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  • 28 August 2020 Fri in All markets by Aditi Sharma Kalra COVID-19 impact: Suntec Singapore retrenches 85 roles, including HR, finance and sales a As a result of COVID-19’s severe impact to the MICE industry (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions), which led to all events being suspended since April 2020, Suntec Singapore Convention Exhibition Centre (Suntec Singapore) has had to let go of 85 roles. a This workforce rationalisation plan was announced by Suntec Singapore and Building Construction And Timber Industries Employees’
  • 18 August 2020 Tues in All markets by Jerene Ang HR and talent management lead technological adoption in APAC SMEs While the vision of the ‘new normal’ after the pandemic is still forming, one thing we can be certain of is that technology is set to play an increasingly critical role in helping businesses, especially SMEs in APAC, achieve success in the future. j According to SAP’s new study Digital Resilient, and Experience-driven: How Small and Midsize Organisations Can Prepare for
  • 10 August 2020 Mon in All markets by Contributor Employee mobility post-lockdown – what does HR need to be aware of? j By Lee Quane, regional director – Asia at ECA International j Many countries have begun the process of relaxing the restrictions imposed due to Covid-19 with an increase in business activity in many locations. With businesses being eager to recover, what should companies be considering when managing employee mobility during this period? j Can and should your repatriated
  • 07 August 2020 Fri in All markets by Jerene Ang RM4,371 is the median monthly salary for graduates in Malaysia in 2019 j Graduates across Malaysia earned a median monthly salary of RM4,371 per month in 2019, according to the latest figures released by the Department of Statistics, Malaysia. j The recently released State Socioeconomic Report 2019 also revealed the median monthly salaries and wages of employed graduates in four states: W.P. Kuala Lumpur: RM5,471 W.P. Putrajaya: RM4,540 Selangor: RM4,600 Sabah: RM4,531 j
  • 30 July 2020 Thursday in All markets by Priya Sunil Singapore’s labour market in Q2 2020: Retrenchments doubled, unemployment rose j Singapore’s labour market faced a far more extensive impact from COVID-19 in Q2 2020, as compared to Q1 2020, the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) latest Labour Market Advance Release Second Quarter 2020 revealed. Overall, retrenchments doubled from the previous quarter, while unemployment rates continued to rise in June 2020, and total employment contracted ‘far more acutely’. Total employment contracted
  • 27 July 2020 Mon in All markets by Robert Blain How Hong Kong’s HR and payroll processes rate on a global scale j With Hong Kong’s third wave of COVID-19 proving to be as unpredictable and alarming – possibly even more so – as the first, supporting employees remains a top priority. So how is Hong Kong, and other jurisdictions across APAC, faring with their HR and payroll processes compared to other countries across the globe? j Employee pensions and