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Jakarta micro, small businesses can now start from homes

admin January 7, 2019 0

Craftsmen are seen at a home-based guitar-making business in Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, on Nov. 15, 2015. (Tempo/ Wisnu Agung Prasetyo)

The Jakarta administration has recently issued a new gubernatorial regulation that allows entrepreneurs to use their residence as a place of business — a practice previously prohibited. Jakarta Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno, formerly an…

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Standing tall against workplace harassment

admin November 30, 2018 0

(Courtesy of APINDO)

According to Nina Tursinah, the best protection a woman has against workplace sexual harassment is courage. As chairman of the Indonesian Employers Association (APINDO), she’€™s made fighting discrimination in the workplace a special focus,…

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LinkedIn will allow researchers to mine its data

admin October 16, 2018 0

The company is calling for academics to submit project ideas in three broad areas: analytics, economics and artificial intelligence. (Shutterstock.com/Indypendenz)

Once upon a time, Facebook Inc. allowed academic researchers access to its data. We know how that story ends: with the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Now LinkedIn Corp., the professional social networking site owned by…

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Too old for the job? Stop age discrimination

admin May 28, 2018 0

In Indonesian culture, age discrimination is not yet considered a serious matter; issues of ethnicity and religion are much more of a hot topic – especially recently. (Shutterstock/File)

Have you seen any job advertisements in Indonesia with age limitations? From the governmental organizations, private companies, to startups, many vacancies set a maximum age threshold or age range of the applicants. Maybe many…

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The ups and downs of successful freelancers

admin October 9, 2017 0

Marischka Prudence - Photo courtesy of Marischka Prudence

In the past, society often overlooked freelancers because the general perspective was that freelancing had less prestige than having a settled and secured job with a well established company. But now, the monetary and…

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