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...

It is no surprise that health insurance is expensive. Unfortunately, in countries with an ageing population, costs can be expected to rise even more. According to a recent whitepaper by Mercer, the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – such as diabetes, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, and cardiovascular disease – increases with age, posing a challenge for Asia Pacific’s mature...

During the launch of the MyEXPAT system for expatriates’ income collection in Malaysia on Thursday (June 15), Inland Revenue Board (IRB) CEO Sabin Samitah said that expatriates who have left Malaysia four years ago still owe more than RM213 million in tax arrears, as reported by Free Malaysia Today.“Most of them were from the services sector, and had either falsified their real wages in the expatriate’s...

Calling all L&D and corporate training professionals! Do not miss Asia’s premier conference on learning, training and corporate development strategy, Training & Development Asia. In Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Philippines and Singapore in July/August 2017 – Register Now. Malaysia-based aviation major AirAsia has inked a special collaboration with hijab brand Naelofar Hijab to create an exclusively...

Starting May 2017, Janet Man is Schneider Electric’s new vice president, talent management. In her new role, Man will be responsible for building the leadership pipeline and managing related programmes. She reports directly to Tina Mylon, SVP for talent and diversity. Man’s focus will be on building a strong and diverse pool of high potential talent who could succeed to top leadership positions. Apart from...

Have you done anything impressive in your HR strategy and execution?Enter it into the HR Excellence Awards! Whether it is a pushy boss who demands employees to work late into the night or cheap colleagues who steal office supplies and snacks from the pantry, deciding which is the lesser of two evils is a really tough call. A recent post on Hong Kong Discussion Group asked workers if they would prefer...

Speaking to expats across different professions, lifestyles and hometowns; Wani Azahar finds out what truly ticks all the boxes for their ideal serviced apartment in Asia. According to the recent Accommodation Survey by ECA International, Singapore is ranked the seventh most expensive location in Asia for high-end rental accommodation this year – falling from fourth position in the...