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HR Top Priority during COVID-19

The Covid-19 infection cases have reached more than 1 million globally, doubling in a week as the virus spreads across Europe and North America and established a toehold in Africa. With the cases increasing rapidly, stricter rules are implemented in some countries, such as masks should be worn by everyone regardless of their health condition […]

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April 9, 20202:05 pm
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Covid-19 Effects on Wellbeing, Pay & Future of Work

The crisis created by Covid-19 has heavily impacted the economic and labour market, impacting not only supply, such as the production of goods and services, but also demand, such as consumptions. Disruptions to production, which initiated in Asia, have spread to supply chains across the world. And now, all businesses, regardless of size, are facing […]

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April 8, 20201:00 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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HR Should NOT Ask Employees If They Have COVID-19

The three indicators of Covid-19 infection are elevated temperature, dry cough and difficulty in breathing. Other symptoms as described by the WHO include sore throat, nausea, runny nose, and fever. Thuswise, temperature checks are currently the most common form of testing in order to prevent the virus from spreading in the workplace. Temperature testing might […]

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April 7, 20202:26 pm
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Sanctions of Being Unprepared When Doing Business in Asia & Its Solutions

In the global competition, businesses should spread their wings in order to thrive. But being a multinational corporation does always come with a harder challenge, such as partnering with cross-culture business and adapting to new local jurisdictions, law, and legislation. This, obviously, would need a big effort to understand, especially if the company operates in […]

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April 6, 20204:11 pm
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Here’s How Employers Can Monitor Employees Remote Activity

“As the Covid-19 cases are spiralling, work-from-home increasingly became the new norm.” Dallas News reported that working from home is the right measure in order to ensure employees’ health and safety in connection with the spread of the virus. Employers are also encouraged to move their business processes virtually, optimising the use of technology and […]

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April 3, 20201:42 pm
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Maximising Technology for Employee Health Improvement

In the modern working world, employees face the burden of “always-on culture” and “telepressures” from the endless stream of emails, adapting to ever-changing technologies and constant pressure to be available online. However, technology does not always have to be harmful. Instead, it can be leveraged to facilitate employees’ wellbeing.  — Technological advances are changing workplaces […]

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April 2, 20204:24 pm
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Whistleblower Protection Act in Workplace

Many employees choose not to speak up when they discover any discriminatory acts in the workplace due to the fear that they would lose their job. Some others might keep silent because of the bystander effect. Maybe, not many people know that the whistleblowers – employees who speak up about fraud, abuse, or other illegalities […]

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April 2, 20204:05 pm
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When Working from Home is NOT an Option, Here’s What HR Should Consider

The World Health Organisation warned that global Covid-19 infections are accelerating, noting that it took only 4 days for cases to jump from 200,000 to 300,000 and 3 days for the cases to jump to 400,000. Total cases are currently at 859,032 per April 1. With the cases continuing to surge, more governments around the […]

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April 1, 20201:07 pm
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10 HR Roles in Business Merger and Acquisition

In a globalized and increasingly competitive economic environment, businesses must constantly adjust and restructure to survive and grow. Radical forms of enterprise restructuring such as merger and acquisition (M&A) are a constant occurrence. Like any other forms of restructuring, M&A involves human costs and affects not only the employers and employees, but also other stakeholders. […]

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March 31, 20201:57 pm