An agile working culture is key to survival in this rapidly changing world. Experts from Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) reveal how employers can cultivate one. Many organisations are shifting from hierarchical structures to developing a more agile working culture that focuses on the organisation’s ability to transform itself to meet changing demands. This requires...

People generally like to talk about promotions, not so much about demotions. So, how common are demotions at work? According to new research from OfficeTeam, nearly half of HR managers (46%) have seen someone at their company moved down a rung on the career ladder. Common reasons for demotion include poor performance (39%), not succeeding in a new job after being promoted (38%), and organisational restructuring...

According to a release by Berry Appleman & Leiden (BAL), governments around the world are screening travelers’ social media sites to vet their backgrounds and personal information. It said: “Global mobility leaders need to prepare employees for different types of border questioning and stops and searches, especially searches involving company computers and phones.” “Employees traveling internationally...

This article is brought to you by Straits Interactive. As global regulations kick in, companies will find themselves having to manage compliance across borders – this is where Straits Interactive can help. With today’s data privacy laws in force, and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) soon to be enforced, all it takes is for data or a privacy breach to get your company into trouble with the...

This year, more expats will be feeling the pinch of providing for their children abroad – and if the company covers these costs, employers will feel the pinch. ExpatFinder International School Fee Survey 2018 found that school fees in the East rose up to an average of US$16,403 per year from US$14,150. Fees in China rose from US$25,820 in 2017 to US$33,591 in 2018 and fees in Singapore rose from US$23,198...

Perak Health, Consumer Affairs, Civil Community, National Integration and Human Resources Committee chairman A. Sivanesan said there should be anti-discrimination laws to ensure that capable disabled persons are offered jobs in the public and private sector, as reported in The Star Online.  Sivanesan told reporters that “there needs to be a law to ensure the disabled community be allocated a certain...

 Deloitte Singapore has launched its Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) to hire and train individuals who wish to make a mid-career switch and take up a position with its consulting practice. The PCP was developed in collaboration with Workforce Singapore (WSG) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), making it the first organisation to establish a PCP for consulting jobs. The programme is open...

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 and medium-sized enterprises, providing support and platforms to assist them to drive exports, extensive training programmes and cloud-computing services...

Flexible working hours for women in relevant employment areas should be implemented in this country, says deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail in a report by Bernama. She said it was to optimise the role and contribution of women in the employment sector while they remain committed to balancing their responsibilities as a wife and mother. She said: “We have to think about how to enable...