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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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Malaysian Employers to Get Wage Subsidies to Encourage Retention

HERE’S more information on the wage subsidy programme announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as part of several initiatives through the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus package to help those affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. As reported by The Star Online, under the programme to encourage employee retention, a subsidy of RM600 is channelled […]

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April 8, 20203:14 pm
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Migrant Workers Fear Massive Singapore Dormitory Lockdown is Coronavirus Time Bomb

Migrant workers living in vast Singapore dormitories cut off from the outside world due to the coronavirus outbreak fear their cramped and squalid quarters are fast becoming a hotbed for infection. Singapore on Sunday (Apr 6) said it had quarantined nearly 20,000 workers in two dormitories, made up of mainly Bangladeshi and other South Asian […]

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April 7, 20205:56 pm
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Manpower Ministry: Employers Have to Support All Workers and Communicate Work Arrangements Clearly

Employers have to support their workers – both local and foreign – even as they adjust to the closure of most workplaces for four weeks, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo told Parliament on Monday (Apr 6). She urged employers to communicate clearly with their workers on work and pay arrangements as measures to stem the spread […]

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April 7, 202012:40 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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Ministry Lists Employment ‘Dos and Don’ts’ During Malaysia’s Lockdown

Malaysia’s Human Resources Ministry has listed some ‘dos and donts’ for employers and employees following the extension of the movement control order (MCO) between April 1 to 14. Here are responses to some of the most frequently asked questions, compiled by The Star Online. 1. Does an employer have to pay wages during the 14-day […]

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April 3, 20206:31 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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Managing Business Travel During the Pandemic: Candid Discussion with Dr Low Kiang Wei, Medical Director at International SOS

The global pandemic has forced everyone to stop going out and spend more of their time at home. Businesses are encouraged to send their employees home and work remotely. While some industries find the switch to a virtual environment relatively easy, some others are struggling to manage their business processes and teams, especially if the […]

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April 2, 202011:06 am
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Singapore to Help Malaysian Workers Affected by Covid-19: MOM

The Singapore government is assisting retrenched workers including Malaysians whose employers’ businesses have been badly hit by the COVID-19 situation, according to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Minister Josephine Teo said the ministry is able to help link the affected workers up with prospective employers who are looking to fill vacancies and have shortages, Bernama reports. Speaking […]

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April 1, 20204:37 pm