The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic downturn has had a significant impact across the Asia Pacific, and Malaysia was not spared. With that said, optimism is already starting to show, with about 33% of companies in Malaysia looking to increase their headcount and 40% maintaining status...
Employment Hero has released a global report examining the impact of COVID-19 on business owners and employees. The survey which included more than 1000 Malaysian employers and employees found that 70% of Malaysian businesses would mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all their staff. Employees, too,...
Microsoft Corp. announced that it has helped over 30 million people in 249 countries and territories gain access to digital skills, of which close to 6 million of them are from Asia Pacific. This tops its initial goal of 25 million last June. Microsoft Corp. is also...
Employees have found new, collaborative ways to tackle projects, and along the way, forged even closer connections. Teams have come up with exciting new ideas in virtual meetings, live-chatted through successful product sprints and many even attended virtual bonding sessions together. The physical “water cooler” may be...
Since the start of the pandemic, workforce competencies have had to evolve, resulting in the increasing importance for adaptive skills in the workplace. In particular, more employers say that Effective Communication is key to business viability, making it the increasingly most sought-after skill (voted...
Earlier this year, EngageRocket, in collaboration with the Institute for HR Professionals (IHRP) and the Singapore HR Institute (SHRI), launched the National Employee Experience Transformation (NEXT) programme for Singaporean companies to tap into people analytics to improve employee well-being and experience. Since its launch...
Microsoft has announced the findings from its first annual Work Trend Index. Titled "The Next Great Disruption is Hybrid Work – Are We Ready?" the report uncovers seven hybrid work trends every business leader needs to know as we enter this new era of work. The report...
The pandemic's work-from-home reality resulted in an unprecedented change for organisations as they fought to defend exponentially greater attack surfaces from cybercriminals armed with powerful cloud-based tools, cloud storage and endless targets. As working environments evolved, so did the methods of threat actors and...
Despite four in five (81%) employers saying that workflow automation will enhance employees' work instead of replacing them, a number of challenges are still holding these organisations back. About two in three of them highlighted obstacles related to knowledge gaps such as 'a lack of background knowledge...
Xero Limited has announced the acquisition of Planday, a leading workforce management platform with more than 350,000 employee users across Europe and the UK that simplifies employee scheduling, allowing businesses to forecast and manage their labour costs. Aligned with Xero’s strategic priority to grow...