The push to implement higher wage hike soon after the most recent one went into effect will affect small firms harder, says Thai tripartite wage committee.
New minimum wage rates have now taken effect in Thailand across different regions, with different rate variations to accommodate the needs of these areas.
As Thailand shifts to a more digital-focused job market, more employees are shifting their focus to benefits beyond financial compensation.
Thailand affirms a minimum wage adjustment between 330 to 370 baht despite the Prime Minister’s push for higher thresholds.
Thailand’s PM Srettha Thavisin expressed dissatisfaction with the wage hike proposed, deeming it insufficient to tackle living costs.
Employees in Thailand continue to seek jobs that push for work-life balance and wellbeing, and leaders can do more to push for organisational change.
With hiring optimism prevailing, positive salary growth is on the horizon for employees in South-East Asia in 2024.
Labour groups in Thailand are supporting contract employees who want an end to short-term contract employment due to unequal treatment.
Economists and employer groups are cautioning that an excessive minimum wage raise will be detrimental for both employers and employees alike.
A growing ageing population and labour shortage has fuelled more discussion over the possibility of raising the retirement age beyond 55.
A new salary payment scheme was recently announced, which would have seen public employees paid every fortnight.
Between April and June, the country's labour force increased by 1.7% to 39.7 million, led by non-agricultural sectors like hotels and restaurants.
Raising the minimum wage too quickly can jeopardise the sustainability of many small businesses and cost job losses, said the Federation of Thai Industries.
The amended Labour Protection Act sets out the terms and conditions to define the work-from-anywhere concept in Thailand.
Independent food delivery riders in Thailand are advocating for equitable employee benefits and support while facing work hazards.
Organisations can do more to create a psychologically safe work environment that improves employee engagement, performance, and retention.
Her responsibilities as CMO include brand strategy, corporate communications, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives.
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.
Thai workers must be upskilled as the government reaffirms its commitment to the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project.
The Health Promotion Foundation wants to add to the 2,000 workplaces around the country that are already non-smoking premises.
To tackle an ageing society, more job offers and placements are available to workers over 60 who want to continue to work.
An amendment to the Labour Protection Act has been proposed to abolish temporary and daily employment and upgrading the status of workers.
The main causes of burnout include long working hours, an inflexible organisational structure, and a lack of proper tools for work.
The Thai Sang Thai Party has proposed setting up a labour union to improve welfare, benefits and offer training opportunities for gig workers.
The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is objecting to the Labour Ministry’s plan to enforce a new minimum wage hike on October 1.
A new hike in minimum daily wages of between 5% and 8% is expected in September, since the rates have remained unchanged for over two years.
The government will seek wage increases for private-sector employees to help them cope with rising costs due to higher inflation.
A new platform aimed at streamlining procedures is expected to benefit over three million SMEs in the country.
A new US$100 budget will finance job creation projects within the BCG (bio-, circular and green) space and will last for three months.
While more employees in Asia-Pacific are returning to the office, many companies in Thailand are continuing hybrid work arrangements.