HRM Asia’s top stories of November, 2019

An education-focused business leader, a former leader of Harvard Innovation Labs, and the Readers Choice Awards feature in last month's top five.
By: | December 1, 2019

From the best workplaces in Singapore, to questions about what it really means to be innovative, there was plenty to keep HRM Asia readers focused on during the month of November. Our top five stories also include a feature interview with the Founder and Managing Director of the EtonHouse education group, and our live blog of the Readers Choice Awards gala ceremony, held on November 1, has also drawn significant attention.

1. Singapore’s best places to work revealed

A total of 13 companies made Great Places to Work’s cut in 2019, with a hotel, delivery firm and recruitment agency among those lauded for exceptional workplace culture practices.

2. Facebook: It IS a great place to work!

It’s not just about cool, open-plan offices, chill-out areas, pool tables and well-stocked pantries for the still surging social media giant. Building the right workplace culture is about finding the right people, share the Singapore-based Vice President for Southeast Asia and Emerging Markets and the HR Director for Asia-Pacific.

3. Women demand their right to wear glasses at work in Japan

Japanese women have taken to Twitter to voice outcry after reports that employers are imposing bans on spectacles in the workplace.

4. EtonHouse: “Treating staff like our children”

The founder and managing director of EtonHouse International explains the similarities between nurturing both staff and students.

5. Readers Choice Awards: Live blog

The Readers Choice Awards 2019 gala ceremony was a huge success, with 17 companies honoured for their HR-focused products and services. This blog provides award-by-award updates from the November 1 event, live from the Four Seasons Hotel.