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Addressing Stigma around Menopause: Q&A with JPS Choudhary, Regional HR Head for Asia, Africa & the Middle East for Vodafone

Menopause is one of the strongest taboos still existing in the workplace. Despite the fact that menopausal women are the fastest growing demographic in the workforce, it remains a rare topic of open discussion among both employers and employees. Perpetual stigma and misunderstanding around this natural transition have made women experiencing menopausal symptoms often have […]

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May 6, 20212:17 pm
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Developing Leadership Agility to Promote Gender Equality: An Insight from Yeo Chuen Chuen, Founder of ACESENCE

Representation of women in leadership is improving, but they still lag behind their male counterparts. Despite invisible, ‘the glass ceiling’ is very real. With organisations are still largely and exclusively lead by men, only a few women can reach positions in the upper levels of management. What are actually significant barriers to female leadership – and […]

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April 27, 20212:55 pm
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Make Snacking Part of Your Work Culture: Q&A with Zac Chua, Founder & CEO of The Kettle Gourmet

Snacking has become an eating norm for many organisations and is one of the best perks employers can give to their people. Whenever employees crave for something during work hours, snacking often becomes a go-to food for it is easy and lighter to chew. Employees might also turn to the office pantry and grab a […]

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April 20, 20212:33 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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Ensuring a Fair Workplace during Vaccination: Q&A with Dr Low Kiang Wei, Medical Director for International SOS

A global vaccination campaign to contain the spread of Coronavirus is underway, with more than 678 million vaccine doses have been administered worldwide. As vaccines become more accessible to the public, employers are considering whether to implement vaccination policies. A question arises whether business owners should require their employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of […]

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April 7, 20211:29 pm
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Embracing Diversity and Inclusion with Sumir Bhatia, Lenovo DCG’s APAC President

Companies with higher levels of diversity are more successful at recruiting and retaining talents. And yet, diversity in the tech industry is far from satisfying. HR in Asia meets Sumir Bhatia, Lenovo DCG’s APAC President, to talk about the progress Lenovo has made in championing inclusion in the tech business, as well as what companies […]

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March 31, 20214:15 pm
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How to Pull Off a Dramatic Career Switch in Singapore (with S$1,000)

This article is a guest post. Singapore has recently seen its highest retrenchment numbers in more than a decade, due to cost-cutting and the effects of Covid-19. As a result, many Singaporeans were forced to reevaluate their career choices. However, it has also given many the opportunity to make a significant career switch altogether. In […]

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March 23, 20212:57 pm
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A Year of Virtual Recruiting Has Transformed the Job Search Process For Gen Z, Survey Finds

It has been a year since the world of recruitment and hiring was upended due to COVID-19, leaving employers, students and higher education institutions in need of new ways to connect. With the spring recruiting season on the horizon, Handshake, the leading site for college students to find jobs, surveyed Gen Z to better understand what […]

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March 22, 20215:46 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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Upskilling as an Antidote to Career Scarring: Q&A with Japhet Lim, CEO of Reubiks

Launching a career is a daunting moment, let alone doing it during times of economic uncertainty. Career ‘scarring’ is a phenomenon where college graduates who launched their careers during recession tend to experience higher unemployment rates and get lower salaries. Just like physical scars that can linger on one’s skin, so can career scarring leave […]

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March 10, 20218:21 pm