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Asia-Pacific’s Top 10 HR Consulting Firms in 2021

There are plenty of benefits business owners can reap from the experiences and expertise of an HR consultant, such as helping with recruitment, staying compliant, giving advice regarding employees and workplace management, training and development, and many more.  HR consultants are a great help to handle employment relation matters. They are professionals on employment and […]

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April 8, 20212:19 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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A Culture of Candour: How Frank Should Leaders Be?

Having a culture of candour is a new goal for many businesses. When a business is open about its operations, it can earn a level of trust that it would not have established otherwise. And in time of crisis, trust is usually a paramount thing to ensure loyalty and effectiveness of business operations in both […]

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April 6, 20212:37 pm
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Volvo Cars Offer 6 Months of Paid Parental Leave

Volvo Cars is committed to up its game in improving gender equality. The Swedish automaker said on Tuesday (March 30) that it will give its 40,000 employees worldwide the right to six months of paid parental leave. As of April 1, employees who have worked for the carmaker for at least one year will be […]

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April 5, 20214:23 pm
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Pandemic Has Brought Lack of Female Leadership and Severe Gender Gap for Fast-Growing Roles

The vast majority of fast-growing jobs do not have gender parity and many show a severe under-representation of women, finds new data from LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network. LinkedIn identified 99 jobs that are consistently growing in demand across 20 economies and looked at female representation across those roles. The data – published in […]

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April 5, 20213:34 pm
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More Employees Can Return to the Workplace from April 5

Vaccination is underway and Singapore is set to ease its COVID-19 measures that have been applied for months. At a press conference on Wednesday (Mar 24), co-chair of the COVID-19 multi-ministry task force Lawrence Wong announced that the country will shift from working-from-home as a default mode to a more flexible and hybrid way of […]

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March 29, 20214:07 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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2 in 3 Singaporean Retirees Regret Not Planning Earlier for Retirement

A new Manulife survey on Singaporeans’ retirement saving priorities and attitudes has revealed that 72% of retired respondents regret not saving for retirement sooner and almost half of them wish they had invested in a retirement plan. The survey was conducted online and polled 1,000 Singaporeans aged 21 to over 60, across a spectrum of […]

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March 23, 20214:03 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
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Technical Workforce: Planning & Preparing for Tomorrow’s Workforce Competitions

From artificial intelligence and automation to digital mobility and virtual collaboration, technology is seen as the most radical driver of change. The pervasiveness of science and technology in the economy has also changed the nature of work at all levels. Despite the changing context of work, people’s desire for ‘good work’ – defined as work […]

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March 17, 202112:54 pm