Saturday, February 27, 2021

Singapore’s Employment Sees Largest Half-Yearly Reduction

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Total employment, excluding Foreign Domestic Workers (FDW), in Singapore contracted by 129,100 in the first half of 2020 (1H 2020), the largest half-yearly reduction...

Malaysia’s unemployment rate drops as sectors reopen

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Malaysia's June 2020 unemployment rate declined month-on-month to 4.9% from a record-high of 5.3% in May 2020 as more sectors reopened. Statistics Department chief...

Singapore sees worst-ever quarterly fall in employment in Q2

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Unemployment and retrenchments in Singapore surged between April and June, while total employment saw the biggest quarterly fall on record, as the Covid-19 pandemic...

Malaysia freezes foreign workers recruitment until year-end

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Malaysia’s Human Resources Ministry announced Monday, that there will be no new intake of foreign workers in all sectors until the end of the...

The New Normal: Rebooting HR for Business Unusual

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The current pandemic has accelerated one of the greatest workplace transformation of our lifetime. How we work, learn, communicate, and of course, where we...

HR’s Role During a Recession

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The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been tremendous. Businesses around the world are shutting down as lockdowns are being put in place...

Why Businesses Must Embrace Freelancers To Remain Competitive

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Article by Tomás O’Farrell, Co-Founder, Workana  The world of work has changed dramatically over recent years, and the rise of remote working and the gig...

Asian Companies With More Women on Boards Deliver Better Results

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Southeast Asian and Chinese companies with more women on their boards delivered better financial results than those dominated by men, according to a study...

Flexible workspaces: Office-sharing takes off in Tokyo

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Imagine a room full of comfy chairs and practical tables, a kitchen off to one side and a fantastic view out of the window....

MEF: Raise minimum wage to RM1,500, but do it gradually

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The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has called on the government to implement the proposed RM1,500 minimum wage for the private sector nationwide gradually. MEF...