Almost 35 million people would remain mired in poverty as COVID-19 forces an economic meltdown across East Asia and the Pacific, warned the World Bank in an economic update.
Pay cuts and retrenchment should not be Singapore companies’ first course of action in dealing with COVID-19, said the National Wages Council.
New pulse survey from Aon examines the workplace, HR and compensation policies being put in place by companies in Asia-Pacific as they look to keep employees safe and adjust to an increasingly volatile market.
Swift relief measures are needed to safeguard airport jobs and connectivity as the airport industry continues to flounder, urged the Airports Council International Asia-Pacific.
The Singapore media organisation says this is an “expression of sympathy and solidarity with fellow Singaporeans facing the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
More than one-third of the Resilience Budget will be dedicated to saving jobs and supporting workers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Gartner identifies six initiatives HR can undertake to help managers maintain employee performance and engagement during the COVID-19 outbreak
In countries hit hard by the pandemic, voice and video calling have more than doubled on Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says company’s full focus is on adapting business to the effects of COVID-19, and defining the role Amazon can play.
Highlighting Cisco’s commitment to help those affected by COVID-19, CEO Chuck Robbins explains that the company will focus on supporting healthcare and education, government response and critical technology.
From March 20, the global coffeehouse chain will continue to pay workers for 30 days, regardless if they report for work or not.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s director general, stressed how individuals need to stay healthy as they adjust to the new reality brought about by COVID-19.
International Labour Organisation paints bleak picture of major labour market and economic crisis emerging from COVID-19.
Singapore’s flag carrier will ground 138 SIA and SilkAir aircraft, out of a total fleet of 147, as border controls continue to be tightened around the world.
Respondents to Randstad survey admitted to searching for new jobs or speaking with recruiters while at work.
Gartner survey reveals 88% of organisations have encouraged or required employees to work from home.
With the cash injection, the Singapore-based HR tech startup looks to improve people analytics capability across Southeast Asia.
The Economist Intelligence Unit has identified Singapore, Hong Kong and Osaka as the most expensive cities in the world to live in.
Asia is expected to be the worst affected, with 30 million jobs at risk of being lost.
Increasing for the fifth straight month, Hong Kong’s unemployment rate hits 3.7% in February, the highest since January 2011.
From March 18 to March 31, travel to and from Malaysia will be prohibited, while all non-essential businesses and services will be shuttered.
PayPal report finds that while Singapore workers are well-equipped to deal with technological disruptions, financial preparedness is still lacking.
The social media giant has shut part of its offices in Singapore and London after one of its employees was tested positive for COVID-19.
When implemented later this year, the company-wide wage freeze will affect all employees, except for operational and support staff.