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The Greatest Tech Challenge in the HR Industry

Companies that aspire to sustain their competitive edge require human force well-equipped with recent techniques and technologies to face the changes and upcoming challenges. There will be a huge amount of pressure on today’s organisation, with the HR department having a very critical role to play in order to help and navigate through evolutions. No […]

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April 9, 20201:51 pm
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Ministry Lists Employment ‘Dos and Don’ts’ During Malaysia’s Lockdown

Malaysia’s Human Resources Ministry has listed some ‘dos and donts’ for employers and employees following the extension of the movement control order (MCO) between April 1 to 14. Here are responses to some of the most frequently asked questions, compiled by The Star Online. 1. Does an employer have to pay wages during the 14-day […]

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April 3, 20206:31 pm
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Here’s How Employers Can Monitor Employees Remote Activity

“As the Covid-19 cases are spiralling, work-from-home increasingly became the new norm.” Dallas News reported that working from home is the right measure in order to ensure employees’ health and safety in connection with the spread of the virus. Employers are also encouraged to move their business processes virtually, optimising the use of technology and […]

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April 3, 20201:42 pm
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The Cost of Covid-19 Crisis to Manufacturing Industry Across Asia

Factory activity contracted sharply across most of Asia in March as the coronavirus pandemic paralyzed economic activity across the globe, with sharp falls in export power-houses Japan and South Korea overshadowing a modest improvement in China. Manufacturing gauges also tumbled in Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines, Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) surveys showed on Wednesday, underscoring […]

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April 2, 20204:30 pm
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Maximising Technology for Employee Health Improvement

In the modern working world, employees face the burden of “always-on culture” and “telepressures” from the endless stream of emails, adapting to ever-changing technologies and constant pressure to be available online. However, technology does not always have to be harmful. Instead, it can be leveraged to facilitate employees’ wellbeing.  — Technological advances are changing workplaces […]

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April 2, 20204:24 pm
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Managing Business Travel During the Pandemic: Candid Discussion with Dr Low Kiang Wei, Medical Director at International SOS

The global pandemic has forced everyone to stop going out and spend more of their time at home. Businesses are encouraged to send their employees home and work remotely. While some industries find the switch to a virtual environment relatively easy, some others are struggling to manage their business processes and teams, especially if the […]

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April 2, 202011:06 am
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Valuing and Harnessing the Power of Human Connections with Edward Senju, Regional CEO at Sansan

Organisations should keep in mind that keeping people at the heart of business transformation and even day-to-day operations is a necessity. Considering this, driving employee collaboration and maintaining human connections, internally and externally, is truly a business imperative. Communication and collaboration instil stronger commitment within a team, while a human connection leads to higher engagement with […]

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April 1, 20209:32 am
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Key Summary for HR Managers in Handling Covid-19 Situation: CDC reports

In China, Covid-19 cases are reported slowing down that businesses are resuming, reported by Xinhua News. In the city of Ningbo, for example, Shenzhou International Group Holdings Limited has seen its work resumption rate reached 95 percent, meaning that Chinese employees have restored their normal work life. Albeit some businesses have had their normal schedule, […]

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March 30, 20203:28 pm
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Working from Home Tips: Juggling Between Family, Work & Free Time

For those seeking better work-life balance, working from home sounds like a great perk. However, as Covid-19 emerged, everyone is encouraged to stay home. Employees work remotely, students have online classes. Something that was once a privilege, now becomes a necessity. Today that schools and children care are closed, you need to work with your […]

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March 30, 20203:15 pm
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Malaysian Firms are Transforming to Adapt to Changing Skill Requirements

While organisations in Malaysia are increasingly confident about having and hiring talent with the right skills, most are still undergoing restructuring to adapt to changing skill requirements, finds the latest Asia Salary Guide report by Hays. This year marks the 13th edition of the annual Hays Asia Salary Guide, which remains a definitive snapshot of […]

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March 26, 20204:27 pm