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Careers

People Potential is a multi-award-winning regional Learning & Development consultancy operating in Kuala Lumpur, with a presence in Singapore. Established over 40 years ago, we have worked with multinational corporations (including several dozen on the Fortune 500 list) in over 20 countries spread across five continents.

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Do the following statements resonate with you?
  • I love designing learning interventions
  • I love to keep up with developments in a specific field
  • I love to speak with clients as an external consultant and subject matter expert
  • I love to coach, teach or train and have done this regularly in my career
  • I’ve worked in large organisations for more than five years and I’m done with the rat race
  • I would love to become a subject matter expert in an area I’m passionate about
  • I need a place where people think differently about Learning & Development and are continually experimenting with new ideas
  • I need a firm with very high professional standards, and which strives for the highest levels of integrity
  • I need a community of professionals who will challenge me to grow, but who are also fun to be with
  • I love reading heavy, non-fiction books (even if my in-laws disapprove of it)

If five or more of the above statements resonate with you, please read on. (If that is not the case, please do us a favour and tell a friend about us. Thank you.)

After you are hired, you might be placed in any of our five Practice Areas before settling in Instructional Design. This could be for exposure, skill-building or talent-discovery. Or if there is a temporary need. Our Practice Areas are:

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Qualifications, competencies and traits we look for:
  • Extensive experience in designing training or educational programmes using the ADDIE Model or something equivalent. Experience in Agile or Rapid Prototyping will be an advantage
  • Familiarity with designing for face-to-face or virtual training or education
  • Master’s or PhD – preferably (but not necessarily) in Psychology, Instructional Design, Education, Linguistics or Philosophy. (In other words, don’t let a PhD in Microbiology stop you from applying.)
  • Malaysian citizen or holder of residency pass
  • Has excellent written and spoken English
  • Loves processes and checklists. (But whose writing is not limited to bullet points.)
  • Toggles easily between independent and collaborative work
  • Builds positive, professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Has the talent and aspiration to become a no-nonsense subject matter expert
  • Has good communication, conceptual, analytical, creative thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills. And planning skills, but that can be easily learned on-the-job
  • Has a quiet, interruption-free workspace at home, and a Zoom-friendly internet connection
  • (Preferably) Has worked in medium or large organisations
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Your responsibilites will include some or all of the following:
  • Designing training programmes targeted at professionals and managers
  • Acquiring product knowledge and consulting skills
  • Responding to client enquiries and assessing their L&D needs
  • Participating in meetings between clients and consultants/trainers
  • Preparing standard and customised proposals
  • Working with senior consultants/trainers to design interventions
  • Building trusting relationships and managing client expectations
  • Working with integrity at all times
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The professional who fits well in our firm:
  • Manages commitments (including daily ones) in ways that do not interfere with meetings or deadlines
  • Mixes easily with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Is resourceful (i.e. does not need high maintenance)
  • Does not need supervision, but is willing to be supervised if circumstances demand it
  • Gives, receives and applies constructive feedback – even after becoming a hot-shot trainer
  • Follows guidelines and SOPs (and bends them when discretion or mischief calls)
  • Handles fast-paced changes in role or scope of work. (If you prefer to work at a steady, consistent pace – nothing wrong with that – we’re not the right organisation for you)
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Some of our people-centred practices:
  • Open-book policy: All finances are disclosed, including salaries
  • Company-wide financial incentives: short-term and long-term
  • Career ladders: Technical and Leadership
  • Good track record in employment security: No retrenchments in over 30 years
  • Everyone works from home, and this will probably continue post-pandemic
  • Flexi-hours: Core hours are 10.30am-12nn, and 2.30-5pm
  • 4-day week twice a month (in experimental stage). (Note: 40-45 hrs/week, not 32)
  • ‘Reduced-hours full-timer’ option for staff who cannot commit to a 40-45hr week
  • Types of leave include: Paternity, community service, retreat, care-giving, compassionate, marriage and study
  • No medical certificate needed for short-duration sick leave
  • Medical insurance (inclusive of family)
  • RM5000/year health and lifestyle claims
  • Many formal and informal learning opportunities
  • Everyone on a first-name basis
  • Our leadership style is heavily influenced by Servant Leadership concepts
  • Whenever possible, jobs are re-designed to fit each one’s talents and aspirations
  • After 3 years of employment: If the budget permits (and your performance merits it), we’ll sponsor part-time PhD studies (or something equivalent) in your area of specialisation
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Some complaints we have heard about our practices and policies:
  • Trainers need to carry heavy bags for face-to-face training programmes
  • During crunch times the workweek might stretch to 50 hours or more, resulting in late nights or lost weekends
  • Claims are delayed when cashflow is tight
  • New hires sometimes have lots of ideas on how to change things, but many of these are deemed unsuitable by senior management
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Awards & Recognition in Malaysia or Singapore:
(a partial list)
  • Best Leadership Development Provider – Silver Winner, 2021
  • Best Management Training Provider – Silver Winner, 2021
  • Best Management Training Provider – Gold Winner, 2020
  • Best Digital Learning Provider – Gold Winner, 2019
  • Best Digital Learning Provider – Silver Winner, 2019
  • Best Management Training Provider – Silver Winner, 2019
  • Best Management Training Provider – Gold Winner, 2018
  • Best Management Training Provider – Silver Winner, 2017
  • SME Employer of the Year, 2017 
  • Employee Work Life Balance – Bronze Winner, 2016
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Career Opportunities at People Potential:

There are currently no openings, but if you’d like to explore opportunities with People Potential, send in you application form, CV, and a 2-minute video. When an opportunity emerges, we’ll be in touch.

Here is our application form. Fill it up and email it back to [email protected].

For a 2-minute video of yourself, do include the following:

  • Your name
  • Your top two strengths
  • One weakness of talent gap you find hard to overcome (just make sure it’s not humour).

If you have any questions, email us at [email protected].

  1. Business Development Manager. Salary: RM4,000 – RM6,000 per month.

The application process has multiple stages that include several tests and 2-3 interviews. To apply, your first step will be to submit the following:

  • Download our application form, fill it up and email it back to [email protected]
  • Your CV
  • A 2-minute video of yourself, do include the following:
    • Your name
    • Your top two strengths
    • One weakness of talent gap you find hard to overcome. (Just make sure it’s not humour).

Kindly note that we will close the processing of applications once we have identified suitable candidates. You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible. We will revert to successful applicants.

If you have any questions, email us at [email protected].

  1. Senior Learning and Development Professionals (Specialisation: Leadership Development). Salary: RM6,000 – RM10,000 per month
  2. Senior Learning and Development Professionals (Specialisation: Business Presentations). Salary: RM5,000 – RM6,000 per month
  3. Senior Learning & Development Professionals (Specialisation: Instructional Design). Salary: RM8,000 – RM12,000 per month

The application process has multiple stages that include several tests and 2-3 interviews. To apply, your first step will be to submit the following:

  • Download our application form, fill it up and email it back to [email protected]
  • Your CV
  • A 2-minute video of yourself, stating the following:
    • Your name
    • Your top 2 strengths
    • One weakness of talent gap you find hard to overcome. (Just make sure it’s not humour).

Kindly note that we will close the processing of applications once we have identified suitable candidates. You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible. We will revert to successful applicants.

If you have any questions, email us at [email protected].