With the emergence of new technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things (IoT), Industry 4.0 ensures we are living in an era of deep and rapid changes to job markets worldwide. Against this backdrop, it’s interesting to see that when asked which skills they believe will be most valuable in the future, ASEAN youths placed higher value on soft skills than hard skills. In a...

Having led the global search, Erik Ramp, Director of Strategy and Operations at Edwards Lifesciences and site leader for the new Kuala Lumpur Business Services Center, credits the talented workforce, diverse culture, multilingual talent pool, business-friendly policies, and strong infrastructure. Q You’ve been with Edwards Lifesciences for about four years now, what motivated you to join the company in...

 Back in Hong Kong for its fourth year on September 5 at the Hotel ICON, Learning and Development Asia is bigger and better than ever before and earned its reputation as the most influential L&D strategy event in Asia.Pre-order your tickets now! Contact us now for an amazing group discount Mondays – as much as you’d like to, you can’t avoid them. Despite how much we dread the day, it may just be our...

 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. In an Adobe study focused on 1,000 emoji users in the US, laughter, love and kisses are users’ favorite emojis, both individually and as pairings. While these emojis are the...

 A professional engineer in Singapore, who was an Authorised Examiner (AE) for Lifting Equipment (LE) registered with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), has been fined S$50,000 for failure to exercise due diligence in certifying 14 scissors lifts* safe for use. (*Scissors lifts provide a safe means of access in the form of an elevated work platform for workers carrying out work-at-height activities.) According to...

 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. We all probably feel this at some point in time – the work that we do is not good enough, perhaps we don’t belong in or deserve our professional position, or from a more...

With organisations getting leaner and workloads getting heavier, today, burnout – a sense of chronic physical and mental exhaustion – is a global phenomenon. Earlier this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified burnout as an occupational phenomenon – a syndrome conceptualised as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. According to WHO, the syndrome...

 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...