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    Friday, September 23, 2016

    TalentCorp organises Career Comeback Fair to attract women back to workforce

    The third Career Comeback Fair organised by TalentCorp was held recently, aiming to woo women on a career hiatus back into the workforce. The fair was made a success with the participation of almost 300 job-seeking women and more than 20 employers offering over 200 full-time and flexible job opportunities.

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    Students live up to challenges posed by GBS industry

    Students participating in the recent and inaugural Global Business Services (GBS) Challenge thrived when they were thrown real-life business challenges experienced by today’s GBS organisations.

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

    UKM exchanges memorandums at GBS forum

    In an effort to strengthen the industry academia partnerships in the Global Business Services (GBS) industry, several memorandums were exchanged between University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and industry leaders as well as educational institutions at the GBS Forum 2016 held recently.

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

    TalentCorp launches MY ASEAN Internship 2016

    Talent Corporation Malaysia (TalentCorp) together with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) launched the 2016 intake for the MY ASEAN Internship programme recently.

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    Apprenticeship competition raises awareness on GBS industry

    In order to raise the profile of the Global Business Services industry in Malaysia, the first-of-its-kind SSO Apprenticeship (SSOA) 2015 competition was held from Sept 28 – Oct 2 in Penang for university students to participate in.

    Friday, October 02, 2015

    Polytechnic students to get structured internship opportunities

    The Department of Polytechnic Education (DPE) and Talent Corporation Berhad (TalentCorp) have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) that will give polytechnic students across Malaysia access to TalentCorp’s Structured Internship Programme (SIP).

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

    Companies championing diversity and inclusion receive prestigious award

    The Life at Work Awards 2015 prize-giving ceremony, held recently, saw the recognition of employers with leading workplace strategies and a commitment to championing Diversity and Inclusion.

    Monday, September 07, 2015

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

    Grab a coffee with Global Business Services experts

    The GBS Coffee Chat is back, hosted by Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC). This year, the coffee chat will take place over two sessions, and will be featuring a line-up of speakers from various firms in Malaysia such as Fuji Xerox Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Elebram System Sdn Bhd, HILTI Asia IT Services Sdn Bhd and Experian Malaysia.

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    Nurturing innovation among students

    A total of 35 teams of university engineering and computer science students presented their inventions and innovations at the grand finale of the Innovate Malaysia Design Conference (IMDC) 2015 held at Connexion@Nexus, Bangsar South.

    Monday, July 06, 2015

    Asean internship students play central role, says Mustapa

    As the commencing date for the MY ASEAN Internship program draws near, both local and international students selected for the program undergo a three-day camp-cum-workshop, gearing these top students up for a rare lifetime opportunity to intern abroad, within ASEAN countries.

    Thursday, June 25, 2015

    Industry specialists converge at Global Business Solutions Forum 2015

    As one of the key result areas of the nation’s economic transformation programme, the GBS industry is already seeing a positive outlook, having attracted RM3bil of new investments into the country since January this year. In fact, global consulting firm AT Kearney has ranked Malaysia the third most preferred location for global business services centre after China and India consecutively since 2004.

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    MoU exchange to enhance progression of professional accountants

    To accelerate the progression of accounting students to meet Malaysia’s target of 60,000 qualified accountants by 2020, two memorandums of understanding (MoU) were exchanged today between TalentCorp and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) as well as two professional accounting bodies - CPA Australia and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

    Thursday, April 23, 2015

    TalentCorp fosters ties between students and industry players

    In the spirit of producing industry-ready graduates, TalentCorp launched the industry-academia collaboration (IAC) for electrical and electronics (E&E) at the SEMICON Southeast Asia 2015 microelectronics exhibition in Bayan Lepas yesterday.

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    Malaysia leads gender diversity in APAC

    Malaysia has emerged as the standout performer in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region in supporting gender diversity at senior levels in the workplace, according to a regional report Making the business case for gender equity by Kelly Services.

    Friday, February 27, 2015

    Paving the way for women returnees

    It is common to find that women leave their jobs when they are needed to attend full-time to family matters, and this leads to a decrease in women’s participation in the workplace. However, for Malaysia to reach a high-income nation status by the year 2020, it is vital for companies to tap into this latent women talent pool.

    Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Back to work: Women making a career comeback

    There is a trend of women dropping out of the workforce to attend to their family obligations. It happens all too often - after building a career for several years, family planning takes the front seat, which leads to women taking a career break.

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    Malaysian undergraduates to intern in ASEAN

    As the chair for ASEAN in 2015, Malaysia has initiated a unique opportunity to engage its future talent, and provide a broader perspective on the role of ASEAN and its future. Over 150 students, government representatives and employers attended the official launching of the MY ASEAN Internship programme at Sunway University yesterday.

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    TalentCorp connects undergrads with career and internship opportunities

    Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan has launched the first Industry Engagement Zone (Ind-E-Zone) in Perak at the Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) last week.

    Tuesday, January 20, 2015

    TalentCorp kick-starts career fairs

    With the New Year comes a fresh kick-start for graduate engagement efforts, as can be seen from the launch of the first Sector Focused Career Fair (SFCF) this year, the SFCF Big Bang, hosted by Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp).

