The level of office attendance for civil servants is subjected to the Public Service Department, while the private sector is allowed to have 100% of staff back.
The government is proposing a change to the current employment law to support a work-from-home (WFH) culture even in the post-pandemic era.
Remote working will be scaled down in the South-East Asian country as more employees are allowed to return to the workplace.
To prepare for workplaces in a post-COVID era, banks and financial institutions are redesigning their workplaces and adopting flexible work arrangements.
Through a new webinar series, SAP SuccessFactors will examine how CHROs can drive both workplace digital transformation and employee experience.
Since last year, workers from various sectors have had to work remotely to comply with government measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Brent Colescott, Senior Director, Global Business Strategy & Transformation, SumTotal Systems, explains why the pandemic may have brought about the path to organisations’ true learning destiny.
A look at HR since businesses sent millions of workers home with little more than a good-luck wave and a laptop.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has issued a directive for all government institutions and the legislative body to adopt work-from-home practices for one week.
The government has replaced the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor and Penang to a conditional MCO (CMCO).
Spreading out commuter crowds on buses and trains during peak hours would help ensure the financial sustainability and efficiency of public transport.
These teleworking cubes have since been installed at various stations and office building entrances across cities like Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.
Organisations are beginning to redefine the role L&D plays in their organisations and how it relates to organisational success.
The labour movement is looking into how gig workers can have greater structural support, which can include greater bargaining power.
Organisations also need to update their indicators for the new normal, and make data-driven decisions to inform their HR strategy.
The government has relaxed its labour code that explicitly forbids workers "to have their meals inside work premises".
Labour and employment secretary Apurva Chandra said the new labour codes would provide the flexibility of four working days in a week.
Most employers are not considering adjusting their staff’s salary even as remote working has become a trend.
Human resource management cannot be considered as a support function in an organisation, but rather a strategic partner, says Brunei minister.
The data could help formulate health, housing, skill, insurance, credit and food schemes for migrant workers, says the finance minister.
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has fined 42 more companies for not following workplace safety regulations.
India’s lockdown period saw companies adopt a WFH arrangement for their staff, cutting down on staff strength, hiring freelancers and outsourcing tasks.
The survey by business lobby Keidanren also found that the number of people commuting to work was reduced by 65%, or around 870,000.
Multi-ministry COVID-19 taskforce co-chair and education minister Lawrence Wong has said a total work-from-home arrangement is “not doable”.
Under current safe management measures, peak-hour travel on public transport in January has risen by 11%, compared to November 2020.
The proportion of teleworkers fell to 22% in mid-January, from 31.5 % in May 2020, when the country was under its first state of emergency.
Member of the Japan House of Councillors Kuniko Inoguchi is backing a bill that would give workers a four-day work week.
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.