Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows into Vietnam have been on the rise in recent years, as greater numbers of foreign companies decide to establish businesses in the country.
As research by The Brookings Institution puts it, Vietnam is a manufacturing miracle. While the rest of the world, especially that of the developed markets, are going through a phase of de-industrialisation, Vietnam has seen a steady increase in its manufacturing sector.
For many businesses, the Southeast Asia region continues to be an appealing location for ventures and economic expansions. Overall, the Southeast Asia region is projected to have a 5.2% growth in 2019-23, according to the OECD.
Many successful companies’ HR departments function like a duck on the water, smooth sailing on the outside while busily paddling away in the background. This is especially true for companies who rely on the HR department to manage their payroll.
What happens when long working hours becomes too much to bear? In the late of 2015, Japan had a massive wake up call when a young 24 year old female worker at one of Japan’s biggest advertising firm committed suicide. The issue caught a lot of attention as many government labour officials...
Coming in October, Links will be hosting a workshop on Japan payroll, labour law & compliance. Flying in payroll, recruitment and legal expert, Kunihisa Chiba san from Japan, the event will be hosted in both Singapore and Hong Kong, and you’re invited!
Vietnam has two different kinds of minimum wages, common minimum wage and regional minimum salary. As of January 1st 2018, Vietnam has revised regional minimum salary, with the revision of Vietnam’s common minimum wage set to take effect from July 1st, 2018.
In an effort to further digitise and improve the Australian tax system, the ATO (Australian Taxation Office) passed legislation for the Single Touch Payroll, a simple reporting solution that helps streamline...
By Scott Thomson, Chief Operating Officer, Links International
By Phoebe Wong Yoke Lin – Associate Director - SEA , Links International Singapore
Businesses, both large and small, can find themselves stretched too thin. In smaller businesses, employees wearing multiple hats may seem like a great thing.