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Coronavirus: 7 Tips to Help Your Employees Stay Productive While Working from Home

The world is seeing the largest work-from-home experiment due to the Coronavirus outbreak. While the idea of remote working or telecommuting is hardly new, the truth is, many leaders are still grappling with the challenges of managing a virtual team. Sure, working in a personal space, instead of a professional environment, sounds like a great […]

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March 20, 202011:00 am
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How to Help Nurture and Retain Your Employees

Employee happiness and satisfaction has morphed from a soft issue for most results-focused businesses into a fundamental factor for all. Various studies have revealed the importance of businesses retaining their employees, with statistics showcasing the cost to replace an employee as well as the general disgruntlement with peoples’ work life. To make matters worse, in […]

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September 13, 201911:02 am
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CEO Summit 2019

Overview Globalization, digital transformation, unprecedented competition and the shift of consumer power to make decisions makes corporate governance more challenging, calling a new breed of executives to run companies relevant to the times including the call to future proof your company’s direction. The CEO Summit 2019 gathers world-class executives and global entrepreneurs to develop principled, […]

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March 18, 20199:38 am
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HR Festival Asia

Overview HR Festival Asia is brought to you by the organisers of the world’s largest HR Technology event (USA), and Asia’s best-known workforce management conference – HR Summit and Expo Asia. The event will cover the full spectrum of HR technology, HR general practices and trends through six content-rich conference streams: CxO Symposium  HR & […]

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March 11, 201910:31 am
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The HR & Learning Show

Overview Digital technology is revolutionizing the HR profession. The way you recruit, retain, develop and engage your staff is being transformed and simplified by accessible cloud-based systems. And this revolution isn’t just happening in large enterprises with big budgets, it’s also happening in SMEs. Small and medium-sized businesses now have access to world-class HR solutions […]

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February 28, 20199:59 am
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Talent Development & Succession Planning Masterclass!

Overview It is increasingly important that organizations have an effective succession management strategy in order to ensure leadership renewal, prevent critical position shortage and to foster a talent-oriented culture. Talent identification and development is a critical part of succession planning and is important to ensure talent gaps can always be covered and that your high […]

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February 25, 20191:24 pm
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2ND ANNUAL HR ANALYTICS ASEAN SUMMIT Beyond Reporting : Advanced Analytics

Overview Analytics can no longer be called a fringe topic of special interest. Proficiency and competence in using people data and deriving insights from it is an essential part of your practice as an HR professional. Through the deployment of insights from people data, HR practitioners can act as an effective strategic partner to the […]

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November 19, 20185:20 pm
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Migrant Workers Fear Massive Singapore Dormitory Lockdown is Coronavirus Time Bomb

Migrant workers living in vast Singapore dormitories cut off from the outside world due to the coronavirus outbreak fear their cramped and squalid quarters are fast becoming a hotbed for infection. Singapore on Sunday (Apr 6) said it had quarantined nearly 20,000 workers in two dormitories, made up of mainly Bangladeshi and other South Asian […]

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April 7, 20205:56 pm
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“Give to Receive” How to Succeed in Your Corporate Social Responsibility with Quek Shiyun, Head, Company of Good, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC)

In the recent Budget 2020, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced that $350m has been set aside to support social service agencies and build a giving culture in Singapore to steward organisations into a sustainable future. Social responsibility empowers not only a company’s image but also employees to leverage the corporate resources at their disposal […]

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April 7, 20204:37 pm
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HR Should NOT Ask Employees If They Have COVID-19

The three indicators of Covid-19 infection are elevated temperature, dry cough and difficulty in breathing. Other symptoms as described by the WHO include sore throat, nausea, runny nose, and fever. Thuswise, temperature checks are currently the most common form of testing in order to prevent the virus from spreading in the workplace. Temperature testing might […]

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April 7, 20202:26 pm
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Manpower Ministry: Employers Have to Support All Workers and Communicate Work Arrangements Clearly

Employers have to support their workers – both local and foreign – even as they adjust to the closure of most workplaces for four weeks, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo told Parliament on Monday (Apr 6). She urged employers to communicate clearly with their workers on work and pay arrangements as measures to stem the spread […]

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April 7, 202012:40 pm
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Jobs Hampered Worldwide as Coronavirus Outbreak Triggers Global Recession

BLOOMBERG – The world’s workers are reeling from the initial shock of the coronavirus recession, with job losses and welfare claims around the globe already running into the millions this week. With International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva warning of a “crisis like no other,” the cuts from Austria to the U.S. reflect the […]

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April 6, 20206:33 pm
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New Solidarity Budget: Firms Get 75% Wage Subsidies in April

All firms in Singapore will receive a subsidy of 75 percent of gross monthly wages, for the first S$4,600 of wages paid in April 2020 for each local employee. This comes as the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) was further enhanced under the new Solidarity Budget, announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee […]

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April 6, 20204:59 pm
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Sanctions of Being Unprepared When Doing Business in Asia & Its Solutions

In the global competition, businesses should spread their wings in order to thrive. But being a multinational corporation does always come with a harder challenge, such as partnering with cross-culture business and adapting to new local jurisdictions, law, and legislation. This, obviously, would need a big effort to understand, especially if the company operates in […]

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April 6, 20204:11 pm
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The Most In-demand Jobs During COVID-19 Pandemic

During the recent alarming Covid-19 situation, some jobs need to temporarily close while some others see higher demands.  One of companies that sees higher demand amid the coronavirus crisis is Amazon. Providing vital service to people by delivering supply packages into individual’s homes, Amazon is now aiming at fulfilling 100,000 new full and part-time positions. […]

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April 6, 20203:56 pm
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Ministry Lists Employment ‘Dos and Don’ts’ During Malaysia’s Lockdown

Malaysia’s Human Resources Ministry has listed some ‘dos and donts’ for employers and employees following the extension of the movement control order (MCO) between April 1 to 14. Here are responses to some of the most frequently asked questions, compiled by The Star Online. 1. Does an employer have to pay wages during the 14-day […]

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April 3, 20206:31 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