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Youths to Dominate Digital Economy, Leading Malaysia Into the IR 4.0

Young Malaysians will play the biggest role in advancing the country’s digital economy and will be responsible for the country’s transition into the fourth industrial revolution (IR4.0), according to the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). Citing a World Economic Forum report, MDEC CEO Surina Shukri said 65% of students now in primary school would end […]

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November 24, 20206:08 pm
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Cities with the Most Overworked Population in 2020

Work smarter instead of work harder. Most people might believe that being busy is not equal with being productive. But in the era of COVID-19 where we are pushed to work from home, achieving desired productivity while maintaining work-life balance seems to be a harder task to accomplish. A recent index compiled by Kisi ranks […]

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November 20, 20203:36 pm
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Ways to Create Workplace Engagement on a Budget

This article is a guest post. Employee engagement is a measure of how an employee is heartfelt attached to their place of work. It is demonstrated by the amount of effort they put into pushing the company’s agenda, as well as the resilience they show whenever the company is faced with harsh operational or economic […]

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November 17, 20205:58 pm
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Workplace Culture Needs Radical Changes to Address the New Business Environment

This article is a guest post. Businesses across the Asia Pacific region thought they had weathered the worst COVID-19 had to throw at them, but businesses have realized that working remotely or flexibly is a fundamental part of the new work reality and not a temporary fix. The initial focus for most businesses when lockdowns […]

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November 11, 20205:58 pm
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Report: Sales, Services Workers Most at Risk of Losing Jobs to Automation

As more and more tasks are getting done with automation, the talents of tomorrow need to adapt and equip themselves with the sought-after skills of the future. According to recent Khazanah Research Institute study, sales and services were among the roles that were the most vulnerable to being replaced with automation. In Malaysian labour pool, […]

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November 6, 20204:03 pm
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Tafep: There’s been a 42% Increase of Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Complaints

The Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (Tafep) has noted a 42 percent increase of workplace discrimination or harassment complaints between April last year and March this year, compared with the same period in the previous year. According to the latest annual report issued by the Tripartite Alliance Limited on Wednesday (Oct 21), […]

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October 26, 20205:02 pm
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Paper Qualifications Not Enough to Get You Hired

With current economic environment, fresh graduates need more than paper qualifications to secure a job, especially in the professional sectors. According to a Singapore think tank, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, the labour market in Malaysia has failed to produce jobs requiring skills that match qualifications despite Malaysia’s youth continually achieving higher education levels. As a result, […]

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October 21, 202012:37 pm
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Financial Anxiety Apparent during COVID-19 Era, Report Finds

Cigna’s International Markets business recently published the third edition of its COVID-19 Global Impact Study, which sheds new light on the impact of the virus on global perceptions of health and well-being. The report reveals that:  People’s confidence about being able to meet financial commitments remains weak; It will be a long struggle to mitigate […]

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October 19, 20202:52 pm
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Career Centres in Towns to Help Singaporeans Find Jobs: Manpower Minister

Jobseekers in Singapore will get help finding new jobs from the government. In Parliament yesterday, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said that at least eight satellite career centres are available in towns such as Jurong West, Sengkang and Woodlands. These career centres come under the new SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package introduced in May. Previously, Workers’ […]

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October 15, 20204:12 pm
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No HR Department? Try the Corporate Concierge

As far as we know, HR department has always been here to support a company’s stability, especially for large MNCs and SMEs with distributed officers across departments. However, another option that has emerged is the corporate concierge. Startup can run without personnel/HR teams, but many recommend that employing an HR staffer when at least 15 employees are hired […]

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October 15, 20201:09 pm