    Thursday, January 15, 2015

    Malaysians prefer work-life balance over higher pay

    If you thought that Malaysians were into the whole rat race, you’re in for a surprise. According to a survey done by Kelly Services Malaysia, The Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI), Malaysian workers would choose a better working environment over higher pay.

    Tuesday, December 23, 2014

    Laid-off workers to get cash aid

    PUTRAJAYA: Workers in the private sector who have lost their job as a result of termination will be provided financial assistance while they wait to secure new jobs under the new Employment Insurance Scheme (EIS) that will be introduced next year.

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    Contest winners get a professional makeover

    Grooming is an essential part of establishing your personal and professional brand. That’s just what the six winners of the Step Out in Style contest learned through their professional makeover session.

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    Experts provide insight into opportunities available in industry

    The recent MyStarJob.com Finance SSO Coffee Chat with Experts 2014 event could well change the careers of many. During the talk held earlier this month, three industry experts in shared services and outsourcing (SSO) were invited to shed more light on the field.

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    Malaysian candidates not satisfied with recruitment process

    Only 39 percent of Malaysian job seekers are satisfied with the current job hiring process, according to the Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) conducted by Kelly Services.

    Friday, November 21, 2014

    Engineering students explore opportunities at university career fair

    SEBERANG PERAI, 20 November 2014 – Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp), in collaboration with the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), today hosted the final Sector Focused Career Fair (SFCF) of the year at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Nibong Tebal campus, focusing on the engineering sector.

    Government recognises the need for foreign talent

    PUTRAJAYA, 18 November 2014 – The Government is committed to further facilitate the entry and retention of foreign talent to steer the nation’s drive for economic development. This was emphasised today by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar, in a dialogue session with eminent expatriate leaders.

    Finance Shared Services and Outsourcing coffee chat with experts

    Shares services and outsourcing (SSO) industry is based on the consolidation of business operations that are used by multiple parts of the same organisation, into a central unit whose services are either shared within the organisation, or outsourced to third party companies.

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    Scicom aims to penetrate new markets in the region

    PETALING JAYA: Business outsourcing company Scicom (MSC) Bhd, whose share price has soared 190% year-to-date, is aiming to penetrate new markets in the region.

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    Career centre launched to improve graduate employability

    As part of its measures to enhance graduate employability, Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp) launched the first Industry Engagement Zone (Ind-E-Zone) yesterday, which was officiated by Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, minister of education II at University Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM).

    Wednesday, November 05, 2014

    Students meet top employers at SFCF in Labuan

    In light of the success of the Sector Focused Career Fair (SFCF) series, Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp) brought its second last SFCF of the year to Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Labuan International Campus (UMSKAL).

    Monday, October 20, 2014

    Top-paying jobs in Malaysia

    According to the 2014 / 2015 Malaysia Salary Guide published by Kelly Services Malaysia, “the skilled talent pool in Malaysia is at 27 percent – far off from the estimated requirement of 45 percent to meet the national agenda of a high income nation by 2020.”

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    Budget 2015: TalentCorp to boost talent quality and growth

    Among the highlights of the Budget 2015 that took place last week was the allocation for developing our talent pool here in Malaysia. In the Budget 2015, the Prime Minister has shown that public private partnership is imperative to nurture home-grown Malaysian talent.

    Thursday, October 02, 2014

    Portal connects Malaysians to jobs at home

    SYDNEY: Malaysians living and working overseas can now look for job openings in Malaysia through the Global Malaysians job portal. Global Malaysians is a collaboration between Talent Corporation Malaysia Bhd (Talent Corp) and myStarjob.com, an online recruitment portal by Star Publications (M) Bhd.

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    Boosting talent for growth

    I love talking about women,” jokes Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp) CEO Johan Mahmood Merican. But he quickly adds, “It’s because we are not going to become a higher-income nation unless we are able to leverage on the better half of the talent pool.”

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Setting an example for work-life practices

    For the second year in a row, the Life at Work Award 2014 was held in Kuala Lumpur, to recognise and celebrate employers that have demonstrated drive, commitment and tenacity to champion diversity and inclusion in their workplace.

    Five reasons to return home

    PETALING JAYA: Malaysians generally have a poor perception of working at home. Some think that the pay is not good, the cost of living is high, the transportation services are inefficient and the traffic is horrible.

    Food and familiarity bind Malaysians abroad

    PETALING JAYA: Whether they are away for years or months, Malaysians abroad agree that food brings them together, and being among Malaysians always feels like being at home.

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Addressing unemployability in Malaysia

    The graduate pool in Malaysia lacks skills that employers need, leading to employability issues in the country. In Malaysia, nearly a third of those unemployed last year had a tertiary education, according to the Labour Force Survey Report Malaysia (2013).

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    UNITEN career fair launched with the Merdeka spirit in mind

    There was an air of patriotism in the air, as the Sector Focused Career Fair (SFCF) organised by Talent Corporation Berhad (TalentCorp) in collaboration with Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), was launched by minister Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar.

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    Raising the bar of Malaysia’s HR industry

    Talent Corporation Malaysia (TalentCorp) launched its HR Network, recently, in an effort to address the talent needs of leading employers driving Malaysia’s economic transformation.

