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...

According to the latest Salaries & Wages Survey Report Malaysia 2016 from the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM), the median wage for male employees increased by 7.3% as compared to the previous year in 2015; while female employees saw an increase by 5.2%. In fact, the median monthly salary of male employees was higher at RM1,721 compared to female employees (RM1,685) in 2016. Similarly, the average...

How do you promote mental health within your team? Empowerment of staff, and acceptance of emotions are the ingredients to this recipe, Aditi Sharma Kalra finds out.  Every year on April 7, the World Health Organisation (WHO) organises World Health Day. While it may seem hard to get excited about yet another “world-something-day”, this year, simply acknowledging World Health Day as a company could leave you...

A new performance feedback platform at Goldman Sachs has brought the company into the age of continuous feedback. The Ongoing Feedback360+ system allows all employees to provide or request feedback at any time, from anyone. According to a post on the company’s blog, the new platform has been designed to encourage ongoing conversations between employees and managers. “We built Ongoing Feedback360+ to help...

Bosses who use humour in the workplace could encourage employees to engage in deviant behaviour, according to a new study released by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School. A leader’s expression of humour may signal an acceptance of doing things that go against conventional behaviour at work. These include being chronically absent from work, ignoring a manager’s instructions, or even...

Last Monday, Leon Perera raised a parliamentary question to Singapore’s minister for manpower on the proportion of new jobs created in each of the last five years which requires a university degree. In his response, minister for manpower Lim Swee Say said that Ministry of Manpower (MOM) does not collect data on new jobs created by specific qualification requirements, including university degrees. He commented:...