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MEF Academy Events
 06Behavioral Interview Assessment Using The Star Methodology6 February 2020
 11Certified On The Job Trainer (OJT)11-13 February 2020
 11Interactive Visual Reporting and Analytics with Microsoft Excel Dashboard11-12 February 2020; 3-4 March 2020
 11Microsoft Excel (Advanced) – Manipulating Data Effectively11-12 Feb 2020, 5-6 Mar 2020
 17Employer’s Tax Obligation - Completing the Form E and Form EA17 February 2020
 18Occupational Safety & Health Act 199418 February 2020
 18Microsoft Excel (Fundamental & Intermediate) – Essential Skills18-19 February 2020; 30-31 March 2020
 19Mind Your Business English19 - 20 February 2020
 20Optimizing the Power of Microsoft Excel in Human Resources20-21 February 2020
 03Interactive Visual Reporting and Analytics with Microsoft Excel Dashboard3-4 March 2020
 05Microsoft Excel (Advanced) – Manipulating Data Effectively5-6 Mar 2020
 17Optimizing the Power of Microsoft Excel in Human Resources17-18 March 2020
 

Highlights
 Raising employers’ concerns on increasing minimum wages to RM1,200 for 57 bigger cities and towns is not fear mongering  MEF would like to respond to some of the statements made by Andrew Lo, Datuk Mohammed Shafie Mammal and Gopala Krishnan on the Joint Industry Press Release dated 23 December 2019 regarding the Government’s decision to implement minimum wages of RM1,200 for 57 bigger cities and towns beginning 1 January 2020.Friday, 27 December 2019
 
 Minimum wages: “PH government must share equally increases in minimum wages or maintain status quo”  The Pakatan Harapan Government had not fulfilled their manifesto promise no 34 to equally share the burden of employers arising from increases in minimum wages from 1,000 to RM1,500 during the first term in office.Monday, 23 December 2019
 
 MEF Salary Surveys: Fewer receive increments despite higher quantum  MEF President Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Azman Shah Dato’ Seri Haron, who launched the latest MEF publications here today, stated that 88.3% of respondents granted salary increase to executives compared to 92.4% in 2018, while it was 87.6% for non-executives (92.7% in 2018).Wednesday, 27 November 2019
 
 New minimum wage gazetted  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Shamsuddin Bardan lamented that the cost of doing business would likely rise with employers having to bear the increase.Tuesday, 14 January 2020
 
 Whose problem is graduate unemployment in Malaysia? Experts weigh in  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said currently, many graduates, who had been pursuing certain courses at the IPT, were having jobs which did not match their qualifications.Monday, 13 January 2020
 
 Employers call for deferment of new minimum wage  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan (pix) said the federation had conveyed this message to the Human Resources Ministry during their meeting last month..Sunday, 5 January 2020
 
 Bright job prospects for Malaysians at SMEs  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said it is still an employers’ market, where bosses get to pick and choose the best candidates.Thursday, 2 January 2020
 
 MEF ingatkan kerajaan untuk tanggung 50 peratus kenaikan gaji minimum seperti dalam Manifesto PH  Pengarah Eksekutifnya, Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan berkata, keputusan kerajaan yang meminda jumlah kenaikan gaji sebanyak tiga kali dalam masa setahun itu, dilihat tidak rasional, dan membebankan para majikan.Monday, 23 December 2019
 
 雇联:业者转嫁成本 外汇流失25亿·调薪或致涨价裁员  (八打灵再也23日讯)马来西亚雇主联合会(MEF)执行董事拿督三苏丁说,保守估计,提高最低薪金至1200令吉的措施,会令到我国每年流失25亿令吉的外汇;同时,此措施不但会增加业者的营运成本,也将引发新一轮的涨潮和变相鼓励雇主裁员。Monday, 23 December 2019
 
 MEF: Why raise wages if locals don’t benefit?  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan wants the government to review the latest minimum wage hike.Saturday, 21 December 2019
 
 Majikan, pekerja kritik gaji minimum RM1,200  Pengarah Eksekutif Persekutuan Majikan Malaysia (MEF), Shamsuddin Bardan berkata, beliau terkejut gaji minimum RM1,200 di “wilayah bandar utama” diumumkan dalam Belanjawan 2020 termasuk 42 bandar kecil.Friday, 20 December 2019
 
 Uproar over hike in minimum wage  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said the decision did not weigh the fact where the wages would finally end up and if it would help the local economy.Friday, 20 December 2019
 
 Bukan industri media saja berhentikan pekerja, MEF ulas insentif cukai  Pengecualian cukai bagi mengelakkan pemberhentian pekerja tidak patut dikhususkan kepada media sahaja memandangkan industri lain juga berdepan masalah sama, kata Persekutuan Majikan-majikan Malaysia (MEF) mengulas pengumuman Menteri Kewangan Lim Guan Eng.Wednesday, 18 December 2019
 
 Of 600,000 jobs created, only 10% were for executive positions, says MEF  The employment outlook for skilled professions next year looks quite dim as jobs being created are mostly not in this sector, according to the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF).Tuesday, 17 December 2019
 
 Peratusan siswazah wanita bekerja lebih tinggi tidak memeranjatkan  Pengarah Eksekutif Persekutuan Majikan-Majikan Malaysia (MEF), Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan berkata, ini kerana bilangan itu munasabah dengan jumlah dua pertiga kemasukan pelajar ke institusi pengajian tinggi (IPT) di seluruh Negara.Saturday, 14 December 2019
 
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Behavioral Interview Assessment Using The Star MethodologyMEF Petaling Jaya6 February 2020
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2018p 2019f
Key Indicators*
Population (million)32.432.7
Real GDP (% Growth)4.74.3 ~ 4.8
Per Capita Income (RM)42,62744,275
CPI (% Growth)1.00.7 ~ 1.7
Labour Indicators*
Labour Force (million persons)15.315.6
Employment (million persons)14.815.1
Unemployment Rate (%)3.43.3 ~ 3.5
Retrenchment (persons)23,168N/A
Foreign Workers ('000)2,015N/A
Average Salary Increase**
Executive (%)4.88%4.86%
Non Executive (%)4.88%4.89%
Average Bonus Granted**
Executive (months)2.182.06
Non Executive (months)1.951.97
pPreliminary   fForecast  
Source: * BNM Annual Reports
             ** MEF Salary Surveys

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