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Top Investor Agenda: Human Capital & Climate Change

Climate change and human capital management are on top of investor’s 2020 sustainability agenda for engaging with boards of the companies they invest in, Morrow Sodali Institutional Survey found. Majority of investors with a collective $26 trillion in assets said that they focused on climate change and human capital management when it comes to investing […]

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April 8, 20201:28 pm
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Singapore to Help Malaysian Workers Affected by Covid-19: MOM

The Singapore government is assisting retrenched workers including Malaysians whose employers’ businesses have been badly hit by the COVID-19 situation, according to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Minister Josephine Teo said the ministry is able to help link the affected workers up with prospective employers who are looking to fill vacancies and have shortages, Bernama reports. Speaking […]

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April 1, 20204:37 pm
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Wage Subsidy Program to Prevent Job Loss and Salary Drop: Malaysia’s PM

The welfare of employers and employees in Malaysia will be safeguarded under the newly-introduced Wage Subsidy Programme announced as part of the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package on Friday (Mar 27). Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the programme will help employers retain their employees and prevent the loss of jobs and livelihoods, New […]

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March 30, 20204:06 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
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25 Million Workers Could Lose Jobs Due to Covid-19

The economic and labour crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic could increase global unemployment by almost 25 million, according to a new assessment by the International Labour Organization (ILO). However, if we see an internationally coordinated policy response, as happened in the global financial crisis of 2008/9, then the impact on global unemployment could be […]

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March 20, 20203:22 pm
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Coronavirus: 7 Tips to Help Your Employees Stay Productive While Working from Home

The world is seeing the largest work-from-home experiment due to the Coronavirus outbreak. While the idea of remote working or telecommuting is hardly new, the truth is, many leaders are still grappling with the challenges of managing a virtual team. Sure, working in a personal space, instead of a professional environment, sounds like a great […]

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March 20, 202011:00 am
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Leaders and Employees Hold Differing Views on Progress Toward Equality: Survey

A significant gap exists between the way leaders and employees view progress toward equality in their organizations, according to new research from Accenture. Closing the gap will yield substantial benefits for companies and their employees. The report, “Getting to Equal 2020: The Hidden Value of Culture Makers,” which includes research across 28 countries, found that […]

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March 18, 20201:56 pm
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Ministry: Give Priority to Welfare of Employees in the Ongoing Outbreak

The Human Resources Ministry has advised employers, including Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB), to take action which prioritises the welfare of employees in the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Its minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said that among the action that needs to be taken, is adherence to provisions of employment law, collective agreements and codes of conduct. […]

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March 17, 20204:34 pm
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Here’s the Coronavirus’s Gendered Impact: WEF

Are men and women feeling the effects of the coronavirus differently? Research from China suggests that while COVID-19 is infecting men and women in about equal numbers, women appear less likely to die from the virus than men. A study of some 44,600 people with COVID-19 from the Chinese Center for Disease Control showed the […]

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March 17, 20201:08 pm
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Covid-19 Outbreak Helps Recruiters Reach Out to Talents, But Delays Hiring

Online video interviews increasingly being used by major recruiters seem to be the perfect answer to the disruption caused by coronavirus, but there is a catch: many senior-level positions still require a face-to-face meeting before the final handshake. Recruiters PageGroup and Robert Walters as well as global tech giants Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft owned […]

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March 16, 20204:33 pm