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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The benefits of auditing company culture
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Culture audits can help identify problem areas that need to be fixed, and promote areas that are working well.
Singapore's rising office rents to spur activity-based working
- 20 Apr 2018
More companies are expected to explore activity-based working styles on the back of rising commercial lease rates.
New HR roles at McCann Worldgroup, Pan Pacific, and more
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Here are the latest HR promotions and job moves from across the region.
Teledirect Telecommerce's HR metamorphosis
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HR Insider preview: How the contact centre's HR transformation happened in tandem with the overall business evolution.
Petronas named Malaysia’s most attractive employer
Kelvin Ong - 19 Apr 2018
Rounding out the top three are Shell Malaysia and Nestlé.