Human Resources & Payroll

Laotian Women in the Workforce

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In part three of this three part series, ASEAN Briefing continues to take a closer look at women in the workplace regionally. This article takes a closer look at Laotian women, in partnership with Indochina Research Ltd.

Women in the Workplace in ASEAN – Part Two

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The employment level for women throughout the ASEAN region is important for foreign investors and international companies to understand and anticipate, and can impact the flow of FDI regionally.

Women in the Workforce in ASEAN – Part One

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The employment level for women throughout the ASEAN region is important for foreign investors and international companies to understand and anticipate, and can impact the flow of FDI regionally.

Terminating an Employee in ASEAN

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Though ASEAN presents investors with an important growth market, navigating the regulatory hurdles to firing employees can present a significant challenge and is imperative for an investor’s success in the region.

The Guide to Overtime Regulations in ASEAN

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As Chinese wages continue to rise and the economy transitions towards a more efficiency based structure of production, the ASEAN is seen as an attractive relocation option – as such employers must be aware of overtime regulations regionally.

Singapore’s Social Security Requirements – What a Foreign Employer Should be Aware of

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Singapore has one of the world’s most transparent and honest retirement systems. Its mandatory social security system, the Central Provident Fund (CPF), strives to provide eligible contributors with a safe and secure retirement.

Applying for Permanent Residency in Singapore – What a Foreigner Needs to Know

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A contributing factor to Singapore’s success is the government’s strong incentives program for foreign talent to commit to the country. One such incentive is the permanent residency (PR) scheme, with basic perks including the freedom to enter and exit the country, the right to purchase real estate, and a certain degree of job security.

Human Resource Development Supported by Eleventh Malaysia Plan “Anchoring Growth on People”

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Prime Minister Najib Razab has recently released the eleventh development plan of Malaysia on May 21, 2015, with a focus on developing human capital of Malaysians.

Learning from Experience: How to Hire Interns in Singapore

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With its strong economy and low unemployment rate (just 1.8 percent in Q1 2015), Singapore is an attractive destination for internships, but hiring companies will have to be fully versed in the jurisdiction’s idiosyncratic regulatory framework. In this article, we detail the main ways corporations in Singapore can lawfully take on trainees and students.

Your Guide to Singapore’s Wage Credit Scheme

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Singapore’s government announced in its recent 2015 Budget that the Wage Credit Scheme measure would be prolonged until year of assessment (YA) 2017. In this article, we take an in-depth look at the scheme’s structure.

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