The government has been urged to develop a gig economy framework or high-value partnerships to ensure that gig workers receive appropriate guidance.
A social safety net for private sector workers after 60 has been proposed by Malaysia’s Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M Saravanan.
Employers should shoulder the responsibility of ensuring that their workers are given ample training to improve their skills, says trade union.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) wants it to be compulsory for employers to provide a day’s leave to all employees to undergo health screenings.
Natalia Navin, CHRO for Maxis, discusses the strategies the telco has implemented to empower employees to attain greater success in their work.
The Sharing Economy Committee (SEC) will train and verify gig workers, as well as create job placements in high-value jobs.
The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) is considering requesting another deferral of the implementation of the amended Employment Act.
As the youngest generation to enter the workforce, Gen Z employees are looking beyond monetary fulfilment at work.
A survey has revealed that nearly 100% of workers are interested in receiving training and development opportunities at the workplace to upskill themselves.
Although the country increased the national minimum wage to RM1,500 (US$334) from May 1, compliance by businesses remains low.
Engagement sessions with stakeholders found that employers needed more time for the amendments to come into force.
Although females made up 47.7% of the Malaysian population in 2020, their participation in the labour force last year was only 55.5%.
Malaysia is facing challenges in creating highly-skilled jobs and competition from countries which offer higher wages to attract skilled talents.
The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) cited economic reasons for delaying the implementation of the employment act amendments.
The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has urged the government to postpone the reduction in weekly working hours.
The highest number of jobs was created in the services industry, recording 52.5% or 15,400 jobs, followed by manufacturing and construction.
Only 15.5% or 369,107 self-employed people in Malaysia are contributing to the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme (SESSS).
Working hours in the country will be reduced to 45 hours from the current 48, according to amendments to the Employment Act.
To retain talent and boost productivity, companies are offering employee stock option plans (ESOPs) to their employees.
The government has also helped place workers in jobs and reserved a quota of 1% of job placements for young people with disabilities.
Mahadhir Aziz, CEO of the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), addresses questions frequently asked about sustainability reporting.
Skills mismatch is a critical problem, especially among first-generation graduates, said HR Minister Datuk Seri M Saravanan.
Investors are avoiding investments in companies that are not participating in sustainable activities, Malaysian firms have been warned.
The Alliance for Safe Community (ASC) has called on employers to implement workplace health promotion (WHP) to better manage workers' mental health.
The unemployment rate gap with men has been narrowed for a third straight year but differences remain for jobs requiring higher level degrees.
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has claimed that there are still several companies which have not complied with the new minimum wage rule.
An Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill is expected to be passed, along with the set up of a tribunal to investigate complaints of sexual harassment.
The Ministry of Human Resources has so far found 118 employers in breach of the Minimum Wages Order 2022, which has been in effect since May 1.
Female employees reportedly do not request for menstrual-related leave due to embarrassment and a fear of being seen as unproductive.
From September 1, the cost of the 90-day maternity leave would be fully borne by employers in Malaysia, without government support.