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MEF Academy Events
 20Occupational Safety & Health at the workplace20-21 June 2019
 24Data Visualisation with Microsoft Excel Interactive Charts 24 June 2019
 24Power Query: Transforming Your Work Processes using Excel24 June 2019
 25PowerPivot: Powerful Data Analysis and Data Modeling in Microsoft Excel25-26 June 2019
 25Fire and Emergency Response Plan25 June 2019
 25Microsoft Excel (Advanced) – Manipulating Data Effectively25-26 June, 2-3 July, 27-28 Aug 2019
 26Power of Coaching & Counselling for Improved Employee Performance26-27 June 2019
 26Optimizing the Power of Microsoft Excel in Human Resource26-27 June 2019
 27Interactive Visual Reporting and Analytics with Microsoft Excel Dashboard 27-28 June, 11-12 July, 15-16 Aug 2019
 01Data Visualisation with Microsoft Excel Interactive Charts 1 July, 28 August 2019
 02Microsoft Excel (Advanced) – Manipulating Data Effectively2-3 July, 27-28 Aug 2019
 03Power of Coaching & Counselling for Performance3-4 July 2019
 

Highlights
 Address by YB M. Kulasegaran, Minister of Human Resources at the 108th Session of the ILC  Address by YB M. Kulasegaran, Minister of Human Resources, Malaysia at the 108th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) at Geneva, Switzerland on 18 June 2019.Wednesday, 19 June 2019 [External Site/Link]
 
 108th International Labour Conference (ILC)  The Centenary  International Labour Conference, opened in Geneva on 10 June 2019. During the Conference nearly 6,000 delegates – representing governments, workers and employers – will discuss transformative changes in the world of work, and will consider the adoption of a landmark ILO Centenary Declaration on the future of work.Friday, 14 June 2019
 
 The Daily Digest: Reforming Malaysia’s Labour Laws  A cost of living allowance of RM300, increased parental leave for mothers and fathers and housing allowances are just some of the labour reforms proposed by 58 unions affiliated with MTUC and some NGOs. We find out more about this in our second story.Wednesday, 12 June 2019 [External Site/Link]
 
 3-Day Mandatory Paternity Leave?  The Malaysian Employers Federation is concerned about the government's plans to implement a three-day mandatory paternity leave. We discuss some of those concerns with Dr Jashpal Kaur Bhatt.Wednesday, 12 June 2019 [External Site/Link]
 
 Employer refuses to fund paternity leave, claims would cost RM157m  MEF executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said the three-day paternity leave, which the Human Resources Ministry is proposing to be funded by employers, will cost companies RM157.2 million, or RM52.4 million a day.Sunday, 16 June 2019
 
 Youth of the nation  But for young job seekers, MEF executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan advises them not to be disheartened if they come across challenges in securing jobs or permanent employment.Sunday, 16 June 2019
 
 Many not ready for impact of AI, 5G, says bosses’ group  “In 2006 and 2007, as banks started to introduce online banking, in Malaysia alone we saw over 20,000 job losses as banks consolidated their operations and closed branches,” said MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan.Thursday, 6 June 2019
 
 Employers deny there’s racial discrimination in job market  Two groups of employers have defended their hiring practices against allegations of deliberate racial discrimination.Saturday, 25 May 2019
 
 Freelancers will have little savings when they retire  Malaysian Employers Federation ED Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said the difficulty to secure work and the emergence of various online job platforms have made it easier for people to freelance and opt for multiple income streams.Wednesday, 15 May 2019
 
 Hankering for a holiday  By having a week-long holiday enjoyed by the whole nation, Malaysians will return to work feeling recharged, says MEF executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan.Sunday, 12 May 2019
 
 'Take stern action against staff using fake degrees'  Bosses are calling for stern action against staff who secured their posts using fake degrees while professional bodies say there are enough measures to ensure that everyone is truly qualified.Monday, 6 May 2019
 
 Don’t pamper graduate job-seekers, says economist  The Malaysian Employers Federation, however, welcomed the idea of subsidies, saying that salaries of available jobs did not match the expectations of graduates.Sunday, 5 May 2019
 
 Labour sector: What's needed for 'Malaysians First'?  Malaysian Employers Federation executive secretary Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said the ecosystem had to be prepared to employ Malaysians in 3D jobs before removing the country’s 2.2 million foreign workers.Thursday, 2 May 2019
 
 Employers Federation wants Prisons Dept to play more proactive role in monitoring ex-cons  The Prisons Department should play a more proactive role in monitoring former convicts at work places if more ex-prisoners are to be taken in for employment, said the Malaysian Employers Federation.Thursday, 2 May 2019
 
 Allowing refugees to work legally will boost economy say employers’ body, economist  MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said with the number of refugees that Malaysia has at the moment, which is close to 150,000, it would be a cheaper alternative for employers compared with bringing in foreign workers.Wednesday, 1 May 2019
 
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Occupational Safety & Health at the workplaceMEF Petaling Jaya20-21 June 2019
Data Visualisation with Microsoft Excel Interactive Charts Midvalley City, KL24 June 2019
Power Query: Transforming Your Work Processes using ExcelMidvalley City, KL24 June 2019
 

2017p 2018f
Key Indicators*
Population (million)32.132.9
Real GDP (% Growth)5.95.5 - 6.0
Per Capita Income (RM)41,07242,834
CPI (% Growth)3.72.0 - 3.0
Labour Indicators*
Labour Force ('000)14,971N/A
Employment ('000)14,459N/A
Unemployment Rate (%)3.43.2 - 3.5
Average Salary Increase**
Executive (%)5.555.53
Non Executive (%)5.445.42
Average Bonus Granted**
Executive (months)2.092.14
Non Executive (months)1.812.02
pPreliminary   fForecast  
Source: * BNM Annual Reports
             ** MEF Salary Surveys

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