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Infosys and Accenture India to Cover Costs of Vaccination for Employees

As vaccination campaign is being rolled out globally, employers have a central role to play in the drive to persuade people to get vaccinated. In India, digital services consulting Infosys Ltd and Accenture Plc recently announced that they would cover Covid-19 vaccination costs for their employees. The country is beginning to expand its massive vaccination […]

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March 4, 20215:06 pm
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Comprehensive Healthcare Solutions for A Digital Workforce: HealthMetrics Launches All-New E-Pharmacy Service and Enhanced In-Patient Modules

Registered employees will have access to contactless fulfilment and delivery of medical prescriptions by their corporate healthcare providers with HealthMetrics’ new e-pharmacy service. HR teams will now have access to enhanced tools, allowing them to keep track of all employee prescriptions, receive real-time updates in the event of their employees requiring hospitalization and more. Malaysia’s […]

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March 3, 20215:11 pm
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Exxon Mobil Singapore to Axe 300 Jobs as Oil Prices Collapsed

Exxon Mobil Corp. expects to cut about 300 jobs in the Asian oil-trading hub of Singapore by the end of 2021, part of a global retrenchment that was announced last year. The planned lay-offs equate to about 7% of its 4,000-strong workforce in the city-state, the company said in a statement. It follows similar announcements in […]

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March 3, 20213:26 pm
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HR Ministry Aims 20% Increase in Job Placements via MYFutureJobs in 2021

The Human Resources Ministry (KSM) has set a target of a 20 percent increase in job placements through the national employment portal, MYFutureJobs, this year. Its minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said the stipulation was made as 161,603 individuals successfully managed to obtain jobs through the portal in the second half of last year following […]

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February 26, 20214:40 pm
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Singapore Intends to Expand Progressive Wage Model for Retail Sector

Singaporean workers in the retail sector can expect to receive salary raise, if the progressive wage model is approved by the government. First started in 2015, the progressive wage model is a policy designed to raise the salaries of low-wage workers by upgrading their skills and increasing productivity. If included, the retail sector will be […]

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February 26, 20211:16 pm
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Online Works Offer Opportunities, but Workers’ Rights Under Threat

The world is going digital. With digital platforms soaring five-fold over the past decade, it opens up to many opportunities for its users, including employment. From ride-sharing apps like Uber and online marketplaces like UpWork linking freelancers and clients to software that allows employers to oversee workers, digital platforms have transformed the nature of work. […]

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February 25, 20214:32 pm
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Malaysia Launches Vaccination Programme, First Phase to Aim Frontline Workers

Malaysia on Wednesday launched its COVID-19 inoculation programme, which authorities hope will rein in a spike in infections and help revive an economy that recorded its worst slump in over two decades last year. Malaysia has set an ambitious target of vaccinating at least 80% of its 32 million people by February next year. Prime […]

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February 24, 20216:18 pm
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KPMG India to Hire 1,000 Roles in the Digital Domains

KPMG is seeking to hire 1,000 digital professionals in various specializations in India. These positions are open across the North, West, South regions. The company is looking to recruit talents in Cloud, AI, Cyber, Data Engineering, and Business Intelligence, with varying experience levels from 2 years to seasoned individuals with 15-18 years of experience. Speaking […]

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February 24, 202111:48 am
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Offices Can Resume after Disinfection if Positive Cases Appeared at the Workplace

Countries across the globe are slowly adapting to the new normal in the Covid-19 era. With decreasing global infection cases, lockdowns are lifted and businesses are allowed to reopen. However, organisations must adhere to certain health protocols to contain the spread of the virus in office settings. In a case where Covid-19 cases are found […]

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February 22, 20213:30 pm
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Skillsoft Integrates with Microsoft Viva to Empower Learning

Skillsoft recently announces it is integrating tools and training with Microsoft Viva. The integration of Skillsoft’s award-winning content, comprising 180,000+ learning assets, adds a collection of robust learning experiences, expands the Microsoft Viva Learning library, and empowers Microsoft Teams users to hone their skills by searching for and consuming meaningful and relevant learning content when […]

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February 17, 20214:54 pm