Staff working from locations other than their offices accounted for 19.2% of all workers in Japan in April, which is almost unchanged from levels in July 2020.
Various departments have asked their employees to report at staggered timings, while those living in COVID-19 containment zones are told to stay home.
The Ministry of Public Health's advisory comes as the number of COVID-19 cases are expected to spike after the Songkran festival.
At HR Tech Connect 2021, HR visionaries and experts like Anita Lettink and Josh Bersin will address the key priorities facing HR leaders in 2021.
MOM has reported that 35% of job vacancies last year could be done remotely, adding that these openings were largely for PMET roles.
CHROs need to provide staff with innovative digital tools for better cross-functional and cross-border peer-to-peer collaboration.
All non-essential services like malls, beauty salons and places of worship were ordered to shut operations from Monday.
A new Achievers Workforce Institute report aims to help HR and business leaders connect the dots on engagement and retention to reduce turnover.
Google is reopening some of its US offices with employees returning to the office on a voluntary basis from April.
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.
Day 2 of Learning Technologies Asia 2021 saw leading companies share key insights on creating successful L&D strategies.
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.
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”.