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Coronavirus: 7 Tips to Help Your Employees Stay Productive While Working from Home

The world is seeing the largest work-from-home experiment due to the Coronavirus outbreak. While the idea of remote working or telecommuting is hardly new, the truth is, many leaders are still grappling with the challenges of managing a virtual team. Sure, working in a personal space, instead of a professional environment, sounds like a great […]

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March 20, 202011:00 am
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ILO Warns 195 Million Job Losses Due to Covid-19

The warning comes almost three weeks after the International Labour Organization (ILO) predicted that 25 million jobs were threatened by the new coronavirus. According to the agency, the latest dire assessment reflects the full or partial lockdown measures affecting almost 2.7 billion workers – four in five of the world’s workforce. Global unemployment already at […]

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April 9, 20204:01 pm
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Malaysian Employers to Get Wage Subsidies to Encourage Retention

HERE’S more information on the wage subsidy programme announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as part of several initiatives through the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus package to help those affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. As reported by The Star Online, under the programme to encourage employee retention, a subsidy of RM600 is channelled […]

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April 8, 20203:14 pm
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Majority of Freshgrads in China Hunt Jobs Online Amid the Outbreak

A recent survey by China Youth Daily found that 92.2 percent of recent graduates in China have applied for jobs through online recruitment services amid the coronavirus outbreak. Fan Ting, a recent graduate majoring in computer science in Nanjing, capital of eastern China’s Jiangsu Province, sent out dozens of resumes online and attended written tests […]

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April 8, 202010:11 am
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Migrant Workers Fear Massive Singapore Dormitory Lockdown is Coronavirus Time Bomb

Migrant workers living in vast Singapore dormitories cut off from the outside world due to the coronavirus outbreak fear their cramped and squalid quarters are fast becoming a hotbed for infection. Singapore on Sunday (Apr 6) said it had quarantined nearly 20,000 workers in two dormitories, made up of mainly Bangladeshi and other South Asian […]

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April 7, 20205:56 pm
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“Give to Receive” How to Succeed in Your Corporate Social Responsibility with Quek Shiyun, Head, Company of Good, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC)

In the recent Budget 2020, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced that $350m has been set aside to support social service agencies and build a giving culture in Singapore to steward organisations into a sustainable future. Social responsibility empowers not only a company’s image but also employees to leverage the corporate resources at their disposal […]

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April 7, 20204:37 pm
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Manpower Ministry: Employers Have to Support All Workers and Communicate Work Arrangements Clearly

Employers have to support their workers – both local and foreign – even as they adjust to the closure of most workplaces for four weeks, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo told Parliament on Monday (Apr 6). She urged employers to communicate clearly with their workers on work and pay arrangements as measures to stem the spread […]

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April 7, 202012:40 pm
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Jobs Hampered Worldwide as Coronavirus Outbreak Triggers Global Recession

BLOOMBERG – The world’s workers are reeling from the initial shock of the coronavirus recession, with job losses and welfare claims around the globe already running into the millions this week. With International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva warning of a “crisis like no other,” the cuts from Austria to the U.S. reflect the […]

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April 6, 20206:33 pm
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New Solidarity Budget: Firms Get 75% Wage Subsidies in April

All firms in Singapore will receive a subsidy of 75 percent of gross monthly wages, for the first S$4,600 of wages paid in April 2020 for each local employee. This comes as the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) was further enhanced under the new Solidarity Budget, announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee […]

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April 6, 20204:59 pm
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Ministry Lists Employment ‘Dos and Don’ts’ During Malaysia’s Lockdown

Malaysia’s Human Resources Ministry has listed some ‘dos and donts’ for employers and employees following the extension of the movement control order (MCO) between April 1 to 14. Here are responses to some of the most frequently asked questions, compiled by The Star Online. 1. Does an employer have to pay wages during the 14-day […]

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April 3, 20206:31 pm
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Singaporean Firms Have No Plan for Retrenchment, But Reduce Recruitment Budget and Focus on Employee Training

Companies in Singapore are decreasing recruitment budget while enhancing training and development initiatives to cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) on businesses.  This is according to Mercer’s new Pay & Bonus Pulse Survey, which provides an overview on how COVID-19 has impacted human resources budget allocation as well as salary and bonus […]

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April 3, 20206:17 pm