Human Resources Department
The Human Resources Department is under both the HR: Member Relations and the HR: Training and Development Clusters. To nurture a culture of inclusivity and learning in the organization, the department is dedicated to the well-being and growth of the organization’s most important asset: MEAns. It focuses on two arms: (1) Member Relations and (2) Training & Development. Thus, work in the department is geared towards understanding the MEAn, nurturing supportive communities, and fostering organic learning through initiatives for all MEAns and services for projects & departments.
Events and Initiatives
MEAntorship serves as the Human Resources’ Department’s first touchpoint with the freshies and shiftees. It focuses on providing an avenue for freshies and shiftees to be accustomed to MEA and ME culture by connecting them to upperclassmen who will accompany them throughout their journey.
MOREmea + anonyMEA
moreMEA is a social hub that allows MEAns to bond outside of high-commitment initiatives, coupled with an anonymous posting system, anonyMEA.
What’s new: Everyone is now even more encouraged to post about jokes, advice, dares, and many more as a way to kick-start conversations within the community.
Making MEMories is an umbrella initiative for bondings, game nights, and special events.
What’s new: Instead of having separate initiatives for different iterations of culture-building initiatives, this was created to make space for innovation while preventing oversaturation.
MEA Support serves to improve the general welfare and well-being of MEAns in areas such as self-care, burnout, empowerment, and belongingness.
What’s new: MEA Support will now use both a reactive and proactive approach in supporting MEAns while being more concrete in how this initiative may be of use to others.
Interest Groups Database
The Interest Groups Database serves as a casual avenue for MEAns to bond over a common interest.
What’s new: The interest groups will now also thrive on collaborations to facilitate relationship-building without adding unnecessary resources.
HR Research is an improved and structured consolidation of interest checks and market surveys to ensure that all MEAns’ needs and wants are at the very core of HR initiatives.
What’s new: Instead of just focusing on gathering data, this will go further by having segments for identification, data collection, analysis, and recommendations to ensure that these can be utilized and built upon in the years to come.
MEA Method Training Series
The MEA Method Training Series is a string of workshops that aim to supplement the MEA Method and support MEAns in their project management journey.
What’s new: The MEA Method Training Series will integrate the organization’s core advocacy, Corporate Sustainability, into the way we do project management in MEA.
MEAsterclasses are synchronous learning opportunities that allow MEAns to explore a variety of topics related to their interests or TD topics, such as design thinking.
What’s new: MEAsterclasses will be heavily based on data on the members’ wants and interests, and new formats will be explored to cater to how MEAns learn best.
ComMEAttee introduces members to the different committees in MEA projects.
What’s new: ComMEAttee will be integrating leadership opportunities to cater to upperclassmen looking to explore heads positions.
MEA Learning Database
Formerly known as the TDrive, the MEA Learning Database serves as an asynchronous source of learning and a pool of references about various topics.
What’s new: The database will serve as the main hub for asynchronous learning in MEA, where materials from other projects and departments (such as webinar recordings) will be stored for future reference.
The Thinker’s Digest is the one-stop shop for any MEAn who wishes to to conduct an IC and be connected to MEAns.
What’s new: The Thinker’s Digest will be made available in the MEA Learning Database, will feature a wider array of MEAns with varying interests, and will be TD’s driver of social learning.
TDBits are infographics that provide bite-sized, yet high value, learning through posts on the MEA Facebook group.
What’s new: TDBits will now include an introduction to Systems Thinking and other fun topics to expand its monthly coverage.
Deployed MEM associates will cater to the different projects and departments in ensuring the growth of all their members, good team working dynamics, and the healthy well-being of all stakeholders.
The Bonding Service provides assistance from the deployed associates to both projects and departments if they are in need of help in planning their internal bondings. The scope of assistance can range across creating collaterals, manpower, and ideation.
Deployed TD associates will cater to any training and Systems Thinking related needs of projects. This year, the TD Arm will introduce the SupporTD Training Curriculum and more relevant department protocols.
The MEA Method Guides
The MEA Method contains online guides on project management and the baseline experiences in MEA. This year, the organization’s core advocacy, Corporate Sustainability and core competency, Systems Thinking, will be integrated into the MEA Method.