According to the latest research briefing (4 Sep) by Oxford Economics on Asia’s labour supply, the labour participation rate (PART) in Malaysia is expected rise. Written by Louis Kuijs, Head of Asia Economics, Oxford Economics; he said: “We expect the participation rate to rise further in Japan and forecast significant increases in South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the...

One of the gripes Malaysian employers have when hiring millennials, especially fresh graduates, is their unrealistic salary expectations. That said, in order for employers to attract the best talent in today’s limited talent pool, organisations have to ensure competitive packages – especially since salary/ financial compensation is the most important consideration to Malaysian Millennials. According to the...

Life Insurance Association of Malaysia has yesterday reported that the life insurance industry has experienced a 5.2% year-on-year (YoY) decline in registered life insurance agents to 77,736 agents as at June 30, 2017. In fact, the number of bank staff who were registered to sell life insurance also dipped by 1.9% to 18,652 staff. Overall, the industry experienced a lower rate of new agents joining the industry...

Want to learn the latest talent acquisition techniques?Don't miss Recruitment Asia, the region's dedicated recruitment and talent acquisition strategy conference.Happening Oct/Nov 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Philippines. A new research from YouGov found that less than half of young people across APAC believe they conform to gender stereotypes. According to the findings, on a scale of 0-10 (where...

Discussing with colleagues where to enjoy lunch is the highlight of the day for many office workers. Although most have to endure the pain of waiting in a long queue to be seated for lunch, most consider it worthwhile, because it is the only time of day employees are able to take a break away from the office. Hong Kong has the longest working hours on earth at 50 hours a week, making this one-hour break away from...

In a bid to increase the adoption of fair and progressive workplaces in Singapore, the Tripartite Standard on Employment of Term Contract Employees was launched by Second Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo at the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability. Jointly developed by the Ministry of Manpower, National Trades Union Congress, and Singapore National Employers Federation, this the first in a...

Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV) has released a statement reiterating that it has made the decision to allow its group president and CEO Dato’ Zakaria Arshad and three other senior management staff to take leave of absence with full pay and benefits. As a public listed and government linked company that is operating under several regulatory bodies, including Securities Commission and Bursa Malaysia,...

Here are the major promotions and job moves in the world of HR for this week. If you’ve been promoted or if you’ve moved to a new company, let us know and we will announce your news here – just email aditis@humanresourcesonline.net. And for the pick of HR job opportunities in Asia, check out HRjobs. HR Practitioner Appointments Sophia So moves up the ranks at real estate firm JLLTenured at JLL since...

Have you done anything impressive in your HR strategy and execution?Enter it into the HR Excellence Awards! HR is a key enabler of our economic transformation. Find out more about the national HR professional certification framework, a key initiative under the HR Industry Manpower Plan (HRIMP). Facilitated by Workforce Singapore (WSG), a tripartite taskforce comprising tripartite partners and HR industry...

Hiring managers never run out of stories when it comes to sharing the weird behaviour of candidates. From candidates bringing their parents to the interview, to trying to bribe the interviewer with cash in an envelop, hiring managers are never disappointed with the surprises candidates deliver. Recently, a Hong Kong job seeker left a hiring manager speechless following a series of clueless responses in a Whatapp...