Starting May 2023, civil servants in Changshu, China, will receive their wages in digital currency, boosting adoption of digital payments in various industries.
To meet its net zero target by 2060, the Chinese government is reportedly considering mandatory ESG disclosures for companies listed in China.
To encourage more young people to get married and start families, some Chinese provinces are offering extended marriage leave up to 30 days.
Global hiring grew across many regions in the world, with the majority of job roles designed to be performed remotely, according to a new Deel report.
Employees working from home are using the time saved from not having to commute on increasing their productivity, says a new report.
A study suggests husbands should be given more flexibility at work to support their wives in accomplishing their work and family responsibilities.
Among the several leadership changes, Jane Jiang Fang will take over as Chief People Office, while Wu Zeming succeeds Cheng Li as CTO.
William Lu, the current Senior Vice President of Xiaomi, will be promoted to President, replacing Wang Xiang who will be retiring this month.
A revised law, which comes into effect January 1 next year, forbids the sexual harassment of women and reduces barriers to career advancement.
Among the reasons why senior workers wish to re-enter the workforce are self-esteem and financial pressure, according to a survey.
Employees born after 2000 are more willing to work from home and to become "digital workers" with flexible working locations and schedules.
Asia Pacific is expected to see wages rise next year due to a tight labour market and rising inflation concerns.
The Zhongshan city government in Guangdong province has introduced a series of incentives to support “working moms” reentering the workforce.
Despite the loss, Forrester expects the green economy to help make up for some losses as more countries commit to carbon neutrality.
The working population born during a baby boom in the 1960s will enter retirement, putting higher pressure on pension funds and social problems.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has vowed to punish employers who discriminate against job seekers who have had COVID-19.
The government has pledged continued business support and relief measures to ensure employment stays strong in the country.
New regulations aim to serve the rights of workers, foster new skills, support startups, and ensure healthy and balanced development in the job market.
Chinese ministries have rolled out a raft of support policies that focus on cutting fees and taxes, as well as provide employment skills training.
This aims to increase and stabilise employment in key sectors and expand relevant subsidies for college graduates and other key target groups.
Working mothers who have used up their maternity leave can now apply for an extension of more days up until the child is one year old.
Initiatives include a series of pro-employment campaigns to move job interviews online and incentivising firms to increase their employee count.
Only 25% of companies in China have carried out digital transformation, while the proportion of SMEs that have done so is even smaller.
The city is pushing out two measures for alleviating the financial burden on seven key industries seriously affected by the pandemic.
The average salary of China's urban employees in the non-private sector topped 100,000 yuan (US$14,929) for the first time.
Companies in the province would be reimbursed for 50% or 80% of the social insurance paid to women who have a second child or a third child, respectively.
Central departments are also looking towards alleviating job market discrimination for people with disabilities.
Jobs will be created for the disabled at government departments, public institutions, state-owned enterprises and private businesses.
In a recent episode of HRM TV, Nela Richardson, ADP’s Chief Economist, shared key workforce trends from countries in the APAC region.
The country’s surveyed urban unemployment rate stood at 5.5% in Q1’2022, up 0.1 percentage points year-on-year, according to official data.