December 3, 2018, The Edge Malaysia - Mental Health And Well-Being At The Workplace - Are We At The Tipping Point?
On the global stage, 2018 has seen an increase in media coverage of mental health, according to Nomura's Health and Fitness Programme Director Ian Edwards. Nomura was the winner of,the Britain's Healthiest Workplace survey in 2014, 2016 and 2017 for the large organisation category. He says the highlighting of mental health issues has come a long way in the last two years. "I feel most corporates are more open minded to this and are taking it as a great opportunity not only for the employees to feel valued and supported but also for the employers to create a communitive, harmonious and productive workforce."
December 3, 2018, The Edge Malaysia - HP to Nurture Its Employees on Physical and Mental Health
"Our Intentional People Strategy is the beating heart of this reinvention at HP Inc. It guides our vision to help our people and our business thrive. We achieve this by giving employees the freedom to innovate and providing opportunities for everyone to learn, grow and perform. This is delivered through initiatives that cultivate a growth mindset, develop talent and embrace diversity and inclusion."
December 3, 2018, The Edge Malaysia - Hartalega Introduces Wellness Programme To Re-Energise Its Employees
"The 10,000-steps challenge has been well received, and we reward the employee who took the most number of steps every month. Our record is 1.5 million steps in a month, which is equivalent to taking 50,000 steps per day consistently for 30 days. This goes to show that Hartagize really makes people go the extra mile (in this case, it was many miles) to improve their health," Kuan says.
December 3, 2018, The Edge Malaysia - Employee Wellness Programme Driven By Staff
Khairil believes that the improvement in physical health will translate into higher confidence levels-As for the sporting activities, most of them are held weekly. The company also engages yoga trainers and some of the activities are carried out during lunch time. Given the location of its office in KL Sentral, the management has leveraged the availability of a nearby gym and negotiated a good rate for its employees.
December 3, 2018, The Edge Malaysia - Dell Malaysia Driving Social Change
The initiative is Dell's brainchild to ensure sustainability, and together with its business objectives, bring about social and environmental benefits while driving better customer outcomes. Through this initiative, Dell is committed to putting its technology and talent to work where they can do the most good for people and the planet, shaping its culture, policies and business practices.
December 3, 2018, The Edge Malaysia - Creating A Love Culture In The Workplace
The organisation, which employs 45 people, leverages its size as an SME to ensure that its employees have a strong bond and relationship with each other. For example, the leaders of the company make an effort to talk to the employees during work travel to understand them better while their families are invited to some of the corporate events to create stronger connections within the organisation.
December 3, 2018, The Edge Malaysia - AIA Lives Its Brand Promise
"As an employer, we play an active role vein encouraging healthy habits among our people. We provide them with the tools, the knowledge and the motivation to be able to bring the best ofthemselves to work. We are fully committed to embedding our mission and brand promise among our people first," Wong tells The Edge. This is why the company set up its own gym in 2014, with space for about 50 people at a time. The HR department also organises variety of fitness programmes, some in collaboration with AIA Vitality partners, for its employees.
November 5, 2018, The Edge Malaysia - Weathering The Challenges
As for June this year, the group has about 9,600 acres of undeveloped land in Malaysia with an estimated gross development value of RM155.94 billion, which, Khor says, will keep it busy for many years. However, it will add to its land bank if "there is a deal we cannot refuse". Overall, the group has held steady despite the soft local market, the surprise additional buyer's stamp duty (ABSD) in Singapore and Brexit.
November 5, 2018, The Edge Malaysia - Staying Relevant by Meeting Market Needs
How is Kong able to stay so grounded and bide his time when the typical inclination is to rush everything in the hope of hastening earnings? He reveals that his steady approach was born out of his sobering observation of how other businessmen went bankrupt because they tried to grow their businesses too quickly. In the current soft market, it is to be expected that some of the company's projects have slower-than-expected sales. But, overall group performance has remained good, due to the company's diverse portfolio of products.
November 5, 2018, The Edge Malaysia - Right Combination of Location, Product and Pricing is Essential
"We must be flexible in our development process and always have our ear to the ground to know the heartbeat of the buyers and what they want, because there are demands. You need to know exactly what they are looking for. It is not only about pricing ... but it is with that pricing, what property type are they looking for," he says. The right balance is key, he says, adding that it is important for one to be positive as the property development industry is cyclical. It is like choosing to see a glass half full or half empty.