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FMM: Current EIS model is neither balanced nor equitable

The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) supports the government’s move to review the Employment Insurance System (EIS). FMM reinforces that employers are not against introduction of the EIS but is of the view that the current model is neither balanced nor equitable. For example, the current model is: Too wide a scope for the scheme

5 key insights on how companies are investing in digital talent

According to IMDA, an additional 42,000 professionals will be needed to support the digital sector in Singapore in the two years leading up to 2020. In a new survey, QED Consulting mapped the ways in which employers are investing in building digital talent, and their career expectations. The 5 major takeaways are listed here. 1. Not all

Korn Ferry welcomes Armin Effendi as country chairman in Malaysia

Korn Ferry has announced Armin Effendi joining the firm as its country chairman in Malaysia. Effendi most recently served as Kuala Lumpur office leader for a global executive search firm and was part of theASEAN leadership team. Throughout his career, Effendi has worked in executive and advisory roles across Asia, Europe and North America. He

Q&A: Ana Cardoso, VP of HR emerging markets BU, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Framing the talent development conversation Ana Cardoso, VP of human resources, emerging markets (EM) business unit at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, gives Jerene Ang an insight into what it takes to become ‘best employer’ – talking to employees about their aspirations, and more. Vital Stats: As the VP of human resources for the emerging markets business unit at

打工仔升職無加薪是導致士氣低落的元兇?

READ IN ENGLISH 人才配置公司OfficeTeam的最新研究發現,升職並不保證加薪。近五分之二(39%)的人力資源經理表示,他們公司升職不加薪的情況普遍,數字比2011年同類調查相比上升17%。 員工對此又是否感到滿意呢?出乎意料,64%的受訪者表示他們願意在不獲加薪的情況下接受新職位,數字比2011年調查的55%為高。 調查亦發現其他一些令人驚訝的結果: 男性員工(72%)比女性員工(55%)較願意接受升職不加薪。 18到34歲的員工(72%)最願意升職不加薪,35至54歲的一群有61%,55歲以上的則有53%。 平均而言,專業人員在崗位兩年零五個月後會獲得晉升。 OfficeTeam地區總裁Brandi Britton在一份新聞稿中表示:「僱主可以激勵和留住員工的其中一種方式,就是為那些在工作崗位上表現出色的員工提供晉升機會。升職但不加薪的做法並不理想,但預算往往亦是個限制因素,員工現階段的薪水是另一個考慮因素,尤其是如果他們已經在拿比市價高的人工。」 Britton補充:「專業人士即使獲升遷但未獲加薪,都應該要考慮大局,評估自己是否已經準備好迎接挑戰,是否喜歡新工作,並且要為談判作準備,爭取其他福利。」  

星展銀行推出新虛擬銀行招聘員Jim

READ IN ENGLISH 星展銀行已推出新的虛擬銀行招聘員,協助其招聘人員更有效地聘請財富規劃經理。 據銀行發出的新聞稿表示,「人工智能招聘大師」(Jobs Intelligence Maestro)是新加坡初創公司Impress.AI與星展銀行人才招聘團隊的創意結晶,取其首字母縮寫名為Jim。在人工智能的支援下,Jim將隨時間而學習在篩選流程中對應徵者作出更好的評估。它也是度身訂做的,以滿足星展行銀招聘人員和應徵者的需求。 星展銀行於聲明中還透露,該行今年計劃增聘40%的財富規劃經理,以支持其快速增長的財富管理業務,Jim將在這方面提供協助。 Jim亦將協助其他大量招聘職位,例如管理助理和研究生助理計劃,一般會由7,000名應徵者競逐20個職位。 虛擬招聘員將於未來數月在星展銀行的核心市場投入服務,包括香港、中國內地、台灣、印尼和印度,用來招聘財富規劃經理職位。 招聘人員與篩選出來的應徵者面試前,往往會花20%的時間收集應徵者資料及回覆電子郵件。通過自動化事前篩選流程,Jim將有助招聘人員每月節省約40小時的工時,使他們可花更多時間尋找應徵者、與應徵者進行面試、專注人才諮詢,或甚至自我增值。Jim能使應徵流程變得更精簡快捷,並且可全天候進行實時互動,對應徵者也有好處。 星展銀行人力資源部人才招聘組總監James Loo表示:「我們的應徵者白天經常很忙,我們許多招聘人員為迎合他們的日程安排,工作時間因而很長,而像Jim這樣的虛擬招聘員可減輕員工的工作量。以往的人手流程,例如發布篩選問題、進行心理測試評估和測試等,現在已全自動化。這可讓招聘人員騰出時間,處理更高價值的工作。」 Jim自今年4月起進行試驗服務,幫助星展銀行招聘人員審核履歷、收集應徵者對事前篩選問題的回應、以及對應徵者進行心理測量評估。 到目前為止,近100名應徵者就其體驗提供反饋,90%以上為正面回應。 其中一名應徵者Brandon Goon表示:「星展銀行的招聘流程表明他們重視投資科技以吸引新人才,他們將提供所需的工具和資源幫助我更好地服務客戶。這令人印象很深刻,讓我更樂意加入這家銀行。」 相片由星展銀行提供

