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Fujitsu Plans Permanent Work-from-Home Under New Normal Initiative

Japan-based information and communication technology (ICT) company Fujitsu Ltd said on Monday it would halve its office space in three years. The plan is part if the company’s effort to rewrite the way employees work under a “new normal” amid the coronavirus pandemic. Further, it said that roughly 80,000 group employees in Japan would work […]

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July 6, 20204:14 pm
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Post-Employment Disciplinary Practices due to Misconduct

When employees are incompetent at work or engage in serious misconduct related to the performance of their duties, employers might need to take disciplinary actions toward the said employees before terminating them. Employers, however, are bound to abide by specific laws and court decisions that relate to the procedural and substantive requirements to conduct a […]

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July 3, 20202:32 pm
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Skillsoft Launches Leadership Learning Series

Skillsoft announced Aspire Journeys for Leadership Development, an integrated curriculum and resources designed to make it simple for organisations to equip leaders with digital leadership skills and competencies needed to thrive professionally in today’s fast-changing, agile business environment. The new Aspire Journeys are a part of the Skillsoft Leadership Development Program (SLDP) powered by MIT […]

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July 2, 20205:37 pm
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The Future of Remote Work: 4 Challenges to Solve

Remote work has been a key focus for keeping business productivity while improving work-life balance over the past decade, a trend that does not show any signs of slowing down. The State of Remote Work 2019 found that more than 40 percent of remote workers plan to work remotely more frequently in the future, and […]

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July 1, 20201:22 pm
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1 in 4 Workers in Singapore Laid Off during Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has made serious implications on global employment. Here in Singapore, at least one in four have lost their jobs due to the health crisis, with short-term and low-income workers being hit the hardest. According to a report compiled by JobStreet, nearly half (48 percent) of workers with tenures of less than 12 […]

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June 30, 20204:35 pm
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MOM: Most Employers Fair and Reasonable in Cost-Saving Measures

More than 4,800 employers in Singapore have notified the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) regarding cost-saving measures that impacted their employees’ monthly salaries. Based on the ministry’s data, the measures have affected over 187,000 workers in the three months from March 12. Affected workers are mostly coming from sectors severely impacted by Covid-19 like accommodation and […]

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June 25, 20204:32 pm
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Data Protection Law in India that HR Leaders Should Know

While data can be put to beneficial uses for individuals and companies, unregulated and arbitrary use of data, especially personal data, has raised concerns regarding the privacy and autonomy of an individual. This is also a subject matter of the landmark judgment of the Supreme Court, which recognises the right to privacy as a fundamental […]

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June 25, 20202:55 pm
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At-Will vs. Just Cause Employment

In 2012, fourteen law firm employees were fired only because they wore orange-coloured shirts at work. Some employees purposefully wore the shirt to protest the new work rules, while others wore the shirt because they planned to go to a happy hour later that day. The employer disliked his employees wearing orange shirts, thus he […]

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June 24, 20203:37 pm
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Return to Work Procedure after an Accident or Injury

Long leave due to workplace accident or injury might both disrupt company’s production and employee’s psychological wellbeing, such as whether or not they can still do their job or if their desk or space might be occupied by somebody else. These kinds of thoughts will build insecurities for injured employees, who take long-leave, to return […]

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June 23, 20204:50 pm
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4 Proven Ways to Improve Remote Culture

Flexible working arrangement has become the new normal, with 41 percent of global businesses surveyed said they already offer some degree of remote working and 60 percent provide flexible opportunities that allow employees to choose when to start and end their workday. Workers who currently telecommute also admitted that they plan to work remotely for […]

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June 23, 20201:37 pm