The closure of borders since March 19 has had a detrimental effect on New Zealand’s economy. alongside restrictions imposed across the country.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Development Bank expects most economies in Asia Pacific to contract in 2020.
More than A$3 billion has been earmarked to help businesses in the Australian state of Victoria overcome the impact of COVID-19.
The European chief of the WHO have urged workers to shed their fear of returning to the workplace, saying it is an inevitable development.
Consumer sentiment continues to be downbeat as South-East Asia’s largest economy struggles with the financial impact of COVID-19.
Speaking to HRM Asia, Tata Communications’ Andrew Yeong details how the company is approaching the journey to digital transformation.
More jobs are at risk of being lost if borders remain closed throughout 2020, warns the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
The company is also introducing a new Group Early Critical Illness coverage this month, which is designed to provide payout for early stage critical illnesses.
Even though the video streaming service provider has told its employees to stay at home, Netflix’s CEO clearly does not favour remote working.
The South-East Asian country is continuing to feel the impact of the pandemic after record growth was recorded in the previous two years.
The International Human Resources Technology Conference 2020 discussed how technology will be key in shaping the future of HR.
The International Airport Transport Association has called on governments to open borders in a bid to save the ailing airline industry.
The latest statistics provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics also points to the country’s worst economic years in more than 60 years.
While confident that they can tide over the pandemic, most businesses in Singapore acknowledge the challenges facing them.
The Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), which had been slated to end on August 31, will now be extended to the end of 2020.
From September 1, all sales employees under the group’s companies will work from home permanently.
With workers staying at home because of the pandemic, the financial hit to Sydney’s central business district comes at a cost of AUD$10 billion.
Both workers and businesses will benefit from the stimulus programmes introduced by the Indonesian government.
Beginning this September, some Samsung workers based in South Korea will begin to work from home, as part of a pilot programme.
As of January 31, 2020, a total of 276, 176 entities are registered with the Companies Commission of Malaysia as online businesses.
The IFC has earmarked a series of financial aid initiatives to provide COVID-19 support for MSMEs in Asia-Pacific.
Despite the uncertainty presented by the pandemic, SMEs in Vietnam will continue with their investment plans.
57 billion baht worth of loan guarantees have been earmarked for Thai SMEs struggling under the weight of COVID-19.
WSG has continued to help mid-career employees in Singapore transition to new careers.
This is in line with a 17.1% contraction of the economy in the same quarter, as total hours worked dropped because of COVID-19.
As South Korea grapples with a second COVID-19 wave, many companies are having to make remote working a priority.
The COVID-19 pandemic has crippled Thailand’s tourism industry, which is critical for the country’s economy.
Google Singapore’s Ben King explains to HRM Asia the company’s role in the Skills Ignition SG programme, and how it is helping to reshape L&D needs.
Not since the Asian financial crisis of 1998 has the country experienced such a toll on its economy.
The Philippines government has set aside 120 billion pesos for a credit guarantee programme that will help small businesses gain access to loans.