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Asia Pacific salary forecasts for 2019

Cited from humanresourceonlineIn Mercer’s Compensation Planning for 2019 report, the highest salary increases in Asia Pacific in 2019 are forecast for Bangladesh (10%), India (9.2%) and Vietnam (9.8%), against a backdrop of continued strong economic and real wage growth (salary increase minus...
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Malaysian employers to register foreign workers under SOCSO from 1 Jan 2019

Cited from humanresourceonlineEffective 1 January 2019, employers in Malaysia who hire foreign workers including expatriates with valid documents must register their employees under Social Security Organisation (Socso) and contribute to the Employment Injury Scheme (EIS), as reported by The Star Online. The Cabinet’s decision to place social security...
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IKEA to cut 7,500 jobs globally by 2020, Southeast Asia not to be affected

Cited from humanresourceonlineIngka Group, the IKEA franchisee that owns and operates 367 stores in the United States, Europe and some parts of Asia, has announced plans for “assessing all parts of the organisation and is simplifying to enable a greater focus...
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Sexual misconduct and what employers need to know

Cited from humanresourceonlineIt is common belief that sexual misconduct only involves the perpetrator and the victim(s). However, that is not the case in the Hong Kong workplace.Simon McConnell and Mun Yeow, partners of Clyde & Co Hong Kong, reminded...
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How much of the salary budget will you allocate to top performers?

Cited from humanresourceonlineThe latest salary report by Willis Towers Watson forecasts an upward trend across Asia Pacific, with average salary increases expected to go up from 5.7% to 5.9% from 2018 through 2019.On average, 16.8% of the salary increase budget...
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China leads Asia rise in global university employability ranking 2018

Cited from humanresourceonlineThe Global University Employability Ranking, designed by a French HR consultancy Emerging and published by Times Higher Education (THE), has listed the top 150 institutions for employability.7,000 major employers around the world voted for institutions both in...
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Here’s what Gen Zs in SEA really think about technology and future jobs

  Cited from humanresourceonlineThere’s no denying that Generation Z (those born after 1996) is entering the workforce. In Southeast Asia, 99% of them having used technology as part of their formal education. Hence, there’s no surprise that they will bring...
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5 recommendations for L&D professionals to become valued strategic partners

Cited from humanresourceonlineIn today’s world, many professions are facing significant challenges arising from social and technological change. Among them is the accountancy profession.According to a new report by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), careers have become longer with less...
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Training centre head sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment for certificate fraud

 Cited from humanresourceonlineAbduljafar s/o Abdulkuthose, principal of Vsafe Training Consultant, was sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment on 1 November 2018. He was charged with fraudulently issuing 17 Building Construction Supervisor Safety (BCSS) course certificates and safety passes between January 2016 and...
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Why older employees are company assets, not liabilities

 Cited from humanresourceonlineIt is universally acknowledged that memory and processing speed weaken over age. Mercer points out that it is not fair to focus on what the mature can’t do. Older employees can offer so much more than one...