Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Fast, Friendly and Fun: The First All-Integrated HR System WorkSmartly Introduces an Upgraded Experience with the Q-Series

Kuala Lumpur, 22 February 2021 - WorkSmartly, an end-to-end digital human capital solution that is designed specifically for HR-processes throughout the employees’ work life cycle recently launched their new and upgraded system, the Q-Series. Featuring a new and improved interface, WorkSmartly, which is the pioneer of cloud-based HR-solution provider, made the Q-Series lighter and faster to load, making it more accessible to the majority of the workforce who are working from home.

HR-based software and solutions are not new, but with COVID-19 rendering working from home a necessity and probably a norm for a long time to come, digitising the entire HR-processes and workflow has become a necessity, especially when face-to-face meetings and regular touchpoints between employees are not always possible. An end-to-end HR-system can be the solution to streamline a majority of internal and external processes, however, most offerings in the market now only cater to certain aspects of the HR-processes and have not been optimised to the vastly changing needs of the workforce. 

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Venues are Important Infrastructure Assets to Drive National Economic Recovery

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 February 2021 – Business Events Council Malaysia (BECM) Chairman, Alan Pryor, urges the Malaysian government to continue to enhance more active engagement with the business events industry, in order to advance mutual economic recovery goals and strategies to elevate the city’s and the country’s destination proposition to emerge as the regional leader as part of its Covid-19 recovery plan and to revive the Business Events (BE) sector.

In a recent sentiment sweep conducted by BECM to understand the current state of Malaysian venues since the pandemic began in 2020, it was found that due to inability to operate, 100% of the venues experienced at least a dramatic 85% decrease in total events resulting in minimum of 75% plunge in overall 2020 revenue compared to the previous year, causing their biggest concerns involving financial challenges surrounding employee wages, building utility and maintenance payments.

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

First-of-its-kind Index reveals Malaysia’s positive progress towards Personalised Healthcare

Petaling Jaya, February 19, 2021 – Today, we revealed the Personalized Healthcare Index for Asia- Pacific focusing on Malaysia. This follows the recent launch by FutureProofing Healthcare initiative, led by a panel of 15 leading healthcare experts across Asia-Pacific, who crafted the Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index. This first-of-its-kind, data-driven policy tool measures the readiness of 11 health systems across the region including Malaysia to adopt personalised healthcare – enabling the right care to be tailored to the right person at the right time.

ilt on robust, publicly available, credible and open-source data supplemented with input from public health authority representatives across APAC and validated by a panel of independent healthcare experts including Prof. Dr. Maude Elvira Phipps, Professor of Human Genetics at the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia. The FutureProofing Healthcare initiative – supported by Roche – aims to help stakeholders across health ecosystems understand local, national, and regional strengths and needs. It also helps enable tailored, data-driven decision-making and encourages best practice sharing across the region to drive conversations and guide actions to improve health systems and enhance their readiness to adapt to rapid change.

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Manulife Investment Management (M) Berhad launches Manulife Global Thematic Fund to capture opportunities arising from long-term structural shifts

Kuala Lumpur – Manulife Investment Management (M) Berhad announced today the launch of the Manulife Global Thematic Fund (the “Fund”) that aims to capture growth opportunities from four megatrends – urbanisation, technological innovation, resource scarcity, and demographic & social change – areas in which structural change is taking place and transforming the way people live. 

Thematic investing is gaining popularity as investment decisions are being impacted by long-term megatrends, which transcend into individual themes. Companies around the world that enable and benefit from these themes will likely see higher earnings growth and gain market share, providing opportunities for investors to participate in these growth areas.

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