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Turning Awareness Into Action: D&I Planning with Emmy Kan, Chief Corporate Services Officer of Starbucks Asia Pacific

Recent PwC research found that organisations in APAC are struggling with translating D&I strategy into action, despite their publicly-declared commitment to the programme. While studies have shown that D&I in companies lead to higher productivity and profitability than those with more homogenous demographics, why are organisations still progressing slowly with such initiative? There is no […]

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January 24, 202011:32 am
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Amazon Plans to Bring One Million Jobs to India by 2025

With Amazon’s continued investments in technology, infrastructure and its logistic network, the e-commerce major plans to create one million new jobs in India over the next five years, company announced on Friday (Jan 17). “Amazon plans to create one million new jobs in India by 2025,” the company said in a statement, adding that the […]

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January 22, 20205:19 pm
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Indonesia is Set to Overhaul 79 Laws in a Push for Jobs and Foreign Investment

Indonesia is set to overhaul its nearly two-decade old labor law and scrap an array of rules that hinder foreign investment as President Joko Widodo seeks to transition the economy from a commodity reliant one into a manufacturing hub, Bloomberg reports. The government plans to table a bill in parliament on Tuesday (Jan 21) that […]

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January 21, 20205:23 pm
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Job Applicants No Longer Have to Declare Their Mental Ilness: TAFEP

According to a study done by the Institute of Mental Health last year, one in seven people in Singapore has experienced a mental disorder in their lifetime. Yet, a 2016 study showed that more than three-quarters of people with a mental health condition in Singapore did not seek any professional help—this was described as a […]

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January 21, 20203:16 pm
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Citi Singapore Adjusts Pay for Female Staff to Close Gender Pay Gap

Citigroup Inc. has adjusted the pay in Singapore of women who earned less than their male peers for doing the same work, the latest action in a growing trend of companies and countries seeking to close the gender gap in pay. “Since 2018, we made an assessment of where we are and what we need […]

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January 20, 20204:19 pm
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Workers Need Protection as Gig Jobs Turn to be Full-time Jobs: Survey

More than half of those working gig jobs are virtually full-time employees who rely on volatile contract work as their only source of income, a new study that polled over 400 e-hailing and application-based food-delivery service workers found. The survey underpins the urgent need to relook at laws governing the gig economy, which provides little […]

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January 20, 202011:16 am
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Timestamping before Leaving a Job, Advocated by EmployProof.org

So you have tendered your resignation. Now what’s your next move? Obvious answer would be seeking new job opportunities, if you have yet to secure one. But wait.. there’s a little side note that makes you a bit wary when applying for a new role: you left your job on bad terms. Changes are that […]

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January 20, 202010:30 am
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4 in 5 Employees Would Leave Jobs that Lack of Career Progression

A new study conducted by CareerAddict.com revealed that progression is considered more important than pay, with an astonishingly high number of survey participants (82.39 percent) saying that a lack of progression would influence their decision to leave their jobs. Nearly 1,000 career-driven individuals were surveyed at the end of 2019 in order to discover the […]

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January 15, 20203:02 pm
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India is Creating Fewer Jobs for World’s Biggest Workforce

India will create at least 1.6 million fewer formal jobs across government and low-paying sectors, State Bank of India estimates, a segment that typically absorbs some of the millions of youth entering the world’s biggest workforce each year. There’s also evidence that people who migrate within the country for employment are sending less money home […]

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January 13, 20204:46 pm
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Graphic Designers, Technicians, and Accountants Most In-Demands Jobs in Malaysia Last Year

Graphic designers, electrical engineering technicians and certified accountants were among the top ten jobs in demand last year, according to Malaysia’s Critical Occupations List (COL). The annual list, which has been in publication since 2015, stated that the majority of developing businesses are expected to expand their adoption of technologies by 2022, which will lead […]

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January 10, 20205:06 pm