Day two Summary of #SHRM18

The second day of SHRM18 started off with the President of United Airlines, Oscar Munoz. As we all know United Airlines has been in the news quite a bit for their customer (no)service encounters. He made some introductory remarks and then sat down with Johnny C. Taylor, CEO of SHRM, for some pointed questions. Remarks

Singapore’s civil servants to get mid-year bonus of 0.5 month

Singapore’s Public Service Division (PSD) has just announced a mid-year Annual Variable Component (AVC) of 0.5 month and a one-off lump sum payment of $300 for all civil servants. Civil servants will receive these payments in July 2018. A press statement revealed that lower-wage civil servants in Grades IV and V of the Operations Support Scheme

Only 4% of women leaders found female leadership quotas helpful

When thinking of improving gender diversity in leadership roles, quotas usually come to mind. But do they work? According to the 2018 KPMG Global Female Leaders Outlook, only 4% of the 699 global female leaders surveyed from 42 countries and territories (including Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong) ranked female leadership quotas as a crucial factor for

Alibaba launches new office in Kuala Lumpur

Alibaba Group on Monday (18 June) deepened its commitment to Malaysia, as it opens an office in Kuala Lumpur to help Malaysian businesses identify global cross-border trade opportunities. Alibaba described the office as a “one-stop shop” for Malaysian small and medium-sized enterprises, providing support and platforms to assist them to drive exports, extensive training programmes

Online hiring activity expected to increase by 11% in Q2 2018

Organisations in Southeast Asia are leaning towards digital transformation as technological advances become increasingly fundamental. One of the ways this adoption of technology impacts organisations directly is the measurement of online recruitment activity. According to a report by Monster.com, Singapore has recorded a 6% growth in online hiring between February 2017 and 2018 as registered by Monster Employment Index

Checklist for award-winning entries at HR Excellence Awards 2018

In this part two of the series, Priya Veeriah showcases our judges’ key checklist that will help you craft an award-worthy entry for the upcoming HR Excellence Awards. Dato’ Norashikin binti Ismail, human resources director, Synthomer How to win — A burning passion for continuous improvement, going the extra mile to achieve this, and possessing a winning spirit to

Catering to individual needs will be what shapes C&B in the future

HR professionals everywhere are rethinking their strategies when it comes to retaining and attracting top talent. And this means rethinking traditional compensation and benefits (C&B) models if your company is to thrive in the future. “Cash is no longer king,” said Eliza Ng, director of Human Resources, Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) in her opening keynote address at

迎合個人需求將改變未來薪酬與福利發展

READ IN ENGLISH 各地人力資源專業人員就留住及吸引頂尖人才正在重新思考其策略,這便表示若您期望公司未來蓬勃發展,就要重新思考傳統的薪酬與福利(C&B)模式。 富士施樂(香港)人力資源部總監伍雪芬於《Human Resources》舉辦的亞洲僱員薪酬福利會議2018上發表開幕主題演講時提到:「金錢不再是王道。」是次會議吸引200多名人力資源及薪酬與福利專家出席,共同探討制定更個人化的薪酬與福利配套以吸引人才的趨勢。 事實上,許多僱主誤以為未來五年只要提供更高薪酬就能留住最優秀人才。然而,員工在選擇職位或決定去留時,最重視的是更佳的作息平衡及尋找個人滿足感。 伍雪芬接受《Human Resources》獨家訪問時,分享未來薪酬與福利模式將如何發展,以及如何吸引及留住不斷轉工的千禧一族和寵物假。  

辦公室嘈到趕走員工?

