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HR Top Priority during COVID-19

The Covid-19 infection cases have reached more than 1 million globally, doubling in a week as the virus spreads across Europe and North America and established a toehold in Africa. With the cases increasing rapidly, stricter rules are implemented in some countries, such as masks should be worn by everyone regardless of their health condition […]

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April 9, 20202:05 pm
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Covid-19 Effects on Wellbeing, Pay & Future of Work

The crisis created by Covid-19 has heavily impacted the economic and labour market, impacting not only supply, such as the production of goods and services, but also demand, such as consumptions. Disruptions to production, which initiated in Asia, have spread to supply chains across the world. And now, all businesses, regardless of size, are facing […]

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April 8, 20201:00 pm
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Singaporean Firms Have No Plan for Retrenchment, But Reduce Recruitment Budget and Focus on Employee Training

Companies in Singapore are decreasing recruitment budget while enhancing training and development initiatives to cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) on businesses.  This is according to Mercer’s new Pay & Bonus Pulse Survey, which provides an overview on how COVID-19 has impacted human resources budget allocation as well as salary and bonus […]

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April 3, 20206:17 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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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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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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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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India Lockdown: Companies Ensure Jobs and Salaries Safety Despite Coronavirus Disruption

Leading companies in India are proactively assuring employees that they will be taken care of financially while the lockdown continues or even if it gets extended. From paying advance salary to both regular and contractual workers a week before the usual salary credit date to honouring joining date commitment for new joinees even if they […]

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March 30, 20203:15 pm
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Cognizant Staff in India and Philippines to Receive 25% Extra Payment Over Base Pay

IT firm Cognizant on Friday said it will give employees who are at associate level and below in India and the Philippines, an additional payment of 25 percent of base pay for April, in recognition of their extraordinary continuity-of-service efforts amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The move is expected to benefit over 1,30,000 Cognizant employees in […]

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March 27, 20205:28 pm
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Why & How to Use Storytelling in Recruitment

Long gone are the days where a job interview session is merely about asking the same questions to candidates. Today, recruiters and hiring managers must attract their talents better by sharing stories.  Why stories?  Storytelling is by far one of the best strategies to increase the value of a product or service, not to mention […]

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March 27, 20202:10 pm