    Friday, August 08, 2014

    CIMB’s Breakfast with CEO a hit among students

    More than 100 students turned up at the Breakfast with CEO session yesterday hosted by TalentCorp with the chief executive of CIMB Group, Datuk Seri Nazir Razak.

    Wednesday, July 02, 2014

    Northern Region Women’s Summit discusses strategies for advancing women in workforce

    PENANG: In collaboration with Talent Corporation Malaysia (TalentCorp), the inaugural Northern Region Women’s Summit 2014, organised by Agilent Technologies, AMD, Dell, and Intel, brought together career women, leading employers...

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    Kojadi to offer new loans for youths

    KUALA LUMPUR: Koperasi Jayadiri Malaysia (Kojadi) — one of MCA’s two co-operatives — will offer two new loans for youths in line with the party’s transformation plan to help the middle and low-income groups.

    Rosmah: Youths are our future leaders

    KUALA LUMPUR: Our youths must be encouraged to do more charity work and social service apart from the emphasis on studies, said the Prime Minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

    Thousands of Malaysians benefit from Socso's RTW programme

    PETALING JAYA: Kaliyani Krish­nan, 49, received a series of hard knocks from life. Six years after her husband died in a road accident, she was diagnosed with advanced renal failure. With three children, Kaliyani had no choice but to continue to work as an assistant nurse despite dizziness, nausea, swollen limbs and fatigue.

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    Explore your mental potential at Festival of the Mind

    PETALING JAYA: Have your brain tickled at the talks and workshops during the 10th Malaysia Festival of the Mind this weekend.

    Experts will help chart your career

    PETALING JAYA: School leavers who have completed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia may find themselves at the crossroads of what career path to pursue. Despair not and let the experts at the Star Education Fair 2014 this weekend guide you.

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

    Allow flexi-hours during World Cup period

    The World Cup is the pinnacle of football supremacy. It is held every four years and people all over the world are waiting with bated breath for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

    Monday, June 09, 2014

    Protector and PA rolled into one

    KLANG: Enter the executive aide-de-camp (EADC). CEOs and tycoons can soon get more than just protection with a new batch of specially selected individuals being trained to provide security and also double up as a personal assistant (PA).

    Entrepreneur fulfils dream to run a cafe

    Situated at the corner of Sunsuria Avenue in Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Coffee Famille is like a home for coffee enthusiasts.

    Wednesday, June 04, 2014

    Help is here for undecided studencts

    PETALING JAYA: Students bewildered by the seemingly limitless options of pre-university programmes after SPM can visit the Star Education Fair next weekend.

    Monday, June 02, 2014

    New grant for family-friendly work places

    Employers will soon be able to tap on a S$500,000 (RM1.28mil) grant to help improve the family-friendly and flexible working arrangements in their companies.

    Advancing status of women

    The annual budget consultation held last week saw the participation of many private sector organisations, civil society organisations, universities, statutory bodies and government agencies. Since the 1980s, women have enjoyed the many provisions accorded them in the annual budgets.

    Over four decades of learning and growing

    FCB Kuala Lumpur chief executive officer T. Renganathan is a great believer in learning. He is among the rare breed of advertising veterans who have stayed in the same advertising agency throughout their careers.

    Friday, May 30, 2014

    Students from over 50 schools participate in young entrepreneur programme

    Students from 52 secondary schools in Selangor participated in the recent Permata Young Entrepreneur Programme, which saw them running small businesses.

    Grooming Gen Y grads

    Everybody seems to have an opinion about fresh graduates these days. We all seem to be saying the same thing: “They are young, lazy, selfish, inpatient, sometimes arrogant, but yet very smart.”

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    Get ahead at the Mind Festival

    PETALING JAYA: Those looking to sharpen their analytical, creative and memory skills can head to the 10th Festival of the Mind.

    Malaysia's unemployment rate down to 3pc in March

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's unemployment rate decreased to three per cent in March this year. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, in expressing his appreciation to all those who had ensured that the marketplace for jobs in Malaysia was always stable, said in his Twitter update:

    Monday, May 26, 2014

    Father-son team to share tips on sustainable workforce

    PETALING JAYA: In the face of intense competition and tight budgets, an organisation’s survival depends on a brand of leadership with compelling skills and a powerful presence to drive transformation.

    All abuzz about business

    InvestPenang is organising the Penang Biz Buzz: "What's Hips & Happening in SSO Industry" to promote Penang as a Shared Services and Outsourcing (SSO) Hub to attract SSO companies to locate their operations in Penang.

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    Kickstart your career at Gamuda

    Challenging, exciting, engaging. These three words were used by James Lai Siaw Pin to describe working at Gamuda Berhad, Malaysia’s leading infrastructure and property developer.

    Monday, May 05, 2014

    Planned new flexi time to give drivers more rest days, says CEO

    Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Zohari Sulaiman has acknowledged that the company is facing a shortage of drivers.

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    Maybank GO Ahead Challenge 2014

    Maybank GO Ahead Challenge 2014 (MGAC), an exciting international business case competition organised by Maybank, is back in its third season after two successful years since its launch in 2012.

    Monday, March 31, 2014

    Growth area in IT opens up more opportunity for Malaysia

    The shared services and outsourcing (SSO) industry is booming in this region. The Philippines and Malaysia are leading the race while Singapore and other Asean countries are looking to capitalise on the opportunity.

