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 24Disciplinary Procedures24 - 25 October 2016
 24Behavioral Interviewing Assessment - using S.T.A.R to Validate Candidate24 October 2016
 25Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment And Risk Control (HIRARC)25 - 26 October 2016
 26How to be a Winner, not a Whinner!!26 October 2016
 01Memahami Akta Kerja 19551 - 2 November 2016
 01Handling Misconduct Relating to Absenteeism1 November 2016
 01Communication & Emotional Intelligence1 November 2016
 01Human Resource Application - Using Microsoft Excel1 - 2 November 2016
 02GST Latest Developments and Its Practical Implications2 November 2016
 03Leadership in Management - Essential Tools and Empowerment Techniques3 - 4 November 2016
 03Industrial Relations Act 19673 - 4 November 2016
 08Supervisory Skills For The New Workforce8 - 9 November 2016
 14Employment Act 1955 & Regulations14 - 15 November 2016

 Employers welcome focus on TVET  MEF supports the government’s initiatives under the National Blue Ocean Strategy to strengthen technical and vocational education and training (TVET).
Friday, 21 October 2016
 Need to incentivise firms that retain staff  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said the employment market had seen the same trend “recycled over and over again” where companies, during tough times, opted for retrenchments rather than keeping their employees.Friday, 14 October 2016
 Balanced budget by 2020 achievable  From the private sector perspective, Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said Malaysia was facing a challenging period.Wednesday, 12 October 2016
 Keep business-friendly policies, MEF urges govt  Some form of “damage control” for the local manufacturing industry is needed to withstand the current global volatility, said Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan.
Monday, 10 October 2016
 Bogus certs: Tertiary institutions not helping to check authenticity  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) Executive Director Shamsuddin Bardan says employers seldom receive any feedback when they want to check the authencity of certificates.Thursday, 6 October 2016
 What would be the consequences if Malaysia extends its retirement age to 62?  Datuk Shamsuddin highlighted two main concerns, their Employees Provident Fund (EPF) withdrawals and the difficulty in securing insurance coverage for employee hospitalisation.Monday, 3 October 2016
 Employers must engage workers in addressing mental health  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said work-related stress was a key issue of concern in the country.Tuesday, 27 September 2016
 Playing ‘Pokemon Go’ during work? You might get sacked, says survey  Six out of 150 companies have sacked their employees for playing Pokémon Go during work hours, according to a recent survey by the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF).Sunday, 25 September 2016
 Sacked over Pokémon Go  It has fired up gamers all over Malaysia, But now, Pokémon Go has led to some being fired.Sunday, 25 September 2016
 MEF gesa pemaju guna sistem IBS kurangkan kebergantungan buruh asing  Persekutuan Majikan Malaysia (MEF) menggalakkan syarikat yang terlibat dalam sektor pembinaan mempraktikkan teknologi Sistem Binaan Berindustri (IBS) dalam usaha negara mengurangkan kebergantungan buruh asing.Monday, 19 September 2016
 Isu PATI: MEF desak jangan beku aset majikan  Kerajaan perlu mengkaji semula pelaksanaan pembekuan aset terhadap mana-mana majikan yang didapati bersalah melindungi atau menggaji pendatang asing tanpa izin (PATI), kata Persekutuan Majikan Malaysia (MEF).Thursday, 15 September 2016
 Clinics told to respond swiftly over fake MCs  The federation’s executive director, Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan, said the medical personnel, regardless of whether they were from panel or non-panel clinics, should work together with parties concerned to expose such activities.Tuesday, 6 September 2016
 Fake MCs still plague industry, says MEF  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) Executive Director Shamsuddin Bardan has criticised the attitude of workers who resort to fake medical certificates (MC).Thursday, 1 September 2016
 A better way to calculate working hours  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has urged the Human Resources Ministry to consider adopting the annualised working hours concept, saying this would enable companies to have better control of resources and give more flexibility..Friday, 26 August 2016
 Helping the retrenched: MEF offers new idea  The Malaysian Employers Federation has shot down proposals for a retrenchment fund and an employment insurance scheme, saying they are not feasible.Thursday, 25 August 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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