All Article NEWS

Generic placeholder image
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 […]

Read More
September 27, 20211:25 pm
Generic placeholder image
ATS is Failing Their Job, Harvard Study Says

An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is a workflow-oriented tool that helps organizations manage and track applicants in the recruiting process. Top companies have been relying on ATS to streamline their hiring tasks via a single software. However, a recent study by Harvard revealed the system has been mistakenly rejecting millions of viable candidates. The report […]

Read More
September 24, 20212:25 pm
Generic placeholder image
Bolttech Announced an Extension to its A Series Funding to US$210 Millions

Singapore-based InsurTech, bolttech, recently announced EDBI and Alma Mundi Insurtech Fund to join its list of investors for the A Series funding, rounding it up from US$180 millions to US$210 millions. The additional capital will be utilized to enable Bolttech to reach more partners and customers through enhanced technology and digital capabilities. Further, bolttech is […]

Read More
September 24, 20212:14 pm
Generic placeholder image
EWA (Earned Wage Access) Model to Radically Change SEA’s Payday Culture

EWA platforms are making their way into Southeast Asia (SEA). EWA model is predicted to solve employee’s long financial management problems by offering salary on demand. EWA platforms allow employees to withdraw their pay cheque without having to wait until payday. Generally, EWA platforms would front the money and then be reimbursed later by employers […]

Read More
September 23, 20213:27 pm
Generic placeholder image
Malay Govt Has Approved Wage Subsidies Worth RM15.7 bil So Far

The government has approved wage subsidy applications worth over RM15.7 billion under the various wage subsidy programmes. Under Wage Subsidy Programme 1.0 (PSU 1.0) up to Sept 3, 2021, a total of RM12.936 billion had been approved, benefitting 322,177 employers and 2.64 million workers, according to Minister of Finance Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz. For PSU 2.0, up […]

Read More
September 16, 20213:53 pm
Generic placeholder image
Govt Eases Movement Restrictions for Migrant Workers in Dormitories

Starting next week, Singapore will ease movement restrictions for migrant workers living in dormitories, the authorities announced on Thursday (Sep 9). This is after more than a year the curbs were imposed due to a surge in infections in their often cramped quarters. The statement released by the manpower ministry came after more than 90% […]

Read More
September 10, 202110:00 am
Generic placeholder image
Employers Supplied with Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kits as Malaysia’s Business Reopens

The Human Resource Ministry through the Social Security Organisation (Socso) will supply Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kits (RTK) to employers to facilitate the Recovery Phase Covid-19 Screening Programme on employees. Its Minister, Datuk Seri M Saravanan, said the employers are responsible for coordinating the implementation of the screening process with clinics, hospitals or trained doctors […]

Read More
September 7, 20213:11 pm
Generic placeholder image
New Task Force to Help Singaporeans Get Jobs in 10 Sectors

As the nation prepares to live normally with Covid-19 and restructures its economy, Singapore’ Ministry of Manpower forms a new Jobs Taskforce to help locals find jobs in 10 key potential sectors. The 10 sectors are infocommunications technology and media, financial services, professional services such as accountancy, manufacturing, healthcare, wholesale trade, built environment, logistics, food […]

Read More
September 7, 20211:20 pm
Generic placeholder image
Looking for New Job? Amazon to Hire 55,000 Corporate and Tech Roles Globally

US-based retail giant Amazon is announcing its aggressive hiring plan recently. In a press interview with Reuters, Chief Executive Andy Jassy revealed the company’s plan to recruit about 55,000 people for corporate and tech roles globally in the coming months. He said the company needed more firepower to keep up with demand in retail, the […]

Read More
September 3, 202110:48 am
Generic placeholder image
Manulife Rolls Out ‘Fuel Up Fridays’ Well-being Initiative and Offers 5 Extra Personal Days in 2022

Work from home has been taking a toll on many employees’ mental health and companies are not shutting their eyes to this. As an effort to support the well-being of its global team, Manulife recently introduces a new initiative called “Fuel Up Fridays”. Set out to be effective on September 10th, the insurance company will […]

Read More
September 2, 202112:55 pm