Workers aged 65 and above increased to 38.2% in June, up from 34.9% in May, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
Only 15.5% or 369,107 self-employed people in Malaysia are contributing to the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme (SESSS).
The labour ministry is now making it compulsory for all workplaces employing a certain number of regular employees to provide rest facilities for their staff.
Only about 66% of employers in the city-state are actively taking steps to address mental health challenges.
Working hours in the country will be reduced to 45 hours from the current 48, according to amendments to the Employment Act.
Companies are encouraged to gather opinions from their employees and use the information as a basis for the programme.
A survey among 100 leading corporations found that 81 of them have no issue with staff taking up a second job to boost income.
Despite the loss, Forrester expects the green economy to help make up for some losses as more countries commit to carbon neutrality.
Supporting young families in mind, the online portal for workplaces provides resources and information about pregnancy and mothers returning to work.
Courses in finance, data science, analytics, technology and management are the top five programmes with the highest level of enrolment.
To retain talent and boost productivity, companies are offering employee stock option plans (ESOPs) to their employees.
A new programme aims to ensure startups have strong financial fundamentals, legal aspects, and intellectual property.
Nearly 53% of employers prefer hybrid work arrangements for their employees, though the degree of adoption varies from company to company.
The government has also helped place workers in jobs and reserved a quota of 1% of job placements for young people with disabilities.
A new bill has been filed to repeal the compulsory retirement age of 65 years to allow employees to continue working if they want and are able to.
While a record number of men took paternity leave in Japan last year, the figure still falls short of the government’s goal of reaching 30% by 2025.
Launched in 2018, the programme is designed to provide skills training and employment opportunities for workers in the country.
With more than 80 startups recognised every day, India is estimated to be home to some 75,000 startups, with the number expected to grow.
The Federation of Korean Industries has urged employers to provide more work flexibility to employees.
The government wants firms to extend the practice of conducting human rights to their suppliers, clients, joint ventures and investment portfolios.
Skills mismatch is a critical problem, especially among first-generation graduates, said HR Minister Datuk Seri M Saravanan.
Japan’s unemployment rate June remained unchanged at 2.6%, down 0.3% year-on-year, with employment for non-regular workers rising by 0.9%.
A new bill to prepare more Filipinos for jobs through education and training on digital skills has lapsed into law, said Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri.
The concept sees employees continuing to perform their job duties but quit the habit of going above and beyond in the workplace.
Workplaces should have more lactation rooms so that working mothers can have paid nursing breaks, said MP Louis Ng.
Investors are avoiding investments in companies that are not participating in sustainable activities, Malaysian firms have been warned.
A lawmaker has filed a bill pushing for a 14th month pay for all employees in the public and private sectors amid rising inflation.
Employees can work in the same virtual office with their colleagues and mingle with other workers from other firms in the shared lounge.
Three in four employees in the IT sector refuse to be in the office for even one day a week, citing reasons such as long commutes.
With many employees in Singapore indicating that they want a four-day workweek, some firms have already adopted the practice.