Our latest coverage in HR from across the Asia-Pacific region.

Gen Z: Worker Preferences

New research reveals what younger employees in Singapore are looking for in an employer. By Zee Johnson In Singapore, Generation Z employees are beginning their careers in an unconventional workforce—and…

Building the Pipeline

New research provides best practices on filling leadership vacancies. By Zee Johnson Executives are worried. Last year’s events paired with evolving workplaces have made CEOs and CHROs concerned about the…

Hiring in India: On the Rise

Almost every sector is experiencing substantial gains. By Zee Johnson India’s Naukri JobSpeak Index, the country’s premier index on hiring trends, grew 11% in July 2021, the highest it has…

Malaysian Relief Efforts

The country has been aggressive in its financial support of the workforce. By Zee Johnson So far this year, the Malaysian government has created 320,000 jobs through the National Employment…

Inclusion and Emerging Work Models

Considerations for ensuring equality as hybrid work increase.

By Simon Kent

HR executives are fully aware of the potential benefits of the emerging hybrid work model for employees, but are they aware of the potential inequalities this model could bring? It seems achieving a mix of working locations can deliver greater—or at least comparable—productivity and sometimes an even better work-life balance. But that’s just it: Sometimes it works, and other times it doesn’t.

On the Edge

Malaysia is nearing the transition to a high-income, developed economy, but several factors could stand in the way.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Despite the setbacks of COVID-19, Malaysia is likely to make the transition from an upper-middle-income economy to a high-income economy in the next five years. This transition is not an easy one; in the past 30 years, only 33 countries have transitioned to high-income status. Navigating the next stage of development offers an opportunity to assess the quality and sustainability of Malaysia’s economic growth and highlights the need for tough reforms and policy changes.

Seeking Flexibility

Employees in India are demanding more flexibility post-pandemic, but three considerations should be top of mind.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered flexibility into the workplace like never before, with employers adapting to meet the needs of their employees as they transitioned to a new remote reality. Now, many companies are finding that flexibility is no longer a nice to have—it is an expectation.

New Study: Post-Pandemic Work Era

A new study reveals five workforce approaches stemming from the lessons of the pandemic.

By Zee Johnson

When the COVID-19 lockdown began, organisations worldwide had to rethink their working structures.  The new model sought? One that drove productivity, ensured safety, and catered to employees’ shifting attitudes whilst working from the confines of their homes.