• How expensive is international education in Asia Pacific? When relocating to another country with their families, besides considering their potential salaries, as well as the cost of the living of their city of relocation, expats also have to consider the cost of education, either for themselves, or for their children – which can be quite expensive at times. Based on ExpatFinder International School Fee Survey 2017, China leads the rankings as the most expensive country in Asia Pacific, and third
  • The complex landscape of global employee mobility continues to evolve. This year, the industry has seen some new concepts emerge, even as some topics considered quite “cutting edge” just a few years ago are now popular trends. It is an exciting time for mobility professionals, with added political, economic, security, and regulatory complexities. Meanwhile, many are experiencing the benefits of new technology and stronger global collaboration. While it is impossible to predict what will happen, Crown World Mobility advises practitioners
  • Hong Kong’s great workplaces of 2017 – FastLane HR In the year of its 20th anniversary, Hong Kong SAR is celebrating by having more Great Workplaces than in 2016. These companies are showing the way for the rest and setting the pace in order to face the ever-growing complexity of today’s business environment. Hong Kong employers are making progress toward the goal presented last year by Great Place to Work, in which we encouraged the evolution of all kinds of
  • Despite the finance function already being highly competitive and stressful, 78% of Singaporean CFOs expect stress levels to go up over the next 3 years, found a new research by Robert Half. In a press statement to Human Resources, the specialised recruitment firm revealed the main causes of growing stress levels – increased workloads (56%), increased business expectations (54%), shorter deadlines (40%) and a competitive marketplace (38%). Thankfully, the overwhelming majority (94%) of Singaporean CFOs revealed that they are taking
  • Local authorities are seeking to to raise the maximum penalty for the offences of overcharging job seekers and unlicensed operation of employment agencies. In a government press release issued last Friday, authorities gazetted The Employment (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2017. The new bill seeks to amend Part XII of the Employment Ordinance (EO) (Cap 57) to raise the maximum penalty for overcharging job seekers. Under present regulations, the maximum commission which may be received by an employment agency from a job
  • Asia has always been a lucrative destination from a commercial point of view, despite its vast complexities and regional variances. For HR leaders as well, Asia offers a number of experiences and opportunities for growth and experimentation. Recognising this, we find many are keen on ‘ticking’ Asia off their checklist of the world’s best regions to work in. And why not? With the evolution in the function, the HR space in Asia is abuzz with different challenges. Let’s hear it