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The Reading List: In depth, HR-focused reads for the weekend

CHIEF OF STAFF: It is almost the weekend. Here is some light reading material curated by Chief of Staff Asia to help with your HR fix.

Your predictions for Asia in 2023

Nikkei Asia

Will the United States continue to impose sanctions on Chinese technology? Will Twitter go bankrupt under the leadership of Elon Musk? How will the Japanese yen fare against the US dollar? Nikkei Asia's editor-in-chief Shigesaburo Okumura and its team of journalists contextualise and analyse the predictions made by their most ardent readers about pressing economic matters.

Top CEOs give their predictions for the year ahead


Time turns to chief executives of global corporations for their predictions for 2023. Do they expect the role of CEO to change as the year progresses? How will the labour market evolve? What economic shifts are they expecting and how do they prepare for that? Respondents include Nubank CEO David Velez, Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci and Walgreens CEO Roz Brewer.

America’s trustbusters plan to curtail the use of non-compete clauses

The Economist

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is looking to limit or curb the use of non-compete clauses in employee contracts, which prevents workers from working in competitor companies after they resign. According to the FTC, these clauses are anti-competitive and prevent workers from possibly earning higher wages. However, some companies may have legitimate worries about trade secrets being leaked by former employees to their competition.

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