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There’s an Increased Bias Against Women at Workplace: Survey

More than 50 percent of male workers in India feel that there is an increased biasness against women at workplace, said a new survey. According to the survey conducted by TeamLease, half of the male employees interviewed feel that there is an increase in gender bias against women in the last two years in spite […]

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November 27, 20201:29 pm
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HR and Employees Perceptions on Financial Wellbeing: Survey

As COVID-19 has heightened financial stress for many employees, employers feel responsible for helping improve their workers’ financial wellbeing. 2020 Workplace Benefits Report noted that 62 percent of employers feel “extremely” responsible for their employees’ financial wellness, up significantly from 13 percent in 2013. The findings are based on a survey of 808 employers that […]

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November 26, 202012:33 pm
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Protecting Employee’s Mental Wellbeing Through COVID-19: An Interview with Raymond Lew, CEO of Sun Life Malaysia

The pandemic is evidently having a huge impact on our mental health. Fear, worry, and stress are normal responses when one is dealing with real threats and facing uncertainty. Therefore, it is normal and understandable that people are experiencing fear and anxiety in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. As organisations are adapting to the […]

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November 26, 20209:00 am
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Youths to Dominate Digital Economy, Leading Malaysia Into the IR 4.0

Young Malaysians will play the biggest role in advancing the country’s digital economy and will be responsible for the country’s transition into the fourth industrial revolution (IR4.0), according to the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). Citing a World Economic Forum report, MDEC CEO Surina Shukri said 65% of students now in primary school would end […]

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November 24, 20206:08 pm
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ILO: Eliminating Gender Dimension of Teleworking during COVID-19

The world of work, including teleworking, is inevitably gendered. Under normal circumstances, teleworking might potentially disadvantage women, as they typically have to juggle between childcare, household chores and paid employment. But, on other hand, teleworking might also help them to facilitate their desired work-life balance. One prominent study found that female home-based teleworkers have slightly […]

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November 24, 20203:19 pm
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Three Reasons to Rethink Human Productivity & How will We Experience Work in The Future

This article is a guest post. Forced to adapt and redesign work to encompass a flexible mix of on-site and remote arrangements, business leaders have now turned their attention to raising human productivity.  Work productivity can be a controversial topic in Asia, given how many employees here have had to conform to traditional tropes and […]

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November 24, 202010:00 am
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Sustaining Employees and Culture of Remote Agile Team

Abrupt shifts to remote working in response to the coronavirus has challenged the typical approach to managing agile teams. Traditionally, agile teams thrive when team members are co-located, with close-knit groups all working in the same place. Co-location allows frequent in-person contact, quickly builds trust, simplifies problem solving, encourages instant communication, and enables fast-paced decision […]

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November 23, 20204:21 pm
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2021 Salary Projection: 1 in 4 Firms in Singapore Plan to Implement Salary Freezes, Salary Increment Projected to Soften

Mercer’s annual Total Remuneration Survey (TRS) for 2020 has revealed that the overall salary increase projected in 2021 for Singapore will soften only slightly to 3.5 percent compared to 3.6 percent in 2020. Many organizations in Singapore are continuing to take a cautious approach to salary increments as they navigate the impacts of COVID-19. Heading […]

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November 19, 20203:45 pm
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Mentorship Networks at Work Could Give Women a Career Boost

Career advancement should be made available for all employees, regardless their genders. However, with the glass ceiling phenomenon persists, support initiatives are needed to help women grow at work. During the second Conversations on Women’s Development dialogue which was held virtually by the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations, a participant said that formal and informal […]

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November 13, 202010:34 pm
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Covid-19 will Impact Employee Health Benefits for Years to Come

Disruption to the delivery of healthcare and lasting changes to work patterns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic will have a major impact on both the cost and design of employer-provided health benefits, according to a new report by Mercer Marsh Benefits (MMB). The sixth annual, MMB Health Trends: 2020 Insurer Survey (formerly known as Medical Health Trends Around […]

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November 12, 20203:51 pm