Tag Archives: APAC

A Strong Finish

Despite economic turmoil largely caused by COVID-19, the overall worldwide employment environment in the final quarter of 2019 was stable.

By Larry Basinait

Deploying a global workforce and ensuring access to the best talent is a crucial component of success for all multinational enterprises. Global labor market intelligence is an invaluable tool for these HR departments and can be used to inform critical decisions around the best countries and regions in which to grow.

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Empowering Working Women

Japanese women face many obstacles returning to the workplace after having children.

By Michael Switow

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would like to see women comprise a larger percentage of his country’s workforce. Faced with a shrinking labour pool as baby boomers and 1950s danso-generation men retire, Abe placed women at the centre of his growth strategy in 2013, declaring that he would create “a Japan in which women shine.”

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Female Suppliers In Demand

Organisations can experience many benefits when they diversify their supply chain.

By Michael Switow

Why should HR practitioners and leaders care about supply chain diversity? Globally, less than 1 per cent of corporate spending goes to female-owned businesses, yet nearly 40 per cent of the world’s companies are run by women, according to statistics from WEConnect International, a non-profit organisation that is working to improve supply chain diversity.

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Editor’s Note: Leading in a Time of Uncertainty

By Michael Switow

As the world panics around us, it’s the responsibility of corporate and HR leaders to remain calm, allay the concerns of colleagues, and smoothly roll out business contingency plans.

The COVID-19 pandemic—though we didn’t know its scale, nor did it have an official name at the time—hit Asia about two months before Europe and the United States. Hand sanitiser, face masks, thermometers, and toilet paper flew off the shelves.

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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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