The government also aims for the digital economy to contribute to 22.6% of the country’s gross domestic product in four years.
A new CCL report examines digital leadership in Singapore and highlights the need for improved digital transformation management.
Yayasan Peneraju, an initiative to strengthen the capacity of bumiputeras (local Malays), has trained and certified over 36,000 bumiputeras since 2012.
The programme will help co-fund the costs of trials and the adoption of frontier technologies such as 5G and artificial intelligence.
Poor English proficiency and skills mismatch among graduates are reasons why they are less desirable in the job market, says MEDAC minister.
Learning Technologies Asia 2021 will examine how organisations can develop their learning strategies to stay ahead, innovate and grow.
Human resource management cannot be considered as a support function in an organisation, but rather a strategic partner, says Brunei minister.
The majority of roles being recruited are not for entry level positions, indicating a longer-term skills shortage for senior talent.
Yayasan Peneraju said the country’s young human capital needs to be retrained and upskilled to keep up with digitalisation trends.
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has launched an AI programme to prepare workers for disruption from technological advancement.
Working with Asia-Pacific's top organisations, Top Employers Institute is continuing to identify trends in HR strategies and workplace practices.
The Tourism Council of Thailand wants to implement a dedicated support programme for tourism workers to reskill and upskill by March.
The human resources ministry said the country’s employment situation improved quarter by quarter in 2020, exceeding expectations.
Skills enhancement would ensure that workers have the experience and skills needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The government’s strategy to mitigate the effects of the pandemic should be to upskill or reskill workers instead of continuing to pay wage subsidies.
Organisations need to rethink change, embracing it with a digital mindset that will empower their employees to adapt.
The training programmes may also need to focus on promoting livelihoods and self-employment skills in rural areas, said the World Bank
There are large potential returns to be reaped by businesses, stemming from productivity increases from fourth industrial revolution tech, says ADB.
John Sumser explains why organisations need to priortise health and safety as they explore approaches to create business continuity.
An OECD report has calculated that by 2050, Japan’s working-age population would have declined to 61.8%.
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.
HRM Asia talks to some of the leading HR thought leaders on how organisations can make a successful transition into 2021.
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.
The Ministry of Science and ICT will invest US$5.3 billion on science and information and communication technology (ICT) research in 2021.
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.
Trade and industry minister Chan Chun Sing said equipping workers with skills for the future is crucial in managing wage disparity in the country.
The nation’s hiring incentive and training assistance programme has also helped 106,443 employees secure employment.
The country aims to teach 5,200 vocational students per year to meet the estimated future demand of 200,000 robotics-trained workers by 2024.
Labour chief Ng Chee Meng said the job market is expected to show signs for optimism next year, but some sectors would still stay in a slump.