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MEF Events
30Sabah Regional Meetings30 April 2019
30Southern Regional Meeting30 April 2019
02Kelantan Area Meetings2 May 2019

MEF Academy Events
 29Certified Training Needs Assessor (TNA)29-30 April 2019
 29Industrial Relations Act 196729 - 30 April 2019
 06Data Management with PivotTable using Microsoft Excel 6 May 2019
 07Writing a Contract of Employment – Essential Features and Avoiding Pitfalls7 May 2019
 08Certified Professional Trainer (CPT)8 - 10 MAY 2019
 08Collective Bargaining & Collective Agreement - The Law & Practice8-9 May 2019
 09Power Query: Transforming Your Work Processes using Excel9 May 2019
 09Customer Service Superstar 9-10 May 2019
 13Data Visualisation with Microsoft Excel Interactive Charts 13 May 2019
 14Interactive Visual Reporting and Analytics with Microsoft Excel Dashboard14-15 May 2019
 14Managing Miscounduct, Absenteeism and Performance at the workplace14-15 May 2019
 15Competency Based Training Needs Analysis (Regional)15-16 May 2019
 

Highlights
 Starting Pay of Graduates Reflective of Current Labour Market  ​In response to the news reports which quoted  Chart 14 at page 43 of the Bank Negara Report 2018 on Real Minimum Monthly Basic Salary for Employees Recruited Without Prior Working Experience (2010 and 2018), MEF is pleased to make the following clarifications..Friday, 29 March 2019
 
 Make it level playing field for matriculation, STPM, says bosses’ group  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said it was not right for one of the pathways to be easier or shorter than the others.Wednesday, 24 April 2019
 
 For new grads, job market is less than rosy  Unionists and Malaysian employers have challenged online jobs site’s relatively rosy picture of wages and employment in the country.Monday, 22 April 2019
 
 Starting salary for fresh graduates gradually increase - MEF  MEF Executive Director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said the data was based on the MEF Salary Survey for Non-Executives and Executives 2010 and 2018 with data collected from participating member companies and published by MEF.Saturday, 30 March 2019
 
 Bank Negara's claim about falling entry-level wages puts employers in 'bad light' — MEF  The Malaysian Employers Federation said today that its survey data, on which Bank Negara Malaysia had used in an analysis and concluded wages for fresh graduates across all qualification categories have fallen between 2010-2018,..Friday, 29 March 2019
 
 MEF: Fake degrees can lead to dismissal  Employers see this as a serious misconduct, according to Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan.Monday, 25 March 2019
 
 To tell or not to tell  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan agrees that it is important for employees undergoing divorce to inform their employer about what they are going through.Sunday, 24 March 2019
 
 New Category 3 applications on case-by-case basis  The Malaysian Employers Fede­ration executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said Category 2 expatriate workers contribute specific expertise and know-how that local talent might not possess yet.Thursday, 7 March 2019
 
 Don’t get conned, Malaysians warned  Its executive director Datuk Sham­suddin Bardan said this was to prevent them from being exploited and falling prey to illegal job syndicates.Thursday, 7 March 2019
 
 Wujudkan badan khas pantau nasib pekerja Malaysia di luar negara  Pengarah Eksekutif MEF, Shamsudin Bardan berkata ketika ini tidak ada badan kerajaan yang betul-betul memantau dengan terperinci nasib lebih 1 juta rakyat Malaysia yang bekerja di luar negara.Tuesday, 5 March 2019
 
 Employers approve reduction in foreign worker extension levy fee  Employers and industries have welcomed the government’s decision to lower the extension levy fees for foreign workers, who have worked in the country for more than 10 years, by as much as RM4,000.Monday, 25 February 2019
 
 MEF expects 30,000 workers to be laid off this year  MEF executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan pointed out that the economy both within and without Malaysia is on the downward trend, posing a big challenge to employers in maintaining their current level of profitability.Thursday, 14 February 2019
 
 MEF expects 30,000 employees to be retrenched this year, calls on government to reduce cost of doing business  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) expects retrenchment figures to sharply increase to about 30,000 employees in 2019 from last year's 21,000 due to increasing cost of doing business.Wednesday, 13 February 2019
 
 今年料裁3万人 雇联吁政府助减经商成本  在经商成本日益增加的情况下,马来西亚雇主联合会(MEF)今 <br>年估计将有约3万名员工遭到裁退,情况比去年的2万1000人大幅增加Wednesday, 13 February 2019
 
 Goldilocks economy  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan warns that salary increments in 2019 could be at multi-year lows for both executive and non-executive workers.Saturday, 12 January 2019
 
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Certified Training Needs Assessor (TNA)Eastin Hotel, Petaling Jaya29-30 April 2019
Industrial Relations Act 1967MEF Petaling Jaya29 - 30 April 2019
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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
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Source: * BNM Annual Reports
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