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How to Engage Employees with Better Job Security and Stability

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, workplaces have had to make significant alterations in the way they conduct business. In addition to the changing work-life, Covid-19 also posed financial instability that put many workers at risk of experiencing job insecurity and, in turn, lower wellbeing.  In Asia, the crisis has proven to be an accelerant of […]

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May 6, 202112:30 pm
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2021 Salary Guide for APAC Employers

Covid-19 pandemic has not yet reached its conclusion, but ongoing infection and fatality rates appear to be better controlled due to vaccination programs commenced in multiple jurisdictions around APAC regions. Along with this joyful news, however, as impactful as the pandemic was in 2020 and will continue to be in 2021, there are a number […]

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May 4, 202110:23 am
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10 Ways to Attract & Retain Top Talents

How often have you been ghosted by top candidates you have interviewed or screened? Ghosting is one of the most common phenomena that HR professionals and recruiters cannot avoid. In 2021, ghosting is on the rise and has become a two-way street.  Recent Indeed survey on Employer Ghosting found that ghosting has become a widespread […]

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April 30, 202112:15 pm
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More Asian Employees Now Want Flexibility; Only 7% Want a Completely Onsite Work Arrangement

Most Asian respondents prefer a hybrid work arrangement, with two or three days of working from home every week Good relationships with colleagues, superiors as well as financial compensation are now top factors for job preferences Issues pertaining to environmental responsibility as well as diversity and inclusion are now more important to Asian worker A […]

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April 29, 20212:53 pm
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Work-Life Balance, Mental Health, and Burnout among Pressing Issues for Workers

AON, in partnership with IPSOS, has released a survey that confirms the link between employee wellbeing and company performance. Aon’s 2021 Global Wellbeing Survey found that improvements to employee wellbeing within a company directly impact customer satisfaction and retention. While wellbeing performance overall has a direct connection to a strong and focused wellbeing strategy, a […]

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April 28, 20214:36 pm
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How to Spot Workplace Bullies & What to Do with Them

Workplace bullying is more common than many managers might realise. It happens when a group of people at work single out an individual and start embarrassing, harassing, or intimidating an employee without reasoning. The act of bullying at the workplace can have a serious impact on the individual’s performance and affect the company’s growth.  Recent […]

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April 28, 20211:46 pm
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SEA Countries with The Best Tech Talents

The Southeast Asia Tech Talent Compensation Report commissioned by Monk’s Hill Ventures and Glints revealed that SEA remains an attractive market for tech companies to secure talent, despite increasing compensation packages within regions.  The study conducted by interviewing more than 20 founders across Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam, as well as using over 1,000 data points […]

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April 27, 202112:48 pm
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Stress Awareness Month: Remote Working Has Caused a Surge in Mental Health Issues

As April is Stress Awareness Month, Instant Offices researched how the last year has affected employees mental health but also what business and individual employees can do to improve and support mental health.  As remote working has been the new normal for the last year, self-isolation and health-related anxiety have created a general sense of unease for […]

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April 22, 20213:38 pm
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Earth Day & CSR: What’s Your Commitment to Sustainability?

Companies aspire to do well financially – but they are also responsible to engage in good causes, which is the underlying principle of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).  Today, more organisations recognise the importance of aligning business objectives with CSR initiatives. When considering CSR, companies might need to note that Earth Day has always been of […]

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April 22, 20213:22 pm
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HSBC Singapore Announces Plans for Wider Flexibility and Hybrid-Location Working

HSBC Singapore recently announced ‘Future of Work’, the company’s vision to flexible and hybrid-location working. In a press release, the multinational investment bank said that to support this plan, there will be a shift towards a more hybrid and flexible model of working between office and home for its employees while managing operational and business […]

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April 20, 20213:54 pm