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MEF Academy Events
 24Emotional Intelligence For Leaders24 October 2017
 24Goods and Services Tax (GST) Impact on HR function24 October 2017
 25Domestic Inquiry25 October 2017
 26Positive Work Attitude26 October 2016
 30Managing Misconduct, Absenteeism and Performance at the Workplace30 - 31 October 2017
 01Human Resource Application - Using Microsoft Excel1 - 2 November 2017
 01Tatacara Menangani Masalah Disiplin1 - 2 November 2017
 01Building a Sustainable Competency Framework1 November 2017
 06Employment Act 1955 & Regulations6 - 7 November 2017
 06Mind Your Business English for Executives & Non-Executives6 - 7 November 2017
 08Certified Trainer On-The-Job Training8 - 10 November 2017
 11Executive Diploma in Industrial RelationsCommencement 11 November 2017
 13Collective Bargaining & Collective Agreement - The Law & Practice13 - 14 November 2017
 15Developing Supervisors Into Managers Workshop15 - 16 November 2017
 23Competency Based Training Needs Analysis23 - 24 November 2017
 

Highlights
 MEF says Riot gave misleading account of insurance payout  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) says the human resources minister has given a “misleading statement” about the Employment Insurance System (EIS) payout to employees who are terminated or retrenched.Monday, 16 October 2017
 
 MEF & MTUC debate the Employment Insurance System  Beginning 2018, all private sector employees are required to pay 0.2% of their salaries to the EIS, an insurance for retrenchment. We bring in MEF and MTUC to discuss their thoughts (and concerns) from the employees and employer’s point of view.Wednesday, 11 October 2017 [External Site/Link]
 
 GST, cost of living hamper business as consumers cut spending  The goods and services tax (GST) appears to be taking a toll on a variety of industries, with doctors, retailers, small and medium enterprises and an employment federation saying the tax has reduced business for them.Saturday, 23 September 2017
 
 Minimum wage hike will backfire on job market, say experts  Malaysian Employers’ Federation (MEF) executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said most companies are already “up to their noses” in terms of managing the costs of operating their businesses.Thursday, 21 September 2017
 
 More maternity, paternity leave will burden bosses, says MEF  “We are very much stretched now in that the number of working days for an employee in Malaysia is already quite low,” said Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Shamsuddin Bardan.Friday, 8 September 2017
 
 Enforcing 30% quota for women has risks, bosses group warns  Its executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said the quota may in fact work against women, giving people the negative perception that women directors are appointed just because of the quota system.Wednesday, 6 September 2017
 
 Mustering up the Master's  It is more important to secure a job soon after the first degree and think about pursuing higher qualifications after gaining work experience .Sunday, 3 September 2017
 
 MEF denies bosses hide illegal migrant workers to save costs  MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan, however, admitted there were many illegal migrants working in the country but pointed out that not all of them worked for employers.Thursday, 31 August 2017
 
 Mixed reaction to fresh grads wanting RM3,000 starting pay  Citing the high cost of living expenses including rent, petrol and food, some fresh graduates interviewed by FMT said that a starting salary of RM3,000 was the only way they could satisfactorily make ends meet.Saturday, 26 August 2017
 
 Holidays galore this September  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan, however, felt that productivity would suffer as many workers may not give their best closer to a public holiday.Friday, 25 August 2017
 
 Millennials shunning blue-collar jobs: MEF  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan says many college or university graduates would rather stay unemployed than take up bluecollar jobsThursday, 24 August 2017
 
 No money to hire graduates, says MEF  Shamsuddin said the problem had persisted for several years. “It is likely that the total number of unemployed graduates in the country has exceeded 100,000 if we include those from previous years.”Friday, 18 August 2017
 
 Target illegal foreign workers, not documented ones, to check spread of disease, says MEF  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said today the government had to “go big” on catching and deporting illegal foreign workers instead of imposing extra checks on legal ones.Friday, 18 August 2017
 
 三苏丁:就业保险计划 “政府应分担保费”  大马雇主联合会执行董事拿督三苏丁认为,政府若有意执行就业保险计划,就应该和雇主及员工同时承担部分的保费,而非强制雇主和雇员投保和各自承担一半保费。Tuesday, 8 August 2017
 
 僱联:充就业险献金 “建议政府主雇各贡献1令吉”  马来西亚雇主联合会主席丹斯里阿兹曼说,根据过去10年平均被裁员的数据来计算,每年的未偿裁员福利平均只有6500万令吉,而2亿多令吉的献金已足以应付。Tuesday, 8 August 2017
 
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2016p 2017f
Key Indicators*
Population (million)31.732.1
Real GDP (% Growth)4.24.3 ~ 4.8
Per Capita Income (RM)37,73839,656
CPI (% Growth)2.13.0 ~ 4.0
Labour Indicators*
Labour Force ('000)14,686N/A
Employment ('000)14,180N/A
Unemployment Rate (%)3.5N/A
Average Salary Increase**
Executive (%)5.555.30
Non Executive (%)5.515.43
Average Bonus Granted**
Executive (months)2.302.15
Non Executive (months)1.972.11
pPreliminary   fForecast  
Source: * BNM Annual Reports
             ** MEF Salary Surveys

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