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 29[Face to Face] Certificate in Performance Coaching and Counseling29-30 Nov and 1 Dec 2023 (9.00 AM – 5.00 PM)
 01[IT] Power Query: Transforming Your Work Processes in Microsoft Excel 1 December 2023 (9am - 5pm)
 05[MSOSH] Occupational Safety and Health Coordinator Trained Person5 - 7 December 2023 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
 06[JB] HR FOR BEGINNERS (English)6-7 December 2023 (9.00 AM – 5.00 PM)
 12[IT] Microsoft Excel Essential Skills (Level 1 & 2) 12-13 December 2023 (9.00 AM – 5.00 PM)
 12[IT] PowerPivot: Powerful Data Analysis and Data Modelling in Microsoft Excel 12-13 December 2023 (9.00 AM – 5.00 PM)
 14[Meridian Communications] How to Handle Journalists and the Tough & Tricky Media Questions, and Act Pre-emptively to Overcome Media Crises & Controversies14 December 2023 (9.00 AM – 5.30 PM)
 19[JB] MANAGING AND HANDLING PROBATIONERS19 December 2023 (9.00 AM – 5.00 PM)
 20[IT] Tasks Automation with Microsoft Excel Macro / VBA (Fundamental & Intermediate) 20-21 December 2023  (9.00 AM – 5.00 PM)
 20[AeU-MEFA] Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) - January Intake 2024 January Intake 2024
 09[Face to Face] Harness the power of AI for HR9 – 10 January 2024 (9.00 AM – 5.00 PM)
 18[Face to Face] (MC) A Practical Guide for Human Resources Practitioners on SOCSO’s Legislation – Employees’ Social Security Act 1969 (Act 4) 18 January 2024 (9.00 AM – 5.00 PM)

 New Telephone Numbers for MEF Branch Offices  Please be informed that, with immediate effect, all MEF branch offices across Malaysia will have new general telephone numbers.Wednesday, 11 October 2023
 We have Migrated to a New Telephone System  Please be informed that MEF Head Office has migrated to a new telephone system. The old general number i.e. 03 – 7955 7778 will be discontinued in the near future. With immediate effect, members are advised to call the new general number of the MEF Head Office stated below: 03 – 7498 7200Wednesday, 20 September 2023
 Strong support for progressive wage model  1,000 companies that meet with the requirements will be involved in the pilot run for the Progressive Wage Model (PWM), says Rafizi Ramli.Wednesday, 29 November 2023
 Make Socso contribution compulsory for all gig workers, govt told  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said making the contribution compulsory would provide some form of social protection for gig workers as the sector continues to grow.Wednesday, 22 November 2023
 Due diligence toolkit for fair recruitment - Malaysia  Welcome to due diligence toolkit for fair recruitment in Malaysia.Wednesday, 15 November 2023
 Zahid: Govt drafting policy to empower and strengthen TVET  The government is currently drafting the policy to empower and strengthen Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to be presented to cabinet, says Deputy Prime Minister I Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.Thursday, 9 November 2023
 A sad reality: Humans in competition with robots for jobs - Expert  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) president Datuk Dr Syed Hussain Syed Husman said the appointment of Mika as CEO of Dictador was important as it was the first time that an AI-powered humanoid was appointed to a C-level position.Thursday, 9 November 2023
 Ministry of Economy expects progressive wage policy to incur minimal additional costs to employers  The progressive wage policy is expected to involve minimal additional costs to employers, as the government intends to provide cash incentives to participating employers to offset the increased employee wage costs, the Ministry of Economy said.Wednesday, 25 October 2023
 Let excess workers move elsewhere, says MEF  Its president Datuk Dr Syed Hussain Syed Husman said that while there may be oversupply in some sectors as mentioned by Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, there was still a shortage of foreign workers in other sectors, especially in plantation and construction.
Saturday, 21 October 2023
 261 working adults graduate from MEF Academy  The MEF Academy held its convocation on Tuesday at the Sime Darby Convention Centre Auditorium, with 261 working adults graduating with master’s and bachelor’s degrees, diplomas and certificates.Thursday, 19 October 2023
 Employers not obligated to disclose exact salary in job ads  Employers are not obliged to disclose the actual salary when advertising job vacancies, human resources minister V Sivakumar said.Thursday, 19 October 2023
 Private sector still behind in advocating women in leadership role, says Nancy  The private sector is still behind in advocating women's participation in corporate leadership roles, says the Women, Family, and Community Development Ministry.Thursday, 19 October 2023
 Govt urged to provide clear direction on progressive wage policy, avoid public uncertainty  The government must provide a clear direction on its progressive wage policy and avoid creating uncertainty among the public.Thursday, 19 October 2023
 STEM intake up at higher secondary level, Dewan Rakyat told  Enrolment among upper secondary students for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects has increased over the past two years.Thursday, 19 October 2023
 Higher insured salary ceiling to benefit 1.45m workers  The increase in insured monthly salary ceiling from RM5,000 to RM6,000 will come into effect after the amendments to Employees Social Security Act 1969 (Act 4) and the Employment Insurance System (EIS) Act 2017 (Act 800).Sunday, 15 October 2023
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[JB] HR FOR BEGINNERS (English)HOTEL ANIKA KLUANG, KLUANG, JOHOR6-7 December 2023 (9.00 AM – 5.00 PM)
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Key Indicators*
Population (million)32.732.8
Real GDP (% Growth)6.5 - 7.04.0 - 5.0
Per Capita Income (RM)50,31453,286
CPI (% Growth)3.12.8 - 3.3
Labour Indicators*
Labour Force ('000)15,933.116,140.2
Unemployment Rate (%)3.8 - 4.03.5 - 3.7
Average Salary Increase**
Executive (%)5.26%5.44%
Non Executive (%)5.35%5.43%
Average Bonus Granted**
Executive (months)2.062.18
Non Executive (months)1.772.06
eEstimates   fForecast  
Source: * Economic Outlook 2023
             ** MEF Salary Surveys

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