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.
The Ministry of Manpower has launched iWorkHealth – a digital tool to identify areas of stress for employees, and on how to deal with them.
These teleworking cubes have since been installed at various stations and office building entrances across cities like Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.
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".
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 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.
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.
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 Ministry of Labour & Employment has made the proposal to formalise work from home (WFH) regulations for the services sector in the new year.
The management team from Ramada and Days Hotels by Wyndham Singapore shares insights on their organisational approach during the pandemic and beyond.
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.
Employers may need to upskill or re-skill their foreign workers, especially in sectors where local staff are hard to employ.