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Dr M: Gig Economy to be Included in 12th Malaysia Plan

Gig economy has been identified as a new source of economic growth and will be made part of the 12th Malaysia Plan, (RMP12), Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said in Parliament today. The prime minister added that the government is currently in the early stages of regulating the sector for the welfare of gig economy workers, […]

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October 22, 20192:54 pm
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Introduces 26-Weeks Paid Leave for New Parents

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on Monday (Oct 21) announced the rollout of various employee programmes, including 26 weeks of paid leave for new parents – both mothers and fathers, Straits Times reports. This is part of its new initiative to improve the wellbeing of its staffers, and their work-life balance, the tech company said. Other […]

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October 22, 20192:14 pm
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SPH to Axe 5% of Media Jobs as Part of Restructuring Exercise

SingaporePress Holdings (SPH), which on Thursday (Oct 17) posted a 23 percent fall in full-year net profit, announced it will cut 5 percent of jobs in its media division as it seeks to restructure and streamline its operations. The retrenchment exercise is expected to be completed by the end of November and cost the company […]

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October 21, 20195:52 pm
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Digital Experience Is Linked with Company Growth, Competitive Position and Employee Sentiment: Report

VMware shared results of a global survey of employees, human resources (HR) professionals, and information technology (IT) decision makers across industries and geographies on the digital employee experience – how much does it matter, how well are organizations delivering it, and what can be done to improve it. Findings of the Digital Employee Experience survey […]

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October 21, 201910:35 am
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Diversity Awareness Improves But Inequality Remains Widespread in Companies Across Asia

While working professionals in Asia are gaining more knowledge on the positive impact of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in the workplace, the slow implementation of D&I practices has resulted in only marginal progression in the region, reveals the latest Diversity & Inclusion report by Hays. The findings of the 2019/2020 version of this annual report […]

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October 18, 20193:40 pm
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Becoming an All-inclusive Workforce for Supporting NSmen: Q&A with Yeong Wai Teck

“As the old history told, countries are not able to survive without the presence of National Service Men (NSmen) – which implies that without them business cannot prosper like today.” In a male-dominated industry such as constructions and engineering, businesses might consider National Service (NS) as an impediment to their daily operations. However, the thought […]

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October 18, 20191:00 pm
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On a Job Search? Here’s the Best Day to Apply According to LinkedIn

Part of CBS News “Work in Progress” series with LinkedIn was looking at when is the best time to find a new job. A new survey commissioned by LinkedIn found October has the highest number of job openings on its website, and 89 percent of hiring managers filled those spots in less than four weeks. […]

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October 17, 20193:00 pm
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Shift Work Tied to Poor Mental Health: Research

People who work night shifts or varied schedules that disrupt their sleep may be more likely to develop depression than individuals with 9-to-5 jobs, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from seven previously published studies of work schedules and mental health involving a total of 28,438 participants. Overall, shift workers were 28 percent more […]

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October 17, 201912:23 pm
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UOB Launches Holistic Learning and Development Programme for All Its Employees to Succeed into the Future

PRNEWSWIRE – United Overseas Bank (UOB) has launched an holistic learning and development programme, titled ‘Better U’, to help its more than 26,000 employees across the Group build successful careers in the digital age. As the financial services sector undergoes digital transformation, the Better U programme reaffirms the Bank’s long-term commitment to provide its people […]

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October 16, 20195:57 pm
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APAC Employees Perceive Automation at Work Positively, But Some Remain Concerned of Job Security

Majority of employees in Asia Pacific (APAC) perceive automated processesand artificial intelligence (AI) programmes positively, according to PERSOLKELLY’s 2019 H2 APAC Workforce Insights. However, some employees are concerned about how it would affect their job security, and organisations need to do more to promote greater integration between their workforce with automation and AI. Businesses in […]

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October 16, 20192:33 pm