Japan modernizing workplace conditions to lure mothers back

admin March 28, 2019 0

With Japan’s demographic challenges causing a workforce crunch that is proving difficult for companies to overcome, many are now offering flexible conditions to allow new mothers to return to full-time careers while maintaining their work-family balance.

As companies tackle ways to modernize Japan’s work practices, some are keen to allow employees to set their own hours, or work from home.

More women, afraid their careers will stagnate while they are on maternity leave, are welcoming the new climate that makes it easier for couples to share the load.

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Why getting fired is worse than divorce or death of a spouse

admin March 25, 2019 0

“It’s just not working out” may be some of the most heartbreaking words in the English language, leading to months of anguish, self-questioning and sleepless nights. Even worse: when they come from your boss.

Fired employees never quite recover to the same level of well-being, a measure that includes mental health, self-esteem and satisfaction with life, according to data provided to Bloomberg this week from a review of more than 4,000 research papers.

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Three tips for becoming a professional makeup artist

admin March 18, 2019 0

In the past few years, beauty enthusiasts have begun to pursue careers in makeup as the occupation of makeup artist is commonly perceived to be a way to earn millions of rupiah within hours.

However, becoming a makeup artist is not as easy as buying the makeup tools. One needs to be persistent and professional at the same time.

Three generations of makeup artists — Irwan Riady, Adi Adrian and Marlene Hariman — shared three essential tips that could help one become a professional makeup artist during a recent media gathering for the Face on Point tutorial book.

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The highest paying jobs in Indonesia revealed

admin March 14, 2019 0

Indonesia’s continued economic growth has driven robust recruitment activity in 2017, according to recruitment firm Roberts Walters in its latest annual survey, as it predicts strong demand in 2018 for talent across all sectors apart from oil, gas and mining.

The survey, which looked at the job market in the Southeast Asian region, shared optimistic predictions for 2018 by suggesting that the region’s economic outlook, ongoing digitalization and steady market expansion are set to drive salary growth.

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Five most sought-after Indonesian state universities

admin March 11, 2019 0

Indonesia is home to 85 state universities, where high school graduates nationwide must compete for a place through a simultaneously held exam.

Around 860,000 students took the Joint Entrance Test for State Universities (SBMPTN) this week.

According to data by the central selection committee, here are the top five most sought-after universities, as compiled by

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Three jobs with highest starting salaries

admin March 8, 2019 0

Choosing a college major can be overwhelming as not every student knows what type of job they want.

Although passion is important, one must also consider the job’s sustainability as well as the salary. has compiled three bachelor degrees with the highest starting salaries.


Math lovers may want to consider an accounting degree.

According to Salary Survey 2018, which was conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), accountancy is among the best-paying jobs in the United States and United Kingdom.

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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.

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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.

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

admin February 20, 2019 0

Founder of 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.

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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.

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