Protecting disabled people and their rights to work in the Philippines
HRM Asia » Recruitment
by Champa Ha
18h ago
Upholding and protecting the rights of disabled people is one of the goals of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). This is the call that Rex Gatchalian, Secretary at the DSWD, made during the opening of the three-day Philippine Disability Convention and Expo (ConEx) at the SMX Convention in Pasay City. “Each of us carries flaws which make us unique from others,” shared Gatchalian. “These imperfections signify our humanness. Regardless of having cognitive or physical disability, we—as human beings—all have inherent rights and dignity that should be protected and upheld at al ..read more
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Employment Hero launches SmartMatch in Singapore
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by Josephine Tan
1w ago
Employment Hero has announced the launch of SmartMatch (v1.0) in Singapore, a recruitment solution designed to transform the hiring process for both organisations and jobseekers. SmartMatch is integrated into Employment Hero’s HRIS platform for employers and powered by the Swag superapp for jobseekers. This feature facilitates proactive and predictive hiring by analysing an organisation’s structure and predicting hiring needs based on sector, size, location, and seasonal trends. With SmartMatch, employers can streamline the hiring process by eliminating tasks like writing job descriptions, adv ..read more
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The Paradox of AI: How it creates a winning candidate experience
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by Josephine Tan
1w ago
The war for talent is fiercer than ever. Organisations are vying for the best candidates, and a positive candidate experience is no longer a nicety – it is a necessity. Here is the surprising truth: AI, often seen as cold and impersonal technology, can be the key to unlocking a more human and engaging candidate experience. This might seem counterintuitive. After all, AI is designed to automate tasks, which may lead one to think it would replace human interaction. But Paradox, a leader in conversational recruiting software, has proven that AI technology can actually augment recruiters’ abilitie ..read more
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G-P revolutionises global hiring with AI-powered onboarding platform
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by Josephine Tan
3w ago
G-P has announced the launch of its new AI-powered global onboarding feature within its employer of record (EOR) products. This solution aims to streamline the hiring and onboarding process, from generating job offers to signing employment agreements and managing all aspects of onboarding and benefits setup, ensuring compliance at every step. G-P’s AI-powered onboarding system delivers smart, country-specific compliance. It provides real-time, contextual compliance insights and support, tailoring the onboarding experience to each region’s requirements. Central to this new offering is G-P’s Glo ..read more
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Singapore’s tight labour market pose recruitment challenges
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by Shawn Liew
1M ago
Despite an increase in job vacancies, the unemployment rate in Singapore rose slightly in March 2024, according to a new report by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Driven by growth sectors such as health and social services, information and communications, professional services, as well as financial and insurance services, there were 89,000 job vacancies recorded in March 2024, up from 79,800 in December 2023. With the number of job vacancies outstripping job seekers, MOM reported the ratio of vacancies to unemployed people declining from 1.74 in December 2023 to 1.56 in March 2024. The overall ..read more
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Aligning people with business strategy: Malaysia’s new HR roadmap
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by Champa Ha
1M ago
As organisations in Malaysia embark on a new transformative journey to strengthen welfare, enhance skills, and elevate the success of the workforce, HRM Asia’s CHRO Series is returning to Malaysia to provide CHROs in the country with a platform to discuss key trends and develop strategies that will align their people with business goals to drive growth in 2024 and beyond, To be held at the Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara on 10 July 2014, CHRO Malaysia 2024  is taking place against the backdrop of the release of the National Human Resource Policy Framework earlier this year. With the framew ..read more
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Beyond hiring: How inclusion fuels innovation
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by Josephine Tan
1M ago
Diversity is not just a talking point at Marriott International; it is the secret sauce that fuels their success. Here, cultures collide not just in the bustling lobbies, but behind the scenes as well. Teams not only work together; they celebrate the strengths each person brings to the table. Speaking with HRM Asia, Andrew Newmark, Chief Human Resources Officer – Asia-Pacific excluding Greater China, Marriott International, unveiled the secret. “Our commitment to DE&I (diversity, equity, and inclusion) is evident in our global people branding ‘Be’,” he explained. This campaign embodies the ..read more
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Global unemployment set to decline slightly in 2024
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by Champa Ha
1M ago
The latest World Employment and Social Outlook report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) forecasted a modest drip in the global unemployment rate, projecting it to reach 4.9% in 2024, down from 5% in 2023. This revises an earlier forecast of 5.2% and suggests a potential plateau in 2025. The report, however, highlighted a persistent lack of employment opportunities, especially for women in less developed countries. Currently, 402 million people worldwide are without jobs but actively seeking work, including 183 million classified as unemployed. This lack of job opportunities dispro ..read more
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Indonesia to drive green jobs initiative for 2025-2029
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by Josephine Tan
1M ago
The Indonesian Ministry of Manpower has committed to advancing the creation and implementation of green jobs as part of the nation’s sustainability efforts for the 2025-2029 period, according to Anwar Sanusi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Manpower. He said, “Nowadays, green jobs are unavoidable, and it is a high priority. Our workforce should also keep up with the nature of a green job.” Citing the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Sanusi explained that green jobs are critical to fostering a sustainable economy and society. These jobs not only help preserve the environment for cu ..read more
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Leveraging change for long lasting impact in organisations
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by Champa Ha
2M ago
Change is inevitable, but creating impactful, sustainable change? This was a topic that Steve Boese, Co-Founder, H3 HR Advisors sought to explore last month at HR Tech Festival Asia 2024, where he discussed how organisations should seek to use trends within the workplace to create permanent, lasting change. These changes are, as Boese would explain, a part of how the workforce is now formulated that would affect the state of organisations within, including the advancement of technology, changing economic factors, and new, cultural norms that affect the makeup of society and how people work. Th ..read more
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