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Throughout this year, the Human Resources team has been interviewing a range of HR leaders across sectors to bring to you the freshest, most relevant case studies of their employee initiatives.

Here’s a listing of the 10 highest-read features we’ve published – covering topics such as, employee healthcare, gender and generational diversity, learning and development, and lots more.

1. The 3Cs behind a great corporate wellness programme

We took it to the experts and spoke to Cotton On Group, Infineon Technologies and Singapore Airlines to find out the 3C’s behind a great corporate wellness programme – contextualisation, control and comprehensiveness.

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2. For these companies… Mum’s the word

In the past two years companies such as Hasbro, Maybank, Lendlease, Siemens, and many more, have jumped on the bandwagon in offering family-friendly benefits such as longer maternity leave and flexible working arrangements. We speak to HR leaders to find out how it’s done.

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3. Trends that are shaping today’s L&D landscape

How Singapore employers such as Singtel, Chope Singapore and TWG Tea, as well as international firms such as Chevron, Symrise and ZEISS are responding to major L&D trends.

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4. A lesson in corporate training

To help HR and L&D professionals craft a top-notch training plan, we speak to HR leaders from organisations in the region such as Unilever, Liberty Mutual Insurance, TIME Dotcom, and GovTech to reveal the top corporate training trends to watch for.

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5. Building blocks behind compelling employee engagement

We spoke to PizzaExpress, Ademco Security Group and Telenor to find out how they’re getting their employees’ goals aligned to the organisation’s. Whether it’s managing them right from the start as new team members, improving HR strategies for their current employees, or keeping them engaged.

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6. Strategies to engage the mature workforce

Meet companies that are pioneering the engagement of the mature workforce, such as On Cheong Jewellery and McDonald’s Singapore – be it through redesigned job descriptions, flexible employment contracts or retraining opportunities.

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7. Inside the preferred home of a modern expat

Speaking to five expats across varied professions, lifestyles and hometowns; we find out what ticks all the boxes for their ideal serviced apartment in Asia, be it Singapore, China, Thailand, and more.

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8. Technologically speaking: Cases from digital-first employers

To review the progress of HR technology, we log into organisations for which becoming “digital-first” is not just a top people priority, but a business strategic focus – including Kleen-Pak, Siemens, Citi Singapore, and Nanyang Polytechnic.

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9. Ready, set, lead

The future will give rise to challenges different from those we’ve faced so far, and it will arrive sooner than we expect. With the quickening pace of change, we analyse leadership development programmes from Royal DSM, Essilor International, BASF Asia Pacific, Bangkok Bank, and Mastercard.

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10. Short and sweet

Stretch assignments, secondments and switches – we take a micro view of today’s employee mobility assignments to uncover the ways in which organisations are opting for short-term moves, from employers such as Hootsuite, Kadence, Saatchi, and REHAU.

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