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...

Iki Ng, Director – Human Resource, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) shares about the mentality HR should adopt, how his team is his career inspiration, and more, in this interview with Aditi Sharma Kalra. Q What drew you to HR as a career, and what do you love about it? I made a mid-career switch to HR more than nine years ago after previously working in the banking sector and have not...

The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) plans to expand the implementation of its apprenticeship programme to include more than 100 companies and 700 trainees, Bernama reported. According to MIDA’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Zabidi Mahbar, the agency will open the programme nationwide from next month onwards to attract the participation of more companies and trainees with potential. The...

How often do you see a slide in an office space, that leads you from one floor straight down to another? For TIME Dotcom’s employees in Shah Alam, it’s every day. What makes it better, is that the slide has a meaning behind it. In an exclusive to Human Resources, Wan Ezrin Sazli Wan Zahari, Chief People Officer, and Sharif-Sharmizi Shahimi, Project Manager, Culture & Creative, shared the main reason...

 Don't miss the opportunity to shout about your successes in recruitment and talent acquisition - the Asia Recruitment Awards is the only regional awards to celebrate the best in-house teams and recruitment solution providers. Entries open until 22 February 2019! Enter your entries now » Effective 1 April 2019, Augustin Lee, currently Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), will succeed Ng...

 "Informative, Interactive, Inspiring. The conference brings new ideas and insights about current issues in talent and HR management"Join the seventh annual Talent Management Asia, Asia's leading HR strategy conference. Register now for early-bird savings! Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) has announced plans to open 100 Jollibee stores in Malaysia in the next 10 years. This includes 50 stores in Sabah and...