After a successful trial, 100 companies in the UK have decided to adopt the four-day workweek on a permanent basis.
The government is aiming to bring at least 30 million MSMEs onboard the digital ecosystem by 2024 and to nurture more digital talents.
Employees in the country are convinced about the benefits of a shortened workweek and employers are ready to oblige.
On average, employees in South Korea start to earn more than they spend at age 27, before this turns into a deficit at age 61.
The government is also continuing to introduce measures to encourage employers to increase wages for their employees.
The Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines has called on the government to provide more inclusive measures to manage economic problems.
Uber Eats is challenging the decision, maintaining that delivery staff are not part of the labour force but are customers using the platform’s service.
For mid-career employees, learning new skills has become increasingly important, and upskilling shows employers their willingness to learn.
In the government’s 2022 whitepaper, it was concluded that remote employees had more sleep hours, which reduces depression and anxiety.
The wage subsidies are available to local businesses experiencing revenue decline of 10% or more due to the pandemic.
Employees in Australia are clocking six weeks of unpaid overtime hours each year and are finding it hard to disconnect from work.
The World Economic Forum provides some tips for women to pitch ideas to management and claim credit for what they do in the workplace.
By developing creative employees, organisations can help boost business productivity in more conventional roles like accounting and data analytics.
Ways to foster attractive workplaces include leveraging flexible work options to provide employees with more autonomy.
Childcare has been cited as the main reason why married women in the country choose to leave the workforce.
While some companies want a full return to the office, others are offering hybrid options as part of a flexible workplace culture.
Adjustments to the minimum wage are determined by combining inflation, economic growth, and the productivity at work factor of respective provinces.
In contrast, over 20% of leaders in the Philippines, India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia expect employees to be working in the office all the time.
Fears of a potential recession may temporarily curb hiring in the short term, but long-term effects are likely to skew market power toward jobseekers.
A dedicated advisory committee has been reviewing protections for these workers under Singapore’s pension scheme.
New legislation will see workers in the food delivery service provided with a social security scheme and operators placed under government regulation.
As employers consider wage hikes, they should also develop employees’ skills and redeploy them, said Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Manpower.
The discourse comes as a special committee continues to study recommendations and ways to strengthen protections for gig workers in Singapore.
Multi-employer bargaining, as outlined in a new bill, allows employees from different workplaces to collectively negotiate pay rises.
More SMEs in India are implementing ESG practices, but they face challenges such as uncertainty over how to measure the success of ESG projects.
Wage guidelines for lower-wage workers have been set between 5.5% and 7.5% with the goal of narrowing the pay gap.
Besides raising the minimum wage in July, pensions and social insurance benefits for retirees will also increase by 12.5% in January 2023.
As the country embarks on its economic recovery, the Flexi-Wage programme has helped address skills gaps and meet workforce shortages.
Employees in Singapore prioritise stability and job security over salary, while good leadership is key to retain talent and maintaining employee wellbeing.
Having previously advocated permanent remote work, Twitter is now requiring employees to work a minimum of 40 hours per week in the office.