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

    Lucrative prospects in shared services and outsourcing

    If you are a fresh graduate on the lookout for a career with a promising future or even if you are a seasoned worker who desires a change in career direction, you might want to consider the shared services and outsourcing (SSO) industry.

    Shared services and outsourcing companies to benefit from greater representation

    Outsourcing Malaysia (OM), a chapter of Pikom, the National ICT Association, recently announced that it is extending its purview to better represent local and foreign shared services and outsourcing companies.

    Friday, November 29, 2013

    Tax relief attracts firms to adopt flexible work arrangement

    PETALING JAYA: The tax deductions announced during Budget 2014 to improve the country’s workforce, has spurred interest from businesses to include female talent through the implementation of flexible work arrangements (FWA).

    Thursday, November 21, 2013

    Insights on shared services and outsourcing

    Organised by myStarjob.com and the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDEC), the Finance SSO Coffee Chat with Experts will see two accomplished individuals sharing their insights on the booming industry.

    Saturday, October 26, 2013

    Budget 2014: Human capital development the biggest beneficiary

    Malaysia's human capital development is a big winner in Budget 2014 announcement – it is the single largest beneficiary with an allocation of RM54.6bil, or 21% of Budget 2014.

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013

    Bullying in the workplace

    Bullying goes far beyond the classroom – it gets into the workplace and throughout different stages of life.

    Sunday, October 20, 2013

    Blue collar jobs not only pay well like other professions but also glamorous, says minister

    KUCHING: Concerted efforts are needed to make blue collar jobs as glamorous as other professions. PBB Women’s wing deputy chief Datuk Fatimah Abdullah said public perception of blue collar jobs needed to be changed to produce more skilled and semi-skilled workers for Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).

    Saturday, October 19, 2013

    Huge number of unemployed locals due to being too picky

    MARAN: There are about 400,000 unemployed in the country and this is partly due to the people being too choosy in the kind of jobs they want, according to Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Ismail Abdul Muttalib

    Monday, October 14, 2013

    Postgraduates are also worried about unemployment

    PETALING JAYA: Fresh graduates are finding it tough to find work, even with postgraduate qualifications.

    35% drop in job vacancies

    PETALING JAYA: Jobseekers, especially fresh graduates, are feeling the heat from the softening job market.

    More bosses opting for contract employees

    PETALING JAYA: Employers are opting for contract staff and outsourcing work over hiring permanent employees.

    Tuesday, October 08, 2013

    Future career path via technical education

    KUCHING: Malaysia needs to produce more technicians and semi-professionals with technical, vocational education and training (TVET) to feed the growing global market workforce.

    Monday, October 07, 2013

    Busy days ahead for workers

    PETALING JAYA: Malaysian employees expect their jobs to be more demanding with the increasing influence of digital technologies in the workplace and more bosses preferring to hire multi-skilled workers.

    Inability to 'switch off' causes burnouts, say experts

    PETALING JAYA: Employees can be burned out, stressed and ultimately less productive if they do not “switch off” from work and respond to e-mails and calls outside working hours, say experts.

    Technology affects work performance and personal lives

    PETALING JAYA: Technology has changed the way people work in so many ways, including the way how bosses expect employees to be “at work” all the time, that it has affected both work performance and personal lives.

    Friday, October 04, 2013

    Is this KL's coolest office?

    After much speculation, Google Malaysia has announced its new home base in Kuala Lumpur. Since August, the tech giant’s office has occupied about 10,000 sq ft of space on Level 20 of the Quill 7 building, next to the western entrance of KL Sentral train station and the Sooka Sentral F&B complex.

    Wednesday, October 02, 2013

    Customer service in Malaysia

    PETALING JAYA: The issue of unsatisfactory customer service in the country has been one that been lamented on social media for quite some time. Today netizens make it clear that they are far from satisfied with the level of service in this country.

    Discrimination when hiring is rife, say job seekers

    PETALING JAYA: The job market has become more competitive over the years with more people with the same kind of qualifications.

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013

    Singapore Announces Tighter Rules For Hiring Skilled Foreigners

    SINGAPORE: Singapore's government announced rules on Monday that will force many companies operating in the city-state to consider Singaporeans for skilled job vacancies before turning to candidates from abroad.

    Monday, September 23, 2013

    40,000 jobs on offer at BN Youth Job Fair on Friday

    KUALA LUMPUR: Some 40,000 jobs will be up for grabs at the BN Youth Job Fair this coming Friday, said its secretariat chairman Nazir Hussin Akhtar Husin.

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013

    Discrimination when hiring is rife, say job seekers

    PETALING JAYA: The job market has become more competitive over the years with more people with the same kind of qualifications.

    Monday, August 26, 2013

    Najib: Malaysia won't be what it is today if not for women

    KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak says women must be treated as equals not only at home but in the office and everywhere else.

    Friday, August 16, 2013

    Why English is essential to your career

    PETALING JAYA: English is integral to the field of architecture, said a husband-and-wife team who founded an architectural firm together.

    Top 10 strange meeting places

    Does a meeting in a massage parlour sound kosher? Well, it’s been done by Malaysians before. As have deserts, landfills and construction sites.

