HRM Asia’s top stories for November, 2018

Check out what caught readers' attention over the month of November, from Elon Musk smoking marijuana, to Singapore's best workplaces.
By: | November 30, 2018


The last stretch of the year is upon us as November draws to a close. But before we hit the end-of-the-year season proper, let’s check out the top stories for the month gone by.


5. How Bosch helps its employees invent for life

In this exclusive HR Insider story, Jane Tham, HR Director for Bosch Southeast Asia, explains how each employee is a crucial part of the company’s intent to use technology to impact society.


4. Toshiba to slash 7,000 global jobs in five years

The struggling Japanese corporation is yet another victim of the changing business landscape. It will be cutting 5% of its workforce over the next five years, in a bid to boost profitability.


3. Uber and Ola drivers’ strike in Mumbai temporarily suspended

A multi-day strike by hundreds of Ola and Uber drivers in Mumbai, India was temporarily suspended, after government intervention. Among other things, the drivers had demanded that fares factor in the rising fuel costs.


2. Singapore’s best workplaces for 2018, according to Great Place To Work

Some 13 companies in total were named Singapore’s Best Workplaces for 2018, at the annual Great Place to Work Awards. These include Mastercard, whose Senior Vice President for HR in the Asia-Pacific spoke to HRM Magazine Asia about company’s highly-rated people and workplace culture practices. Check that story out here: What makes Mastercard a great place to work


1. Elon Musk video triggers NASA safety review of SpaceX and Boeing

After a video showing SpaceX CEO Elon Musk smoking marijuana and drinking whiskey surfaced online, NASA took steps to order a series of workplace safety reviews not only at SpaceX, but also its competitor, Boeing. This unexpected incident made for a news story that was far and away the most read story on HRM Asia for November.