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Coronavirus Impact on Talent Perspectives

According to HR experts, the pandemic has shown that talent is crucial for performance. In the earliest days of the crisis, the HR team kept people safe while fostering connectivity and caring in an intensely stressful time. In planning for and implementing the business restart, they have been working to maintain morale and productivity for […]

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October 9, 20201:04 pm
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Coronavirus Effect: Japanese Firms Offer Voluntary Early Retirement

Sixty listed companies in Japan have offered voluntary early retirement for a total of 10,100 employees so far this year, a private credit research agency has said. This compares against 35 companies for 11,351 employees in full 2019, according to Tokyo Shoko Research Ltd. The data released on Tuesday suggest that many Japanese companies are […]

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September 18, 20205:40 pm
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Singapore Grapples With Coronavirus in Migrant Workers’ Dormitories

Singapore is battling new clusters of coronavirus infections in migrant dormitories that had won the all-clear from authorities, highlighting the difficulty of stamping out the disease, even in a closely monitored population. As the wealthy city-state tumbled into recession, officials facing intense pressure to revive the economy are opting for limited isolation measures rather than […]

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September 16, 20205:22 pm
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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
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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
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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
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Coronavirus: Grab to Cut 5% of Workforce

Ride-hailing and payments firm Grab said on Tuesday (Jun 16) it would cut more than 300 roles due to the impact of the pandemic, in the latest setback to major backer SoftBank Group Corp. Staff affected by the layoff were informed at a town-hall meeting, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Grab CEO […]

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June 18, 20205:20 pm
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‘The Saddest Eid’. Coronavirus Cuts Lifeline for Indonesian Migrant Families

Since leaving his village in Indonesia to work abroad three decades ago, Wasito has never failed to send money home at Eid to support family in the world’s largest Muslim country. This year he cannot. Coronavirus lockdowns around the world have forced companies to cut jobs or wages, and migrant workers such as Wasito are particularly vulnerable […]

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May 25, 20203:16 pm