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‘We Started in Small Office with Big Ambition’: ANSA Search Founders Share the Story Behind the Award-Winning Headhunting Firm

‘We Started in Small Office with Big Ambition’: ANSA Search Founders Share the Story Behind the Award-Winning Headhunting Firm

Who knows sisterhood can be a strong business foundation? With patience and perseverance, what began as a casual food court conversations can actually turned into an actual enterprise journey. Today, HR in Asia gets a chance to meet Lee Shulin and Helen Ng, Founders of ANSA Search and get inspired from their success story. Read […]

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September 28, 20213:30 pm
IKEA to Stop Asking Their Candidates’ Previous Salary

IKEA to Stop Asking Their Candidates’ Previous Salary

Coming into effect from September 1, Ingka Group, which operates 390 Ikea stores in 32 countries, will no longer ask for job candidates’ salary history as part of their interview process. The policy will soon apply to the vast majority of Ikea’s nearly 450 global stores. Neena Potenza, Ingka Group’s co-worker experience manager, notes that […]

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September 27, 20211:25 pm
ATS is Failing Their Job, Harvard Study Says

ATS is Failing Their Job, Harvard Study Says

An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is a workflow-oriented tool that helps organizations manage and track applicants in the recruiting process. Top companies have been relying on ATS to streamline their hiring tasks via a single software. However, a recent study by Harvard revealed the system has been mistakenly rejecting millions of viable candidates. The report […]

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September 24, 20212:25 pm
Bolttech Announced an Extension to its A Series Funding to US$210 Millions

Bolttech Announced an Extension to its A Series Funding to US$210 Millions

Singapore-based InsurTech, bolttech, recently announced EDBI and Alma Mundi Insurtech Fund to join its list of investors for the A Series funding, rounding it up from US$180 millions to US$210 millions. The additional capital will be utilized to enable Bolttech to reach more partners and customers through enhanced technology and digital capabilities. Further, bolttech is […]

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September 24, 20212:14 pm
Leaders Should Go Beyond ‘Intuition’ to Measure Employee Engagement in Remote Setting: Thoughts from Matt Seadon of Achievers

Leaders Should Go Beyond ‘Intuition’ to Measure Employee Engagement in Remote Setting: Thoughts from Matt Seadon of Achievers

The Great Resignation amidst the pandemic has taken many business leaders by surprise. The changing work landscape has given an urge for people to leave their jobs – or at least think about it – in droves. Unexpected resignations present big challenges for managers, they need to pay attention to the possible reasons behind the […]

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September 21, 20219:56 am
Workers with Skills Gaps Not Prioritised for Training Despite Prevalent Skills Mismatch: Report

Workers with Skills Gaps Not Prioritised for Training Despite Prevalent Skills Mismatch: Report

As companies and workers transition into an endemic world, upskilling remains a key driver to build new capabilities and soar forward. According to business leaders, however, skills mismatch continues to be the most prevalent form of mismatches (63%). This is in comparison to experience mismatch (18%), wages mismatch (17%), and expectations mismatch (2%). Business leaders […]

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September 17, 20213:04 pm
Malay Govt Has Approved Wage Subsidies Worth RM15.7 bil So Far

Malay Govt Has Approved Wage Subsidies Worth RM15.7 bil So Far

The government has approved wage subsidy applications worth over RM15.7 billion under the various wage subsidy programmes. Under Wage Subsidy Programme 1.0 (PSU 1.0) up to Sept 3, 2021, a total of RM12.936 billion had been approved, benefitting 322,177 employers and 2.64 million workers, according to Minister of Finance Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz. For PSU 2.0, up […]

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September 16, 20213:53 pm
HR Role to Support Women’s Mental Health during Covid-19 Pandemic

HR Role to Support Women’s Mental Health during Covid-19 Pandemic

This article is a guest post. Working women are frequently expected to involve in multiple roles at the workplace and at home. Having to juggle between many responsibilities, this type of pressure can take a toll on women’s wellbeing. Maintaining good mental health is an essential aspect of quality life. Needless to say, when women […]

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September 15, 20212:47 pm
Managing Workforce in the VUCA Environment with People-Powered Strategy: An Insight from Normalis Mohd Sharif of Danone

Managing Workforce in the VUCA Environment with People-Powered Strategy: An Insight from Normalis Mohd Sharif of Danone

In a VUCA environment (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) brought by the unanticipated pandemic, strategic leaders are faced with turbulence and rapid change in the workforce management. Only in a few weeks, the global health crisis has had profound effects on organizations and their people. From quarantine and remote work arrangement to economic downturn and […]

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September 14, 202110:00 am
Govt Eases Movement Restrictions for Migrant Workers in Dormitories

Govt Eases Movement Restrictions for Migrant Workers in Dormitories

Starting next week, Singapore will ease movement restrictions for migrant workers living in dormitories, the authorities announced on Thursday (Sep 9). This is after more than a year the curbs were imposed due to a surge in infections in their often cramped quarters. The statement released by the manpower ministry came after more than 90% […]

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September 10, 202110:00 am