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 07Human Resource Application - Using Microsoft Excel7 - 8 December 2016
 08Certified Job Analysis Specialist8 - 9 December 2016
 15Effective Executive Workshop15 December 2016
 16Goods and Services Tax (GST) - Audit, Investigation & Management16 December 2016
 20Occupational Safety & Health Act 199420 December 2016
 21Fundamentals for HR Practitioners21 - 22 December 2016

 Employers Grant Lower Salary Increases and Bonuses  Employers granted lower salary increases and bonuses to executives throughout 2016 and the forecasted outlook for salary increases and bonuses in 2017 is just as bleak, as revealed in the 2016 MEF Salary Surveys for Executives and Non-ExecutivesThursday, 24 November 2016
 English Proficiency Critical to Enhance Employability of Graduates  More than 90% of respondents to the latest MEF Salary Surveys 2016 indicated the need for graduates to improve on English proficiency in order to become more employable. Thursday, 24 November 2016
 MEF: Employ locals if Myanmar recalls its citizens  MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan says employers should also consider retirees in the event Myanmar recalls its citizens over the Rohingya issue.Monday, 5 December 2016
 Malaysia's skilled labour shortage  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan notes that the economy saw a labour productivity growth of 3.3% last year..Saturday, 26 November 2016
 明年加薪花红少  大马雇主联合会2016 执行人员及非执行人员薪金调查报告显示,今年有93.6%参与调查的雇主为执行人员加薪,比去年的96.5%少。Friday, 25 November 2016
 雇员加薪花红缩水  受全球经济不景气影响,今年为执行人员及非执行人员加薪的雇主比去年少,预计明年加薪率及花红也将保持与今年一样严峻的趋势。Friday, 25 November 2016
 调薪花红逊往年  根据马来西亚雇主联合会公布的调查报告显示,雇主在2016年提供给执行人员的加薪和花红较往年低Friday, 25 November 2016
 Employers urge govt to reduce EPF burden  Malaysian Employers Federation boss Shamsuddin Bardan says reducing employers contribution by 1% or 2%, even temporarily, would help companies avoid more drastic measures.Friday, 25 November 2016
 31,476 laid-off this year, future looks bleak, says M'sian Employers Federation  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said that up to September, 31,476 people have been laid-off.Thursday, 24 November 2016
 ‘Unused monies in pool fund’  If now HRDF claims that the fund has been fully utilised, it warrants for an audit by an independent auditor, to determine whether the 30% fund of 1MalaysiaGRIP had really been fully utilised, MEF executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said.Thursday, 10 November 2016
 MEF: Scrap service charge once and for all  Malaysian Employers Federation says better for employers to pay employees clean wages, removing the possibility of complications attached to service charges.Wednesday, 2 November 2016
 MEF: Flexi-work hours solve traffic problems, increase productivity  The Flexible Working Arrangement (FWA) should be encouraged in organisations in large cities as it could solve the problem of employees spending too much time on the road.Saturday, 29 October 2016
 Malaysia’s economic resilience spurred by ETP, GTP, says Mustapa  On the national human capital development agenda, he said the ministry and MEF would focus on the initiatives and partnership with relevant ministries, the industry and the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions.Wednesday, 26 October 2016
 MEF commends initiatives to strengthen TVET  MEF executive director, Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said the government's focus on TVET development is very much welcomed by the industry as this will help fill the gap of skilled workers in Malaysia.Monday, 24 October 2016
 Employers unsure if 1MalaysiaGRIP contributions will be recredited  Shamsuddin urged HRDF to open its books and be more transparent by detailing what the remnants of the fund and the matching government grant will be utilised for.Monday, 24 October 2016
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2015p 2016f
Key Indicators*
Population (million)31.031.4
Real GDP (% Growth)5.04.0 - 4.5
Per Capita Income (RM)36,28537,930
CPI (% Growth)2.12.5 - 3.5
Labour Indicators*
Labour Force (million)14.214.6
Employment (million)13.814.1
Unemployment Rate (%)3.23.3 - 3.5
Average Salary Increase**
Executive (%)5.975.57
Non Executive (%)5.445.51
Average Bonus Granted**
Executive (months)2.082.07
Non Executive (months)1.702.00
pPreliminary   fForecast  
Source: * BNM Annual Reports
             ** MEF Salary Surveys

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