COVID-19 is one of the key factors that has drastically changed the way talent thinks about their work and mobility preferences. Just about everybody’s view of work has been reshaped, in one way or another, by the pandemic. And this is reflected in the top 10 global work destinations as reported by Boston Consulting Group, The Network, and SEEK Asia.
The survey covered 209,000 people in 190 countries. With the last survey done in 2018, the changes to the list of top ten destinations largely reflect different countries’ success in managing COVID-19 outbreaks. Almost all of the countries that have fallen lower on the list or disappeared from it – including the US, France, Italy, and Spain – have struggled, at some point in the last year, to “flatten the curve.”
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THAILAND'S ECONOMY FACES AN UPHILL BATTLE
Before the pandemic, Thailand was considered one of ASEAN’s success stories. It was the No. 2 economy in Southeast Asia; had a strong manufacturing sector; and was a favourite among foreign investors.
UNETHICAL SELF-PROMOTERS WALK AMONGST US
Back in 1988, I was introduced to a body of research that focused specifically on the concept of self-promotion, prospecting, and new business development. This body of research was an illuminating, eye-opening, life-changing experience for me in many ways – it was a key catalyst that helped kick-start the work I do today.
IS YOUR BOSS A CHIEF CRITIC OFFICER?
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SQUEEZING THE LAST DROP OF PRODUCTIVITY
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A VENTURE FOR LARGE COMPANIES TO MOVE LIKE STARTUPS
A S$10 million pilot programme to support Singaporean companies has been launched by Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB). The programme is designed to build ventures in new growth areas beyond their existing core businesses.
IN THE US, EMPLOYEES ARE QUITTING INSTEAD OF GIVING UP WORKING FROM HOME
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FUELLING THE GROWTH OF HIGH-TECH MANUFACTURING
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GROWING A SUSTAINABLE, PLANT-BASED MEAT BUSINESS
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A RAMPAGING PANDEMIC
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Asian Americans Are Ready for a Hero
After going from “model minority” to invisible minority to hunted minority, the community needs a new generation of cultural and political leaders
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New Delhi Delivers
India’s capital city stands ready to accommodate the needs of industry and innovation.
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GLOBAL TECH GIANTS THREATEN TO LEAVE PAKISTAN OVER NEW RULES
Internet and technology companies have threatened to leave Pakistan after the government granted blanket powers to authorities to censor digital content, a move critics say was aimed at curtailing freedom of expression in the conservative Islamic nation.
One Child Fund
Indonesia Children’s Home
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