    Saturday, August 03, 2013

    Malaysian accountants hit by surplus in Australia

    MELBOURNE: Malaysians are among thousands of foreign accountants imported by the Australian Government through its skilled migration programme, despite one of its own departments warning the industry has a surplus.

    Monday, July 29, 2013

    Study finds Asian women exerting increasing economic influence

    According to entertainment network NBC Universal’s latest research into understanding the female pay-television audience, Asian women (aged between 22 to 44 years old, from Singapore, Malaysia Philippines, Indonesia and Hong Kong), can be categorised in five distinct segments according to their motivation, aspirations and attitudes.

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013

    Higher rate of joblessness in Malaysia this May

    Data from the Statistics Department showed that there were 439,4000 unemployed individuals in Malaysia in May 2013. This represented an increase of 35,800 persons (8.9%) from the preceding month, and 59,200 persons (15.6%) from May 2012.

    Monday, July 22, 2013

    Getting women back to work

    Women make up 68% of public university intake in the 2013/2014 session. Although women represent a significant percentage of university students, with most of them entering into the job market upon graduation, many drop out when they rise up in their career, says Datuk Seri Idris Jala, CEO of Pemandu

    Tuesday, July 09, 2013

    Rohani: Flexi-hours key to getting women back to work

    KUALA LUMPUR: Companies offering flexible work schedules are the key to luring professional women back into the workforce

    Thursday, July 04, 2013

    PM: Women can be a driving force

    KUALA LUMPUR: Women can play a leading role in countries that want to build sustainable and successful economies, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

    Job fair to feature family-friendly career opportunities

    The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry and Talent Corporation Malaysia Bhd will host the country’s first job fair aimed at those looking for career opportunities with employers that have flexible work arrangements and childcare support facilities.

    Bank clerk beaming with joy

    PETALING JAYA: It’s double the joy for bank clerk Tee Chan Juan, as she is the final grand prize winner of myStarjob.com's A Car for Your Resume contest

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    If you want to go far work early and hard on personal branding

    Most headhunters look beyond just the resume and the outward appearance of an individual. It is critical that professionals consider the impact of personal branding before they start looking for their next career move, says Pauline Ng.

    Kelly Services: Training crucial in retaining staff, especially Gen Y

    KUALA LUMPUR: Employers who invest in staff training stand a better chance in retaining their employees, with Gen Y workers most likely to remain loyal, according to a survey by Kelly Services.

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    Survey: Malaysian businesses plan to increase headcount

    KUALA LUMPUR: The latest Regus Business Confidence Index reveals that 94% of Malaysian businesses are planning to increase or maintain headcount in 2013.

    Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Why do people change jobs in shorter periods nowadays?

    Is leaving really the best option? Melissa Norman has some words of advice for those who are thinking of resigning.

    Tuesday, March 05, 2013

    Career women find it difficult to return to workforce

    Report reveals many find it difficult to re-enter workforce after career break

    Monday, January 14, 2013

    Three (and more) is a crowd

    WITH growing fear of crime, employers say they do not mind candidates bringing a companion to job interviews, but not an entourage or ‘agent’.

    Wednesday, December 26, 2012

    The (mis)rule of mum and dad

    They used to manage everything about their children's school life from homework and class projects to co-curricular activities. Now, the same parents are micromanaging their children's working life, getting involved in the job hunt and even the recruiting process.

    Tuesday, December 04, 2012

    World Bank: M'sian women under-represented in certain fields

    KUALA LUMPUR: The number of working age women who are employed or looking for employment is lower in Malaysia compared with other countries with similar income levels, according to a new World Bank report.

    Thursday, August 30, 2012

    One-stop career solutions at myStarjob

    KUALA LUMPUR: The myStarjob recruitment service has been revamped and will now include a 12-page weekly Career Guide to help employers and potential employees match talent and jobs that best suit their needs.

    New rules in retaining talent

    KUALA LUMPUR: Winning and retaining talent are not impossible feats but they require proper development and engagement between employers and employees, experts at a seminar here say.

    Wednesday, August 08, 2012

    Send security personnel for exercise with police, malls urged

    KUALA LUMPUR: The management of hypermarkets and shopping complexes are encouraged to send their security personnel for training with the police, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong.

    Monday, August 06, 2012

    Few lawyers opting for family law in Penang

    The Penang Bar Committee is urging more young lawyers to give the area of family law serious consideration in view of the few professionals available in this area over the past 15 years.

    Thursday, July 19, 2012

    Minimum wage gazetted, takes effect Jan 1

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Minimum Wage Order 2012, which was gazetted Monday, will take effect on Jan 1 for employers who employ six workers or more.

    Sunday, July 15, 2012

    Learn what tourists want to boost industry, urges Yen Yen

    RAUB: Malaysia’s tourism industry can only be successful if industry players and government agencies understand the needs of visitors.

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012

    Grads turning their backs on retail industry, says MRCA

    PETALING JAYA: Fresh graduates are shying away from the retail industry as they feel it does not give them enough opportunities to go for higher posts, the Malaysian Retailer-Chains Association (MRCA) said.

    Wednesday, July 04, 2012

    Construction jobs flow to continue

    An analysis of the construction by OSK Research.

