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The First Word: Growing tomorrow’s workforce today

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Youth underemployment is one of today’s most pressing challenges. Young people make up 38% of the global workforce; a percentage that is set to rise to 58% by 2030. What is most astonishing is that they are three times more likely to be unemployed than older adults – a concerning reality that impacts all of […]

The First Word: Are EWA services a harpoon or a lifeline for low-wage staff?

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Earned wage access (EWA) services have been gaining popularity in recent years, particularly among key low-wage sectors of the workforce and their employers. Usually offered through a third-party finance provider, these programmes give staff access to their earned wages before the traditional monthly payday. Unlike payday loans, with which these services are often compared to, […]

Foreign investors eyeing Southeast Asia for MICE development

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Event organisers and HR professionals should be paying attention to movement in the global market, identifying characteristics of their country, culture, and workforces that offer a distinct and conducive atmosphere for events. This was one of several insights found in the latest Chief of Staff Asia research paper. Expanding Domains in Modern MICE and Staff […]

Feedback, content confetti among strategies for creating memorable events

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International event organiser Live Union mentions several characteristics of a successful event, including that of being memorable. To maximise the impact on delegates, HR can use open communication, ‘content confetti’, and leadership development strategies. This was one of several insights found in the latest Chief of Staff Asia research paper. Expanding Domains in Modern MICE […]

Recovery and stability under way for Southeast Asia’s events industry

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Hotel occupancy rates from late 2022 until the present time reflect rapid recovery and stability for the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) and staff events industry of Southeast Asia. This was one of several insights found in the latest Chief of Staff Asia research paper. Expanding Domains in Modern MICE and Staff Events, available […]

Five tips for identifying high-potential leadership talent in the early stages of their careers

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The quest for identifying high-potential leadership talent in the nascent stages of their careers is akin to prospecting for a rare and precious gem. In today’s ever-evolving business landscape, the ability to pinpoint emerging leaders early and nurture their growth is a strategic imperative for any forward-thinking organization. These individuals, often hidden in plain sight, […]

Research Preview: Expanding domains in modern MICE and staff events

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Staff events and professional gatherings were heavily affected by the pandemic. Months after the declared end of the Covid-19 crisis, what are organisations in Southeast Asia doing and what should they expect?  The popularity of virtual events has certainly remained, a lasting effect of the innovations and adaptations that sprouted over the past few years.  […]

Social enterprise partnerships are an opportunity for greater DEI outcomes

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Partnering with social enterprises geared towards diversity in employment can help organisations boost corporate excellence, social responsibility, and empowerment of underserved communities. This is one of several insights found in the latest Chief of Staff Asia research paper, on remote working. Navigating Remote and Hybrid Work Boundaries in Southeast Asia is now available for subscriber download […]

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