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[Exclusive] Behind LINE’s Onboarding Hackathon

Since 2016, the Japanese giant tech corporation LINE has included a hackathon as a part of their onboarding process. Hackathon, coming from the combination of the words “hacking” and “marathon”, is a time-bound competitive event where computer programmers and other interested individuals work hand in hand intensively on software projects. LINE believes there are endless […]

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October 25, 20212:55 pm
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Indonesia is Going to Have Top Fresh Graduates by 2022, Here’s Why

The Indonesian Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology is actively working to reform manpower quality through the groundbreaking Kampus Merdeka Certified Internship. Launched this year, this program allows undergraduate students to develop their skills through activities outside of their campus. Students can get real work experience in the professional industries for 1-3 semesters. Through […]

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October 21, 20212:15 pm
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Amazon Admits Employee Mistreatment Amidst the Pandemic

Amazon CEO, Andy Jassy, acknowledges during the GeekWire Summit in Seattle (Oct 5) that they could have done a better job in assisting employees during the pandemic, especially on paid leave. In March 2020, Amazon announced it would provide up to two weeks of paid sick leave for employees who contracted with Covid-19. In practice, […]

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October 12, 20211:19 pm
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Gen Z-Focused App, uWave, Raised US$260,000 in a Pre-seed Fundraise

uWave, a Singapore-based social networking app targeting Gen Z users, has raised US$260,000 in a pre-seed fundraise. The fund was supported by angel investors such as Carousell CEO Quek Siu Rui, Carro CEO Aaron Tan, Rainforest CEO JJ Chai, GetGo CEO Ting Feng Toh, and ex-Facebook director Andy Hwang.  The company has since gained public […]

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October 12, 20211:11 pm
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Malaysia to Vaccinate All Federal Civil Servants by November

Malaysia has made vaccination mandatory for all federal civil servants ahead of the country’s economic reopening in October. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action, according to the Public Service Department (PSD), while exemptions can only be granted based on medical grounds. “All Federal Civil Service officers are requested to immediately complete their vaccinations […]

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October 5, 20213:15 pm
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KFC Appoints a New CEO, Says to Have Been a “Natural Choice”

KFC’s parent company, Yum! Brands Inc. announced on September 22 that Sabir Sami has been named the next chief executive officer of the KFC Division starting in 2022. In his new role, Sami will assume global responsibility for driving the brand strategy and performance of KFC. He will succeed Tony Lowings, who has been with […]

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October 5, 20213:06 pm
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Wage Subsidies Has Saved 2.9 Million Jobs in Malaysia

The implementation of the Wage Subsidy Programme with an allocation of RM18 billion through the Social Security Organisation (Socso) has successfully saved 2.9 million employees from losing their jobs and assisted over 300,000 employers to date. Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said the programme was a very good approach to assist employers and […]

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October 4, 20214:44 pm
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Indonesia Collaborates with Germany and Switzerland through In-Company Training

Indonesia’s vision of being a prosperous country by 2045 will be realized through the economic transition from a commodity-based to a high-value producing economy. One approach to achieve this is to place a greater focus on vocational and educational training (VET) in order to increase the productivity of human resources while tackling skill mismatch. In-Company […]

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September 30, 20211:04 pm
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Singapore’s Construction Sector Struggles Under Pressure as the Pandemic Continues

Singapore’s construction sector has been facing rising problems during the pandemic, from acute labor shortages to surging material costs, leading to the downfall of some companies. Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (Acra) statistics showed 1,538 construction-related businesses discontinued operations in the first eight months of this year. This represents about 2.86 percent of the total […]

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September 30, 20219:43 am
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IKEA to Stop Asking Their Candidates’ Previous Salary

Coming into effect from September 1, Ingka Group, which operates 390 Ikea stores in 32 countries, will no longer ask for job candidates’ salary history as part of their interview process. The policy will soon apply to the vast majority of Ikea’s nearly 450 global stores. Neena Potenza, Ingka Group’s co-worker experience manager, notes that […]

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September 27, 20211:25 pm