COMPTIFY INSIGHTS

2017 Quarter 3

Featured Article by Comptify Analytics

In the boardroom, less is more. Business has been flooded with static and dynamic data with attempt to measure everything measurable. It demands sophisticated techniques in handling the huge datasets in order to convert the neutral meaningless data into useful insights, followed by actionable items. This article unveils the current state of HR big data development and essential starter pack for HR practitioners. 

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A Clutch Moment for HR Big Data
– How to Get it Started?

Market Practices

Family-friendly Employment Practices in Hong Kong

The big four Hong Kong property developers, owned by local tycoons, have recently introduced 5-day workweek after HKSAR government did that and followed suit by most inbound multinational companies a decade ago. This late change came along with the reign of the new-gen management for the family business and we are keeping an eye on more “new thinking” from the traditional local companies in the future.  

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Rules & Regulations

Re-engaging Mature Workers in Singapore

The workforce in many countries is getting older and Singapore faces the same challenge. With new re-employment age effective in July 2017, together with some financial assistance, Singapore government sets out example to assist companies to re-engage mature workers.

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Technology & Innovation

Retail from Brick-and-mortar to Electronics-and-robotics

In the United States, the largest retailer of the world, Walmart, is pushing to reshape staff training with application of virtual reality for store people to prepare for Black Friday, whereas Amazon Go revolutionizes retailing from a labour-intensive to a technology-driven business by offering “Just Walk Out” shopping experience.
  
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Rules & Regulations

More Actions Expected to Reform Extreme Work Style in Japan

A nationwide list of 334 companies that have violated labour laws was released in May 2017 by the Japanese government, hoping this name-and-shame tactic would help eliminate abuses and prevent "karoshi," or “death by overwork”. The list will be updated monthly. Companies must take corrective measures to have their names removed from the website. 

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Technology & Innovation

Collaboration of AI Job Screening for IBM and Softbank

Softbank has made public the application of the Watson, AI system developed by IBM, for assisting job selection in 2018. If everything goes smooth, it will be a symbolic step for AI to go practically into the HR profession. 


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