The Ministry of Labour has set new risk-management rules to contain the pandemic in factories and businesses after a surge of cases on November 28th.
The employment rate of residents aged 25 to 64, the bulk of whom are in their prime working age, fell to 80.3% from 80.8% in 2019.
Cornerstone OnDemand’s new research highlights the importance of organisations improving the skills of their people in order to face future challenges.
The Justice Ministry is relaxing work restrictions for foreigners, either as students or on other visa statuses, who are stuck in the country.
Non-regular jobs include temporary jobs, contract jobs, and other roles with low job security.
The subsidy scheme covers part of leave allowances firms pay to furloughed workers, subsidising up to ¥15,000 (US$144) per day.
Chief executive Carrie Lam has announced sweeping measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, ordering all government employees to work from home (WFH).
Over 100 CHROs attended CHRO Online Singapore, which shared insights on how organisations can identify workforce capabilities and fostering workplace resilience.
The Public Service Division (PSD) has announced that civil servants will not get any year-end bonus.
From December 1, the HR Ministry will carry out targeted COVID-19 screening for foreign workers in zones with a high occurrence of cases.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has updated its guidelines to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At CHRO Online Singapore, speakers from BPP, Achievers and ADP will examine the challenges and opportunities facing organisations in 2021.
Malaysia has transitioned into an ageing society, where 7% or more of the population are aged 65 and above.
The HK$5,000 (US$645) handout will only cover residents such as freelancers, taxi drivers, and the self-employed.
Over 120 CHROs attended CHRO Online Malaysia, which highlighted the key priorities facing HR and business leaders in 2021.
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will work with employers and building owners to better manage infectious diseases in the workplace.
Sectors like aviation, tourism and entertainment will remain in “suspended animation for some time to come."
COVID-19 has caused hiring in the country to decline by more than 50%, with more applicants vying for the same job.
This marks an improvement from June’s high number of 31,000, which has fallen as the economic impact of COVID-19 has waned.
Thought leaders like Jason Averbook and Josh Bersin will join speakers from ADP and Microsoft in discussing some of the key challenges facing leaders .
The move by the Japanese government seeks to make the country more attractive for foreigners to work in by taking care of workers’ wellbeing.
Singapore has been ranked ninth in 2020’s list of the most competitive countries for talent globally, by the IMD World Competitiveness Centre.
With Indonesia falling into its first recession in 22 years, an increasing number of workers are being laid off without pay.
This ratio is lower among female, non-regular, and low-income workers.
Actions will be implemented in three overlapping phases over the next two years.
The tax relief package is expected to benefit over 11 million Australians. as the country attempts to recover from the pandemic.
Over 130 CHROs attended CHRO Indonesia, which examines issues such as how HR tech will impact the workplace in 2021.
Skills will form the key component in driving today’s workforce, as companies begin to place a higher value and focus on skills.
Malaysia’s Movement Control Order (MCO or PKP) has given rise to an alternative for the WFH acronym – work from hotel.
The new guidelines cut compliance for the IT industry, removing reporting obligations for firms, and easing the way for WFH to take place.