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Addressing Stigma around Menopause: Q&A with JPS Choudhary, Regional HR Head for Asia, Africa & the Middle East for Vodafone

Addressing Stigma around Menopause: Q&A with JPS Choudhary, Regional HR Head for Asia, Africa & the Middle East for Vodafone

Menopause is one of the strongest taboos still existing in the workplace. Despite the fact that menopausal women are the fastest growing demographic in the workforce, it remains a rare topic of open discussion among both employers and employees. Perpetual stigma and misunderstanding around this natural transition have made women experiencing menopausal symptoms often have […]

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May 6, 20212:17 pm
New Application for Workers to File Labour-Related Complaints

New Application for Workers to File Labour-Related Complaints

Malaysian workers, including migrants, now have access to report issues related to their labour conditions. In conjunction with 2021 Labour Day, the Ministry of Human Resources (KSM) launched the Working for Workers (WFW) application, a platform for 15.7 million workers, including foreign workers, to submit complaints related to labour issues. Complaints submitted on the application […]

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May 4, 20215:53 pm
1 in 2 People Globally Lost Income due to the Pandemic – Gallup

1 in 2 People Globally Lost Income due to the Pandemic – Gallup

One in two people worldwide saw their earnings drop due to the coronavirus, with people in low-income countries particularly hard hit by job losses or cuts to their working hours, research showed on Monday. U.S.-based polling company Gallup, which surveyed 300,000 people across 117 countries, found that half of those with jobs earned less because […]

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May 4, 20213:16 pm
SME Malaysia, PIKOM and Huawei Collaborates to Train 10,000 Digital Talents

SME Malaysia, PIKOM and Huawei Collaborates to Train 10,000 Digital Talents

The SME Association of Malaysia (SME Malaysia), National Tech Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) and Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Huawei), through its Huawei ASEAN Academy, have joined hands to train and future-ready more than 10,000 members of the small and medium enterprises (SME) and tech community over a period of one year. The collaboration which […]

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May 3, 20215:21 pm
Singapore Blocks Entry to Workers from India After Soaring Covid-19 Cases

Singapore Blocks Entry to Workers from India After Soaring Covid-19 Cases

India is getting global attention as it breaks the world record with over 400,000 daily cases in the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to this concern, Singapore has announced that it would deny entry to long-term work visa holders from India. Newly appointed Finance Minister Lawrence Wong, who heads the government’s pandemic taskforce, […]

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May 3, 20212:36 pm
Japanese Workers Shun After-Work Drinks amid Pandemic

Japanese Workers Shun After-Work Drinks amid Pandemic

After-work drinking, commonly called Nomikai, is a phenomenon particular to Japanese culture. While many Japanese workers feel that after-work parties are an important way to enhance relationships, this tradition is now facing its cuts back. A survey jointly commissioned by Nexer Inc.’s research arm and Diamond Online found that a majority of people in Japan are turning down calls from […]

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April 30, 20213:40 pm
More Asian Employees Now Want Flexibility; Only 7%  Want a Completely Onsite Work Arrangement

More Asian Employees Now Want Flexibility; Only 7% Want a Completely Onsite Work Arrangement

Most Asian respondents prefer a hybrid work arrangement, with two or three days of working from home every week Good relationships with colleagues, superiors as well as financial compensation are now top factors for job preferences Issues pertaining to environmental responsibility as well as diversity and inclusion are now more important to Asian worker A […]

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April 29, 20212:53 pm
Keen to Pursue a Career in Malaysia? Here’s 2021 LinkedIn Top Companies

Keen to Pursue a Career in Malaysia? Here’s 2021 LinkedIn Top Companies

The world of work is transforming. Not only have we worked through a once-in-a-generation global pandemic, but decades of automation, the rise of artificial intelligence and a new shift to remote work have all reshaped what our professional lives look like — and what we’re expecting from our employers. Professional social media platform, LinkedIn, just […]

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April 29, 20212:26 pm
Work-Life Balance, Mental Health, and Burnout among Pressing Issues for Workers

Work-Life Balance, Mental Health, and Burnout among Pressing Issues for Workers

AON, in partnership with IPSOS, has released a survey that confirms the link between employee wellbeing and company performance. Aon’s 2021 Global Wellbeing Survey found that improvements to employee wellbeing within a company directly impact customer satisfaction and retention. While wellbeing performance overall has a direct connection to a strong and focused wellbeing strategy, a […]

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April 28, 20214:36 pm
Developing Leadership Agility to Promote Gender Equality: An Insight from Yeo Chuen Chuen, Founder of ACESENCE

Developing Leadership Agility to Promote Gender Equality: An Insight from Yeo Chuen Chuen, Founder of ACESENCE

Representation of women in leadership is improving, but they still lag behind their male counterparts. Despite invisible, ‘the glass ceiling’ is very real. With organisations are still largely and exclusively lead by men, only a few women can reach positions in the upper levels of management. What are actually significant barriers to female leadership – and […]

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April 27, 20212:55 pm