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How to Help Nurture and Retain Your Employees

Employee happiness and satisfaction has morphed from a soft issue for most results-focused businesses into a fundamental factor for all. Various studies have revealed the importance of businesses retaining their employees, with statistics showcasing the cost to replace an employee as well as the general disgruntlement with peoples’ work life. To make matters worse, in […]

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September 13, 201911:02 am
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How to Calculate an Employee’s Payroll in China? (Part III)

Are you planning to run a business in China? Starting company in a foreign country could be daunting, especially if you are not familiar with its customs and laws regarding employment. In this three-part article, you can learn how to calculate an employee’s payroll in China. Part I and Part II can be read here. […]

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October 11, 20192:14 pm
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‘Jim’ the Chatbot Helps DBS Hire Its Wealth Business

Singapore’s largest bank is getting help from a chatbot named Jim in its drive to select good candidates for its growing business advising customers on managing their wealth, Bloomberg reports. DBS Group Holdings Ltd. says the artificial intelligence program introduced last year has sped up and improved the quality of initial screening for so-called wealth […]

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October 11, 20192:10 pm
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Experts Predict the Top Five Tech Trends for Business Travel in Southeast Asia

‘Super apps’, voice-enabled bookings and 5G roll-out will have a significant impact on business travel in the next year, according to a new paper released by travel technology company Amadeus today. Despite the growth of technologies that make virtual meetings possible, business travel spend in the region is still predicted to double between 2020 to […]

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October 10, 20195:12 pm
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Singapore is World’s Most Competitive Economy: WEF Report

Singapore is the world’s most competitive economy, according to an updated global league table as reported by The Straits Times. It scored 84.8 out of a possible 100, beating the United States to the top spot in the ranking of 141 economies. The US, which topped the charts last year, scored 83.7. “Singapore improves from an […]

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October 9, 20193:40 pm
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More Than Half of Singaporean Graduates Get Jobs Unrelated to Degrees

More than five in ten Singaporean graduates end up pursuing careers unrelated to their degrees, a new study has found. Findings released on Thursday (3 October) from a study by UK-based research firm YouGov, however, showed that the results are not universal across the board. The study polled 646 Singaporean graduates via YouGov’s Omnibus online […]

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October 9, 201911:19 am
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Malaysian Ministry Proposed 98-day Maternity Leave for Private Sector

The Human Resources Ministry is proposing an increase in the number of maternity leave days from 60 to 98 for the private sector, The Star Online reports. “Employers are to bear the cost of maternity allowance for 19 days while the remaining 19 days are unpaid leave, ” the ministry suggested, referring to the additional […]

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October 8, 20194:21 pm
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Automation to Create More Jobs for Indonesia Than It Destroys by 2030: McKinsey

Indonesian workforce could end up seeing more jobs available to them – mainly in the service sector – should the government and corporate sectors manage the adoption of automation and artificial intelligence well over the next decade, a new report by global consulting company McKinsey said.  Automation in the largest economy in Southeast Asia is projected to destroy up to 23 […]

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October 8, 20194:06 pm
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HP to Cut Up to 9,000 Jobs in Restructuring Push

U.S. personal computer maker HP Inc said on Thursday (Oct 3) it will cut up to 16 percent of its workforce as part of a restructuring plan aimed at cutting costs, Reuters reports. The company will cut about 7,000 to 9,000 jobs through a combination of employee exits and voluntary early retirement, it said in […]

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October 7, 20192:09 pm
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HSBC to Axe 10,000 Jobs to Slash Costs

REUTERS – HSBC Holdings Plc is planning to cut up to 10,000 jobs, more than 4 percent of its workforce, as interim Chief Executive Officer Noel Quinn seeks to reduce costs across the banking group, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. The plan represents the lender’s most ambitious attempt in years to cut costs, the […]

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October 7, 201910:28 am