1. Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

    Malaysia Key Industries, Incorporating, Employment, Payroll & Tax, and Immigration

    By jolin Nguyen in Global Key Industries, Incorporating, Employment, Payroll & Tax, and Immigration

    Malaysia Key Industries, Incorporating, Employment, Payroll & Tax, and Immigration

    Malaysia Key Industries

    Education Industry

    • The government has allocated a substantial amount of its annual budget to this key industry
    • Opportunities in providing training for teachers with the increasing demand for qualified teachers
    • With the commitment to the human capital development, there is great opportunity in developing talent through vocational technical education

    Health care and Wellness Industry

    • Spurred by the growth of medical tourism
    • There is liberalisation of the employment of foreign qualified medical specialists
    • In addition, the government has relaxed the foreign ownership restrictions in certain parts of the industry

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  2. Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

    Indonesia Key Industries, Incorporating, Employment, Payroll & Tax, and Immigration

    By jolin Nguyen in Global Key Industries, Incorporating, Employment, Payroll & Tax, and Immigration

    Indonesia Key Industries, Incorporating, Employment, Payroll & Tax, and Immigration

    Indonesia Key Industries

    Indonesia has a large domestic market. Consequently, private consumption and its political stability are factors that maintain the Indonesia’s economy.

    Infrastructure Industry Capabilities

    • There is a demand for infrastructure such as roads, ports, rails, water and power plants.
    • In addition,  there are great opportunities for Public-Private-Partnership (“PPP”) and Business-to-Business (B2B) projects

    E-commerce Industry Capabilities

    • The Negative Investment List revision made the industry more open to foreign investments that allow full ownership with investments of more than IDR 100 billion. Nevertheless, if the investments fall below IDR 100 billion, foreign investors are limited to a minority stake where they are only allowed to own 49% of shares.
    • Tech-savvy population in Indonesia provides opportunities in e-market, e-fulfilment and e-services fields
    • Likewise, increasing use of mobile phones in Indonesia over other digital devices provides opportunities for a mobile-first strategy

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  3. Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

    Hong Kong Key Industries, Incorporating, Employment, Payroll & Tax, and Immigration

    By jolin Nguyen in Global Key Industries, Incorporating, Employment, Payroll & Tax, and Immigration

    Hong Kong Key Industries, Incorporating, Employment, Payroll & Tax, and Immigration

    Hong Kong Key Industries

    Financial Services Industry Capabilities

    • Business-friendly policies
    • Transparent legal system and simple, low tax policy
    • Relatively low barriers to entry
    • No restrictions on capital flows into and out of the country

    Tourism Industry Capabilities

    • Strategic location in Asia
    • Business-friendly immigration and labour laws ensuring a steady supply of multilingual hospitality talent
    • With the high hotel occupancy rate in the country at 85% from the period of January to August 2016, there are opportunities in the hotel operations, travel service companies, cruises, as well as the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions sectors

    Trading and Logistics Industry Capabilities

    • Strategic location is ideal for trading, logistics and supply chain operations
    • Established trading and logistics infrastructure
    • Free trade policy that does not require any customs tariffs on imports or exports with minimal exceptions

    Professional and Producer Services Industry Capabilities

    • Skilled local and foreign talent pool
    • Demand for professional services such as business services and technical-related services
    • Demand for producer services that are used by other companies in the local economy

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  4. Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

    Singapore Key Industries, Incorporating, Employment, Payroll & Tax, and Immigration

    By jolin Nguyen in Global Key Industries, Incorporating, Employment, Payroll & Tax, and Immigration

    Singapore Key Industries, Incorporating, Employment, Payroll & Tax, and Immigration

    Singapore Key Industries

    Singapore is ranked second in 2016 World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking.

     Infrastructure Hub, Logistics and Supply Chain Industry Capabilities

    • Strategic location in the heart of Asia
    • Business-friendly customs and import/export procedures
    • Expertise in project development, structuring and financing
    • Ranked fifth in the 2016 Logistics Performance Index across 160 countries

    Manufacturing Industry Capabilities

    • Dedicated to quality and innovation
    • Adoption of international manufacturing standards
    • Established global network of production facilities

    Consumer Electronics Industry Capabilities

    • Pool of qualified local and global talent
    • Government’s heavy investment in Research and Development
    • Ranked fourth globally and top in Asia for best Intellectual Property (IP) protection in 2016-2017 World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report

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  5. Tuesday, 11th October 2016

    Employee Onboarding – Starting them off on the right note

    By jolin Nguyen in Onboarding Techniques

    Employee Onboarding – Starting them off on the right note

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    As individuals who have gone though employee onboarding, what are your thoughts on it? Was the employment onboarding a fruitful one? Did you and your employer have a productive two-way communication addressing relevant topics? Are your expectations, interests, goals addressed? 

    Likewise, as employers who initiated employee onboarding, was it effective in integrating employees to their new role? Was it difficult to communicate the organisation’s vision to the new employee? Did you manage to establish a common ground? 

    If this whole employee onboarding thing seems complicated and daunting, do not fret.
    This article provides useful advice on how to start new employees on the right note for your organisation.

    Let us strive together and aim for fruitful employee onboardings! 

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  6. Tuesday, 4th October 2016

    Honest advices to Millennials in the workplace

    By jolin Nguyen in Talent Management

    Honest advices to Millennials in the workplace

  7. Thursday, 1st September 2016

    Determinants of strategic leadership – Be strategic in organisational decisions

    By jolin Nguyen in Leadership

    Determinants of strategic leadership – Be strategic in organisational decisions

    How can we be strategic in organisational decisions? Schoemaker, Krupp & Howland (2013) expressed that the determinants of strategic leadership are those which essentially contribute to the success of strategic decisions. Business leaders can expect positive results from strategic leadership and strategic decision. For optimal results, we should employ the components correctly in the right time and place.

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  8. Monday, 13th June 2016

    Singapore Salary & Employment Outlook 2016

    By Annie in Career Advancement, Staffing

    Singapore Salary & Employment Outlook 2016

    According to the AYP Group Employment Outlook and Salary Guide 2016, salaries for most jobs are projected to be relatively stable in 2016, compared to 2015. Furthermore, we surmised five key attitudes an employee needs to thrive in the job market in the following 10 years.  Innovation. Cognitive reasoning. Emotional resilience. Constructive communication. And lastly, collaboration.

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  9. Tuesday, 26th April 2016

    10 great career advices that will propel your career to greater heights

    By Annie in Career Advancement

    10 great career advices that will propel your career to greater heights

    Everyone needs good advices from friends and mentors from time to time. How about 10 great career advices or behaviours that could launch your career? We like to share with you the following answer from Quora on “What is the single greatest piece of career advice you’ve ever received? Why?” 

    Over the past 9 years I’ve worked at large companies like Cisco and VMware and have joined smaller start-ups like Box (now a public company) and Optimizely as well. I’ve also worked at MTV, a small boutique law firm and UCLA. No matter where I’ve worked, I’ve noticed a recurring pattern of what creates success at work and have worked on a list over the last 9 years. I’ve never shared this list before – until now. The more I’ve followed these, the more success I’ve found. I hope it helps you too. Here’s the list of the top 10 behaviors that could launch your career.

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  10. Friday, 11th March 2016

    Taking the lead in leadership

    Organisational Leadership: Why are leaders essential

    By jolin Nguyen in Leadership, Search

    Taking the lead in leadership

    What is leadership? As explained by Bethel (1990), leadership is the capability to affect others. In the late 1980s, organisations viewed leadership as an engine of change. Today, leaders within the organisation must change along with the organisation, as it eventually develops and matures (Bass, 2000).

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