The training programmes may also need to focus on promoting livelihoods and self-employment skills in rural areas, said the World Bank
Member of the Japan House of Councillors Kuniko Inoguchi is backing a bill that would give workers a four-day work week.
Labour minister Law Chi-Kwong said the proposal to gradually increase the number of statutory holidays from 12 to 17 by 2030 is “most acceptable”.
There are large potential returns to be reaped by businesses, stemming from productivity increases from fourth industrial revolution tech, says ADB.
The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has committed to the quick implementation of the Permai financial package.
Among new recruits last December, some 407,000 people had experience working at a second job, data shows.
Twenty-nine organisations from the Trade Associations & Chambers (TACs) have pledged their support for fair hiring and employment practices.
The government is considering whether some activity under the manufacturing sector should also have the flexibility to work from home (WFH).
Australia’s Commonwealth Bank intends to keep a hybrid model of staff working from the office and home.
Problems facing workers who work from home and their employers need greater attention, including the rights and risks involved, says the ILO.
In Singapore, as more employees head back to the office, giving them more flexibility over work arrangements can boost their mental well-being.
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress had previously proposed emergency employment laws to be enacted to prevent businesses from retrenching workers.
John Sumser explains why organisations need to priortise health and safety as they explore approaches to create business continuity.
Senior minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said the country needs to raise the salaries of workers at the bottom of the ladder.
Looking ahead to 2021, global industry analyst and dean of the Josh Bersin Academy, Josh Bersin, highlights some of the key lessons HR learnt in 2020.
Corporate workers can now search for jobs at schools in a new section of the education ministry’s website.
Fearing that their businesses will not be able to operate at full capacity, some employers remained silent about staff testing positive for the virus.
The country aims to tap into the Singapore workforce, instead of relaxing its foreign worker policy, says minister.
The year 2021 represents an opportunity for organisations to rethink many of their processes and practices.
Malaysia's leading property developer sees their employees' mental wellbeing as a priority.
HRM Asia talks to some of the leading HR thought leaders on how organisations can make a successful transition into 2021.
With more organisations making remote work permanent, here are a few things to keep in mind, writes HRE's Jen Colletta.
Employers will also be responsible for medical costs and ensuring the welfare of their foreign workers.
The government expects the number to drop further, with the upcoming Lunar New Year boosting domestic demand and businesses.
After a largely difficult and uncertain 2020, HR faces the challenge of reinvigorating employees, as well as helping their organisations develop strategies that will ensure success in 2021.
Australians need to change what, when and how they learn to prepare for the workplace of the future.
Workers who are not vaccinated will not need to have a change of job scope, says health minister.
Employers or employees may now be represented by any person of their choice, excluding lawyers, during dispute processes.
Businesses can force their staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19 under workplace laws.
The prime minister urged the country’s youth to be prepared for the opportunities that lie ahead as startups grow in Tier-II and Tier-III cities.