Category Archives: Asia

3 drivers of epic risk culture failures

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Organizations that foster a positive risk culture tend to be those that thrive. This is an imperative of the strategic chief risk officer (CRO). Continue reading →

Leadership in a digital age

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Many leaders find it challenging to cope with the increasing pace and unpredictability of change. Today, companies are back to the drawing board with fundamental questions. Continue reading →

A serious warning from the New Zealand courts for directors of subsidiaries of foreign-owned parents

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In a globalized economy, directors of foreign-owned companies need to consider the impact of foreign law, regulation and practice governing the parent. Continue reading →

The top 5 human resources priorities for Asia Pacific

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In 2018, we saw HR organizations face escalating challenges around digital transformation and social change. These will surely continue into this year, thus we have identified these five priority areas in which HR must thrive in 2019: 1. Commercial acumen … Continue reading →

Beyond pension schemes: Employers can play a key role in guiding employees toward a secure retirement

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In Asia, personal savings have often been reserved for immediate or short-term needs, such as having children or planning a wedding. Saving for the long-term, and specifically, for retirement, was rarely thought of — particularly in societies with extended family … Continue reading →

Job disaggregation — On the front lines

A key feature of the future of work is the concept of the “democratisation” of work: Work that was traditionally the domain of intact jobs of skilled, full-time employees, is being separated into parts and being done by alternate means. … Continue reading →

Changing the conversation on risk in the aviation industry

The aviation industry in Asia has changed dramatically in the past 20 years, and so has the nature of the risks it has to navigate. Adapted from the keynote speech at Willis Towers Watson’s 2017 aviation conference in Singapore on … Continue reading →

Hong Kong to introduce new “Senior Managers Regime”

There was speculation, following the introduction of the Senior Managers Regime (SMR) in the U.K., that other regulators would follow suit and introduce similar regimes in their countries. It looks as if Hong Kong will now be the first to … Continue reading →

Asian transportation execs fear cyber risk most

Transportation executives in Asia believe that their companies’ primary business threats are emerging from cyberspace, according to the 2016 Willis Towers Watson Transportation Risk Index. The Index’s consolidated findings – taken from land, sea and air transportation companies – showed … Continue reading →

High-tech role retention reaches boiling point?

Competition for hot skills is fierce, but many businesses are uncertain about what level of premiums they should pay, and what their policies on hot skills recruitment and retention should be. Continue reading →