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2021 Economy & Employment Outlook in the Asia Pacific after COVID-19 Rebound

The pandemic is projected to leave lasting economic scars on some regions and dampen potential growth and incomes. Some risks could possibly elevate, including the possibility of renewed outbreaks and delayed rollout of a vaccine, heightened financial stress amplified by debt levels, and persistent policy uncertainty and subdued investment.  Subdued Global Economic Recovery by The […]

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March 31, 20211:10 pm
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Upskilling in the Age of COVID-19, a Discussion with James Chia, CEO of ArcLab

There’s no better time than now for talent upskilling and reskilling. In 2020, we saw an economic recession, large-scale retrenchment, and skill displacement. Major disruptions have shifted the dynamics of the labour market, emphasising that the need to embrace learning and upskilling is not just for new jobseekers, but also experienced workers.  When global companies […]

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March 17, 20217:14 pm
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Will Covid-19 Vaccine Affect the Future of Travel? Q&A with Lee Quane, ECA’s Regional Director of Asia

The arrival of the coronavirus vaccine has signaled a light at the end of the tunnel. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) also warns that vaccines will be no “magic bullet” that will overturn the situation overnight. On this occasion, HR in Asia sits with Lee Quane, Regional Director – Asia, ECA International to discuss […]

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February 23, 20215:31 pm
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Work Transformed: How Food Brings Offices Together amidst COVID-19

This article is a guest post. Cast your mind back to the start of 2020, and many of us would have been anticipating a year filled with travel. Fast forward to today, it goes without saying that last year didn’t quite go as planned. As we look back over the last year, one unexpected outcome is the ‘new normal’ of […]

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February 18, 20214:09 pm
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42 Employers Fined for Breaching Covid-19 Safety Protocols

The government has urged Singaporean firms to let their staff work from home whenever they can. But, it seems that some employers are finding it hard to implement. Between September 28 last year and January 15 this year, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has penalised at least 42 employers for failing to adhere to workplace […]

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February 1, 20216:14 pm
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Indonesia is Rolling Out Covid-19 Vaccination

Indonesia has just started its vaccination program today (Jan 13). Mr President Joko Widodo became the first person to receive the first shot of a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine after the country approved it for emergency use and began efforts to vaccine millions of people in the world’s fourth most populated country. After the president, top […]

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January 13, 20213:50 pm
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Some Employers Hiding Their Workers’ Covid-19 Positive Status

As companies are inviting workers to come back to their cubicles, office clusters are inevitable. While it is important for employers to keep the government updated when their workers contracted Covid-19, there are employers who hide their employees’ Covid-19 positive status for fear of not being able to operate at full capacity. This finding was […]

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January 12, 20215:34 pm
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Into 2021: Travel and Tourism Industry to be Left Reeling from Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has left industries of travel, tourism, and hospitality with a hard hit, with retrenchment numbers exceeding those seen in the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. International travel continues to have marked decreases and it appears unlikely for travel to return to record levels the world has seen previously in 2018 and 2019. […]

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January 11, 20215:46 pm