Infrastructure and cost issues are hindering the efforts of SMEs trying to go digital, said the Indonesian government.
A national programme will raise the profile of SMEs in Indonesia, while reducing the country’s reliance on imports.
This comes three months after cutting 25% of its senior management pay and all budgeted salary increases for the year.
The Indonesian government also predicted 4 million to 5.5 million people will lose their jobs this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Workplaces, places of worship and grocery stores are allowed to open with strict health guidelines such as having to operate at 50% capacity.
Investment will help grow South-east Asia’s digital economy and accelerate digital payments adoptions among small businesses.
The pandemic has brought the largest Southeast Asian economy to a standstill, with businesses having to shut down and lay off their employees.
The Indonesian hide hailing firm will also cut all budgeted salary increases for the year with the consent of its full-time employees.
While digital usage in Indonesia is among the highest in the world, digital literacy is still relatively low. And Gojek plans to help improve that.
The companies are recognised for their business integrity and corporate citizenship after being named in the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies list.
Employees from the three Asia Pacific nations are the most optimistic in the world according to the LinkedIn Opportunity Index 2020.
Singapore is the sole Asian nation in the top 10 of the 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) launched by INSEAD.
Several thousands of workers in Indonesia held a rally to protest against the proposed changes to the labour law, which is seen as a barrier for foreign investment.
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Let’s take a look back on some of the biggest news in the region that have made 2019 one of the most defining years in the employment world.
Over 2000 Indonesia garment industry workers have been given a $4 million severance pay after their employer shut down its factory in 2018.
Harsh discrimination is on the rise within Indonesia’s Civil Service finds its Ombudsman.
Despite Indonesia being Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, it is being bypassed by Chinese companies in favour of its nimbler neighbours.
See all the photos from HRM Asia's CHRO Series Indonesia, which took place at the Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, on October 25
Outgoing Minister for Manpower. M Hanif Dhakiri delivered the keynote address at HRM Asia's CHRO Series Indonesia on October 25
Deddi Tedjakumara, Executive Director of the Prasetiya Mulya Executive Learning Institute, says it's time for organisations to focus on building trust.
As he starts his second term Indonesian President wants to develop the country’s human resources as his top priority.
The in-depth exploration of strategic HR issues in Southeast Asia’s most populous nation will see a full house at the Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta.
The two nations will build economic ties on a wide range of areas including infrastructure, human capital development and the digital economy.
While most billion dollar startups are expanding headcount, Bukalapak is cutting its workforce to become leaner.
In a highly ambitious and costly exercise, a new location has been picked but it won’t be ready for another decade.
Employers worry that Southeast Asia’s largest economy has been losing ground due to its strict labour laws.
Indonesia is facing a talent crunch and businesses are enticing workers with attractive offerings beyond financial compensation, a new report has found.
Curiosity, connection, and contextualisation will help organisations to define and build learning agility, says Deddi Tedjakumara.
The government of Indonesia will invest substantially this year to improve the employability of country’s workforce.