WHO SAYS: Quotes of the week from HR influencers and leaders

WHO SAYS: Quotes of the week from HR influencers and leaders

Immerse yourself in the wisdom shared by respected HR and business luminaries from across Southeast Asia as they offer their insightful views on the most urgent matters of the day. “In an environment of constant change, workforce innovations, and new cycles of talent development, improving the maturity of your talent programmes is critical.” – Himanshu […]

Gig drivers in Malaysia earning less after pandemic


Gig drivers or food delivery riders in Malaysia are no longer earning as much as they did during Covid-19, when demand for deliveries skyrocketed due to lockdowns. Sociologist Chin Yee Whah of Universiti Sains Malaysia shared that these riders used to earn thousands of ringgit per month (RM1,000 is equivalent to around S$290). Part-time driver […]

Moving On Up: New HR leaders at Shopee and JLG Services


Here’s what’s new, and who’s changing roles and stepping up across the HR community in Southeast Asia.   Jonathan Zaron Kwok Compensation and Benefits Regional Shopee and SeaMoney Commercial and Tech Singapore Kwok is an experienced HR professional with extensive expertise in C&B, HR management, and business partnering. His proven ability to leverage data and […]

Malaysian youth urged towards skills training over entering gig economy


After the recent cohort of the Malaysian Certificate of Education (equivalent to Singapore’s O-levels), it was discovered that 26% of Malaysian youth leaving school intend to enter gig driving as a career. Chin Yee Whah, professor of sociology at Universiti Sains Malaysia, shared his concern due to gig drivers continually earning less in post-pandemic Malaysia. […]

Mental health risk rises among employees in Asia


A study has found that a majority of employees in Asia are at risk of developing mental health illnesses, with stress, anxiety, and burnout identified as key drivers of reduced productivity. The Aon TELUS Health Asia Mental Health Index report surveyed 13,000 employees in 12 countries across Asia including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand […]

HR Champions: Catherine Lian advocates for women in tech; leadership


Title: Managing Director and Technology Leader, IBM Malaysia Office headquarters: Malaysia Company operations: Global Industry: IT Services and IT Consulting Employees: 10,001+ (LinkedIn) Catherine Lian actively advocates for women in leadership. Prior to her appointment at IBM, she was part of the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network, supporting women in business by providing access to technology, […]

Singapore professionals ready for AI-driven workplace


LinkedIn study found that 65% of professionals believe that AI will significantly change the way they work. Over 1 in 2 professionals (56%) are already using AI at work, and close to half (46%) said that their companies have already introduced guidelines or training plans to integrate AI into their day-to-day work. While the new […]

Malaysia’s mid-term plan: Invest on digital, knowledge-based economy


The Malaysian government has announced the three focus areas of the mid-term review of the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP). These are accelerating digitalisation and innovation, improving human capital, and promoting sustainable development. The government plans to invest RM150 billion in digitalisation over the next five years. This investment will be used to develop a digital […]

Skilled workers and low wages draw businesses to Southeast Asia


A recent survey by HSBC Commercial Banking found that international businesses operating in Southeast Asia are increasingly confident about their prospects for continued growth in the region. The survey also found that a skilled workforce and competitive wage prices are the most attractive market features for business expansion. The survey, which covered more than 3,500 […]

Malaysia launches National Training Index to measure workforce development


The Human Resources Development Corporation (HRDC) launched the National Training Index (NTI) today, a first-of-its-kind index to measure training and development in Southeast Asia. The NTI was developed by HRDC and will soon become the benchmark for industries and organizations to shape their learning and development programs. The index measures the capacity of employers in […]

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