Top Stories for March 2018

Catch up on HRM Magazine Asia's top stories for March 2018, right here.

The first quarter of 2018 has come and gone, seemingly in a flash. As we head into April, let's take a quick look back at the top stories for this past month on

5. Why people quit: What HR should know

Raymond Soh, People Strategist and volunteer HR mentor, talks about how HR can stem the flow when the organisation finds itself bleeding people.


4. Singapore Employment Act to be amended

Budget 2018 saw many business-relevant announcements in Singapore this year, and the removal of the S$4,500 monthly salary cap was perhaps the biggest -- with almost half-a-million professionals, managers, executives, and technicians set to benefit. 


3. Grab’s Head of People: “We know it’s a difficult time”

Though rumoured for some time, Grab's acquisition of Uber's Southeast Asia operations trended on Twitter and was covered internationally -- especially after an unverified post went viral for claiming that Uber's Singapore employees were told to pack up and leave almost immediately. Grab, however, was quick to respond. 


2. HR gets together in Singapore

Readers were excited to learn about a new, fun networking opportunity that is exclusive to active HR practitioners only.


1. Why GSK is redefining the meaning of career development

Perhaps unsurprisingly, there was great interest in the preview to our in-depth HR Insider feature about GlaxoSmithKline, the big pharma giant behind products such as Panadol and Sensodyne. Don't forget to check out the full story, too -- An effective cure: GSK's talent remedy



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Kiwi firm’s four day work week
- 23 Jul 2018
The trial gave employees a free day off every week.
Delta Airlines employees allegedly fired for speaking Korean
- 24 Jul 2018
The four Korean-born employees had been assigned to staff flights between the US and Korea.
HRM Five: Employee coaching
- 05 Aug 2018
How to get started with coaching in your organisation.
HRM Five: Elements of a great workplace
- 15 Jul 2018
How to get started on creating a workplace that people love to come to everyday.
DBS gives out S$13 million financial incentive to staff
HRM Asia - 09 Jul 2018
This is the bank's way of thanking employees for their hard work in the last 50 years.
Six future banking roles, according to HSBC
Kelvin Ong - 05 Jul 2018
These six roles will rely on both human intelligence and technology to deliver the best customer experience.