    Thursday, May 24, 2012

    ILO: 75 million youth will be jobless in 2012

    GENEVA: The latest report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) says that an estimated 75 million youth or 12.7 percent of the global youth force will be unemployed in 2012.

    Thursday, May 17, 2012

    Employers: Fresh graduates not suitable and are ‘liabilities’

    Companies would rather hire experienced and skilled professionals who can bring instant returns, said Kelly Services marketing director for Singapore and Malaysia Jeannie Khoo.

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    Employers urged to enhance safety at workplace

    KUALA TERENGGANU: Employers are urged to enhance their standard operating procedures on workers' safety.

    Wednesday, May 09, 2012

    World Bank proposals factored into minimum range

    PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the recently-announced national minimum wage was justified and had taken into consideration factors proposed by the World Bank.

    Maznah: 70,000 graduates jobless due to lack of job hunting skills

    KUALA LUMPUR: About 76,200 graduates are still unemployed because they do not possess job hunting skills and are too dependent on others to convey information about job opportunities.

    Wednesday, May 02, 2012

    Lowest salary set at RM900

    PUTRAJAYA: The minimum wage for private sector employees has been set at between RM800 and RM900 per month.

    MCA chief pays tribute to workforce

    “While other countries can beat us in labour cost and manpower strength, it is the quality of our workforce which places us on a higher pedestal because of our competitive edge,” says Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    Public can soon find out if doctors are genuine experts in their field

    It will soon be compulsory for some 5,000 specialist doctors to register with the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) under the latest amendments to the Medical Act 1971.

    Friday, April 20, 2012

    Survey: Many planning to switch jobs

    One in three Malaysian workers plans to change jobs and seek new opportunities within the next year, a recent survey shows.

    Minimum wage policy to be nationwide by this year

    The highly-anticipated minimum wage policy for the private sector is expected to be fully enforced nationwide this year.

    Friday, April 13, 2012

    Business course in the evenings

    Working adults and individuals seeking an alternative to daytime classes can now sign up for a specially-tailored evening business degree programme at INTI.

    Thursday, April 05, 2012

    Shorter stint in govt hospital for dental grads

    Dental graduates will only have to serve the Health Ministry for two years instead of three, says Deputy Health Minister Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin.

    Thursday, March 22, 2012

    Govt wants more women in workforce

    PETALING JAYA: The Government aims to increase women participation in the Malaysian workforce to 55% in three years’ time.

    Socso raises pensioners’ allowances

    KUALA LUMPUR: The monthly allowances for Socso pension recipients have been raised between 1.3% and 3.7%, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012

    Higher salaries for professionals

    It's an employees' market now! Salaries look set to increase by between 20% and 30% in a bid by companies to attract top talent.

    It’s not just the lure of money

    There's more to consider besides money when deciding whether or not to come back to Malaysia, according to the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF).

    Tuesday, March 06, 2012

    Subra: Minimum wage will not result in our economy collapsing

    Implementing a minimum wage policy will not cause the economy of the country to collapse, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.

    Monday, March 05, 2012

    Local grads not up to mark

    Graduates emerging from the national education system are failing to meet the expectations of prospective employers due to a lack of critical thinking skills and poor communication.

    Education system not producing thinking graduates, say experts

    Graduates emerging from the Malaysian education system fail to meet the expectations of prospective employers due to a lack of critical thinking skills and poor communication.

    Thursday, March 01, 2012

    Oil and gas sector needs 40,000 skilled workers

    There is no shortage of jobs in the oil and gas industry, according to uman Resources Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam

    Friday, February 10, 2012

    Youths turning down work and job-hopping, says minister

    Malaysian youths' job woes: self-inflicted?

    Thursday, February 09, 2012

    More than a degree to get a job

    A degree is your passport to a good career, but it's not the airplane as well! There's more to getting a job than a piece of paper.

    Wednesday, February 08, 2012

    Tuesday, February 07, 2012

    CCM: Company secretaries must be courageous

    KUALA LUMPUR: Company secretaries must stand their ground when advising their board of directors in light of a recent landmark sentence against a company secretary.

    MIA supports call for more chartered accountants

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) fully supports the government’s call to increase the number of chartered accountants in the country.

    Friday, February 03, 2012

    Jobs in nursing hard to come by for graduates

    It's a tough life out there for those in the nursing line.

    Register & Win registers its first winner!

    Creative director Loh Chan Wai walked away with his brand-new tablet yesterday morning. Will you get one too?

    Friday, January 06, 2012

    Good news for employees!

    Employees set to enjoy 121 rest days, excluding leave

    Wednesday, December 28, 2011

    Higher EPF contribution for 5.3 million workers

    Find out more about the revised employers' statutory contribution rate!

    Thursday, December 08, 2011

    Civil servants to get up to 13% pay rise from Jan 1

    PUTRAJAYA: A new civil service remuneration scheme has been unveiled giving government employees a pay rise of 7% to 13% effective Jan 1.

    Thursday, December 01, 2011

    Join MyStarJob at Teenfest 2K11

    Come hang out with the MyStarJob team, test your luck with a lucky draw and play Career Path with us; only at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, 2-4 Dec 2011!

