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Polemics of Minimum Wage Increase in Indonesia

Polemics of Minimum Wage Increase in Indonesia

Indonesia’s Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah recently announced a 1.09% increase in the monthly minimum wage for 22 provinces in 2022. The country’s capital, Jakarta hiked its minimum wage by 0.85% to Rp 4.45 million (US$313.26), the highest among others, and Central Java increased it by 0.78% to Rp 1.81 million, making it the lowest nationally. […]

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December 1, 20211:04 pm
Japan to Open Door for More Foreign Workers Amidst Labor Shortage

Japan to Open Door for More Foreign Workers Amidst Labor Shortage

Japan to Open Door for More Foreign Workers Amidst Labor Shortage

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November 29, 20214:29 pm
Labour Thanksgiving Day in Japan: What You Need to Know

Labour Thanksgiving Day in Japan: What You Need to Know

On November 23rd, Japan commemorates Labour Thanksgiving Day as a national holiday. The day is dedicated to honouring employees and celebrating high productivity. On this day, most businesses are open, while government services are closed. Interestingly, this day is integrated into Japan’s Happy Monday System, which means that if November 23rd falls on a Sunday, […]

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November 23, 202112:26 pm
4 Key Trends Shaping the Workforce in 2022

4 Key Trends Shaping the Workforce in 2022

Work is having its moment. The transformation of the global workforce accelerated in 2021, driven by the continued impact of the pandemic and strains on businesses amid record labor shortages and shifting worker priorities. It’s a strain felt universally. ADP Research Institute found that 64 percent of the global workforce was negatively impacted by COVID-19, […]

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November 22, 20215:07 pm
Portugal Makes It Illegal for Bosses to Text Staff After Work

Portugal Makes It Illegal for Bosses to Text Staff After Work

Say goodbye to after-hours texts or calls! Oops, but only if you work in Portugal. The country recently introduced a new law that bans employers from contracting workers outside of their office hours, either by message, phone, or email. The law was passed by the Portuguese parliament earlier this month and has come into effect. […]

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November 19, 20214:54 pm
1.6 Million Tourism Jobs in Asia Lost Due to the Pandemic: ILO

1.6 Million Tourism Jobs in Asia Lost Due to the Pandemic: ILO

Nearly one-third of job losses in five Asian countries were linked to the tourism sector, with an estimated 1.6 million jobs lost from this region alone, according to a recent ILO study. With international borders being closed during the global lockdown, Covid-19 has left a massive impact on employment in the tourism sector. Data from […]

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November 19, 20214:18 pm
Lifelong Learning is Key to Future-Proof Careers in Changing Times: Q&A with Chew Siew Mee, JobStreet Singapore

Lifelong Learning is Key to Future-Proof Careers in Changing Times: Q&A with Chew Siew Mee, JobStreet Singapore

Retraining and reskilling are making its way to the forefront as businesses goes deeper into their digital transformations. Catching up on a candid conversation with Chew Siew Mee, Managing Director of JobStreet Singapore, we at HR in Asia seek to understand behind this trend. JobStreet’s recent report reveals 67% of Singaporeans above 60 years want […]

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November 18, 20213:03 pm
In 2021, IT Salaries in APAC Rose 10% Amidst Skill Gaps

In 2021, IT Salaries in APAC Rose 10% Amidst Skill Gaps

Skillsoft recently released its annual Global Knowledge IT Skills and Salary Report, exploring the current state of skills gaps, training and development, compensation, and job satisfaction in the IT industry. Based on responses from more than 9,300 IT professionals globally, the report found that 76 percent of IT decision-makers worldwide (73 percent across APAC) are […]

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November 17, 20215:38 pm
Workers in Singapore Can Expect to See Higher Salary Increases in 2022

Workers in Singapore Can Expect to See Higher Salary Increases in 2022

According to the latest Salary Trends Report by ECA International (ECA), workers in Singapore will see a higher increase to their salaries in 2022, with expected average salary increases of 3.5%. After factoring inflation, which looks set to remain around the same levels as this year at 1.5%, employees in Singapore will see a real […]

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November 16, 20214:42 pm
Gearing Up the Post-Pandemic Workplace for the Hybrid Workforce

Gearing Up the Post-Pandemic Workplace for the Hybrid Workforce

This article is a guest post. Dramatically changing norms are fueling the need to transform the workplace. With more than 80% of the country’s population vaccinated, organizations are now gearing up for the gradual return of employees, who are bringing a whole set of expectations with them to the workplace. A recent report by PwC […]

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November 16, 202110:30 am