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Manulife Gives Global Employees Extra Paid Day Off and Dedicates Afternoon to Reflect on Diversity

Employee wellbeing should be among leader’s concerns nowadays. With mental health and burnout becoming pressing issues for workers, employers are urged to take this matter seriously and address the problem. As as way to support and appreciate employee’s hard work during the pandemic, insurance company Manulife is giving its workers a “Thank You Day” off […]

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June 18, 20215:18 pm
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Singapore Firms Offer Days-Off, Free Medical Consultations to Support Workers Taking Covid-19 Vaccine

Singapore is inviting younger age groups to get vaccinated against Covid-19, with the registration exercise for those aged 12 to 39 began on Jun 11. To encourage employees to get their jabs, some companies take initiative by introducing measures. They also provide help and support for those who may suffer side effects. As reported by […]

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June 17, 20213:47 pm
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South Korea’s Labour Market Recovers, with Employment Peaks Near Pre-Pandemic

South Korea came closer to recovering pre-pandemic employment as more people ventured out looking for jobs after the economy expanded at a faster pace than previously thought. The economy added 619,000 jobs from a year earlier, a third month of gains, the statistics office reported on Wednesday (June 9). The country has now recouped more than 80 percent […]

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June 11, 20213:04 pm
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Non-Essential Service Employers Forcing Staff to Work On-Site Liable to Face Action

As Malaysia limits business activities during the nationwide movement control order (MCO), employers are encouraged to allow their staff to work from home whenever possible. If they are found to force their employees to be present at the workplace despite being non-essential services, these employers can be reported to the Human Resource Ministry (MHR). According […]

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June 10, 20216:22 pm
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Here are the 10 Most Attractive Employers in Malaysia 2021

Randstad recently crowned Shell Malaysia as the Most Attractive Employer in Malaysia for 2021. Having clinched the title twice in 2016 and 2017, this marks the third time Shell Malaysia has secured the number one spot for the Most Attractive Employer award in Malaysia. Jaya Dass, Managing Director at Randstad Singapore and Malaysia said, “We […]

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June 10, 20212:05 pm
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Starting Next Month, France Doubles Paid Paternity Leave Up to 28 Days

New dads in France will be able to spend more time with their newborns under the new arrangement. Starting from next month, paternity leave is set at 25 days, up twice from 11 previously. President Emmanuel Macron announced the change last year, and it will come into effect from July 1st. The entitlement is for […]

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June 9, 20213:04 pm
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Save the Date, JobStreet’s Virtual Career Fair is Back!

JobStreet today announced it will be hosting a Professional, Manager, Executive and Technician (PMET) edition of the Virtual Career Fair from 14 to 23 June 2021. The first edition, held from 1 to 11 March 2021, was well received, registering over 375,000 visits and 110,000 job applications. Following a similar format of live chats, advisory […]

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June 8, 20213:01 pm
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Philippines Temporarily Bars Nurses from Working Abroad as Annual Limit is Reached

It’s only the first half of 2021, but the Philippines’ 5,000-annual cap on the deployment of newly hired healthcare workers (HCWs) abroad has been reached. In view of this, the government ordered a temporary suspension of the sending abroad of nurses, and their assistants and aides. In an official statement, Mr Bernard Olalia, head of the […]

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June 7, 20213:11 pm
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Temporary Grant for Workers and Self-Employed People Open on June 3

Workers and self-employed people who are affected financially during the heightened measures period can apply for the Covid-19 grant that opened on Thursday (Jun 3) and end a month later on July 2. The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) said the grant is “temporary scheme to facilitate quicker assistance to those whose incomes […]

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June 4, 20214:51 pm
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Malaysia Enters Nationwide Lockdown as Covid-19 Cases Soar

Malaysia is imposing its second nationwide lockdown to tackle a worsening surge of Covid-19 cases that have put its health care system on the verge of collapse. The movement control order (MCO) will be effective from June 1 to June 14. Malls and many businesses in the country will be closed, all social activities are […]

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June 3, 20214:05 pm