    Friday, November 04, 2011

    Explore job options at Penang fair

    A vast array of job opportunities offered by MyStarJob.com awaits jobseekers in the 10th Penang Career & Postgraduate Expo 2011

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

    IBBM Role in Shaping Human Capital of the Banks

    The roles and responsibilities of The Institute of Bankers Malaysia

    Monday, October 10, 2011

    Job terms

    Employment terms all employees need to know

    Monday, October 03, 2011

    Big on job opportunities since three decades ago

    Kosan's contribution towards creating jobs for youth in Sabah.

    Thursday, July 14, 2011

    MyStarJob.com goes mobile

    Introduction of MyStarJob Mobile, an application that allows users to search for job vacancies available in MyStarJob.com

    Thursday, April 28, 2011

    Changing ‘from the inside out’

    Noting that few change projects record real success, international talent and leadership expert Dr Javier Bajer says that the answer lies in changing the very way businesses try to execute them. It’s about “changing change”, he says.

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    Master art of public speaking

    Follow these five principles to hone your skills

    Thursday, April 21, 2011

    prospect or customer?

    Achieve better results by identifying the potential sale

    Help! I don’t get along with my boss

    Two US work experts share ways to improve critical working relationships

    Thursday, March 17, 2011

    Instil innovation in students, DPM advises teachers

    Be a teacher who can think critically, write persuasively and help students solve problems, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin advised aspiring teachers.

    Wednesday, March 16, 2011

    Govt aware of ‘bread and butter’ issues

    The Govern­ment is aware of the people’s concerns over bread-and-butter issues, said Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

    20,000 jobs up for grabs at fair

    More than 20,000 vacancies in 650 companies are on offer in the biggest job fair in the country.

    Improve on English or lose out in job market, undergrads told

    Local undergraduates should decide for themselves whether to heed the call to be more proficient in English, Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said.

    Minister: Give private institutes bigger role to educate youths

    A state minister has proposed that private higher institutions of learning be given a bigger role by the Govern­ment in providing skills training to youths.

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011

    Fake Malaysian visas used to dupe Indian workers

    Dodgy Indian manpower agencies are selling fake Malaysian visas to send dozens of unsuspecting Indian workers to Malaysia for employment - triggering fear among officials this could lead to human trafficking.

    PSD introduces new terms for part-timers

    Department heads can now only hire part-time employees for a maximum of six months.

    E-mail of RM700 IRB refund a scam

    The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has clarified that it did not send any e-mail to taxpayers telling them that the IRB will return them RM700 in tax.

    Government to give priority to human capital growth

    Human capital development will be given priority through transformation in education, enhancement in skills training and making life-long learning a culture, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

    Monday, March 14, 2011

    162,180 vacancies yet to be filled

    Of the 193,739 vacancies registered with the portal Jobs Malaysia, some 162,180 have yet to be filled as of last month, Dewan Rakyat was told Monday.

    Helping the poor to improve their income

    The government will continue to provide assistance to low-income households (LIH) in an effort to lift them out of poverty through the 1Azam programme, a productive welfare programme under the Government Transformation Pro­gramme’s (GTP) LIH National Key Results Area (NKRA) to significantly improve the quality of life of these households.

    Companies urged to report graft

    The Ma­­laysian An­ti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Datuk Seri Abu Kassim Mohamed (pic) reminded companies of their res­ponsibility to report any discrepancies found while carrying out their internal audits.

    Sunday, March 13, 2011

    Cuepacs: Better civil service now

    Cuepacs is stepping up efforts to inculcate a positive attitude among the 1.2 million civil servants in the country so as to provide a high level of service in line with the people’s expectations.

    IGP: Service scheme upgraded to attract recruits

    Police have improved their service scheme in line with the goal of having 150,000 personnel by 2015.

    Window on job opportunities for young Sarawakians

    The Youth Assembly next week will give young people in Sarawak an opportunity to identify economic opportunities in various projects relating to the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (Score).

    Friday, March 11, 2011

    Women to the fore

    Malaysians should acknowledge the role of hardworking women in their lives and continue to provide them with encouragement and support.

    Thursday, March 10, 2011

    Najib calls on youths to grab opportunities

    Youths should have the courage to grab opportunities and adapt to changes in striving towards success, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

    Tuesday, March 08, 2011

    Socso begins hunt for errant bosses

    Socso is on a nationwide hunt against employers who do not contribute to the organisation.

    Monday, March 07, 2011

    5,000 fresh cops to be deployed in several states

    About 5,000 police recruits would complete their training by the middle of this year and would be assigned field duty in several states nationwide, said Bukit Aman director of management Datuk Robiah Abdul Ghani.

    Nurturing more businesswomen

    Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil urged more women to set up their own businesses to supplement their household income as well as build viable long-term businesses.

    Give actual statistics on foreign workers, Govt told

    The Human Resources Ministry has been urged to announce actual statistics on foreign workers and their country of origin and not the estimated figure.

    Overseas women rate S’pore, Hong Kong among top places to live, work: Survey

    Singapore and Hong Kong have been ranked among the most popular global destination to relocate to, with 100 percent of professional women surveyed saying they would recommend working there to others.

    Employers rush to register with Socso

    The number of employers registered with Socso jumped in February after the announcement two months ago that action would be taken from March against employers who do not do so.

    CEOs need to lead by example

    CEOs and top executives must be seen to practise the corporate responsibility (CR) initiatives implemented by their companies, if they expect their employees to take those measures seriously.

