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After a challenging 2023 marked by a weakening yen, Japan’s economy is expected to rebound and grow in the second half of 2024, driven by wage increases and consumer spending.

This presents an excellent opportunity for businesses looking to expand into Japan. With key sectors like healthcare, technology, and consumer goods, along with a government that supports foreign investment, Japan is an ideal location for expansion.

Our webinar covered all the recent changes happening in Japan. If you missed it and want a recap, you can access the webinar deck and video recording below:

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Malaysia’s economy is on a constant rise, and the location is geared up for an expected full-year economic growth of 4%-5% in 2024. In H1 of 2024 itself, the Malaysian government has made some core updates to create a friendlier business environment, such as the introduction of new visas and passes and heightened income tax exemptions.

There’s still plenty on the roster for employers to familiarise themselves with! Our webinar covered all the recent changes taking place in Malaysia. Missed it and want a recap?

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Carrying an impressive GDP exceeding 17 trillion USD in 2023, a vast consumer market, and digital innovation, China continues to increase global influence. The mainland’s strategy to internationalise the renminbi (RMB) aims to create a stable global monetary environment for its economic growth.

To keep up with this expanding workforce, China has introduced some important labour laws as of late for employers and employees alike such as new minimum wages and work injury adjustments.

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Long regarded as a promising location for hiring in Asia due to its stability, rapid developments and government initiatives, Vietnam’s employment scene been growing at an impressive rate over the last few years.

To keep up with this expanding workforce, Vietnam has introduced some crucial labour laws as of late including changes in minimum wages and updates in requirements for hiring foreign workers.

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We kicked off 2024 with a new addition to our Labour Law & Compliance series: South Korea!

Key topics covered include the hourly minimum wage increase, extension of parental leave and an increase of the tax exemption limit for childcare allowances.

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The abolishment of the MPF offsetting, minimum wage increase, new talent/work passes – these are just some of the many key labour law updates we discussed in our 2023 HK Labour Law & Compliance Workshop.

You can still be up to speed with the latest changes by accessing the webinar deck and video recording below:

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We recently hosted our first-ever Australia Labour Law & Compliance Workshop and covered some key labour law developments such as:

  • an increase in the national minimum wage
  • the new Paid Parental Leave Bill
  • an increase in the superannuation guarantee rate

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In Q3 2023, Singapore will witness significant labour law changes, including:

  • the implementation of COMPASS, a point-based framework for EP applications starting 1 September 2023
  • new Work Safety and Health measures
  • increased CPF Special and MediSave account interest rates.

Exciting developments lie ahead for employers and employees alike!

We covered some of these updates and more in our recent 2023 Singapore Labour Law & Compliance Workshop. If you’d like to watch a recording of the session and download the deck, fill in the form below.

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The Land of Smiles has been welcoming an increasing number of travellers, not just for tourism – but even for business purposes.  In fact, as Thailand’s projected GDP growth for 2023 stands at 3- 3.5%, we’re expecting to see a boom in new businesses and business expansions into Thailand.

Considering starting a company in Thailand yourself but don’t know how to keep up with labour laws and payroll compliance?

Access a copy of the deck and video from our 2023 Thailand Labour Law & Compliance Workshop below!

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Indonesia has recently passed some key labour legislations such as the regional minimum wage and the highly-anticipated Personal Data Protection law.

In our recent Indonesia Labour Law and Compliance Workshop, we discussed these updates as well as other major must-knows to run a compliant business in Indonesia.

Missed the webinar? No worries! Get the video and deck below:

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Women in the workforce are facing disproportionate challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic but can leverage their strengths and create new opportunities in these unprecedented times!

Links International invited Michelle Mak and Mary Sue Rogers to explore how women can empower themselves in the ‘New Normal’ and explain what businesses can do to better support female staff.

Relive the event by watching the video recording from the day!


Your work isn’t confined within the four walls of an office, so why should hiring be?

Keep up with the needs of a remote workforce with Links International. Learn how you can enter into a market at minimal cost by hiring without a legal entity using PEO/EoR secondment.

We’ve included real examples in the presentation. See how the costs compare with traditional hiring. When you’re ready to build the team, make use of Cisive’s global background checks to hire the best candidates in any given market.

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Your work isn’t confined within the four walls of an office, so why should hiring be?

Links X Cisive Hiring Workshop

Break traditional recruitment barriers. Enter into new markets and hire the best talent without a legal entity.

