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1 in 2 People Globally Lost Income due to the Pandemic – Gallup

One in two people worldwide saw their earnings drop due to the coronavirus, with people in low-income countries particularly hard hit by job losses or cuts to their working hours, research showed on Monday. U.S.-based polling company Gallup, which surveyed 300,000 people across 117 countries, found that half of those with jobs earned less because […]

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May 4, 20213:16 pm
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More Asian Employees Now Want Flexibility; Only 7% Want a Completely Onsite Work Arrangement

Most Asian respondents prefer a hybrid work arrangement, with two or three days of working from home every week Good relationships with colleagues, superiors as well as financial compensation are now top factors for job preferences Issues pertaining to environmental responsibility as well as diversity and inclusion are now more important to Asian worker A […]

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April 29, 20212:53 pm
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Keen to Pursue a Career in Malaysia? Here’s 2021 LinkedIn Top Companies

The world of work is transforming. Not only have we worked through a once-in-a-generation global pandemic, but decades of automation, the rise of artificial intelligence and a new shift to remote work have all reshaped what our professional lives look like — and what we’re expecting from our employers. Professional social media platform, LinkedIn, just […]

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April 29, 20212:26 pm
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Stress Awareness Month: Remote Working Has Caused a Surge in Mental Health Issues

As April is Stress Awareness Month, Instant Offices researched how the last year has affected employees mental health but also what business and individual employees can do to improve and support mental health.  As remote working has been the new normal for the last year, self-isolation and health-related anxiety have created a general sense of unease for […]

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April 22, 20213:38 pm
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Rental Costs for Expatriates Drop Due to Pandemic

Top ten monthly rental costs – Asia (USD) Location Average rent in 2021 (USD) Average rent in 2020 (USD) Hong Kong 10,769 11,318 Tokyo, Japan 9,317 9,207 Shanghai, China 5,222 5,363 Yokohama, Japan 5,168 5,090 Seoul, Korea Republic 5,107 4,931 Beijing, China 4,599 4,566 Osaka, Japan 4,278 4,254 Singapore 4,210 4,233 Taipei, Taiwan 4,101 3,656 […]

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April 21, 20214:57 pm
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LinkedIn: More Employers Hire for Skills over Qualifications

LinkedIn launched the first edition of the Future of Talent report, to find out how the future of work has changed. The report looks at the shifting role of Human Resource teams in organisations, how organisations plan, hire, develop and engage their talent, and how employer branding helps organisations attract and retain their best people. […]

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April 20, 20215:54 pm
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Finance Functions Will Change in the Next Normal

A new report by Workday, an enterprise finance and human capital software, has found that the finance function will dramatically change in the “next normal”. Exactly one year on from when Singapore first imposed its circuit breaker measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the report, Finance Disrupted: Navigating the Next Normal, finds most significantly […]

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April 15, 20213:07 pm
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74% of Singaporean Expects Their Jobs to Be Partly Remote After Pandemic Ends

Most Singaporean respondents prefer a hybrid work arrangement, with two or three days of working from home every week Good relationships with superiors, colleagues as well as financial compensation are now the top three factors for job preferences Issues pertaining to environmental responsibility as well as diversity and inclusion are now more important to Singaporean […]

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April 13, 202112:55 pm
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As Customers Shop Online, Digital Marketing Skills Gaining Importance Since the Pandemic

As consumers alter their retail behaviour due to the pandemic, companies have increasingly turned to digital marketing as a means to reach out to their customers. Digital Marketing skills have therefore grown in importance as the top competency required for business viability, as voted by half of employers in Singapore (50% in 2021 vs 44% […]

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April 9, 202112:41 pm
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Pandemic Has Brought Lack of Female Leadership and Severe Gender Gap for Fast-Growing Roles

The vast majority of fast-growing jobs do not have gender parity and many show a severe under-representation of women, finds new data from LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network. LinkedIn identified 99 jobs that are consistently growing in demand across 20 economies and looked at female representation across those roles. The data – published in […]

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April 5, 20213:34 pm