READ IN ENGLISH 根據Plantronics的研究,開放式辦公室的噪音污染自牛津經濟研究院在2015年進行首項研究開始變得嚴重多了。在最新一項報告中,牛津經濟研究院發現開放式辦公室的環境顯著變差。據報大部分行政人員和員工的辦公室經常有噪音,許多人說他們缺乏寧靜會議空間或集中精神工作的地方。事實上,現在的情況比三年前差很多。 只有1%的員工(比2015年的20%下跌)表示他們能夠不費吹灰之力在辦公室集中精神。同時,過半數(54% )行政人員相信員工能夠自行減低噪音和集中注意力,但只有29%的員工同意(比2015年的41%下跌),顯示行政人員與其餘員工脫節。 報告指:「於是,員工必須自行解決問題,要不選擇離開,要不努力完成工作不理會周邊環境,75%的員工表示他們需要外出走走以提高專注力,32%要用耳機集中精神。」 「再者,置身嘈吵工作環境的員工較可能在未來半年辭職。」 另一方面,報告亦提出噪音和注意力分散影響身心健康、工作效率,甚至是財政表現。不過,行政人員在處理問題上做得不夠。報告發現63%的員工缺乏空間專注工作,對工作效率、滿意度和健康帶來負面影響。 同時,96%的行政人員視員工工作效率為公司財政表現的關鍵,但只有40%明白噪音、注意力分散與工作效率之間的關係。就此,只有6%的行政人員報稱辦公室裝有隔音裝置。 根據這項研究,千禧一代較年長同事更能適應開放式辦公室,可能是因為他們是在這樣的環境展開職業生涯。儘管如此,他們是最先意識到這些環境帶來的問題,並且傾向於以不同於其他年長同事的方式應對這些挑戰。 與此同時,千禧一代不太認為嘈雜的工作環境能激勵士氣(9%對比30%的年長同事)。此外,千禧一代對辦公室佈局的滿意度不如年長同事(千禧一代為38%,其他人為48%)。千禧一代更加認為公司應該解決噪音、注意力分散和訊息超載的問題(89%對比75%的年長同事);而更多千禧一代很可能會外出走走以提高專注力(84%對比63%的年長同事),並且不太可能使用辦公室休息室或安靜空間。 研究顯示公司盈利增長與工作環境的關係。 超過四分之三表現良好的公司(盈利增長超過10%,以及離職率低)表示,辦公室設計和隔音裝置對財政表現很重要,並主動解決辦公室的噪音問題。 報告亦指:「表現良好的公司較可能為員工提供隔音工具,隔絕噪音,讓他們有寧靜的空間集中精神。」  圖片來源/123RF

Transforming the way patients undergo health screening in Singapore

This article is brought to you by Fullerton Health. Read about the revolutionary, patent-pending health screening experience by Fullerton Health – a first in Singapore and Asia. In 2017, Fullerton Health embarked on a major improvement to the facilities at its Executive Health Screening Centres in Singapore, located in the heart of the Central Business

Facts of (Work) Life: “Manager Pass-Through”

I wrote about the manager pass-through in 2011.  It’s an important fact of life in every organization, so I’m writing about it again today. Here’s the trick: Imagine you could film every manager in your organization trying to defend a strategy, action, change, etc. taken by the company to their team.  Would they own it or

#SHRM18 Is underway

Sunday, June 17, Father’s Day, kicked off the #SHRM18 conference. Johnny C. Taylor, SHRM’s CEO had a rousing welcome for the more than 20,000 attendees. A new record for SHRM! McCormick Place is a huge venue, but 20,000 people and thousands of vendors do fill it up. Former Governor Jeb Bush gave the opening keynote.

The Case For Evidence-Based Interviewing: Part 2

If the job interview is a poor predictor of success, what kind of interview sequence consistently results in identifying and attracting top performers? Bob Corlett wraps up his two-part series on The Case For Evidence-Based Interviewing. In Part 1 of this series, I quoted a Harvard Business Review article from Marcus Buckingham, in which he

73% of staff actually utilise outplacement services offered by firms

The latest white papaer by RiseSmart showed that 73% of people in a variety of industries and locations throughout the U.S. and Canada who are offered outplacement actually utilise the services. While that is a good majority, the remaining 29% who aren’t aware of the services, or don’t understand the benefits, are people who may leave

The most expensive cities to move to based on first-month living costs

Middle Eastern cities Dubai (UAE) and Tel Aviv (Israel) are Asia’s most expensive cities to relocate to (on the basis of first-month living costs), ranked first and ninth globally, in a new study by furnished apartment search engine, Nestpick. Based on the relocation costs for the first month, the following are the world’s most expensive

Work activities should not take time away from families, employers urged

Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin commented on the importance of work-life balance at an event organised by Mediacorp, Dads’ Day Out on Sunday 17 June, Today reported. He touched on the busy schedules of a majority of fathers and how employers can assist their employees in maintaining a balance between work and families. Tan suggested that employers can organise work activities

DBS introduces new virtual bank recruiter named Jim

DBS has introduced a new virtual bank recruiter to help its recruiters hire wealth planning managers more efficiently. According to a press statement, Jim, an acronym for “Jobs Intelligence Maestro”, is the brainchild of Singapore start-up Impress.AI and DBS’ talent acquisition team. Powered by artificial intelligence, Jim will learn to make better assessments in screening

Employee Benefits Asia Now on its 3rd Year in the Philippines

Employee Benefits Asia 2018, Asia’s most prominent conference on employee compensation and benefits, will have its third showcase in Manila on June 27 at SMX Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The C&B conference is held across the region, with editions held annually in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. More than 150 professionals

HRExaminer v9.24

      The Case For Evidence-Based Interviewing HRExaminer Weekly Edition v9.24 June 15, 2018     The job interview is supposed to predict which candidate will be most successful and encourage that ideal candidate to accept an offer. Most interviews accomplish neither goal. Bob Corlett makes The Case For Evidence-Based Interviewing: Part 1. We

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #176: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

Hosts Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss important news and topics in recruiting and HR technology. Listen live every Thursday at 7AM Pacific – 10AM Eastern, or catch up on full episodes with transcriptions here. HR Tech Weekly Episode: 176 Air Date: June 14, 2018   This Week   Workday Acquires Talent Agency Platform Rallyteam