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KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Group Holdings Bhd launched its Future of Work Centre (FOWC) to prepare its employees for a highly digitalised environment as it targets to have at least 15% of them equipped with digital skills by 2023.
PETALING JAYA: The tax deductions announced during Budget 2014 to improve the country’s workforce, has spurred interest from businesses to include female talent through the implementation of flexible work arrangements (FWA).
IS it better to have employees who work smart or hard? In the early days of my career, the generally accepted practice was to stay in the office later than your boss. Although there are still companies who practise this, many organisations are taking the work-life-balance approach. It used to be a status-symbol to be extremely busy because it meant that you were doing something really important.
Since Jan 1, French companies with more than 50 employees must work up a charter defining employees’ right to switch off. No sanctions are foreseen for non-compliance but an employee could sue for having their rights infringed.
Being too busy at work has become a convenient excuse for neglecting life outside it and, crucially, our relationships with family and friends. But does the relentless 'I'm busier than you are' contest played out in thousands of homes and offices every day really ring true?