As the youngest generation to enter the workforce, Gen Z employees are looking beyond monetary fulfilment at work.
Workers in both private and public sectors may soon be granted a 10-day bereavement leave with full pay if a proposed bill becomes law.
Workplace learning has dipped despite employees recognising the importance of Learning & Development (L&D).
The Ministry of Manpower is making efforts to ensure that the wage subsidy assistance (BSU) can start to be distributed this month.
Microbreaks of 10 minutes or less to eat a snack, go for a walk or scroll through social media can increase vigour while decreasing fatigue.
From September 1, the living wage in the country has increased by 90 cents to NZ$23.65 (US$14.5) an hour, although its implementation is not mandatory.
A survey has revealed that nearly 100% of workers are interested in receiving training and development opportunities at the workplace to upskill themselves.
Unions have called for paid parental leave to be extended to 52 weeks, paying parents their actual wage and including superannuation.
Although the country increased the national minimum wage to RM1,500 (US$334) from May 1, compliance by businesses remains low.
To retain talent, companies are using stay interviews to have conversations with their employees to show that they are important to the organisation.
Unions and the Business Council of Australia argue that this will result in employees being paid more in wages.
The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECoP) has called for measures to protect employers’ rights to manage their businesses and workers.
Flexible workplaces, a WFH ecosystem and flexi-work hours can all boost the participation of women on the labour front, says the Prime Minister.
Although females made up 47.7% of the Malaysian population in 2020, their participation in the labour force last year was only 55.5%.
Companies play an important role in the hiring of people with disabilities, while the government will continue to play a key role by offering support.
Employers have called on the government to reform outdated regulations and rethink existing investment incentives towards investment-led economic growth.
More workers are experiencing increased workplace pressures which are impacting their physical, psychological, and emotional wellbeing.
The Thai Sang Thai Party has proposed setting up a labour union to improve welfare, benefits and offer training opportunities for gig workers.
After a review of India’s salary structure, a new Wage Code that considers the ratio of allowances against salaries will be implemented.
The government has urged firms to implement the Work Safety and Health Management System (SMK3) to protect workers and enhance work productivity.
Japan’s labour ministry says it confirmed cases of illegal overtime work at more than 10,000 business places across Japan in fiscal 2021.
Growing micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) will help create job opportunities in the country, said non-profit organisation Go Negosyo.
Around 34% of Indian employees, compared to 19% globally, say they are extremely or very likely to switch to a new employer.
Australia is set to lift its intake of migrants to a record 200,000 arrivals a year as it attempts to combat a drastic shortage of workers.
Executive talents prefer a five-day workweek for office roles, instead of a long five-and-a-half or six-day workweek.
The republic is targeting to have 40% of working-age persons with disabilities (PWDs) employed by 2030, up from about 30% between 2020 and 2021.
With the departure of foreign labour, factories are increasingly turning to the elderly workforce to solve their staffing crunch.
To produce human resources that are relevant to industrial dynamics, educational curricula that focus on practical skills are imperative.
Employees are also looking for jobs that align with their aspirations and lifestyle to create a more meaningful work purpose.
The hiring and retaining of workers past retirement age should not be mandated and instead be left to the discretion of employers.