Post Event – How Malaysian Cloud Services Can Empower Local Companies

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All went well at the event How Malaysian Cloud Services Can Empower Local Companies on 29th September 2022 at WORQ Subang. More than 25 participants across the nation attended this event, here are the highlights of how cloud services can empower local companies.

Cloud Services seems to be the buzzword of the year in digital commerce, so it should be no surprise that the event How Malaysian Cloud Services Can Empower Local Companies hosted by BasicBrix garnered a group of strong companies owners that are interested in cloud services.

The event started with a light networking session where they had the chance to share ideas and visions with the organizer and panelist speakers while having some light snacks and beverages. As the participants began to arrive to the event, we started the event with cloud servicing introduction.

We included a great lineup of industry leaders in the panel with the speakers from:

  1. Ng Kah Ho is the founder of NKH Solution Sdn Bhd.
  2. MK Chan is the CEO of MECACA Global Network Sdn Bhd.
  3. Glenn Tan is the Chief Technology Officer of BasicBrix.

Event Recap

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Organizer and Panelist Speakers
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Quick introduction and networking before the event
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Introduction and presentation
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Presentation continued
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Group discussion
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Q and A session
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One of the luck draw winners presented by BasicBrix’s Glenn Tan
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After event group photo

Onward and upward

Now, equipped with a better understanding of cloud services. All of us had a fresh take on a constantly evolving industry — not to mention, how to start integrate cloud services into a business. We hope to have events like this in the future. Stay tune!

What Workers Really Value in a Business

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There are many things businesses can do to make the workspace the best it can be. With so many competitors around and with the gig economy attracting more and more people, every business should seriously consider how to attract and keep the best employees long-term.

Of course, there are no one-size-fits-all approaches, but if you don’t offer certain perks, don’t hope to lure creative people. Plus, you must always engage your team, so that you can avoid burnout at all costs!

Pick the Best Hybrid Work Model That Works for Your Business

First and foremost, your business should offer flexibility, which starts with offering different modes of work.

Take a look at the six common hybrid work models to get a better idea of what flexibility means to employees nowadays:

  • Partially remote work, with flexible office space – no permanent offices; rented flex space used for periodic collaboration (but not connectivity)
  • Almost entirely on premises – limited remote work, large office space the majority of managers and workers
  • Partially remote work, multiple hubs – multiple offices with the workforce dispersed among them
  • Partially remote work, large office space –  the majority of managers and workers spend most, but not all, of their time at the office
  • Almost entirely off premises – mostly remote work with no office space
  • Multiple microhubs – management and employees are dispersed across small microhubs located in different cities (or countries, depending on the scope of your business operations)

Basically, you should keep in line with the trends and offer your employees a chance to organize their private lives while keeping them engaged in their work life. Yes, it is possible and no, the quality of work won’t suffer.

Businesses are competing against a formidable opponent: the gig economy. More and more people are ditching traditional office jobs for a chance to enjoy freedom for once by picking the gigs that suit them at the terms that suit them.  

Empower Leaders and Talents

Next on, talents are in high demand these days, and so are leaders. As opposed to traditional managers who rely on obsolete methods that give them unparalleled power, leaders seek to inspire others and come across as being equal with them.

Talents stand a good chance of becoming stellar leaders, but that doesn’t mean that all talents are actually interested in such a career path.

Regardless, it is important to attract people with these unique skill sets and empower them so that they can make a difference and propel your business forward in the process.

The catch-22 is that talents look beyond high salaries. Certainly, they won’t work for peanuts (who will?), but a good salary won’t be sufficient to keep them if your business isn’t providing them with challenges.

Above all else, talents just love to use their brains to come up with their own methods and solutions and they should well be encouraged to do exactly that!

Ensure Continual Education by Using Positive Training Methods

Another catch that you should be aware of early on is that not all employees will or can perform on the same level. New hires need to be trained, so don’t skip onboarding training! The same applies to transfer hires.

While you will have a difficult time finding an employee who isn’t looking forward to a promotion, take care how you deliver the education needed for your employees to reach their goals.

This basically means that you should pay particular attention to information overload that is omnipresent from the moment we wake up all the way to our dreams.

Offer a range of courses delivered by flexible methods, but serve them in smaller chunks. Also, rely on eLearning so that employees will be able to learn at their own pace.

