A study of 229,568 graduates in Malaysia has provided statistical evidence that a majority of unemployed graduates in the nation do not ask for unrealistically high salaries or pick jobs. In fact, the monthly salary for graduates has been largely stagnant over the period surveyed. The study is called Graduate Tracer Study 2007-2015: Broken Malaysia Dream, authored by Ooi Teik Khim, an economist affiliated with...

According to Bernama, health deputy minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya has said that a health ministry study conducted last year has found 18,336 Malaysians suffering from various stages of depression. He added that these findings were obtained through mental health screening programmes conducted on 273,203 individuals at health and community clinics last year. Of these, 4.03% (11,811 people) were found to suffer...

Social Security Organisation’s (SOCSO) chairman, Tan Sri Aseh Che Mat yesterday (12 March) revealed a total of 292,250 employers have registered for the Employment Insurance Scheme (EIS) – a social safety net for retrenched workers managed by SOCSO, The Star reported. While speaking to media during a working visit to Wisma Perkeso Selangor, Tan added that since it took effect on 1 January, RM36.8 million...

According to iPrice Group‘s latest whitepaper The State of eCommerce in Southeast Asia 2017, Malaysians are more likely to shop more during weekdays rather than weekends. In fact, Wednesdays are highlighted to be the peak where consumers are shopping the most. On another note, while the number of orders is highest between 9am and 5pm, Malaysians seem to prefer to shop at 4pm. Globally, there is a dip between...

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Bernama has reported that Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) will soon require financial institutions to undertake rigorous screening for their new hires as integrity is critical in enhancing confidence in the financial system. When asked on further development measures by BNM and the financial industry to protect the integrity and confidence in the domestic financial system, it reported: “This is to ensure that the...

Human Resources Magazine talked to some of the biggest employers in Hong Kong on how they support employees, in light of the urgent government suspension of all primary schools and kindergartens. HKBN GroupStarting 8 February until Chinese New Year Eve (15 February) HKBN Group is encouraging its talent to consider working from home. “This measure will give Talents greater work arrangement flexibility to care...

Have you done anything impressive in the area of recruitment and talent acquisition? Of course you have. Don’t keep it a secret, enter it into the Asia Recruitment Awards! Position your company as an employer of choice at the Asia Recruitment Awards - entries open now! 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...

Have you done anything impressive in the area of recruitment and talent acquisition? Of course you have. Don’t keep it a secret, enter it into the Asia Recruitment Awards! Position your company as an employer of choice at the Asia Recruitment Awards - entries open now! We’ve all been there, implementing new systems to keep up with the times and demands of the incoming digital...

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