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Rethinking HR’s Role in the Age of Remote Work

More and more companies are now starting to exploit their remote research effectively. With improved processing capacity and greater networking, remote research can be done smoothly nowadays. The fact is that companies no longer have to restrict their recruiting activities to their area alone. Nevertheless, it may still be very challenging to handle, as good […]

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May 22, 202010:03 am
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Singapore’s Businesses can Resume Operations from June 2

From June 2, more businesses can resume operations with about one-third of workers able to return to work on-site, as Singapore gradually eases restrictions imposed to stem the spread of Covid-19. Among the first to get the nod to reopen will be businesses that operate in settings with lower transmission risks and with limited or […]

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May 20, 20205:48 pm
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Over 1 in 2 Employers Won’t Rehire the Same Workers when Lockdowns Lift

Many small and medium-sized businesses that laid off or furloughed employees due to coronavirus-induced closures won’t be rehiring the same workers when they reopen. A survey of 86,000 small and medium-sized businesses owners and managers found that only 45 percent of those that closed amid the outbreak plan to rehire the same workers. The survey […]

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May 20, 20204:47 pm
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Workers Should Know Their Rights on Unpaid Leave and Pay Cuts

Workers have been cautioned against agreeing to their employers’ requests that they take a pay cut, go on unpaid leave, or use up their annual leave entitlement because of the restrictions on business activities. The Malaysian Trades Union Congress said there had been numerous reports of workers losing their jobs or being told to take […]

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May 19, 20205:14 pm
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Financial Aid and Upskilling as Measures to Safeguard Jobs: Survey

More financial aid, talent up-skilling and efficient countering of black market is what Malaysians see as important measures to safeguard jobs and reinvigorate the economy following the Covid-19 pandemic. In a recent study conducted by leading market research company Green Zebras Sdn Bhd (GZSB), 74 percent of Malaysians say the government should provide more financial […]

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May 19, 20204:42 pm
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Govt to Disburse S$4 billion Wage Support Payout from May 28

The government of Singapore has prepared S$4 billion funds for the next Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) payout. In a Facebook post on Sunday (May 17), Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said that over 140,000 employers will receive the wage support. “Our wage support for companies in Singapore is very significant – in total, we […]

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May 18, 20204:24 pm
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DBS to Hire Over 2,000 People Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Recognising the key role it plays in society, DBS today announced that notwithstanding the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, it is committed to hiring over 2,000 people in Singapore this year. Of this, more than 1,000 are new roles comprising a mix of apprenticeships for fresh graduates as well as more specialised roles […]

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May 18, 20203:52 pm
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As Workplace Reopens, Leaders Optimistic They Can Keep Customers and Employees Safe

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to slowly lift in some countries while others remain in lockdown, PwC’s latest COVID-19 CFO Pulse reveals a sense of optimism among finance leaders about their companies’ ability to reopen safely. Seventy-five percent of CFOs feel very confident they can meet customers’ safety expectations, and 70 percent are very confident they […]

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May 15, 20205:06 pm
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There’s Drop in Worker Productivity Levels while Working from Home, Survey Finds

More and more employees are encourage to work from home that remote working becomes the new home. However, since not all tasks can be performed remotely, recent survey showed there might be a drop in worker productivity levels during the conditional movement control order (MCO) period. Commenting on this finding, Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive […]

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May 15, 20204:56 pm
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Twitter Let Employees Work from Home ‘Forever’ after Pandemic Ends

The world of work will never be the same after Coronavirus, including the way people work. Twitter has told staff that they can work from home “forever” if they wish as the company looks towards the future after the coronavirus pandemic. The decision came as the social media giant said its work-from-home measures during the […]

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May 14, 20204:09 pm