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470,000 Lower-Income Workers to Receive Workfare Special Payment Payouts from Oct 28

Lower-income workers in Singapore can receive their Workfare Special Payment payouts from Oct 28, said the Ministry of Finance on Friday (Oct 23). A cash payout of S$3,000 will be disbursed for each eligible recipient. First announced by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat in the Resilience Budget, the payment aims to provide greater assurance […]

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October 23, 20204:49 pm
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LinkedIn Survey: More Leaders See Internal Hiring as Priority, Remote Work Becomes a Permanent Trend

Today, many businesses are on hiring freeze due to the global health crisis. At the same time, companies are looking for a way to engage and retain their top performers as best as possible. In this matter, talent acquisition should be shaped and transformed. LinkedIn has recently released its Future of Recruiting report, with 6 […]

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October 22, 20203:45 pm
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Upskilling and Reskilling Scheme for 2,000 Malaysian Airline Staff

Employees working in the aviation industry who were affected by furlough can get help with the new upskilling and reskilling programme offered by Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG). Called as the MH EDGILE programme, the initiative will facilitate more than 2,000 employees, mainly pilot, cabin crew and other front-line community employees. The programme is to enable […]

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October 16, 20203:54 pm
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World Mental Health Day: Social Media Affecting Gen Z’s Wellbeing amid Covid-19

In tandem with World Mental Health Day, a new study by Sandpiper Communications finds those in Generation Z (Gen Z) across Asia Pacific (APAC) are putting on a brave face amid COVID-19, with most focusing on betterment but still struggling to talk about their mental health, despite rising pressures. Titled The Brave Face of Gen […]

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October 13, 20205:16 pm
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High Workload is Top Cause of Poor Mental Health for Employees Across Asia: Survey

Across job functions and countries in Asia, high work demands have emerged as the top driver of stress in the workplace. Nine in 10 indicated that their jobs required high mental focus and multi-tasking, while six in 10 reported a lack of control over the pace and order of work that they need to complete. […]

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October 12, 20205:33 pm
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Employee Benefits Available for Employees in China

The government in China has set up social security systems such as basic pension insurance, basic medical insurance, work-related injury insurance, unemployment insurance, maternity insurance, etc. to protect the basic rights of citizens. These systems enable participating individuals to obtain assistance from the state (according and subject to certain conditions and procedures) in special circumstances […]

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October 7, 20203:17 pm
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The Key to Management Strategy: Employee Retention

It is imperative for management to always find out why employees choose to quit the organisation. Research has pointed out that most employees leave out of frustration and constant friction with their superiors or other team members. Other major reasons include lack of communication, poor management, low salary, a negative environment at the workplace, lack […]

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October 7, 202012:30 pm
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Indonesia: Ministry of Manpower Introduces Employment Opportunity Expansion Program

Indonesia’s Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah has launched a program to develop and expand employment opportunities through the Social Safety Net (JPS) as one of the strategic steps to deal with the impacts of COVID-19. “The COVID-19 pandemic does not only affect health, but also weakens the economy, which is marked by production decline, layoffs, and […]

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October 6, 20205:12 pm
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Mushroom Management Theory in Human Resources

The term mushroom management refers to a style management where employees (who are illustrated as mushrooms) are kept in the dark and periodically given a load of manure. The “mushroom managers” could be described as managers who plant their employees knee-deep (or worse) in the smelly stuff and keep them in the dark. In practice, […]

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October 5, 20204:51 pm
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How to Respect Each Other in the Workplace

Many negative behaviours commonly exhibited by employees can be detrimental to the wellbeing and productivity of coworkers. A lack of respect in the workplace, if left unchecked, will drag down morale, create higher turnover, and increase risks to the employer.  According to the Willis Tower Watson survey, workplace dignity is the key to a healthy […]

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October 2, 20201:12 pm