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4 in 5 Businesses Believe Workflow Automation Enhances Employee’s Work Rather Than Replace Them, But a Knowledge Gap Persists

Despite four in five (81%) employers say that workflow automation will enhance employees’ work instead of replacing them, a number of challenges are still holding these organisations back. About two in three of them highlighted obstacles related to knowledge gaps such as ‘a lack of background knowledge to utilise workflow automation technologies’ (63%), and ‘the […]

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March 5, 20213:15 pm
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Workforce Restructuring, Upskilling & Enhancing Employee Experience Top Priorities for Indonesian Companies in 2021, says Mercer’s new study

The COVID-19 pandemic is driving a fundamental shift in the way companies operate, accelerating the need for an adaptable and agile workforce to bolster business success. According to Mercer’s 2021 Global Talent Trends study, the financial impact and work-life disruption caused by the pandemic has spurred employers in Indonesia to focus on workforce restructuring (45 […]

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March 5, 202112:56 pm
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Gender Equality Has Improved, but Women Still Face Barriers at Work

As International Women’s Day approaches, we should keep in mind that gender equality in business does make good economic sense. However, despite researches emphasizing the benefits of having more women in the workforce, women still face significant barriers in achieving job-related opportunities. In LinkedIn’s Opportunity Index 2021, women respondents cited lack of time (62 percent), a […]

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March 4, 20214:18 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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Looking for New Jobs during Pandemic? JobStreet Holds Virtual Career Fair This Month

Emerging from the labour market slump as unemployment eases post-COVID recovery, Singapore’s hiring outlook is on the mend with an upward trend in industries worst affected by COVID, as well as in COVID-proof jobs that continue to observe sustained strong demand in job postings in 2020 Q4 (October to December) according to the latest data […]

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March 1, 20215:24 pm
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Employees are Happier at Jobs amidst The Pandemic: Align Group’s Survey

The year 2020 saw drastic changes to work cultures, behaviours and arrangements globally as the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in retrenchment, pay cuts and new work from home structures, all factors that led to increased amounts of work stress and that might impact mental well-being. Align Group recently did a survey from November 2020 to January […]

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February 26, 20211:15 pm
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Positivity Around Vaccine Roll-Out and Future Availability Leads to Improved Perceptions on Whole Health

Cigna’s International Markets business published the fifth edition of its COVID-19 Global Impact Study, which highlights the contrast in well-being around the world as vaccine roll-out commenced for some, while other markets anticipated vaccine approvals to come. With the COVID-19 pandemic continually evolving and new waves and variants emerging in different geographies, these latest results show […]

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February 18, 20219:42 am
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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
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4 in 5 Companies in the Philippines to Maintain or Increase Headcounts in 2021

The Philippines can expect growing optimism in regard to recruitment and hiring activities this year. Data from the latest study commissioned by Michael Page Philippines found 35% of companies in the country are planning to increase their headcounts, while another 45% will maintain the status quo in 2021. Coomenting on the findings of Talent Trends […]

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February 15, 20215:48 pm
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All Work, No Play: Singapore is the World’s Most Vacation-Deprived Country

As a tiny city-state located just hours away from some of the world’s most desirable holiday destinations, the spirit of wanderlust has long been a cornerstone of the Singaporean identity. But ever since COVID-19 brought international travel to a near standstill, vacations to idyllic destinations have been the subject of intense nostalgia among Singaporeans. It […]

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February 9, 20214:17 pm