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What Just Happened? The Pandemic as an Opportunity to Learn

What Just Happened? The Pandemic as an Opportunity to Learn

Had you asked me in January of this year what an HR Director gets up to, I would have told you the very sorts of things you would have expected to hear: in normal circumstances I worry about getting the best people for appropriate positions, keeping them, and seeing to it that they rise in […]

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June 14, 20208:53 am
Working From Home: 4 Fun Activities to Break Up the Day 

Working From Home: 4 Fun Activities to Break Up the Day 

If you work from home, you are well aware of the advantages it provides. There’s no risk of being stuck in traffic or late for the train. You can jump out of bed, switch on the computer, and be doing your job within a matter of minutes. You have the opportunity to work a flexible […]

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June 6, 20206:25 pm
Rethinking HR’s Role in the Age of Remote Work

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
Tech Workers Less Comfortable Negotiating Salary during Covid

Tech Workers Less Comfortable Negotiating Salary during Covid

Current global economic slowdown due to Coronavirus pandemic has made people feel reluctant to talk about salary with their employers. This trend can be seen as recent survey found that tech employees are less likely to negotiate salary during the COVID-19 pandemic than during normal times. According to a survey conducted by Blind, tech employees […]

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August 5, 20205:48 pm
As Pandemic Continues, Health Solutions Becomes Necessity for Employees

As Pandemic Continues, Health Solutions Becomes Necessity for Employees

Digital health solutions are seeing a spike in demand and are now considered a necessity for the workforce as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep and resurge across the world. As employers look at the new shape of work, they are also keenly aware of providing health and wellness benefits to employees to ensure continued […]

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August 4, 20205:37 pm
How to Hire Reliable Freelancers Remotely

How to Hire Reliable Freelancers Remotely

Freelance working is redefining the labor scene. Businesses around the globe are increasingly hiring freelancers to handle specific tasks. In fact, data from Freelancing in America (FIA) shows that up to 53 million individuals are working as freelancers in America alone. Freelancing has also become quite common now that we are dealing with the COVID-19 virus. […]

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August 3, 202010:58 am
1 in 2 Workers Keen to Find New Jobs After Coronavirus

1 in 2 Workers Keen to Find New Jobs After Coronavirus

The pandemic does not discourage people from leaving their jobs, apparently. According to a new research by Hooray Health & Protection, half of respondents currently employed in the UK are planning on looking for a new job after COVID-19. The reason behind this is partly driven by a desire for more flexible working and a […]

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July 30, 20204:23 pm
Food for Work, Done Responsibly with Alessandro Voltolini, the CEO and Co-Founder of SmartBite

Food for Work, Done Responsibly with Alessandro Voltolini, the CEO and Co-Founder of SmartBite

Only last month, Malaysia reopened nearly all economic and social activities after weeks of Movement Control Order (MCO). With most businesses are allowed to resume operations, this means employees are returning to the workplace. Businesses and employees will need to follow detailed safety protocols when they reopen after COVID-19 closures. Then, this presents a new […]

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July 29, 20203:35 pm
Employment Should be Prioritised, Expert Said

Employment Should be Prioritised, Expert Said

Economic expert warned that digitalisation and new technologies must be introduced in companies carefully, in a way that the digital transformation will not further worsen an already tough job market. According to Malaysian Institute of Economic Research senior fellow research Dr Shankaran Nambiar, encouraging digitalisation among firms was important but more attention must be given […]

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July 28, 20205:21 pm
More than 140,000 Singaporean Employers to Receive Wage Payouts from July 29

More than 140,000 Singaporean Employers to Receive Wage Payouts from July 29

Wage payouts fund worth more than S$4 billion will be distributed to over 140,000 employers under the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) from July 29. According to a Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, the subsidies will cover up to 75 percent of the first S$4,600 of each local employee’s salary for February and March. Employers […]

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July 27, 20205:15 pm
Malaysia’s Tourism Industry Slowly Recovering Post-Coronavirus

Malaysia’s Tourism Industry Slowly Recovering Post-Coronavirus

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the tourism and hospitality industry in Malaysia particularly hard. A recent JobStreet survey showed that 63 percent of workers in the travel agency sector, 66 percent working in hospitality sector, and 60 percent employed in the food and beverage industry were either retrenched or are temporarily unemployed. However, the job […]

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July 24, 20201:48 pm
1 in 4 Malaysian Firms Race to Digitally Transform amid COVID-19 Pandemic

1 in 4 Malaysian Firms Race to Digitally Transform amid COVID-19 Pandemic

A study by Workday, a global leader in enterprise technology for human resources and finance, has found that only one-quarter (25%) of Malaysian organisations have accelerated their digital transformation plans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, while three in five (60%) have slowed down. The study, titled the Workday Digital Agility Index, was conducted in […]

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July 23, 20204:41 pm
LinkedIn to Slash 960 Jobs Worldwide as Coronavirus Battered Recruitment Industry

LinkedIn to Slash 960 Jobs Worldwide as Coronavirus Battered Recruitment Industry

Microsoft Corp’s professional networking site LinkedIn said on Tuesday it would cut about 960 jobs, or 6 percent of its global workforce, as the coronavirus pandemic is having a sustained impact on demand for its recruitment products. California-based LinkedIn helps employers assess a candidate’s suitability for a role and employees use the platform to find […]

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July 22, 20205:36 pm