How do you know if your #learning is relevant for the #future? Find out at the region's largest conference for HR and L&D practitioners, Learning & Development Asia, happening in September. Register for early-bird savings now. South Korea’s Seoul National University (SNU) has topped Reuters’ ranking of Asia Pacific’s Most Innovative Universities, unseating three-time No. 1, KAIST, formerly...

Social media comes in handy when people seek a way to de-stress or pass time, for instance while travelling to and fro work. However, for some forms such as Facebook, stressed users are at risk of developing a pathological dependence on it, a recent study has shown. As part of the study by researchers from the Mental Health Research and Treatment Center at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) in Germany, an online...

 Asia’s most renowned regional HR Excellence Awards is back in October in Singapore and Malaysia to sieve out HR’s finest gems. Are you a diamond in the rough? View the categories and find out more. Malaysia ranks as the 9th least complex place to do business in Asia, and comes in 52nd out of 76 jurisdictions globally, the Global Business Complexity Index 2019 by TMF Group revealed. Amongst the Asian...

 Asia’s most renowned regional HR Excellence Awards is back in October in Singapore and Malaysia to sieve out HR’s finest gems. Are you a diamond in the rough? View the categories and find out more.   Nearly two in five (38%) Singaporeans have a negative impression of people with tattoos, a recent YouGov Omnibus research revealed. In fact, nearly half (47%) of the 1,075 surveyed are less likely to hire a...

 The UEFA Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool is scheduled for 2 June (to be broadcast in Singapore at 3am), while straight after that the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup will take place in France from 7 June-7 July. This week itself, cricket fans can look forward to the more-than-a-month-long ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 being held across England and Wales from 24 May-14 July (to be broadcast...

 Joanne Low, Human Resources Manager Asia, OEMServices, admits that dealing with people issues is never an easy job – yet the career in HR is extremely fulfilling. Q What drew you to HR as a career? I knew I would enjoy work that interacts with people, so I picked HR management as my major in university. After graduation, I was at the crossroads of customer service and a HR career, but decided to head...

We’ve all experienced a rude colleague at some point in our career, one whose antics have probably nagged at the back of our minds or kept us up at night reflecting. And when your sleep has been affected,  a study has revealed that if you have a spouse, his or her sleep ends up affected too, particularly when they work in the same occupation or company. The study was carried out by Portland State University...

“Be fearless”, “worry less, don’t linger and believe in your instinct”, and “speak up and fight for your right” – this is just some advice women leaders would share with their younger selves if given the opportunity. In this last part of our 16-part series, see what advice women leaders such as Anna Brunelle of Kinestral Technologies, Inc., Malou Toft Dyhr of Milestone Systems, Chia-Fang Kuo of...

 Magdalena Poulin, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, APAC, AIG, calls out critical thinking skills, adaptability, cultural and situational sensitivities, emotional intelligence and intuition as core HR competencies. Q What is one way AIG stands out from others when it comes to attracting talent? Inclusive environment. I interviewed for my role when I was eight months pregnant, hence, I did not have high...

 Malaysia’s Halal International Selangor (HIS) is set to be a flagship halal training and education centre, Bernama reported. The centre will provide both face-to-face and online training. This follows the signing of a memorandum of agreement between HIS and the Halal Academy, at the Malaysia International Halal Showcase in Kuala Lumpur yesterday (4 April). On the significance of this, HIS Chief Operating...