Life Explores How the Covid-19 Pandemic has taken a toll on Informal Workers

Venue closure, curfew and state policies enforced to contain the spread of Covid-19 are affecting the labour force severely. Workers experience the impact in different magnitudes, with some getting less pay and seeing their working hours reduced. Others manage to work from home. Some lose their jobs entirely. Around the world, the International Labour Organisation… Continue reading Life Explores How the Covid-19 Pandemic has taken a toll on Informal Workers

Living the Life as an Expat in Thailand

For expats in Thailand, paradise can be full of pitfalls   Life in Thailand is a daily adventure for most expats, an obstacle course of delicious but fiery cuisine, locals’ laidback mai pen rai (never mind) attitude, and a language that can easily have you saying something very rude, very unintentionally.  In the words of one long-time expat:… Continue reading Living the Life as an Expat in Thailand

Singapore to Introduce New Visa to Draw Top Global Tech Talent

Singapore is rolling out the red carpet for top talent, launching a programme to initially attract 500 individuals with a proven track record of contributing to the global technology ecosystem. Under the so-called Tech.Pass programme, qualified individuals will be able to secure a new type of visa allowing them to start and operate more than… Continue reading Singapore to Introduce New Visa to Draw Top Global Tech Talent

Gig Economy Workers will keep Working through the Coronavirus. They have No Choice.

In Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death,” the kingdom of Prince Prospero has been hit by a terrible plague. After the Red Death has killed half the population, Prospero summons “a thousand hale and lighthearted friends from among the knights and dames of his court” to a secluded abbey, well-provisioned with resources… Continue reading Gig Economy Workers will keep Working through the Coronavirus. They have No Choice.

Executive assistants can ‘Work from Anywhere’

In today’s world, clever tech and cloud computing enable many of us to work from anywhere. Can executive assistants do their job remotely too? We all know what the acronym WFH stands for but what about WFA? In an era of rapid technological change, working from home has quickly given way to working from anywhere… Continue reading Executive assistants can ‘Work from Anywhere’