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M. Kulasegaran: Malaysia looks into changing foreign labour practices

Cited from humanresourceonline Human Resource Minister M. Kulasegaran yesterday (20 June) revealed the intention to reduce dependence on middlemen when it comes to managing foreign labourers. Such middlemen include concession company My E.G. Services (Myeg), Bernama reported. Speaking to reporters after the handing of a cheque for...

FMM: Current EIS model is neither balanced nor equitable

Cited from humanresourceonline The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) supports the government’s move to review the Employment Insurance System (EIS). FMM reinforces that employers are not against introduction of the EIS but is of the view that the current model is neither balanced nor equitable. For...

Only 4% of women leaders found female leadership quotas helpful

Cited from humanresourceonline When thinking of improving gender diversity in leadership roles, quotas usually come to mind. But do they work? According to the 2018 KPMG Global Female Leaders Outlook, only 4% of the 699 global female leaders surveyed from 42 countries and...

Alibaba launches new office in Kuala Lumpur

Cited from humanresourceonline Alibaba Group on Monday (18 June) deepened its commitment to Malaysia, as it opens an office in Kuala Lumpur to help Malaysian businesses identify global cross-border trade opportunities. Alibaba described the office as a “one-stop shop” for Malaysian small...

4 things employers must do to bridge the gender pay gap

Cited from humanresourceonline This article is brought to you by Willis Towers Watson. Shai Ganu, MD, and rewards business leader – Asia Australasia, Willis Towers Watson, brainstorms with Aditi Sharma Kalra on the action items to resolve the gender pay disparity. The gender pay gap has...

Civil servants in Penang and Melacca to expect RM1,000 Hari Raya bonus

Cited from humanresourceonline In conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri, both the Penang and Melaccan governments announced that civil servants in both states will receive a RM1,000 reward. On one hand, 3,600 civil servants in Penang will receive the Special Financial Aid...

AIA’s take on health and wellness through The Music Run

Cited from humanresourceonline On 21 April 2018, The Music Run™ was held in Singapore, branded as the only international 5k and 10k running series belting out a runner-friendly playlist every step of the way. Featuring 10,000 runners this year, and held in Sentosa, the winners...

Singapore comes out on top in technological readiness

Cited from humanresourceonline According to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s global technological rankings for 2018-2022, Singapore ranks as one of the top Asian location for technological readiness. The country climbs up two spots from its ranking at number three in 2017. It...

Airline CEO apologises for saying that women are unable to do his job

Cited from humanresourceonline After speaking to reporters on how Qatar Airways “has to be led by a man because it is a very challenging position,” group CEO Akbar Al Baker has now retracted this comment. The original comment was made at the...

Is HR strategy a dead concept?

Cited from humanresourceonline Ilja Rijnen, HR director for Emerging Asia, Beam Suntory, reveals the three things HR needs to focus on to become a true partner to the business.  It has been about 15 years since the current HR business partner model...