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Updates on Indonesia’s Social Security Schemes


The Indonesian Government introduced the second amendment to the Work Accident Benefit and the Life Insurance social security programs.

A Guide to HR Compliance in the Philippines


Expatriate workers and their employers in the Philippines must understand the process of obtaining a work visa and employment permit to legally work in the country.

Singapore Budget 2023: Impact for Employees


Singapore’s 2023 budget provides an array of support for local employees. This includes co-funding worker wages and encouraging the reskilling of employees.

An Introduction to Doing Business in Indonesia 2023 – New Publication from Dezan Shira & Associates


This Guide covers the fundamentals of investing in Indonesia, including market entry, company setup, tax and audit, and HR and payroll.

Amendments to Malaysia’s Employment Act to Come into Force January 1, 2023


The proposed amendments to Malaysia’s Employment Act hopes to bring the act to international standards as required by the ILO and others.

Assessing the Current Human Resources Talent Pool in ASEAN


ASEAN is endowed with a diverse workforce but these are spread across different levels of the developmental spectrum.

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Philippine Medical Worker Recruitment


The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how medical workers from the Philippines are working, both at home and abroad.

Cambodia Introduces New Pension Scheme


In March 2021, Cambodia introduced Sub-Decree 32 which implements a new pension scheme in the country.

Hiring Costs in ASEAN


When assessing labor costs in ASEAN, foreign investors should be aware that governments are increasing social protection expenditure in areas such as pensions, health coverage, and welfare assistance.

Three Key Factors Impacting Human Resource Development in ASEAN


Digital transformation, climate change and green investments, and ageing societies present new challenges and opportunities for foreign investors in ASEAN.

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