    Sunday, March 06, 2011

    Still far from equal

    The UN is willing to help Malaysia draft a gender equality law to give women here a step up.

    Saturday, March 05, 2011

    More female workers by 2015

    Women will comprise 55% of the Malaysian workforce by 2015, said Women, Family and Community Deve­lopment Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.

    Intake of 45,000 workers a relief to Indian traders

    The Indian business community welcomes the approval of 45,000 foreign workers although it fulfils only half of the present requirement, said Malaysian Associated Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry president (Maicci) Datuk K.K. Eswaran.

    Dr M: Malays still need govt help

    Malays still need government assistance because the New Economic Policy did not achieve its goal, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

    M&C Saatchi Asia has grown by leaps and bounds through clear focus

    How focusing on high margin and high growth ares brought big bucks for M&C Saatchi Asia.

    Friday, March 04, 2011

    RM5,000 waiver for directors who wind up firms

    Directors of dormant companies that have failed to submit their annual report to the Registrar of Companies (ROC) will be exempted from the RM5,000 penalty imposed on them if they voluntarily wind up their companies.

    Young designers are the future

    The local furniture industry must engage with young designers to stay competitive in the world market.

    Teachers get jobs back

    The termination letters issued to untrained attachment teachers (GSTT) last year have been withdrawn, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced.

    MyStarJob.com heads to Penang

    Pack up your resumes and head over to the Education and Career Guidance Exposition (Ekspen) 2011 in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) as MyStarJob.com is coming to town.

    Wednesday, March 02, 2011

    Financiers get big bucks

    People working in the financial sector are the highest paid, according to a survey by Bank Negara.

    Monday, February 28, 2011

    45,000 foreign workers for Indian traders

    The Government has approved the intake of 45,000 foreigners for the Indian business community. They will be placed in 13 sectors, including restaurants, provision shops, goldsmiths and textile shops.

    Professionals and top execs set for huge increments

    Professionals from the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, accounting and finance industry, banking, logistics and sales have a lot to cheer about this year – their salaries are set to rise by as much as 30% compared with last year.

    Friday, February 25, 2011

    Higher wages

    Plantation firms in Sarawak to pay 15% more in wages to recruit new Indonesian workers

    Employers agreeable to more pay

    MEF’s concern is how minimum wage will be implemented, says Subramaniam

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011

    EPF advised to diversify

    Economist: Invest in higher yielding assets and overseas funds

    ‘Malaysia is not like Egypt’

    Dr M: There are plenty of jobs and the Govt is people-friendly

    Monday, February 21, 2011

    165,000 vacancies at ministry’s Jobs Malaysia

    There are over 165,000 vacancies offered under the Human Resources Ministry’s online job matching service - Jobs Malaysia.

    EPF declares 5.8% dividend

    The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) yesterday announced a 5.8 per cent dividend for the year ended Dec 31. The total payout is RM21.61 billion, the highest in the fund's history.

    Saturday, February 19, 2011

    Socso warning to bosses

    The Social Security Organisation (Socso) will embark on a major operation from March 1 to detect employers who have not registered with it.

    Friday, February 18, 2011

    RM40mil to enhance skills training

    The Government has allocated RM40mil for training under the 1Malaysia Skills Development Programme, said Human Resource Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam.

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011

    At odds over minimum wage

    Employers oppose standardised salaries, prefer skill improvements

    Monday, February 14, 2011

    Lifting low-income households out of poverty

    People in the poor and extreme poor categories are urged to take up the Govern­ment’s 1AZAM income-generating programmes for low-income households that are registered with the eKasih system, under the Prime Minister’s Department, to lift themselves out of poverty.

    Friday, February 11, 2011

    Lower income groups face slow wage growth

    Allowing market forces to determine wage growth in the country has worked against the lower income groups, according to government studies and the World Bank, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam.

    School heads to get RM7, 500

    924 teachers shortlisted for ‘New Deals’ cash incentives under the GTP

    Wednesday, February 09, 2011

    Bosses who fail to pay EPF contributions to be blacklisted

    The names of 248 errant company directors have been submitted to the Immigration Department for failing to pay up the arrears of their employees’ monthly contributions to the fund.

    Tuesday, February 08, 2011

    5% discount may be removed

    Reduction for bumiputras buying high-end properties in Selangor under review

    Tuesday, February 01, 2011

    Errant firm to pay EPF

    Employer failed to make contributions for three years totalling RM720,000

    Monday, January 31, 2011

    ‘New Deals’ incentives for head teachers

    Under the GTP’s Education NKRA, the “New Deals” initiative has been designed to reward school principals and head teachers based on the performances of their schools. Teachers that qualify would also receive financial rewards.

    Govt wants more women in leading roles

    The government is seeking to have at least 30% of women holding decision-making positions within the civil service as well as within the private sector in the future.

    Friday, January 28, 2011

    Crucial to protect rights of migrant workers

    Migrant workers are a large part of many Asian economies and with increasing migration it is crucial to ensure their basic rights are protected.

    Relief for 2,000 new teachers under PISMP

    The plight of some 2,000 new teachers who took the Bachelor of Teaching Degree Programme (PISMP) has been settled as the programme has been accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said.