We’ve included real examples in the presentation. See how secondment hiring compares with traditional hiring.

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This is your chance to learn more about Hong Kong’s Average Daily Wage (ADW), termination protocols, and much more. Take this opportunity to ask an expert on any labour law issues you may have!

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Download the Deck from Our Latest Thailand Labour Law Workshop!

Thailand has one of the strongest economies in ASEAN, making it the perfect place for investment and business expansion.

Presentation Coverage:

  • Thailand Labour Law & Compliance
  • Thailand Payroll Basics

 

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Vietnam has recently become one of the hottest countries for businesses looking to expand their operations!

With strong year-on-year economic growth, a young workforce, and constant business environment reforms, Vietnam offers exceptional opportunities for companies.

Topics We Cover:

  • Labour Law Updates
  • How the Pandemic has Accelerated the Future of Work
  • The Shift to Employee-Centricity and Choice in a Post Covid-19 World

Get Your Copy of the Vietnam Labour Law & Revolutionising the Work Environment PPT!

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Infographics & Templates

Download the China Personal Information Protection Law HR Compliance Checklist!

Ensure you are compliant with the PIPL to avoid the possible fines by downloading our checklist now!

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Download the HR Onboarding Checklist Template

Ensure you cover all the necessary tasks for a complete and successful onboarding! Download our easy-to-follow template now!

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Download the Payroll RFP Template

Need help finding the perfect payroll vendor for your business? Download our payroll RFP template to find your payroll partner now!

Areas it covers:

  • Briefing of RFP to Vendors
  • Payroll Capability Questions
  • Questions to Ask on Security and Implementation

 

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Download the Handover List Template

To help your business in the handover and ensure a smooth process, we have created a handover list template. Follow the template to cover the important areas in the handover.

Areas it covers:

  • Key Responsibilities
  • Meeting Involvements
  • Contacts
  • Access Information & Systems

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Struggling to ask for a reference letter?

Use our templates to get the right person to be your reference and land your dream job!

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The secret to a well-written recommendation letter is that should be concise.

Use our templates as a guide to get you started on the right track.

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Layoff Planning Checklist - Booklet V2

Planning a layoff in the organisation? This time is more important than ever.

No matter how strong your company culture is, you need specific strategies to protect your employee morale. Download our layoff planning checklist to ensure a smooth transition.

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Download These Out of Office Message Templates for Free!

Included templates in the pack:

  • Professional Out Of Office Autoreply
  • The Short & Simple
  • Out of Office Emails for the Holidays
  • Closed Office
  • Relaxing Summer Vacation
  • Enjoying that Christmas Cheer!
  • Taking a Personal Day
  • Maternity / Paternity / Parental Leave
  • Sick Leave

[Bonus Guide]
How to set up automatic out of office replies on the top 3 email platforms!

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Whitepapers

We’ve released the 2024 APAC Labour Law Comparison Chart! A must-have for businesses and HR leaders  looking to expand their presence in the Asia Pacific.

This year, we cover 17 locations in this comparison including key markets like Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Japan, and more.

What do we cover in the legislation comparison?

  • Minimum Wages
  • Working Hours
  • Probation & Notice Period
  • Maternity Leave
  • Statutory Contributions
  • Statutory Leave
  • Severance & Overtime Entitlement

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Our 2024 Asia Salary Guide gives you an overview of the Asia employment market in 2023 and also insights into what to expect in 2024.

Strategise for the transforming market with the latest updates and market trends.

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Keeping up with frequent shifts in hiring trends and job market updates is not the easiest, but it remains crucial in this candidate-driven market. With our quarterly updates, you can keep tabs to brace yourself for upcoming hiring changes!

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Links’ 2022 Asia Talent Shortage Insights and Solutions 2-Pager [FREE Download]

How has the talent shortage crisis affected your business? If you’re looking to tackle challenges in strengthening your workforce in Asia, we’ve prepared a FREE 2-pager on current market insights and smart ways to build a compliant workforce in Asia.

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Looking for a quick comparison between labour laws in Asia-Pacific countries?

Get an overview of the latest updates in Asia-Pacific countries with our easy-to-read legislation summary. We will cover:

  • Minimum Wages
  • Working Hours
  • Probation & Notice Period
  • Compulsory Employment Insurance
  • Statutory Leave

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HR Solution Guides

Download the Employee Outplacement Guide!

Ensure you cover all the necessary steps for a complete outplacement and protect your company when restructuring!

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