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MEF Academy Events
 05Industrial Relations Act 19675 - 6 July 2017
 06Interactive Visual Reporting and Analytics with Microsoft Excel Dashboard6 - 7 July 2017
 13Domestic Inquiry13 July 2017
 17Developing Skills Trainer’s at the Workplace - OJT Perspective17 - 18 July 2017
 18Performance Management with Emphasis on Performance Improvement Plan18 - 19 July 2017
 20Handling Misconduct Relating to Absenteeism20 July 2017
 24Employment Laws for Non-HR Managers24 - 25 July 2017
 26Employment Act 1955 & Regulations26 - 27 July 2017
 26HR For Beginners26 - 27 July 2017
 

Highlights
 Too big for our own good  The pay for the public sector, especially for entry-level jobs, is on par with the private sector, says Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan.Sunday, 21 May 2017
 
 No 'off' button  While technology is deeply entrenched in our lives, apparently most Malaysians just can't seem to switch off for a while, even on holidays or a break from work.Sunday, 21 May 2017
 
 Challenges posed by an ageing population  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) said a smaller manpower pool might not be the biggest problem in a country with an ageing population because industries would opt for increased automation.Wednesday, 17 May 2017
 
 Parachutes for Retrenchees  Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan, Executive Director, MEF & Sivarajan Arumugam, Secretary-General, PSM participate in a panel on the proposed Employee Insurance Scheme (EIS), discussing the necessity of starting a social safety net for retrenched workers. Good idea -- but Issues like scheme mechanics, oversight, management and governance come into play. Plus, should the masses subsidise a few?Friday, 5 May 2017 [External Site/Link]
 
 Multiple skills a must, says MEF  Shamsuddin said it was necessary to prepare the younger generation to face the future work scenario once they leave their formal education.Tuesday, 2 May 2017
 
 MEF: Employers worry over SIP implementation, say operating cost will go up  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said the SIP would increase the operating cost of most businesses, which he said were already experiencing difficulties.Monday, 1 May 2017
 
 Foreigners hired as local can't speak English, MEF says  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has voiced frustration over the continued shortage of qualified English-speaking workers, saying it is costing the country dearly.Sunday, 30 April 2017
 
 Public-Private Partnership through PEMUDAH  Paper presented by PEMUDAH on Public-Private Partnership.Friday, 21 April 2017
 
 Represent Malaysia at the ASEAN Business Awards 2017  On behalf of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) (the mandated economic-private sector voice by the ASEAN Heads of State and Government), we are pleased to announce that applications for the ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) 2017 are now open..Friday, 21 April 2017
 
 MEF: Tough procedures may force bosses to get e-Kad illegally  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Shamsuddin Bardan says employers are finding it difficult to meet requirements for foreign workers to get e-Kad.Wednesday, 12 April 2017
 
 Depression taking root within the workforce  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan concurred that there is already a visible increase in the number of workplace-related depression cases in the country.Sunday, 2 April 2017
 
 Why employers hesitate to hire fresh graduates  MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said this was on top of the current economic climate, which had made employers even less open to the idea of risk and training new staff.Tuesday, 28 March 2017
 
 'Multi-task to stay relevant'  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan also advised employee to equip themselves with certified skills to remain relevant.Monday, 27 March 2017
 
 Even skilled workers not spared retrenchment  Shamsuddin also believed there were some companies which did not report layoff to the ministry although they were compelled by law to do so.Monday, 27 March 2017
 
 Building a 'digital workforce'  MEF Executive Director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said multi-skilling and multi-tasking were needed for more efficient use of human resource.Sunday, 26 March 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
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Source: * BNM Annual Reports
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