HRM Asia’s top stories for October, 2018

Check out what caught readers' attention over the month of October, from hi-tech staff lounges to the HRM Asia Watch List.
By: | October 31, 2018


“Wake me up when September ends,” goes the popular Green Day song (shout-out to any of my fellow millennials who remember this mid-noughties track), but now October has come and gone as well – and as far as our coverage here on goes, it was no less intense than the month preceding it.

These last four-and-a-half weeks, we’ve been rolling out the HRM Asia Watch List, as well as the 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards, along with our usual suite of news and feature articles.

Unsurprisingly, our Watch List dominates this month’s most read stories. But rather than highlight any on specific profile, we’ve consolidated all those entries into one — and given some of our other stories a chance to shine.


5. How Marriott International is putting people first

In this exclusive HR Insider story, Marriott International’s Chief HR Officer in Asia-Pacific tells HRM Magazine Asia about how the hospitality giant is attracting and retaining talent during a time of intense growth.


4. Xero introduces new wellbeing leave for employees

In conjunction with World Mental Health Day on October 10, international software company Xero made changes to its leave entitlements for its employees around the world.


3. KPMG unveils ‘smart’ clubhouse powered by AI

KPMG in Singapore is taking the concept of the breakout room to the next level, with its new “smart” staff lounge – wired with the latest digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and connected analytics.


2. Watch List 2018: That’s a wrap

The HRM Asia Watch List 2018 (#hrmwatchlist), brought to you by Armstrong Craven, showcases the brightest next-generation HR leadership talent from across Southeast Asia. This story collects all the Watch List stories in one post.


1. Japan to open 50,000 jobs to Filipinos from 2019

The Japanese government will be opening up around 50,000 jobs to Filipino workers as part of a new policy announced by Japanese Ambassador Koji Haneda.