Wage adjustments are typically made once a year, but wage boards are considering another hike after its recent wage adjustment amid soaring prices.
The Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) is looking to end the negative image of mid-career hires by rephrasing commonly used employment terms.
South Korea has the smallest share of parents who go on leave for their children among developed nations, even as the country's workforce continues to shrink.
Employees believe that a hybrid work model helps improves their productivity and gives them much-needed work-life balance.
This will not apply to employees who are already enjoying such benefits and those who are employed in organisations with fewer than 10 employees.
About 44% of employers see an increased need to retain older employees in the workforce and expect this to be a key trend over the next five years.
As HR leaders begin to define their strategies for 2023, those
in the Asia-Pacific region see manager effectiveness as a top priority for 2023.
Compared to their younger counterparts, employees aged 50 and above are more likely to put in extra effort at work beyond regular hours.
A corporate tax reduction will improve cash flow that can then be directed to employment and investments, say the lobby groups.
Some companies are providing “inflation allowances” to help employees cope with rising consumer prices as labour officials call for more permanent support.
Employers can offer the flexibility to work part-time hours as a means to increase female workforce participation.
Although it is not mandatory to mask up at workplaces, employees have been encouraged to continue the practice.
Interest in companies to hire workers with disabilities has risen by 30% since this August, driven largely by the service sectors.
A projected salary increase of 4.5% across all industries can be expected for the next two years as companies offer higher wages to attract talent.
This comes as the world is facing uncertainties, from geopolitical tensions to inflationary pressures, which affects the employment market.
Employers are also urged to set clearer policies on flexible work to develop more comprehensive workforce strategies.
If approved and implemented, new tax rules will potentially see lower tax reductions for employees working from home.
Some of Asia’s best HR and HR tech solution providers were recognised at the in-person HRM Asia Readers’ Choice Awards 2022.
To enable more older adults to continue to contribute to the economy, a mindset shift for employers is needed.
South Korea’s employment and workplace practices need to be more flexible and in line with global standards, said the Federation of Korean Industries.
Employers and their workers get to decide whether to continue wearing masks at work after President Ferdinand Marcos Jr scrapped the mask mandate.
It identified young employees, workers with children, and non-permanent employees as those who are most vulnerable to inflation.
Nearly one in four HR leaders expect to maintain a 90-100% remote workforce, while half expect to maintain a remote workforce of 50% or more.
For the next 12 months, employees will have the flexibility to choose which day or set of hours is most suitable for them to take off.
Efforts continue to be made to improve human resources and develop vocational education to achieve inclusive and equitable development.
The government plans to utilise data and artificial intelligence (AI) to generate personalised career insights for workers.
Leave should be granted to enable employees to deal with the mental stress that they feel at the workplace, says the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC).
A revised law, which comes into effect January 1 next year, forbids the sexual harassment of women and reduces barriers to career advancement.
The Manpower Ministry is still finalising details on workers’ minimum wage in 2023, which will be announced at the end of November this year.
As of end-September 2022, about 490,000 SMEs have participated in a programme that helps accelerate their digital adoption.