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Preparing the workforce for industry 4.0

admin March 4, 2019 0

Industry 4.0 is bringing rapid technology advancements, changing the nature of work and increasing demand for a skilled workforce. The McKinsey Global Institute projects that by 2030 technological expertise demand will increase by 55 percent. In Indonesia, over five million jobs are expected to be created as a result of technological change.

Indonesia’s huge source of youthful human capital has the potential to be one of the country’s most powerful economic levers as it prepares for the digital era. However, educational attainment and technical competency lags behind other Southeast Asian countries and there is a gap between the skills graduates and workers have and those industry leaders need. The Boston Consulting Group predicts that within five years, Indonesia’s largest firms will struggle to source qualified candidates for half of their entry-level positions.

Read more at: https://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2018/10/11/preparing-the-workforce-for-industry-4-0.html

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Five ways to have a happy work life

admin February 25, 2019 0

Do you hate your job? If yes, why do you hate it?

Is it because your boss is always at your neck? Is it because you find your job too demanding that you sometimes struggle to meet deadlines? Or is your personal life so messed up that you vent all your frustrations to your colleagues and bosses?

Whichever your reasons are, you need to change that for the better and boost your work life. For your own health, you need to figure out ways of bringing your smile back at work.

Here are a few to start you off.

Read more at: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/11/16/five-ways-to-have-a-happy-work-life.html

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‘Britain’s best boss’ creates this fancy workplace for his employees

admin February 20, 2019 0

Founder of money.co.uk Chris Morling has been named “Britain’s best boss” because of the lavish workplace he has crafted and benefits he provides for his employees.

In the workplace described by the Mirror as “a Grade II-listed castle that has undergone a £3 million [US$3.7 million] renovation”, Morling built a playground office for the staff, treated them to luxury vacations and provided them with free beer. In addition to that, employees are handed out bonuses of above 45 percent their annual salary, given the freedom to a private cinema and free breakfasts.

Read more at: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2017/01/21/britains-best-boss-creates-this-fancy-workplace-for-his-employees.html

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Poll: Age, income factors in staying with single employer

admin February 14, 2019 0

A new poll says more than 40 percent of America’s baby boomers stayed with their employer for more than 20 years. But it’s unlikely that their children or grandchildren will experience the same job tenure.

The survey of more than 1,000 Americans 50 and older by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that 41 percent of those employed workers have spent two decades with the same company, including 18 percent who’ve stayed at least 30 years.

Read more at: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2016/05/11/poll-age-income-factors-in-staying-with-single-employer-.html

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Human resources must adapt to face Industry 4.0: Experts

admin February 11, 2019 0

Human resource departments (HRD) must adapt to new technologies to adequately prepare for Industry 4.0, experts have said.

The fourth industrial revolution, commonly known as Industry 4.0, is bringing rapid technological advancements, changing the nature of work and increasing demand for a skilled workforce.

Read more at: https://www.thejakartapost.com/youth/2018/11/11/human-resources-must-adapt-to-face-industry-4-0-experts.html

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Four-day work week experiment in NZ proves successful

admin February 7, 2019 0

A recent experiment in New Zealand has shown that employees have greater productivity, work-life balance and lower stress levels when working only four days a week, reported CNN.

Researchers  conducted the two-month experiment involving 240 employees from Perpetual Guardian, a company that provides will and estate management services. The trial ran from the beginning of March through the end of April.

Read more at: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/08/04/four-day-work-week-experiment-in-nz-proves-successful.html

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Why do we feel sleepy after eating a meal?

admin February 4, 2019 0

Are you someone who gets sleepy after a meal? Have you ever wondered why this happens?

Sleepiness after eating is a response of the body to chemical changes during the digestion process. This is normal and it happens to everybody. However, if sleepiness occurs every time after eating and obstructs your ability to function, this may be a concern. Sleepiness after lunch can also hinder you from doing your work effectively after lunch.

Read more at: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2016/10/04/why-do-we-feel-sleepy-after-eating-a-meal.html

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How to utilize social media in your job search

admin January 28, 2019 0

With the huge role that social media plays in our personal lives, it’s no surprise that it also has a big influence on our professional lives. Employers are increasingly using social media channels to screen potential new employees. Whether you’re an avid user of social media or not, it’s likely to play a role in your job search.

Not only are companies using social media as a way to promote externally or to do background checks on potential employees but it is also an effective tool to manage staff internally and to drive retention. Platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook are no longer simply places to post holiday photos and connect with old friends. They have become a way for people to present a carefully curated profile of a well-rounded professional.

Read more at: https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/09/27/how-to-utilize-social-media-in-your-job-search.html

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Five tips for students seeking career as programmer

admin January 24, 2019 0

Technology is arguably one of the most popular sectors these days and people, who have strong backgrounds in the field, are considered to be the most sought after by giant companies and employers everywhere.

During a Skypeathon event hosted by the Indonesian delegation at the Microsoft Education Exchange ( E2 ) 2018 in Singapore on March 15, which was joined by students from 82 schools across Indonesia, Microsoft Worldwide Education vice president Anthony Salcito shared these crucial tips on what students can do to start preparing for a future as a programmer.

Read more at: http://www.thejakartapost.com/youth/2018/03/23/five-tips-for-students-seeking-career-as-programmer.html

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Govt recognizes mental health problems as occupational hazard

admin January 21, 2019 0

After decades, Indonesia has finally recognized mental disorder as an occupational hazard by issuing a new ministerial regulation that requires employers to ensure that their workers have a good work-life balance, among other things.

The inclusion has expanded worker protection to not only the usual blue-collar workers who work with machinery that could be dangerous but also to white-collar workers toiling in front of computers. Apparently, for some people, this kind of job can be hazardous.

 

Read more at: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/08/07/govt-recognizes-mental-health-problems-as-occupational-hazard.html

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