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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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More Asian Employees Now Want Flexibility; Only 7% Want a Completely Onsite Work Arrangement

Most Asian respondents prefer a hybrid work arrangement, with two or three days of working from home every week Good relationships with colleagues, superiors as well as financial compensation are now top factors for job preferences Issues pertaining to environmental responsibility as well as diversity and inclusion are now more important to Asian worker A […]

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April 29, 20212:53 pm
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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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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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5 Practical Ways to Pursue Purposeful Behaviour as Leaders

To ensure an organisation’s long-term success, pursuing purposeful behaviour is the best practice business leaders can follow to thrive in today’s stakeholder-driven world. What is purposeful behaviour?  Author of the book Thriving in a Stakeholder World: Purpose as the New Competitive Advantage, Paul Ratoff described purposeful behaviour as a consistent action that is aligned with […]

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April 26, 202111:37 am
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ILO: Invest in Climate Education and Make Transition to Greener Economies

As the world celebrates Earth Day, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for urgent worldwide action on climate change, including the need to support climate education and awareness-raising. The transition to a carbon-neutral economy will require new skills, training and qualifications. Many new jobs will emerge. Others will have to adapt. This makes climate education […]

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April 22, 20215:53 pm
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New Clusters, Thailand Govt Advises Employees to Work from Home

New infections in Thailand recently reached a new record with 1,767 new cases on Sunday (Apr 18). As the number of cluster cases is growing, the government is urging all businesses to comply with the new Covid-19 restrictions and support work-from-home schemes whenever possible. Most recently, a cluster was found at a private school in […]

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April 21, 20215:19 pm
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Flood Risk Management: What to Do & How to Protect Affected Employees

About 90 percent of Singapore’s average monthly rainfall in April fell over three hours in the western part of the country, causing flash floods in some parts of Singapore on Saturday afternoon (April 17). Although traffic remained passable during the floods in some areas, PUB had been issuing flood risk warnings for more than 20 […]

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April 21, 20211:07 pm
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HSBC Singapore Announces Plans for Wider Flexibility and Hybrid-Location Working

HSBC Singapore recently announced ‘Future of Work’, the company’s vision to flexible and hybrid-location working. In a press release, the multinational investment bank said that to support this plan, there will be a shift towards a more hybrid and flexible model of working between office and home for its employees while managing operational and business […]

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April 20, 20213:54 pm
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New Vision Created for 2040 Workplace of the Future

By 2040, employees will decide where and how they want to work, according to The Smart Workplace 2040 report commissioned by Johnson Controls. The report claimed that around 20 years from now, work will be seen as something workers do, rather than a place to which they commute. Meanwhile, work patterns will be radically different […]

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April 19, 202112:44 pm