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...

 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...