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How to Spot Workplace Bullies & What to Do with Them

Workplace bullying is more common than many managers might realise. It happens when a group of people at work single out an individual and start embarrassing, harassing, or intimidating an employee without reasoning. The act of bullying at the workplace can have a serious impact on the individual’s performance and affect the company’s growth.  Recent […]

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April 28, 20211:46 pm
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APAC Employment Law Forecast 2021

2020 has brought about a significant number of changes to working life in most APAC countries.  Some significant adjustments that have been enacted include changes in employee leave policies, reimbursement scheme, termination terms and conditions, and some more. Meanwhile, 2021 is set to bring new employment law with wide-ranging proposals in the pipeline. Policies ended […]

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April 15, 202112:04 pm
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The Rise of Hybrid Work in Singapore and APAC, a Discussion with Paul MacAndrew of IWG

The 9-to-5 office routine has traditionally been the most common work arrangement. In a post-Covid-19 world, however, the way we work is changing. While employees are enjoying greater flexibility by working from home, the challenges of not being physically present at the office remain. No wonder, nearly half of employees want a hybrid work model […]

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April 13, 202112:17 pm
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Learning by Example: How Managers Can Maximise Compensation and Reward Programs

Example #1 IKEA  IKEA seeks to equalise wages, benefits, and experience for its part- and full-time workers in Japan. Previously, local regulations required part- and full-time workers to have different compensation and benefits structures, but this presented challenges to IKEA’s operations as the company relies on a large share of part-time workers. In response, IKEA […]

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March 30, 202112:38 pm
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Climate Change: How Business Should Respond to the Pressing Crisis

The world has changed dramatically after the Industrial Revolution in 1760. Many inventions have been made and enabled massive development for humanity, with a fusion of advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, genetic engineering, quantum computing, and more. This progress, however, comes with a price. As the world and businesses start to […]

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March 26, 20212:35 pm
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Workplace Intimidation: Is It Legal in Your Company?

When walking into the office pantry, you accidentally heard coworkers planning terrible things for the new manager. You eavesdropped on their conversation and listened to the end. Being loyal to the company, you’d like to report your coworkers to the HR department. However, these co-workers noticed you first because you made noise when trying to […]

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March 25, 20212:05 pm
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Hybrid Work is the Next Great Disruption in the Workplace: Microsoft

Microsoft Corp just announced the findings from its first annual Work Trend Index. Titled “The Next Great Disruption is Hybrid Work – Are We Ready?” the report uncovers seven hybrid work trends every business leader needs to know as we enter this new era of work. The report indicates that business leaders should resist the […]

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March 24, 20213:04 pm
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Gender Matters: Revealing The Nature of Men and Women in Corporate Worlds

Why should we talk about gender?  Gender is an important consideration in the development of every life aspect of an individual. Gender is also considered an important topic as it offers a way of looking at how social norms and power structures impact the lives and opportunities available to different groups of men and women. […]

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March 24, 20211:37 pm
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Top 10 Companies with Diversity & Inclusion Efforts to Work for in 2021: Survey 

Research shows that the more diverse organisations, the better they will perform and provide for employees. Significant numbers of companies are embracing inclusivity as part of their strategy and reaping the rewards of their investment. Generally, companies that focus on diversity and inclusion efforts, following a moral code, would prosper steadily – or even better […]

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March 19, 20211:07 pm
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Employees Expect Revised Workplace Policies when Returning to the Office

A report released by Steelcase shows employees in the Asia Pacific region have enjoyed some aspects of remote working including the lack of commute and work-life balance, however isolation has driven a desire to return to the office. Steelcase’s report also revealed employees’ new expectations for their post-COVID workplace with anxiety about disease transmission remain […]

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March 17, 20215:46 pm