Offer Tailored Promotions

Listen to employee feedback. With so many career branching opportunities that remote work brings, you should make sure your business is on the same page. Don’t stubbornly stick to established promotion packages; rather, create tailored ones that will suit each employee.

Implement the Latest Tech

Last but not least, businesses hoping to remain competitive simply have to offer the latest tech. Nowadays, it’s not optional — it’s long since become a norm.

Think beyond your remote teams, too!

Actually, the best approach is to educate and empower your managers first and then apply a top-to-bottom approach.

The latest management trends include, but are not limited to:

  • IoT for asset management
  • Cloud-based software for remote work
  • Artificial intelligence for business automation
  • Inventory management software for supply chains

Key Takeaways

As you can see, employees have become spoiled! No, really, with remote work, the gig economy, freelancing and digital nomadism, traditional businesses need to go the extra mile to remain competitive by offering something unique.

Or, rather, more than one unique perk.

Be vigilant!

Keep up to date with current trends, update your training materials, listen to employee feedback, and offer the latest tech.

Lastly, adjust your hybrid work model to suit the changes and allow your employees to grow alongside your company.

Best HR Software That You Cannot Afford to Miss

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Not all businesses can afford a complete HR staff; in certain circumstances, HR software or services can fill the role of a person for a much lower cost. Hiring, payroll, benefits administration, and performance management are just a few of the many tasks that the best HR software for small businesses can manage. While some suppliers have standalone solutions that you can buy individually, many of them provide all-in-one systems. Some even offer professional employer organization (PEO) services to small enterprises that require professional assistance with routine HR tasks. Here is a list of the top 5 HR software for small businesses that we have put together.

1) BrightHR

2) Bullhorn

3) Zenefits

4) Gusto

5) Rippling


“Well, Our company uses BrightHR as our HR software and is highly satisfied with the performance. The BrightHR platform has a lot of advanced HR management tools. It has a lovely holiday planner among its superb selection of staff management tools. Also, you can quickly and easily record absences and sick leave. You can scan documents into the system, including health records, and you will be notified when team members are scheduled to resume work.

The BrightHR system also keeps track of key metrics to assist you with payroll calculations and save you time on administrative tasks. This includes recording overtime, keeping an accurate account of both paid and unpaid absences, and keeping track of any incentives or other extra payments you owe employees.” says Mark Osborne, Managing Director of Windows Doors UK


We, at our company, use Bullhorn as the HR software to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Bullhorn offers a fully featured, modern applicant tracking system that may help you in keeping track of the applications you’ve received for open positions at your business and allows you to view all of the necessary information in one place. You can post job ads, view lists of potential applicants, and email numerous applicants at once.” says  Joanne King, company director at ICMP

He further added This tool can gather data on prospects and analyze resumes for essential information because it interfaces with platforms like LinkedIn, Outlook, and Gmail. It can also easily fit into your company. In order to locate applicants with the right information and the potential to be excellent additions to your staff, you can also use a smart search feature.


Zenefits is the solution to all our HR-related tasks because Zenefits allow administrators much more freedom to manage HR how they see fit. However, Zenefits will launch later than some other small business HR software, which is a trade-off. For employees, the software is still simple to use, but administrators have a steeper learning curve. Zenefits’ early phase will be well worth the extra work for businesses employing on-staff experienced HR specialists. In contrast to using a tool like Gusto, your HR teams will be able to play a more active part in employee development and give leadership far more comprehensive data.” says  Hamza Usmani, Head of content at Believe Money


Gusto is a cutting-edge platform for all-in-one HR software that has a simple dashboard and a wide range of payroll features. Payroll administration is a tedious, time-consuming operation for many businesses that carry the risk of costly errors and penalties. Business owners and HR managers can stop the tedious process of figuring out hours, rates, deductions, taxes, garnishments, and more with Gusto. With only a few clicks from the user-friendly dashboard, you can start a regular payroll run for U.S.-based employees who have direct deposits. If Gusto will handle everything accurately and your workforce is salaried with regular pay times, you can automate the entire process.” says Lauren Grey from Divein


Rippling offers a variety of HR products that you can choose to integrate at any time, and in my opinion, is the best overall HR software for businesses. It is quite capable in that it provides more than just fundamental HR features. You get applicant tracking, payroll, benefits administration and plan options, time tracking, learning management, and onboarding solutions in addition to an employee database. Even PEO and global payroll services are offered.” says Alex Constantinou – MD at The Fitness Circle

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