hari raya

Dear readers,

Salam Aidilfitri, Eid Mubarak!

This year hasn’t been easy. Despite all the promise that a new year brings, we know many countries around the world are still on the frontlines of the COVID-19 battle, while others are managing a wave of local community cases creeping in. It’s been rough, surely.

However, we know you’ll agree with us that there are things to be grateful for. The slow but steady recovery of economies, the positive talks of travel bubbles, to name a few.

More importantly, closer to our hearts, we can be grateful that our friends and families are safe, healthy, and on the way to being vaccinated; that even with the limited pax allowed for social gatherings we can still hear and see them with the click of a button. Something we can take comfort in—especially with the Eid celebrations around the corner.

So this Hari Raya, let’s go beyond seeking forgiveness from loved ones. Let’s share hopes and dreams, and get together with them no matter how far the distance. Let’s take stock of whatever’s happening around us to exude the compassion, humility and calmness this year (and world) sorely needs.

This Hari Raya, Human Resources Online would like to wish you the same warm, but different, greetings: for you and your family to not just have peace, health, and happiness, but also love, harmony, patience, and optimism.

With that, as you take a break from e-visiting, we’d like you to also hop into some of our top stories that celebrate diversity:

How digitalisation has levelled the playing field for gender equality
It doesn’t have to take 99.5 years to achieve gender parity globally. It can happen now.

What AXA, Edelman and HPE are doing to turbocharge wellbeing in the workplace
Three companies give some tips-and-tricks.

Why diversity is the key to achieving breakthrough results
Dr Mileidy Giraldo, Global Lead for Life Sciences at Lenovo’s HPC and AI Group, has some tips from her personal experience.

5 simple ways to support mental health at work
This will prove invaluable to your employees.

HR guide: Biggest employee wellness trends for 2021
Companies like Dell Technologies, Eaton East Asia, Pure Storage chip in on how they create a better working environment and culture for their employees.

Once again, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Warm regards,
Human Resources Online team

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