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Govt Disburse Wage Subsidy to Prevent Indonesian Workers from Losing Their Jobs

Following a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases, the Indonesian govt is extending the emergency public activity restriction (PPKM Darurat) in the islands of Java and Bali to 25 July 2021. During the restriction period, non-essential businesses are expected to halt their operations and employers are encouraged to allow their employees to work from […]

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July 23, 20214:16 pm
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MEF: Accelerate Recovery Plan to Save Malaysia’s Non-Essential Businesses from Collapsing

The government has been urged to accelerate the National Recovery Plan (NRP) to Phase Three and Phase Four to ensure the survival of businesses, particularly those in the non-essential sectors such as the fashion, textile and apparel industry. Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) president Syed Hussain Syed Human said the prolonged movement control orders that have […]

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July 21, 20215:25 pm
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Top 5 Initiatives to Support Digital Learning and Wellbeing during Pandemic

The pandemic has urged workers to revisit their career outlook. In times of uncertainty where none is immune to layoffs and unemployment, the key to thriving in the new normal is to possess updated skills and competency. A new survey by Randstad reflects the growing needs for reskilling and upskilling initiatives among employees. According to […]

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July 19, 20214:11 pm
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Astra Group Indonesia Supports the Acceleration of Vaccination Program for Workers and Public

Astra Group has been progressively giving out COVID-19 vaccination for workers and the general public as a part of the government and private sector synergy. The initiative is part of the efforts to widen the scope and accelerate nationwide vaccination programs in order to achieve herd immunity. From May 18, 2021, Astra Group started its […]

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July 16, 20211:49 pm
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Salary Increment in India: Healthcare and Tech Roles to See Highest Pay Hikes

As the Covid-19 health crisis persists, the healthcare, tech, and manufacturing sectors will lead the hiring demands in India. Technological and digital innovation is expected to navigate the ongoing crisis, helping the nation to the path of recovery in 2021. Functions in these sectors are also projected to draw higher average salary increments, a new […]

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July 14, 20216:14 pm
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Vaccination Center Closed After 200 Workers Contracted Covid-19

Amidst surging cases of Covid-19, Malaysia is ramping up its vaccination programme and imposing stricter lockdown over the past month. As the nation struggles to contain its biggest outbreak yet, rarlier on Tuesday (Jul 12), a vaccination center was ordered to close for sanitization after more than 200 volunteers and workers there tested positive over […]

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July 13, 20216:01 pm
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Beyond Traditional Recruitment: TikTok Launches Video Resumes as Firms Struggle to Hire

What do you think about creating a short video to apply for a job? In the era of digital revolution, video viewership has gained immense popularity, especially among mobile users. Tiktok, the social network known for short entertainment videos popular with young people, has grasped this growing trend with a new recruiting platform. The video-sharing […]

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July 12, 20213:16 pm
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Looking to Upskill? Register Digital Skills for Tomorrow’s Jobs Programme Today!

Graduates and unemployed individuals can register for the Digital Skills for Tomorrow’s Jobs programme starting Thursday (Jul 8). The programme is the result of a partnership among Microsoft Malaysia, the Social Security Organisation (Socso) and Junior Achievement (JA) Malaysia, a youth-serving non-governmental organisation, in support of the government’s MyDIGITAL and National Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) […]

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July 9, 20214:19 pm
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Vaccination for Workers in Higher Risk Employment Settings Can be Mandatory, Said Tripartite Partners

People working in an employment setting that exposes them to a higher risk of COVID-19 infection can be required by their employers to get vaccinated, according to new guidelines released by Singapore’s tripartite partners on Friday (Jul 2). In line with Singapore’s national vaccination policy, employers should not make it mandatory for their staff to […]

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July 8, 20215:31 pm
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Singapore Offers Cash Benefits for Parents Ineligible for Paternity and Maternity Leave

A new bill is introduced to help parents in Singapore whose employers do not offer maternity and paternity leave. Eligible parents can receive cash benefits under the new law. Proposed on Monday (July 5), the amendments to the Child Development Co-Savings Act was tabled for a first reading in Parliament by the Ministry of Social […]

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July 6, 20214:42 pm