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.
In Singapore, as more employees head back to the office, giving them more flexibility over work arrangements can boost their mental well-being.
Corporate workers can now search for jobs at schools in a new section of the education ministry’s website.
The year 2021 represents an opportunity for organisations to rethink many of their processes and practices.
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.
The government is requesting companies to cut the number of commuting workers by 70% with alternatives like teleworking.
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.
The government is partnering international venture capital fund managers to create jobs, said Malaysia’s finance minister.
The Ministry of Labour & Employment has made the proposal to formalise work from home (WFH) regulations for the services sector in the new year.
The number of workers changing jobs has seen a 6.8% drop in the first nine months of this year compared to the same period last year.
The management team from Ramada and Days Hotels by Wyndham Singapore shares insights on their organisational approach during the pandemic and beyond.
Financial pressures are forcing Koreans to take on a second job, but even such plans are being thwarted by the pandemic.
Many workers in New South Wales are opting to continue working from home.
Whether organisations decide to return to the workplace or continue remote work in 2021, employees will be the key to success.
Those in the management and supervisory posts in conditional movement control order (MCO) areas have been told to continue working from home.
After allowing half of its staff to work from home last week, the Delhi government is now asking them not to leave the city without permission.
Companies now have the option to hire contract staff from Tier 2 and 3 cities as working from home becomes more prevalent and accepted.
Chief executive Carrie Lam has announced sweeping measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, ordering all government employees to work from home (WFH).