A study by Korn Ferry reveals that, the Asia Pacific region faces an imminent labour shortage of 12.3 million workers by 2020, with the possibility of rising to 47 million by 2030 at an annual opportunity cost of US$4.238 trillion. Financial and business services will be hardest hit across the region, with a deficit of 3.7 million workers by 2030, resulting in an annual opportunity cost of more than $439.62...

It might be a tough situation when a valuable employee resigns. Apart from the 12 essential exit interview questions you need to ask, we spoke to Luigi Bellopede, ASEAN human resources and organisational director of Prysmian Group on how to manage a smooth offboarding process in this exclusive. When it comes to a staff leaving, what are the top complications that HR usually overlook? If we talk about staff...

In a survey on mental health issues faced by expatriates, depression turned out to be most prevalent condition (with a 50% increase between 2014-16), followed by anxiety (28% prevalence increase). Aetna International’s report on 5,000 members, Expatriate mental health: Breaking the silence and ending the stigma, also found that globally, women between the ages of 30-49 are the most likely to seek treatment for a...

A one size fits all benefits programme doesn’t work. Tarun Gulrajani also emphasises that you can’t just implement another organisation’s best practice to your own organisation and expect it to work. Instead, you have to really look at your business and what they need. Presently the head of human resources for APAC at REHAU, Tarun Gulrajani was the keynote speaker at Employee...

Jointly developed by Singapore’s tripartite partners – Ministry of Manpower (MOM), National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), and Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF), the tripartite standard on age-friendly workplace practices was launched today. This was at the Conference for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices 2018, organised by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment...

Welcome to the Asia Recruitment Awards, Singapore! We’re here at InterContinental, Singapore getting set up for tonight’s exciting awards show. Proudly brought to you by Human Resources magazine, the Asia Recruitment Awards is one of Asia’s largest award shows dedicated to celebrating your team’s talent acquisition achievements. Get ready for a night of celebration among those...

Welcome to Asia Recruitment Awards 2018, Malaysia! We’re here at the The Westin Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia getting set up for tonight’s exciting awards show. Proudly brought to you by Human Resources magazine, the Asia Recruitment Awards is one of Asia’s largest award shows dedicated to celebrating your team’s talent acquisition achievements. Get ready for a night of celebration among...

In this fifth part of our International Women’s Day series, 15 women leaders share their words of wisdom for women aspiring to take up top positions in the futures. The women in this part of the series come from multinationals of various industries including 3M, AIA, Eastspring Investments, FrieslandCampina, HP Asia Pacific and Japan, Keystone Cable, L’Oréal, Mars Wrigley Confectionery, Mondelēz...

A study of 229,568 graduates in Malaysia has provided statistical evidence that a majority of unemployed graduates in the nation do not ask for unrealistically high salaries or pick jobs. In fact, the monthly salary for graduates has been largely stagnant over the period surveyed. The study is called Graduate Tracer Study 2007-2015: Broken Malaysia Dream, authored by Ooi Teik Khim, an economist affiliated with...

According to Bernama, health deputy minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya has said that a health ministry study conducted last year has found 18,336 Malaysians suffering from various stages of depression. He added that these findings were obtained through mental health screening programmes conducted on 273,203 individuals at health and community clinics last year. Of these, 4.03% (11,811 people) were found to suffer...