendees! The turnout was the largest by far as it was a whopping increase of 45% compared to our 2015 conference.
Founded HR Business Solutions (HRBS) in 2001 and sold it to Mercer in 2015. Former Managing Director (MERC Asia) and Head of HR Consulting (Greater China) at William M. Mercer Hong Kong. Prior to Mercer, she worked for Swiss-based HR consulting firm, Corporate Resources Group (CRG) as Regional Director-North Asia in Hong Kong. Before Consulting, she was a HR practitioner in the electronics industry and eventually became Head of HR at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) where she transformed the HR function along with the corporatisation of SGH.
Elaine holds a Master of Business Administration from Brunel University, London. She was a trained Company Secretary from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, London. She became a Certified Compensation Professional of WorldatWork (former American Compensation Association), receiving her certification in the U.S. She also attended the Advanced Management Program at Oxford. She speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Elaine’s passion lies in reward and motivation, organisational improve-ments, and business sustainability. She is reputed for her expertise in executive remuneration, stock and long-term incentive design, sales commission and bonus, job grading and salary structures, and expatriate and local-plus pay management. She has taught these courses in annual public seminars and in-house workshops to more than 7,500 attendees over 25 years of consulting across cities in Asia.
Henry joined Elaine in 2010 at HRBS for 5.5 years, after a stint in information processing. He partnered with Elaine to
bring big data insights to consulting, empowered by AI. He holds an MBA from the University
of Cambridge (UK), a Master of Engineering from MIT (USA), a Master of Science and a
Bachelor of Engineering from NUS (SG).
Yin Loo worked in Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA) for 9 years. He architected software systems for MINDEF. He
holds a Master of Software Engineering from NUS (SG), and a Bachelor of Computer Engineering
from NTU (SG). He and Chia Hui were placed in top 10 for Hackathon@SG 2015.
Before joining MRC, Chia Hui has 10 years of experience in ST Electronics as info-software systems engineer. He holds a Master of Knowledge Engineering and a Bachelor of Computing from NUS (SG). He was the top student for his Masters cohort and earned the ISS Prize for Best Project. He and Yin Loo were placed in the top 10 for Hackathon@SG 2015.