The Human Resource Development Corporation (HRD Corp) has collaborated with Malaysia’s leading employment platform, JobStreet, to enable exclusive training incentives with the aim of encouraging companies to hire new talents.
This new initiative will be delivered through HRD Corp Placement Centre (HPC) and it will be geared at creating new job opportunities by helping companies manage total hiring and onboarding costs at a critical juncture in their business continuity and survival.
Under this initiative, employers can claim up to RM3,600 (RM600 x 6 months) for on-the-job training allowances, which will help to reduce the total cost of hiring new talent especially from unemployed graduates and school leavers. This incentive is available exclusively for hires made via the JobStreet platform.
Furthermore, there is no limit to the number of new hires for which employers can submit their claims.
According toDatuk Shahul Dawood, Chief Executive of HRD Corp, “We believe that this initiative will also incentivise employers to open up new recruitment, training and retention opportunities as they seek to revive and future-proof their businesses in the coming year.”
Offering further insights in respect of the announcement, JobStreet Malaysia Managing Director Vic Sithasanansaid, “This initiative has the immediate aim of generating new job opportunities, built upon a foundation of on-the-job training and experience. This balance is highly relevant in today’s rapidly changing digitalised world.”
Insights from industry watchers such as The Asia Foundation highlights that Asia’s future jobs will look vastly different due to changes brought on by 4IR (4th Industrial Revolution) technologies. Shifting global trends, skills requirements and changing markets will require innovative programmes to inculcate future ready skills and on the job training and experience.
For further details about the exclusive JobStreet training incentives, including the claims submission procedure, please visit: https://www.jobstreet.com.my/hrd-corp-incentive/