Tag Archives: APAC

Honouring HR: 2020 HRO Today APAC Superstars

We recognise a roundup of HR leaders who are driving business change.

By The Editors

HR faces great challenges today. Top talent expects employers to deliver an exemplary experience, new technologies, enriching learning programs, career growth, robust benefits plans, job flexibility, mobility opportunities—and the list goes on.

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Hiring in the Face of Uncertainty

Hong Kong’s unstable economy is creating significant concern in the job market—but not every sector is impacted.

By Michael Switow

More than six months after millions of Hong Kongers first took to the streets in opposition to an extradition bill that would have blurred the lines of the political and legal system that has defined the city since its return to China 22 years ago, the protests continue and repercussions ripple through the territory.

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Editor’s Note: Defining the Decade Ahead

By Michael Switow

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chinese New Year!

To write that the world is in a state of flux and transformation sounds cliché, but look around you. A Chinese artificial intelligence robot called XiaoIce has enrolled in university and graduated with a master’s of fine arts. The World Economic Forum predicts that climate change could cut global GDP in half, a conclusion that may sound extreme but wouldn’t surprise the victims of the recent flooding in Jakarta or the Christmas typhoon in the Philippines.

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Expert Insight: Australian Talent Trends

Harrier

With Zain Wadee, Executive General Manager – Operations, Harrier Talent Solutions

What challenges does the future of work present for Australian employers?

The future of work is here. In Australia, significant developments in technology and automation across our largest industries are already creating new demands for talent and a re-think of internal talent development and mobility. As a talent partner, we are doing much more than sourcing external talent for our customers, we’re taking a holistic approach to talent acquisition and employer branding by ensuring that our customers are focused on internal skills development and alignment to future needs. It is critically important that we are creating new opportunities for those people whose roles are at risk of redundancy due to technology and automation. Retrenching employees and hiring in new talent is not a sustainable strategy from a talent attraction or brand perspective and has obvious moral implications.

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Supporting Careers with Special Needs

Disabled

Three organisations share the business case for inclusive hiring and their strategies for truly embracing the disabled workforce.

By Michael Switow

Employee turnover in a key department at ADERA Global, a Singapore-headquartered data management company, had reached critical levels. The company processes several million pieces of data on a daily basis for financial companies and government agencies. Its end products include credit card bills and bank statements posted to consumers every month. However, more than half of all the employees in the customer billing department—even part-timers—were quitting within three months.

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Appreciating Good Work

Recognition Programme

The APAC region is beginning to realise the value of employee recognition programmes.

By Michael Switow

“Catch people doing things right,” advises Tom Mehrmann, the president and general manager of Universal Studios Beijing, in “Taming the Mouse,” a business leadership book that he published this year. “For too many bosses, criticism is easy whilst praise is scant,” he writes.

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Singapore: Poor Numbers Belie Economic Transition

Singapore

What slow economic growth means for HR and the workforce.

By Michael Switow

Singapore’s economy is beginning to show signs of collateral damage from the trade war between the United States and China. The manufacturing sector has been hit particularly hard, but the top line numbers also belie an economic transition that is benefiting modern service providers like data centres and internet companies.

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