APAC-JanFeb-2021

The Best of Both Worlds

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the move to a hybrid workforce. By Simon Kent The impact of the global pandemic across the APAC region has been as diverse as the…

Singapore’s Labour Crunch

The city-state is experiencing dynamic talent trends.

By Michael Switow

Singapore is facing a manpower and talent crunch, as its increasing popularity as a regional hub converges with government policies intended to encourage local hiring. This shortage is being exacerbated by the COVID economy and travel restrictions put in place to contain the pandemic.

Remaining Resilient

A new survey of the Singapore workforce reveals key strategies to support employees in a time of crisis.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced employers, leaders, and teams to rethink how they get work done. In the face of immense uncertainty, a new study published by EngageRocket in partnership with the Institute for HR Professionals (IHRP) and the Singapore HR Institute (SHRI), The Resilience of the Singapore Workforce, explores how leaders and employees in Singapore have responded to the challenges of 2020.

Remote Ready?

A new study reveals the impact and future of remote work.

By The Editors

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the majority of organisations to quickly pivot from office settings to a fully remote work environment. To understand the impact, Dell Technologies surveyed more than 7,000 working professionals in the Asia Pacific and Japan region for its Remote Work Readiness Index.

Digital Transformation

Many organisations upped their HR tech game due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Debbie Bolla

The COVID-19 pandemic forced organisations to move full steam ahead with their HR technology plans due to necessity—the need to communicate, connect, and execute human capital management. In fact, 84% of organisations report having either adopted at least one HR tech solution during the pandemic or anticipating to in the next 12 months, and 26% are planning to undergo a complete HR digital transformation in the next 12 months. To see how organisations are redesigning their portfolios, their priorities, and their drivers, Darwinbox surveyed more than 140 organisations for its State of HR Technology in the Post-Covid Workplace report. Here are some key findings.

Facing Obstacles

APAC workers and enterprises are reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis has hit economies, enterprises, and workers in the Asia Pacific region hard, according to the International Labour Organization’s 2020 Asia Pacific Employment and Social Outlook report.

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