A Future of Work Taskforce could help SMEs create a skilled workforce that supports their growth, said the Small and Medium Enterprises Association.
The 2023 Madani Career Initiatives, which include financial incentives for employers and training programmes, aim to strengthen the labour market.
A workers’ rights group has proposed that employees in the country be allowed to extend their retirement beyond the age of 60.
Low incentives and inadequate pay are causing low productivity and employees’ desire to leave their current employers.
The Malaysian government has been urged to promote policies that support non-discriminatory employment and continued learning.
Malaysia plans to include gig workers in a social security scheme and is considering specific legislation to safeguard their welfare.
Employees in Malaysia have been urged to do their part to stay productive so that they can continue to contribute to their organisation’s success.
Urging compliance, Malaysia’s HR Minister has also called for better salaries to keep high-skilled employees in the country.
Through advocacy in government-linked and private firms, Malaysia wants to achieve the goal of 30% female representation in key decision-making roles.
Flexible working arrangements (FWAs) can help increase productivity and retain talent, but organisations need more support to implement them.
Organisations can do more to create a psychologically safe work environment that improves employee engagement, performance, and retention.
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Complaints have been filed about employers violating the 45-hour workweek requirement to the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC).
The amendments are largely based on the International Labour Organisation standards, which provide a framework for addressing labour issues.
The Malaysian government has postponed implementing the RM1,500 (US$339) minimum wage order to 1 July 2023 after consulting stakeholders.
The Malaysia Trades Union Congress (MTUC) opposes retailers' request to delay the implementation of changes to Employment Act.
Instead of enforcing flexible working hours, the amendments proposed for the revised employment act are aimed at increasing employee productivity.
The Malaysia government is collecting feedback from related agencies on the revised act that promotes flexible working hours.
For women to return to work, a care infrastructure needs to be in place to allow them to keep up their commitments at home.
10 million workers, or 60% of Malaysia’s workforce, will need to be retrained and upskilled over the next five years.
Organised by HRM Asia, CHRO Series Malaysia will address how CHROs can navigate their organisations through the challenges in a post-pandemic era.
Employees can also expect their salaries to be further raised in 2023, predicted the Malaysian Employers Federation.
The unemployment rate in the country dropped to 3.7% compared with 4.7% in the same quarter last year.
New legislation will see workers in the food delivery service provided with a social security scheme and operators placed under government regulation.
These include addressing wage inequality and providing more childcare support, as well as upskilling and reskilling opportunities.
Malaysia is also predicted to post a higher than average median salary increment across Asia-Pacific in 2023.
One of the key objectives of the centre is to help manage and address the mental health issues employees in the country are facing.
Employers are also urged to set clearer policies on flexible work to develop more comprehensive workforce strategies.
Leave should be granted to enable employees to deal with the mental stress that they feel at the workplace, says the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC).
Employers will be given cash incentives to hire disabled people, women who are looking to enter the workforce and former convicts.