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Employees Concern about Return-to-Work Measurement

Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of businesses are very confident with their safety measurements amidst the new normal of the work environment, recent survey found. Meanwhile, 83 percent anticipate changing workplace safety measures, while 43 percent anticipate making remote work a permanent solution for roles that can accommodate it.  See also: HR Top Priority during COVID-19 […]

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May 29, 20201:51 pm
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Majority Workers Believe 6-Hour Workday Will Improve Productivity amid COVID-19: Survey

The traditional workplace as we know it has shifted due to the COVID-19 outbreak, resulting in a more remote workforce. As people gradually return to work, most believe that fewer working hours could increase productivity levels, according to a recent study by CareerAddict.com. The results revealed that 74 percent of workers believe that 6-hour workdays […]

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May 28, 20203:30 pm
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Job Seekers’ Biggest Pain Points during Hiring Process amidst Crisis with Chelsie Hastings, Head of HR, PageUp

COVID-19 brings more pressure for job seekers in finding a job amidst the weary market. Studies have shown that most industries have halted their recruitment plans. No wonder, job candidates, especially fresh graduates, are worried that they will be unable to land a job amidst the pandemic. This situation has also ushered candidates to question […]

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May 28, 20202:28 pm
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7 Ways to Support Employee’s Mental Health amidst the Pandemic

As organisations contemplate the return to their workplaces and a new normal, leaders need to keep top of mind the mental health of employees as they transition to new ways of working amidst a period of heightened fear and uncertainty. According to Mercer’s 2020 Global Talent Trends Study, only 45 percent of executives believe their workforce […]

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May 27, 202012:25 pm
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Rethinking HR’s Role in the Age of Remote Work

More and more companies are now starting to exploit their remote research effectively. With improved processing capacity and greater networking, remote research can be done smoothly nowadays. The fact is that companies no longer have to restrict their recruiting activities to their area alone. Nevertheless, it may still be very challenging to handle, as good […]

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May 22, 202010:03 am
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Should Employers Offer More Than Minimum Wage?

According to Indian Federal Law, employers are required to pay employees a minimum of INR 362/day for unskilled workers and a minimum of INR 438/day for highly skilled workers. This minimum wage is effective from 1st April 2020. In Singapore, the Employment Law has no minimum wage regulations. However, there are a few exceptions in […]

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May 20, 20206:01 pm
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Singapore’s Businesses can Resume Operations from June 2

From June 2, more businesses can resume operations with about one-third of workers able to return to work on-site, as Singapore gradually eases restrictions imposed to stem the spread of Covid-19. Among the first to get the nod to reopen will be businesses that operate in settings with lower transmission risks and with limited or […]

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May 20, 20205:48 pm
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Green Human Resources: 6 Practices to Adapt

Adapting environment-friendly practices within a company has become one of the most critical topics in the business world and sustainability. Especially in today’s situation where global warming is steadily rising, ‘Green’ practices should be adopted by companies starting from the heart of business: human resources.  Green Human Resources  There are many reasons why businesses should […]

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May 20, 20202:21 pm
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Financial Aid and Upskilling as Measures to Safeguard Jobs: Survey

More financial aid, talent up-skilling and efficient countering of black market is what Malaysians see as important measures to safeguard jobs and reinvigorate the economy following the Covid-19 pandemic. In a recent study conducted by leading market research company Green Zebras Sdn Bhd (GZSB), 74 percent of Malaysians say the government should provide more financial […]

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May 19, 20204:42 pm
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You Don’t Really Need Retirement, According to Neuroscientist

Retirement helps reduce the chance of chronic illness  Health and Economics study showed that retiring early can lengthen one’s life, with 42 percent people less likely to die over the subsequent five years compared to those who continued working. Researchers explained that these potentially life-extending effects happen because retiring early can free up an individual’s […]

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May 19, 20204:18 pm