Global Competitiveness of Labor Force in Malaysia, Singapore and Myanmar.

610 Words Dec 19th, 2015 3 Pages
Malaysia’s global rank is number 20 out of 144 countries, which considered as a good result for the developing country. On the other hand we can observe that the countries where the company would like to expand to, demonstrate absolutely opposite from each other scores. Singapore holds second global rank, where Myanmar is on 134. It should be a clear sign that the countries have very different economic positions; therefore parent company should expect various challenges arising throughout the expansion. Furthermore approaches for solving these challenges will be differ depending on the country.
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Score for the pillar of Health & Primary Education in Myanmar is very low. It can result in poor health of the employees, high level of
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Malaysia score is characterizing the country as attractive for the talents, yet there is a brain drain to more developed countries as it was confirmed by one of the recent researches by Salleh, et al. (2015). Hence, HR department have to consider the effective approach to incentives in Malaysia and Myanmar, as it can be one of the factor for improvement of the current position.
Furthermore, the Global Competitiveness research 2014-2015 (Schwaub, et al., 2014) highlighted the problematic factors related to the workforce and affecting the current economies, which are:
• Malaysia: Poor work ethic in national labor force
• Singapore: Restrictive labor regulations
• Myanmar: Inadequately educated workforce.
Parent-country HR shall prepare themselves for heavy investment into training and development of the employees in Myanmar, as there is a scare of skilled labor. At the same time, the laws and policies in Singapore might become the most problematic area while expanding to
Singapore. Hence the legal documents and policies shall be studied in details.
From the statistical data presented in this part of the research assisted the author in analyzing the overall picture of labor force in selected countries. The Malaysian company shall consider the significant differences of economical position and workforce in selected hosting counties.
Healthcare, education and training are recognized as major weaknesses in Myanmar, whereas it

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