• Chinese rural women escaping poverty by training as domestic service workers

    China’s second-child policy and aging population have increased demand for domestic service workers in the country. Rural women in Yangyuan county in Zhangjiakou, North China’s Hebei Province obtain professional skills through subsidized domestic service training programs. Flexible nature of domestic services suit rural women who often have to take care of elderly family members.  Global Times, 26 June 2019

  • Now Is the Time to Move the Needle on US Work-Family Policies

    The U.S. has been slower and less effective than many other countries in actively providing paid public and private sector policies supporting employees’ child and elder care needs. Eighty-three percent of the U.S. workforce lacks access to paid family leave to care for a new baby or a sick family member.  Brink News, 24 June 2019

  • Two in five employees in Singapore looking to change jobs in 2019: survey

    Two in five employees in Singapore will be looking to change jobs this year, according to a survey released on Wednesday (19 June). Among these employees, 40 per cent cited “limited career path” as the key reason, the global survey by recruitment firm Randstad Singapore showed. … The survey also shows the contrasting factors that employees of the different age groups look for during their job search.  Yahoo Finance Singapore, 19 June 2019

  • Office bullies are still in place

    According to a survey by recruitment firm Hays, 20 per cent of the country’s employees are bullied at work — almost half of the people affected says it is because of their age, gender, sexual orientation or due to a disability.  NZ Herald, 14 June 2019

  • Older workers also seek work-life balance in employment: Survey

    Singapore – Work-life balance is not just a millennial aspiration, according to a recent survey by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (Tafep) and The Straits Times.  The survey showed that older workers also value flexible work arrangements and would consider leaving a company that did not provide for work-life harmony.  The Straits Times, 12 June 2019